A pram is perhaps one of the most important things you need when you start having kids. Getting a good pram can survive multiple kids and be an absolute life-saver.
The best stroller should be one that has a seat that fits your child comfortably and safely, is the right height and weight for you to push and lift, has all the right safety features and suits your lifestyle. So, before choosing your pram, read through all the choices available to find the best match for you.
Prams usually come in single or double seated varieties. Single-seater prams are a good choice if you have one child or your children aren’t close together in age. They’re less bulky and easier to maneuver, which will make it less stressful when you want to take your child out and about with you.
They come in different varieties, such as different colours and amounts of wheels. 3-wheeled prams are often wider, longer and heavier than four-wheelers. They are usually easier to push around and manoeuvre, due to larger wheels and inflatable tyres that help absorb the bumps. However, they are also more likely to roll away if left unattended and can be more prone to tipping sideways, particularly when turning corners or mounting a kerb.
4-wheeled prams can be more compact, and are can be a better option for public transport. Some have two small wheels at the front and two large wheels at the rear, which provide the stability of a four-wheeler with the manoeuvrability of a three-wheeler.
Double seater prams are perfect if you have 2 young children aged close together or twins. The 2 main types are Side-by-side prams and Tandem prams.
Side-by-side prams have two seats next to each other. The benefit of this is that it's easier to see both bubs at once. However, they are generally quite wide, making fitting through doorways and narrow supermarket aisles tricky and they're heavy, so it can be difficult to get the pram up a step or kerb by pushing down on the handle and harder to maneuver.
Tandem prams have one seat in front of the other. They are narrower than a side-by-side pram, making it easier to maneuver and get around in areas like super markets and are perfect for busy families. They are, however, long and heavy, so opening doors can be difficult and getting the pram up a step or kerb by pushing down on the handle can be a challenge.
You also need to take pram accessories into account. They are essential for protection of your baby and utilizing the pram space for your eaze. Boot covers and footmuffs are a great choice if you want to take your child out but the weather is cold. They are soft, padded and brings an instant tucked-up feeling of snug warmth for your child.
Mosquito nets, canopies and rain covers are absolute essentials. They benefit your child's health, as they protect your child from the elements and bugs. You can also get bags and organisers which are so handy to have round, as they fit your pram properly and won’t fall everywhere and allow you to take whatever you need with you on the go.
Picking the perfect stroller can be an overwhelming experience and as you can see, there are a lot of things to consider. Style, transportation, rural or urban living and safety features are key factors to keep in mind that will make the process of buying a stroller a lot easier for you and your family.