How exciting, congratulations! You’re expecting a bub and the best purchase to pick is your pram! Hands down, it’s fun! There are tons to choose from in varying configurations, designs, weights and budgets, and it’s important to get it right as you’ll be using it almost daily, if you’re planning to get out and about.
We’d love to help you out, here are some things you may want to consider whilst choosing between your favourites.
Where will you be using your pram?
Quick trips or long walks? It does make a difference. Think about the surfaces that you will be walking on. If your only trips will be to the shopping centre, you’ll be looking for something small to get in and out of the car. If you’re planning to trek some pretty rough terrain you need tires that will soften the ride for bub.
Will you take your pram on holiday?
Then you’ll probably want a lightweight pram that will make it easy to get on and off public transport and will fit in tight spaces. If your holiday involves a flight then a pram that folds small enough to carry on as hand luggage can be very helpful.
Do you want the option of converting your pram into a double?
You might be planning to expand your family along the way. If baby no.2 is in the near future, you might want to consider the option of a double. Something that allows for a second seat or can take a toddler board.
What do you need to carry in your pram?
You’ll soon be tripping around with what feels like everything and the kitchen sink! Consider the help you might need to carry nappies, clothes, toys, bottles…you get the gist. Pay extra attention to what might be available on your favourite pram, it needs to be generous and practical.
Where does your pram need to fit?
Yes, it needs to fit in your car. Try it out and see. It is going to be a real bugbear if you have to disassemble it every time you want to squeeze it in the boot, also think about how it will fit with a car load of groceries. Whilst you're at it try to fold it with something in your arms, you might be carrying bub or a nappy bag in one arm whilst closing and opening your pram.
Do you want to be able to use your pram with a capsule?
A baby capsule is one choice to consider for keeping bub safe in the car. Some prams allow you to attach the capsule and go. What does this mean? You can take bub straight from the car and click onto the stroller (or vice versa) without the ordeal of harnessing again and usually without disturbing them. Genius!