Choosing the right pram or stroller for your baby can be hard. The good ones are often very expensive, and the not-so-good ones usually end up being unreliable. Here are some important questions you may want to ask yourself before settling.
Pram or Stroller?
These are the two main categories available in the market. Prams have heavy, inflatable wheels that provide a more comfortable ride for your baby. Downside? They are often very heavy and difficult to carry around. Strollers are the lighter, but less-comfortable alternative that you may want to consider if convenience is your priority.
What is your budget?
Just like cars, prices can range from cheap and simple, to the luxurious. The choices are endless- so make sure you set a personal budget beforehand to narrow down your search.
What is your main mode of transport?
A good thing to keep in mind before making a decision is the type of transport you use. If you catch public transport most of the time, a light and easy stroller would be ideal. Travelling by car would require one that is easy to fold and assemble. Prams with big inflatable tyres are often most convenient when getting to places by foot.
Is it for a new-born?
Buying a pram for a newborn baby requires particular attention, as they don't have enough neck-strength to support their little head. That is why you will want to consider something with a recliner that allows your baby to ride lying flat comfortably on their back.
What way will your baby face?
While this might not be a deciding factor for everyone, the direction in which your child is facing may be key to developing a stronger relationship with him/her during the early weeks. If you believe having your child facing you whilst lying/sitting in their pram/stroller is important, then we suggest options that come with reversible handles or other similar functions.
Can you lift it easily?
Now to the more realistic part of purchasing a pram/stroller: how easily can you lift it? After all, you're the one who will be doing most of the lifting and carrying - so, consider making a choice that best suits your needs and preference.
What's your favourite choice of baby transport? Do you have any good brands or styles you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comment section below!