There are many varieties of prams on the market making it difficult to know what to get. Try not to just buy a pram because you like the way that it looks. There are a lot of high-end prams on the market that you might see other mums have that you might envy. It is important to note that a pram that works for some families might not work for others. There are many things to consider first. You will need to take your lifestyle into consideration to decide which pram works best for you. Here are some ways to decide which pram works best for you and your family.

Types of prams:

  • Joggers: These prams typically have 3 wheels. Don’t let the name fool you. These prams aren’t always suitable for jogging with. If you would like to run with your pram consider purchasing a pram made specifically for exercise.
  • Lay down pram: These prams are great if you plan to use it for a long time. You can have your baby lie down when they’re younger and when they get a little older you can convert your pram into a sit-up pram.
  • Three-wheel pram: You might think that a three-wheel pram will be more compact than a four-wheel pram but this is not the case. Three-wheel prams are generally heavier and wider than four-wheelers. The benefit of having a three-wheel pram is that they are generally easier to maneuver and push around. They are however not as safe. They can be unbalanced and are more at risk of falling over when turning corners but this is very rare.
  • Four-wheel pram: These prams are usually more balanced and safer than three-wheelers. They can also be more compact and are the best option if you plan to take your pram out shopping.
  • Rear and forward-facing pram: These prams can be converted to be either front-facing or forward-facing. With these prams, you have the ability to have your baby face you or face the other way.

Consider which is the safest

It is now a law within countries such as Australia and Canada for prams to be equipped with wrist straps so if you are using your wrist strap correctly your pram will not topple over or get away from you. When choosing a pram, check the brakes, seat belts and weight limits. It is important to also remember to not hang bags on the back of your pram as this can cause your pram to become off-balanced and more prone to toppling over.

Consider the needs of your family

Before purchasing a pram take the needs of your family into consideration. For example, do you have children close in age? Or do you have twins? If you have two children that will be using a pram at the same time or you are considering having children in quick succession consider purchasing a twin pram or a pram that can accommodate a second seat. 

Another thing you may want to consider is how long you will use the pram for. If you are planning on using the pram from the time your child is a newborn to the time they grow out of a pram you will want something that will grow with them as well as something that is durable and has high weight restrictions. 

Consider the best size pram for your family

Before buying a pram you need to check three things. Firstly you will need to make sure it fits into your car along with additional shopping. Secondly, make sure you have the space at home or in your baby’s room to accommodate the size of your pram. Thirdly, ensure it is something you can fold, pick up and maneuver easily. 

Lastly, the best advice we can give you is to choose one that suits you and your budget. Ensure it is safe and practical and fits in with your family. 

Good luck and congratulations on your new addition to the family!