Many varieties of prams are on the market, making it difficult to know what to get. Try not to just buy a pram because you like how 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 consider your lifestyle to decide which pram works best for you. Here are some ways to determine what 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. 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 a three-wheel pram will be more compact than a four-wheel pram, but this is not true. Three-wheel prams are generally heavier and broader than four-wheelers. The benefit of having a three-wheel pram is that they are usually easier to maneuver and push around. They are, however, less safe. They can be unbalanced and are more at risk of falling over when turning corners, but this is rare.
  • Four-wheel prams: These prams are usually more balanced and safer than three-wheelers. They can also be more compact and are the best option for taking your pram out shopping.
  • Rear and forward-facing prams: These can be converted to either front-facing or forward-facing. With these prams, you can have your baby face you or 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 use them 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 also important to remember not to 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 who will be using a pram simultaneously or 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. If you plan on using it from the time your child is a newborn to the time they grow out of it, you will want something that will grow with them, as well as something durable and with high weight restrictions. 

Consider the best size pram for your family.

Before buying a pram, you need to check three things. First, you must ensure it fits into your car along with additional shopping. Second, you must ensure you have the space at home or in your baby’s room to accommodate the size of your pram. Third, you must 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, practical, and suitable for your family. 

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