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Podcast Episode #204

How to pick the right pram

Choosing the right stroller for your family is more than just a matter of style; it’s about finding a match that complements your lifestyle, grows with your child, and ensures safety at every turn. In this podcast podcast, I talked with Emily Stone, a seasoned mother and founder of the Baby Bee Group, on the essential considerations for selecting the perfect pram. We provided actionable advice, focusing on how to pick the right stroller, safety considerations, and selecting a pram that suits your child’s developmental stage.

What to Look for When Choosing a Stroller? What Factors Should Be Considered?

When embarking on the journey to find the perfect stroller, consider the following factors:

  • Terrain Adaptability: Evaluate whether you need a pram that excels on city sidewalks or one that can handle off-road adventures.
  • Facing Options: Decide whether you prefer your child to face you (rear-facing) or explore the world (front-facing).
  • Types of Wheels and Weight: The type of terrain you frequent will influence your wheel preference, while the pram’s weight impacts portability.
  • Size: Consider the size of your living space, car boot, and the environments you’ll navigate.

Emily emphasises the importance of aligning the pram choice with your family’s lifestyle and needs, suggesting the use of the “Ultimate Pram Buying Guide for First-Time Parents” available on the Baby Bee website.

Safety Considerations When Choosing a Pram

Safety is paramount when selecting a pram. Emily highlights several critical safety tips:

  • Avoid hanging bags on the pram handle to prevent tipping.
  • Always harness your child securely in the pram.
  • Use the tether strap provided to prevent the pram from rolling away.

How to Choose a Pram for the Child’s Stage of Development

Selecting a pram that suits your child’s developmental stage is crucial for their safety and comfort:

  • Newborns: Use a bassinet attachment for a flat laying position, essential for spine development and safe breathing.
  • As they grow: Transition to a seat that can either face the parent or the world, depending on the child’s age and needs.
  • Older children: Consider whether a single-to-double pram conversion might be necessary as your family grows.

Choosing the right pram involves careful consideration of lifestyle needs, safety, and the child’s developmental stages. Here’s a quick summary of the key points:

  • Evaluate the pram’s adaptability to your usual terrain and lifestyle.
  • Safety features like harnesses and tether straps are non-negotiable.
  • For newborns, a flat-laying bassinet is best, transitioning to a seat as they grow.
  • Consider the long-term use and flexibility of the pram, especially if planning for more children.

By following these guidelines and leveraging resources like the Ultimate Pram Buying Guide, parents can make an informed decision that ensures convenience, safety, and a good fit for their family. Explore more about finding the right pram and ensuring it meets your family’s unique needs by visiting the Baby Bee website.

** This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition. 

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