When I found out I was pregnant, I had two thoughts in quick succession. The first was ‘How will I tell my partner?’ The second was ‘Where am I going to find a pram?’ Thankfully, my other half was very happy with the news, after a few seconds of dumb shock. Pram hunting was unfortunately not quite so successful, to start with at least. It took me several months to make a decision, and even after that I was not happy with the pram when I brought it home and actually used it.
This is why I decided to write a little blog post about the different types of prams available for parents-to-be. Being pregnant is a real eye-opener in terms of shopping, as there are so many things to buy that you didn’t even know existed beforehand! Because of this, there are lots of opportunities to make a mistake when buying an essential baby-related item. Read on to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make the best purchasing decisions for your baby.
Detailed below are the main types of prams available to choose from:
3 in 1 Travel System
This includes a child car seat and baby pushchair, as well as a baby cot. 3 in 1 Travel Systems are helpful for when you wish to either put your sleeping baby in the car, or take him or her out of the car, without disturbing their sleep.
The baby pushchair is very convenient and can be easily adjusted according to the baby’s age. It can accommodate a newborn, as it can be laid flat. These pushchairs tend to be easy to carry and manoeuvre as they are fairly lightweight and can fold up easily for storage or travel in a car boot.
Baby Pram with Fixed or Swivel Wheels
These prams are of the more traditional design. A fixed wheel pram is perfect for harder terrain as it is durable and resistant to knocks and bumps. On the other hand, swivel wheels work well when you are navigating built up areas and weaving through pedestrian traffic!
Baby Pram with Reversible Seat Units
Having a reversible seat is rather handy. When your baby is newborn you can ensure they feel secure by having them face you. When they get a little older they can then take in their surroundings when you turn the seat to face the world.
There are two main options for parents of twins or siblings of close ages. A twin pram can have two seats side by side, or two seat units facing each other (front and back). Double forward-facing units can be tricky to manoeuvre as they are so wide, so more and more people are opting to go for the front and back option.
Buying a Baby Pram Online
If you are looking for a baby pram online, consider all your options carefully before committing to a purchase. Reading product reviews is a good way to get a feel for whether a pram will be right for you. Shop around and look for bargains. Remember that safety is paramount and as such ensure that any pram you buy complies with all the applicable safety standards.
I hope this guide has been of some help to you in your quest for the perfect pram. As long as you ensure that the pram will be comfortable for your baby whilst also suiting you and your partner’s lifestyle and physiques, you should be fine. Hopefully you won’t be quite as naive as I was when it came to buying things for my baby. Happy hunting!
A natural born writer, Stacey Barton writes professionally and for fun across a wide range of niches with particular attention to how classic brands can continue to offer the same product for decades and somehow survive the turbulent and ever changing consumer market.