It’s definitely worth going for a “test drive” before investing in a pram, just to make sure everything is in the right place for you.
You could be walking miles with it, so you’ll want it to feel comfortable.
Picking a pram: Stroller, pushchair or travel system?
If you’re a first time parent and you haven’t an army of friends who’ve already had a baby, then it’s only logical that you would think that a pram, a pushchair and a buggy are all the same. Well, we’re here to burst that bubble for you, because they’re quite different in several important ways. Although one name encompasses all (whatever you call it, it’s still a device for transporting your baby!), here we’ll try to explain the differences between each one so when the happy time arrives, you’ll be well-equipped to make the right decision.
What type of pushchair are you?
We’ve finally arrived to the great revelation - the four types of prams to choose from! So, after you’ve examined your needs, you get to choose which of the four most popular types of pushchairs is right for you:
You’ll appreciate its vintage design reminiscent of Victorian styles or something out of Mary Poppins. It’s wide, spacious and allows your baby to lie flat – but it’s not foldable. On the plus side, it’s parent-facing, which means that you can keep eye contact.
Another design suitable for newborns but can actually be folded. It comes in various types of wheels and, depending on the design, can be fixed up either as parent-facing or world-facing. It’s practical enough to get you through most of daily activities without glitches.
The Travel System
This design has become very popular because it comes with various accessories. It’s compatible with carrycots and car seats, comes with a spacious shopping basket underneath and usually includes other artifacts like adaptors and rain covers. As it’s quite lightweight, it can be folded single-handedly.