A pram is one of the most important purchases you will make as a new parent. There is a broad range of factors worth considering including comfort, weight, seat load, maneuverability. Scroll down to check out more information on prams at Tinitrader.
Finding the perfect pram or stroller for your family can seem like a daunting task. Do I buy one with a bassinet or a travel system? Do I choose a 3 wheel pram or a 4 wheel pram? The possibilities seem endless. Then there's the decision of what brand to choose: Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, UPPAbaby, iCandy, Mountain Buggy Steelcraft, Silver Cross - the list goes on.
To help you make your choice, be sure to check out the Tinitrader Blog pram buyer's guide.
The terms "pram" and "stroller tend to be used fairly loosely which can make things confusing. You can breakdown the different types of prams into five categories:
4 Wheel Prams - Providing sturdy support and a smooth ride when out and about with your little one, 4 wheel prams are excellent to ensure your daily activities are carried out with ease. Most have a flat fold function, great maneuverability, an option of either reversing seat or handle and are suitable for newborns with capsule and bassinet attachments available.
3 Wheel Prams - These are popular with active parents looking to make the most of being out and about with your baby. Designed to maneuver smoothly over various types of terrain with little impact thanks to additional suspension, 3 Wheel Prams are also designed to be easy to fold down and up so you can travel with ease and include a swivel wheel for easier mobility.
Double & Twin Prams - Twin strollers can be side by side or tandem front/back. Then there is a single pram with a second seat attachment option, travel systems and the list goes on. Read our buyer's guide to double prams to learn about the different configurations available.
Travel System Pram Packages - These are strollers combined with car seats and child carriers, providing a one-stop solution for all your mobility needs for your child.
Strollers - Strollers are ideal for independent sitters. They present a lighter, less bulky travel option, which makes sense once your baby starts to grow and wants to explore the world. Some strollers have multiple reclining positions that bend as far as 150°, making them appropriate for newborns too.
The best way to learn what is the best fit for your family's needs is to try out and compare different makes and models of prams. You need to find it easy to manoeuvre and fold down, or taking your little one out and about will be tricky. And remember, if you’re a first time parent, invest in a versatile model which can grow with your family. Today parents have the luxury of choosing from a wide range of prams that have multiple configurations, allowing you to add an extra bassinet, seat or travel system as you need.
Whatever you decide, you'll find it on Tinitrader. Become an expert with all of the information you need in our editorial section for the latest in the pram industry, from news and reviews to interviews and fun stories. Be sure to read our complete buyer's guide to prams and our wrap-up of the best prams in Australia.