What Pram Should I Buy?

Babies! So much to discuss, to plan and to do!  I am sure you are very excited with everything that there is to look forward to. When you know there is going to be a baby in the house, it is a tempting plan to start nesting straight away. Try to take your time and think carefully about each purchase before you splash out.

Here are a few things you should be thinking about in the months leading up to the birth:

-Maternity wear

-Baby clothes for newborns

-Decorating your nursery

-Finding suitable items such as a cot, crib, car seat and baby bath

-Finding a pram or pushchair

People often find it hard to choose between a pram and a pushchair. A pram is perhaps the more traditional choice and there are in fact many baby prams which can be transformed into a pushchair later on. A pram is a contraption which enables your baby to lie flat. This is an essential consideration when your baby is newborn, as they will need to lie flat to aid their development. When your baby lies in a pram they are also being kept safe, warm and comfortable. Choosing a rear facing pram means you can have good eye contact with your newborn, which again benefits their cognitive growth.

Choosing a pram can be a tricky decision to make. There are lots of different styles to consider, each with its own benefits and potential drawbacks. To find the perfect pram to suit you, reflect on the following factors carefully.

Firstly, if you have steps leading up to your home, or you take the bus or train regularly, you will need to ensure that you buy a lightweight pram which can be folded with ease. Equally, if space is lacking at home, a compact pram makes a good buy to make storing it easier.

On the other hand, if you drive, check the size of the boot and make sure the pram will fit the boot size. Should you drive every day, a travel system which doubles up as a car seat and pram might be the best option as it enables you to transport the baby from home to car to pram without waking him or her.

You’ll need to purchase some accessories when you have made the decision on what type of pram to buy. A changing bag is essential, as is a sun parasol. A foot muff is a nice touch to keep your baby warm in the winter. Some muffs convert to liners or pram quilts. You might like to buy a head support cushion or a cover or net, which  protects the baby in bad weather and keeps insects far away in the summer. Remember to not use these covers indoors or in the summer as you run the risk of suffocation or overheating.

Read the pram instructions carefully and practise using the pram before actually putting your baby in it! Make sure anyone else who will be using the pram knows how to use the brakes, lock and how to open and close it. Always ensure the baby is strapped in before using. If you and your partner are at different heights and will have to adjust the handle make sure can both do this with ease.

Hopefully, these tips have helped you to narrow down your choices of prams. There are lots of reputable retailers out there to choose from. Have a look online and then start to shop around for reviews and deals.

Once you have sorted out this item, there’s just all of the rest of the baby things to find!

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