Can you put a newborn in a pram?
Yes! Many prams are made for use from birth (with a newborn bassinet insert) until children reach a certain weight, and this is different with each pram. Many parents also choose to buy a bassinet to use in place of the traditional seat for the first few months of baby’s life. This is a flat bed-like seat that allows baby to lay back. Some parents also choose to use a capsule for the first few months of the baby’s life, as these are smaller than traditional pram seats and allow you to strap baby in. They are also designed to clip in and out of the car seat and the pram, making for easy transfer. It’s important to consider a wide range of prams and strollers before making your final decision.
The best pram for a newborn is the one that best suits you and your lifestyle. There are so many different designs, weights and functionality out there, so it’s best to have a think about how you’ll be spending your days and how you’ll be using your pram day-to-day so that you can better narrow down your search.
How do you know which pram is right for you?
Your pram will be one of your biggest and most important investments when it comes to preparing for your baby’s arrival. While prams are all made for the same reason, it is important to remember that they’re not all created equal. It’s integral that you take a few for a spin before you buy, and choose one to align with your lifestyle.
Here are some of the factors to consider before choosing your newborn pram Read more below…
– Pram weight
Pram weight is an important factor to consider, especially if you’re going to be lugging your pram in and out of the car or home (if you live in flats without a lift for example) every day. You have to consider whether you’d like a more lightweight pram you might eventually like to jog with, or are happy with something a little heavier to peruse the streets and the shopping centres.
Take a gander at your car, will the pram you’re eyeing off even fit in the boot? Likewise, where are you planning to store it in the house? Checking out how compact a pram can become is essential if you’re tight on space. Also, how wide is it? Are you going to be able to manoeuvre it easily? These questions are all important to consider when you’re looking for a suitable pram.
Are the storage compartments adequate for the things you’re going to need to have with you? Is the storage compartment easily accessible when your baby is strapped in? It’s a good idea to talk to mum friends or research what you’ll need in your baby bag to see if the storage in your pram will suffice.
All prams and strollers available to buy in Australia have to adhere to ACCC product safety standards, these include the inclusion of a tether strap, a safety harness, a waist and a crotch strap and one or more parking devices that limits the movement of the pram or stroller. You must also always read and follow individual manufacturer’s usage instructions. You can find the full list of ACC pram and stroller requirements here.
– Age Recommendation
Will the pram you’re looking at grow with your baby? If you’re looking to spend a little more and have your pram go the distance, you need to consider whether when your baby grows and weighs around 13-14kgs, whether the pram will still be big enough. Most prams come with an age recommendation, either suitable from birth to a certain age weight range, or six-months to a certain age or weight range. Prams that don’t accommodate from birth will more than likely offer a bassinet attachment that you’ll have to buy separately.
Depending on how you plan to spend most of your days, how much your pram can recline can be pretty important. If you’re a regular café goer, you may want baby to be able to almost ‘sit’ at the table with you. If you’re foregoing a bassinet, you may want your pram’s seat to be able to recline as close to ‘flat’ as possible, so that he or she can get a comfortable shut eye. You may also find that the more reclining options the better, as you haven’t met baby yet and can’t predetermine which positions they’ll find the most comfortable. More options means more chance of finding something that works!
– Functional extras
Most prams come with some decent add-ons that can be used with your pram, so it’s a good idea to do a little research to see if you can purchase a cup holder, or a rain cover, or a pram caddy to hang off the handle to hold your phone and wallet. While not all of these will be necessary for you, it’s worth factoring a few of these extras into the total cost of your pram.
The top 10 best prams in Australia in 2021
Now that you’ve got all the specifics, we look at the current market and outline the top pram brands in Australia that are ready to buy in 2021!
Iconic Scandinavian brand Stokke’s new Xplory X pram launched in mid-2021, and marries fashion and function with award-winning design. If you’re looking for cutting-edge style, this pram has it in spades!
The Xplory X features Stokke’s unique height-adjustable seat which is designed to bring you and your baby closer. The higher ride height for your baby also means they sit at the perfect height for a cafe table – bonus!
Inspired by the latest runway trends, the Xplory X is available in 5 bold colours. It’s not all about aesthetics though – this is a truly luxurious ride. It’s effortless to manoeuvre with 360 degree swivel wheels (and backed by a 3 year warranty too), and suitable from birth all the way through to toddler years (22kg). You can also purchase a matching Carry Cot for maximum newborn comfort, plus other accessories including a rain cover, mosquito net, cup holder, foot muff, and sun shade.
The footrest is adjustable, so designed to perfectly fit your child at every age. Everything is super luxe and thoughtful – from the leatherette touches on handles to the recycled eco-friendly waterproof fabric, the Xplory X is in a class all by itself!
Shop the Stokke Xplory X online here.
“Best pram I’ve ever bought. Bought this pram for my fifth and last child and hands down it’s definitely the best pram ever. Very easy to handle, smooth on most surfaces and apart from the seat recline feature the pram is very user friendly” – Lien via Stokkeshop.com.au
Oscar Mx is their most loved stroller due to its lightweight, compact fold and beautiful design. With gorgeous accessories including luxe liners, UPF/UV protective sunshade and all purpose cup holder, they know they have everything covered for your most precious cargo.
Otto is the ultimate all-rounder! A pram that can cope with anything. Take him on the plane… and you’ll love him at the other end! Sit up… lie flat… get a smooth ride without the punctures…and fold him away with one hand. Suitable from newborn, right up to 20kg, and available in a range of colours – Otto is the perfect everyday pram!
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The best ride just got better. The Bugaboo Fox 2 combines years of smart design and rigorous testing, to offer you the best and lightest push. It features a unique chassis design and large puncture-proof wheels so that you can easily steer it with one-hand through any terrain.
Perfect for parents with children of different ages, the Donkey 3 Duo Pram is incredibly versatile and grows with your family! Much of parenthood is about being prepared for all occasions. And the bigger the family, the bigger the pram (usually) in order to do that.
This pram that takes everything you need on board, and is still small enough to fit easily into your family life, your apartment, and also through standard doorways.
When you choose an iCandy, you’re not just buying a travel system – you’re guaranteeing the utmost in quality, safety and functionality for your child and your family. But it’s not just the engineering that matters. It’s the way an iCandy makes you feel. From the very first push you’ll know the difference, and it doesn’t all come from world-class engineering. A lot of it comes from their passion.
This attention to detail, this dedication to creating the perfect pushchair, it’s what drives the brand. They’re proud of their heritage and achievements, but they are even more proud that they’ve been able to help parents give their child the very best start in life.
This flagship product is the market-leading JIVE³, which has been designed to grow with your family by converting from a lightweight, compact and easy-to-use single, into an agile and slimline double/tandem pram. The bassinet features breathable panels and has been tested and approved for overnight sleeping (when used in conjunction with the Redsbaby Bassinet Stand – sold separately).
With a beautiful, modern Australian aesthetic, the JIVE³ encompasses thoughtful engineering and carefully considered design to create a pram that seamlessly grows with your family, carrying newborn to toddler-sized passengers.
Get ready for wherever life takes you with a lightweight 6.9kg frame, customisable and multi award-winning METRO³. Suitable from birth with optional bassinet approved for overnight sleeping, super-sized 10kg basket, compact fold with seat attached and extra-large UP50+ extension canopy designed for the Australian climate, the METRO³ makes exploring the world with your little one easy. With a selection of options, from chassis colour to bassinet and seat fabric colour, they invite you to celebrate your individuality and customise your METRO³.
With puncture-proof wheels and easy fold, the METRO³ is ideal for everyday living as you easily manoeuvre through your daily family adventures and stores away easily, whether in a compact car boot, garage or home.
In 2012, after two extensive years of work and five patents registered, BABYZEN released YOYO, the first evolutionary ultra-compact stroller where every detail is meticulously considered to anticipate the needs of today’s urban parents.
As light as its design is cool, YOYO can be manoeuvred with one hand, it folds and unfolds very quickly, it can be carried over the shoulder, it is easy to store and fits in the overhead compartment on the plane. BABYZEN all started from the ambition to always anticipate contemporary families’ expectations and accompany a new generation of modern parents who are constantly on the go.
With more than one million units sold in 3,000 points of sale throughout the world, the now-iconic YOYO has become a true generational phenomenon that continues to grow.
Today, the brand continues to innovate with the launch of YOYO² in 2020, as well as a line of accessories (YOYO bag, YOYO board, cup holder…) which enable parents to customize their YOYO to echo their lifestyles.
BABYZEN YOYO² Stroller + Newborn Set – All Colours$1,179.90 Select options
BABYZEN YOYO² Stroller – All Colours$829.95 Select options
BABYZEN YOYO² Stroller – Air France Navy Blue$849.95 Select options
BABYZEN YOYO² Stroller + Newborn Set in Air France Navy Blue$1,199.90 Select options
Wave has a patented One plus One® system to carry both a newborn and a toddler, so there’s no need for another purchase if a second baby comes along. You can create 7 configurations straight out of the box. Think of it as future-proofing for parents. With beautiful two-tone woven fabrics and stylish leatherette details, Wave is our most luxurious and versatile travel system, offering babies a comfortable and stylish ride. By adding the optional tandem seat, a second carrycot, a compatible car capsule or ride-on board, Wave offers 30 intelligent combinations, for one baby, siblings or twins. Compatible with Maxi-Cosi and Nuna Pipa (sold separately).
Combining effortless style with single to double flexibility, Coast offers comfort for babies and versatility for parents. A carrycot and reversible pushchair seat are included for use in single mode. By adding the optional tandem seat or a car capsule Coast becomes a double pram to carry siblings, with the option of 27 configurations.
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