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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:27 PM
I'm quite confused - i understand the difference between a pram and a stroller (stroller folds into an umbrella), but if you get a stroller which is suitable from birth, why buy a pram? most people i see buy a pram for birth and then end up getting a stroller later down the track. are there some other advantages of a pram that a stroller doesn't have?
Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:08 PM
I brought a 3 wheeler pram before DS arrived and have since purchased a stroller.
The 3 wheeler is great for when I walk to things from home - like the supermarket, walking in the morning etc. It has a great big basket at the bottom.
HOwever gettting it in and out of the car was a bit of a pain - it took up just about all of my boot so didn't leave much room for anything else, so I purchased a stroller to keep in the car for the car trips.
If you plan to do quite a bit of walking, I think a pram is a better choice. But if you don't intend to be out and about much, probably getting a stroller that has a recline would be sufficient.
(also my pram came with a bassinet which was really handy from birth).
Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:32 PM
I used a pram because you can move the handle over and look at your baby. It's also much more padded and snug feeling than the strollers.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:51 PM
totally agree with duedec.
I bought a 3 wheeler prior to DD birth and went out and bought a stroller (maclaren techno) before bub was 6 weeks old. The 3 wheeler is great for walks but I was struggling to get it in and out of car. True the strollers sometimes aren't as comfy, but the Maclaren came with like a sleeping bag thing and I permanently have the bottom of the sleeping bag (and not the top bit zipped on) on the pram for added padding. My DD loves the stroller more than the 3 wheeler for sleeps while we are out.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:02 PM
I bought a Mclaren Vogue as I have a small car and it's suitable from birth to toddler. Others in my MG bought big 3 wheeler prams and have since bought strollers to get about in.
I am so pleased with the Mclaren, as the previous poster says it comes with a foot/sleeping bag thingy, you can lay baby flat for sleeping(great when newborn), it's about 6.5kg and travelled well on a plane. The only negative is that baby can't look at you when you push - but DS likes to look out anyway !
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:15 PM
I had a Beema for DS. It was lovely to push but I ended up getting a stroller when he was 12 months old. It was pain to get in and out of car.
Second time around I brought a Maclaren and intended to use the Beema for walking. Like PP has mentioned it is cosy. We put in a lambswool liner and it had a boot cover. When I was out walking I also use the rain cover.
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