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How to Find the Right Sized Pram or Pushchair

By: Rachel Newcombe - Updated: 1 Dec 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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For families with babies or young children, there’s lots of equipment and gear to buy and it’s only natural to want to make the right decision so it meets all your needs. When you’re looking for a pram or pushchair, then one of the issues to take into consideration is the size of it.

Finding the Right Sized Pram or Pushchair for Your Child

Finding the right sized pram or pushchair is important for several reasons. Firstly, in order to ensure that your baby or child gets the utmost care and comfort, then it’s important to purchase a pram or pushchair that’s the right size and fit for them. You want them to be comfortable when in the pram or pushchair and, ideally, have enough room to enable them to grow.

The age of your baby or child and their weight should always be taken into consideration when choosing a pram or pushchair, and especially for the latter. Products should be clearly labelled with details of the age group it’s aimed at, but if you’re in any doubt, always speak to a sales person or even check with the manufacturer for full clarification.

Buying the right size of pram or pushchair will ensure that the item is perfectly suited to your child’s immediate needs, and help provide for their requirements in the coming years. Some modern prams, for example, can be adapted to suit a growing child, even transforming into a pushchair style carrier.

If you’re planning on having another baby, then other models can even accommodate two or more children at once. Although it may not be an immediate concern of yours to think beyond one baby, when the cost of prams and pushchairs can be pricey, it’s well worth thinking about how you may need to use it in the future and if it would suit your changing and growing family.

Finding the Right Sized Pram or Pushchair For Your Car

In addition to your baby’s needs, you’ll need to think about your needs too – and one of the important needs for many parents is to be able to fit the pram or pushchair in the car.

Prams and pushchairs can be big, bulky and heavy items and some fold down more compactly than others. One of the worst mistakes when buying a pram or pushchair is forgetting to check whether or not the folded down version will fit in the boot of your car and it’s so frustrating to realise it won’t, after you’ve shelled out your hard earned cash on it.

When you’re looking at prams and pushchairs always get a demo of how it folds. Even better, ask for a go at doing it yourself. Sales people can be adept at having learnt the folding method, but some models are easier to manage than others and what works for some might not suit you.

In addition, remember to measure the size of your car boot and take the details with you when you’re going to look at prams and pushchairs. Take into consideration the need to put other things in the boot too – apart from all the other babygear you may be transporting, consider your own items or perhaps shopping too.

Good shops and baby gear stores will allow you to try out the pram or pushchair in your car before you buy it, so you can ensure it is the right size and fits perfectly. If they seem reluctant to oblige on this, and you want the peace of mind, then try and find out if any other shops in your area offer this service.

You want the pram or pushchair to be both functional for your baby or child and functional for you and getting the right size for all the key needs is important.

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