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Prams & Strollers
Two of the most important pieces of equipment for new parents are prams and strollers. While these two items may seem the same, there are subtle differences that makes one or the other preferable to mums and dads with little ones. While a pram is more suitable for newborns, older babies and toddlers find fun and comfort in strollers. A variety of pram and stroller types exist, and what type you choose depends on your own needs and preferences.
Prams and strollers are there in a pinch for a walk down the block, a walk around the park, or a trip to the store to pick up essentials. While some parents prefer placing baby in a carrier or sling and draping the infant across their shoulders, others prefer the comfort and convenience of giving an infant his or her own space and own set of wheels.
Types of Prams and StrollersOne of the most popular types of prams is the travel system pram. This has all the basic accoutrements for a newborn, including a place for his car seat, a reclining seat that allows for naps, double hoods that keep the sun's rays off young and sensitive skin, and a bottom basket for mum to keep nappy bags and other infant needs.
A jogging pram helps mum get back into shape without needing to worry about who is going to take care of baby. She just takes baby along for the ride in a pram that's easy to push as she jogs along. Find used jogging prams on Gumtree from brands like Peg Perego and Chelino.
Umbrella strollers offer the ultimate in lightweight convenience. They fold quickly and easily for the on-the-go mom and offer an older baby or toddler a comfortable upright position so they can easily see the sights. A double stroller is another popular choice for parents with newborns and older children. Get both kids settled and strapped into one place and start pushing. Strollers in South Africa come from brands like Graco, Maxi Cosi, and Quinny, with second hand versions offering affordable prices.
While once considered a luxury, strollers are now a necessity for mums and dads across the globe. They keep baby settled into one place, allow for comfort, provide a place to keep baby's needs, and come in such a wide array of styles, there is something to suit nearly every taste and need.