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Pushchair or Strollers: What's The Difference

Fall in love, get married, parent a kid. No matter what order you go with, parenting may very well be the most demanding adventure of your life. Not only is it tiring to care for young babies, but you will also have to worry about getting them around.

The mode of transport to choose from can be more complex than you would think, should you go with a stroller or a pushchair? Some people believe they are the same thing, but they are undoubtedly different while having the same primary function. And in this article, we will dive into just how much and everything you need to know about the two.

Pushchair or stroller

Differences that you should know;

*a pushchair is generally more durable than a stroller

*a pushchair is heavier than a stroller

*a pushchair often has more storage space than a stroller

*a stroller can be easily opened and closed, but the pushchair can't.

What is a pram?

A pram is perfect for a sleeping baby. Your baby can lie on their backs in the carrycot facing you. Even on uneven ground, a pram is sturdy and doubles up as a Moses basket for the baby to sleep in. The difference between a pram and a travel system is in the design.

Older Babies

Because babies must be placed in the vehicle, a pushchair is the best form of transportation for older babies about six months. Checking if a baby can sit up unassisted is a practical approach to determine whether or not they are ready for travel systems. The older baby can either face you or face forward in most pushchairs. The pushchair is excellent for parents who want to take their children out regularly. With a pram or pushchair, activities are much more manageable.

Newborn Babies

Newborn babies are a lot more fragile than toddlers and infants. They need a lie-flat that will be easy on their backs and hips. Newborns need to be placed in a forward-facing position, so the baby faces you.

Advantages of using pushchairs prams

The seat can be adjusted to face the parent or the other way.

Some models can be converted into a double pushchair later on.

It can be easily folded flat or in a flat position to change younger babies’ diapers.

Accessories You Can Get For Your Pram and Pushchair

*changing bags- store baby essentials such as diapers, wipes, change of clothing, etc.

*pushchair transport bags- carry the pushchair around or keep the pushchair in when not in use

carrycot; a carrycot allows the baby to lie on their back.

seat liner for the car seats

flat backrest

Features Of The Pushchair

*entirely lying position(some offer only an upright position or slight recline)

*footrest with angle adjustments

*hood that can be adjusted for the weather with or without the parent's see-through option.

*basket at the bottom of the pushchair for shopping

*travel mug holder.


Several factors go into deciding which stroller is appropriate for your family. What works for other parents may not work for you based on the cost of your lifestyle and the size of your family. Before making a final selection on the type of stroller you want to buy, it's a good idea to consider all of the considerations.

The price is crucial, as most first-time parents are surprised by the expense of travel systems. Strollers can come with a variety of features, including suspension systems and improved maneuverability, as well as higher-end fabrics and color options, depending on your budget. But don't get too hung up on the price of the travel system. Because while "premium" strollers might be pricey, it is still very possible to get a stroller that suits your needs for considerably less.

The lifestyle should be examined because it impacts how frequently the travel system will be used and, as a result, the type to buy. The number of children to expect and when they arrive is determined by the size of the family.

Lie flat

Every parent needs it for their baby to help them sleep in comfort when outside.

Features Of a Stroller

*adjustable handlebar

*sun canopy

*stroller basket.

Accessories That You Can Get For Your Travel System.

Here are accessories that will keep your newborn or child safe when you are up and about.

Bunting for colder climates

Snack or cup holders

Stroller boards

A rain cover

storage basket

Pushchair or travel system cleaning

The travel system or carrycot needs to be cleaned regularly like any other vehicle. Depending on how messy your new baby, toddler, or infant is, you may need a basic wash or a more thorough cleaning. After any spillage or snack time, it's a good idea to give it a short refresh. Simply vacuum the cloth and use a mild soap detergent and warm soapy water to clean it, so it does not irritate the skin of toddlers.

Things To Consider Before Buying

It can easily be the essential factor while picking a carrier for your baby and baby's travel. You need to get one that makes babies feel very comfortable while tagging along with you to wherever you are going. If you expect twins, understand that not all pushchairs have a double buggy.

Your car seat

*can it be folded?; This is also something you need to look out for before buying. Getting one that folds will save you from stress and headaches. Can you easily fold flat to fit into your car boot? Can your kid be placed in a lie-flat position when convenient?

Durability; You need to consider durability, which will save you a lot of money in the long run. Durability also means not buying a new travel system every year as your baby grows.

Do you need to get additional parts or accessories?

Does it provide a smooth ride; this is another form of comfort that just can't be overlooked. Using a pram that runs smoothly prevents newborns from constantly waking up and giving you headaches while you guys are on the move.

Hope you found this article helpful in helping you decide what travel system to go for. If you need more help or want to try check out our prams or strollers in our baby store in london then book an appointment today

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