Baby Products Guide – Buying Essential Baby Accessories

As a parent, we’re constantly bombarded by advertisers telling us we need this item and that item for our little ones. In most cases, these products are good and handy to have, but they’re not essential baby accessories at all. One of the key items you should have is a baby stroller or pram. What should you look for when shopping around? Let’s take a quick look.

Prams Or Strollers

There are so many strollers on the market and their prices vary depending on what your budget is. While some can fit more than one child, others have attachments available.

Most strollers will come with 3 or 4 wheels these days. Which is better? Well, the 3 wheeled prams are normally good when you’re taking your infant outdoors or along for walks. However the thing to note is that the 3 wheelers are much wider at the back compared to the 4 wheelers, so you might have some trouble getting the pram through narrow doorways and do require a larger car boot in order to fit, so take note choosing which type to purchase.

There are many additional that come with different brands of strollers. The most important factor here is that whatever accessories you decide to buy, your first priority is the baby’s safety. Always ensure that your baby is able to lie flat down and if possible facing you when you push the pram. Make sure that the whole stroller is sturdy and well made as well as safe and comfortable.

Other factors to consider are the following:

– The stroller should have well-working brakes and no areas where a baby might jam his or her fingers into.
– All modern prams have a safety strap to prevent the whole thing from accidentally rolling away.
– Construction of the stroller should be light, easy to lift and collapse or foldable and can fit easily into the back of your car.

Strollers are usually lighter and therefor more unstable compared to prams. Thus they’re only suitable for babies over 6 months old. Finally, as a precaution, never let your a child to climb on top of a stroller, it can be extremely dangerous. Also, be mindful and never leave your baby unattended in a pram or stroller.