- Cheap vs expensive strollers
- It is a myth that only expensive strollers will have the required safety features.
Myth: Expensive strollers will have the required safety features but simple, cheap strollers won’t.
Fact: All strollers must meet the minimum safety requirements of the mandatory standard.
- Children in strollers reaching dangerous parts
- It is a myth that if you restrain your child in a stroller they won't be able to reach dangerous parts.
Myth: If a child is properly restrained in a stroller they won’t be able to access dangerous parts.
Fact: This is not always the case. Some dangerous parts can still be accessible, so make sure that a restrained child can’t reach any sharp edges, moving parts, pinching or scissoring features such as hinges. These could cut, pinch, trap or seriously wound an inquisitive child’s hands or fingers.
- Stopping a pram or stroller from rolling away
- It is a myth that you will always have time to stop a pram or stroller from accidentally rolling away.
Myth: You will always be able to maintain a close eye on your child and if the pram or stroller starts to roll away you will have time to stop it.
Fact: This is not always the case, even if you are quite vigilant. You can’t always tell when a stroller will roll away and it can happen too quickly for you to control it. Always use the parking brake when stopped, and preferably use the tether strap as well.