Myths Relating to Prams and Strollers

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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.

Types of Baby Buggy

Pram - Silver Cross

Prams

For Newborns to 6 months (9kg)
Fully-reclined position

Stroller - Bugaboo

Strollers

For Newborn to Toddler
Fully-reclined, semi-reclined and upright positions

Jogger | Running Stroller - BOB

Joggers (Running)

For 8 months to Toddlers
Fully-reclined, semi-reclined and upright positions