Before your baby makes their arrival into the world it is natural to start thinking about all of the devices, gadgets, toys, clothing and any other items that you might need. It is also a useful time to get to know which travel device you will be using for your baby to cart them around in.
To decide whether you need a stroller or pram for your baby, you will need to learn the difference between both devices, from there you can know and decide with confidence which one will be best for your baby, depending on what stage they are at.
Continue reading this blog post to find out more about strollers vs prams and learn which one you need.
What Is a Stroller
A stroller is a type of travel device for babies and young toddlers. They are a type of pushchair, however, what makes a stroller different from a pushchair is their ability to become extremely compact, portable and easy to carry and manage.
Other types of pushchairs or buggies can be folded down, but strollers can be folded down extremely small and are capable of fitting into the smallest of car boots, or the tightest of spaces such as in the overhead lockers in the cabin of an aeroplane.
Strollers are for an older baby or toddler, from the starting age of 6 months old, up until around 3 or 4 years old. Strollers make the perfect travel companion for your family too. Our lightweight strollers are suitable for travelling, makes them a breeze when loaded onto any form of transport or when carrying up and down stairs.
What Is a Pram?
A pram is designed and suitable for newborn babies. This is because they are designed in a way that has the baby laid flat. Newborns have to be laid flat most of the time as this is how oxygen can best get to their lungs. Whilst babies develop at a rapid speed, being laid flat allows their lungs to grow and develop properly.
A baby's positioning in a pram will be parent-facing. This is useful for parents so you can keep an eye on their young baby and tend to their needs easily.
Some prams come with carrycots or can be converted into pushchairs. Here, you will see an influx in price as models get more advanced. Overall, a pram is the most popular method for carting a newborn baby around.
Stroller Vs Prams - What Is the Difference?
The main difference between a stroller and a pram is what age baby they are suitable for. A pram is for newborn babies and a stroller is for babies from the age of 6 months plus, until the age of around 3 or 4 years old.
There are some exceptions: some models can be adapted or swapped out for different parts to suit your baby at different ages, and other factors can include your baby’s size and how they develop. It is important to remember that every baby is different and can grow at a different rate.
Another big difference between a stroller and a pram is which way your baby will face. A pram features a parent-facing design for your little one, on the other hand, a stroller will seat your baby or toddler facing away from you. This allows them to take in their surroundings and view the world around them as you explore together, which is all very new and exciting at a baby’s age.
A pram generally cannot be folded down, so is less travel convenient than a stroller would be. A pram is built to be sturdy and rigid, capable of supporting very small babies when carting them from place to place and across potentially uneven terrain.
The great thing about having a stroller is that it is perfect for when your toddler begins to walk. It can be folded up and wheeled or carries with you whilst your little one toddles along. When they begin to get tired, simply reassemble your stroller at just a touch of a button and within seconds you have your fully resurrected functioning stroller again. This simple operation is perfect for when you are on the move or in busy, crowded spaces.
Do I Need a Stroller or a Pram?
The answer is both! You will need both a pram and a stroller when you have a baby. A pram is the first travel device you will need as it supports newborns and allows them to be laid flat. You will be ready to progress onto a stroller when your baby hits 6 months old. This time will fly by and so no time is too early to be looking at your next travel model for your baby.
A stroller is much more versatile. It will come in extremely useful when you begin to explore with your little one and go on adventures together as a family.
If you intend on taking the car, bus, train or plane to get to your destination when travelling with your baby then we advise you to invest in a stroller as soon as you get the chance.
It is also important to remember that you will need to bear in mind the pushing experience or your travel device. It is as much about you as a parent and the comfort of pushing as it is for your little one. Factors like your height will affect your decision-making when deciding on the right model for you. Failing to factor in the ‘driving experience’ of your stroller or pram and you could end up with a backache.
The Lejoux Stroller
We are The Lejoux Stroller, and we are experts in travel strollers. At Lejoux, we have proudly engineered the perfect travel stroller for your family, designed with parents and children in mind as well as factoring in real-life situations.
Our travel strollers from Lejoux are compact, lightweight, durable, stylish and affordable. We are delighted to provide parents everywhere with the ideal travel system stroller with all of these beneficial factors.
When you are ready to begin looking at your next travel device for your baby, upgrading from your pram as your baby gets older, then we urge you to take a look at our travel strollers available on our website. Take your Lejoux stroller with you anywhere and everywhere, all with complete ease.
The dual suspension wheels and aircraft-grade aluminium, paired with brown leather accents surrounding our stroller help to add to the overall feel, the quality and give a luxurious finish. We do not skip corners at The Lejoux Stroller as we understand and appreciate the finer details in your baby’s travel device.
Choose from a wide range of colours to suit you and your baby, your style and your colour preference today. We have colours including black, blue, grey, beige, pink, green and red - you will be spoilt for choice on which one to go for. The colours also help to add a bit of personality and uniqueness to your stroller.
Personalise your Lejoux travel stroller even more with our extensive selection of stroller travel accessories. This helps you to tailor your stroller with the appropriate add-ons that you and your family will make use of. We have everything from travel bags, cup holders, rain covers and sun shields, for all the practical and luxury items that you could ever need.
Visit our website today or contact us for more information or if you have any questions for us.