The word ‘Pram’ is derived from the word perambulator, more suited to carry babies from birth till they grow into independent sitters. Newborn babies do not have control over their neck, which needs to be gently held in place when the babies are lifted from their lying positions. Therefore, they require a carriage where they can comfortably lie and look at the world above them. The pram bassinets are ideal for babies to lie down on their backs, when the parents step outside. The canopy of a pram covers more than half of the bassinet, thereby shielding babies from dust and heat and giving them a cozy atmosphere. Since prams allow babies a fully reclining position, straps and harness belts are usually absent. However, you can customize your pram to add these features if you feel that they are necessary.
While it is true that the bonding between the caregiver and baby increases by holding the baby close to your body, in reality, how long can you really keep your hand propped up holding up the little one? You obviously need your hands free for other tasks, and need to move around, going about your daily routine. There is the option of wearing your child, but that still constricts your movements to some extent since you cannot bend down to make swift movements. The answer to this dilemma then is, Prams!
A full sized four-wheel pram has a full range of options for bassinet, travel systems, accessories, and large wheels and generally come with rubber tires. They also have a wide canopy and usually cover up to half the carriage protecting the infant from dust and harsh light. A pram has wheels which allows you to easily push it around while strolling.
Most moms prefer to use prams for their babies because –
There are a few features to consider while buying a pram. The ‘Must Haves’ point to the essential features, while the ‘Good to Haves’ are add-on features you may or may not choose to go for.
Just as there are 2 sides to a coin, prams have their advantages and disadvantages.
|A sturdy frame with 3 or 4 wheel options.||Can be heavy and bulky.|
|You can make the baby lie facing you or away from you.||Can be difficult to fold.|
|Storage spaces allow you ease of shopping with your baby.||Traveling through small spaces can be hard.|
|Prams can be customized with extra accessories, and converted into stroller to extended period of use.||Might not be ideal to use when traveling short distances (say, to a mall or a park).|
Here are some points to keep in mind while buying a pram for your bundle of joy-
This post was last modified on September 4, 2021 3:29 pm
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