Difference between pram and stroller

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Gone are the days when parents use to think of buying a pram or a stroller when they were unable to carry their toddler around. Parents these days purchase these essentials well in advance for various reasons, including imminent travel plans or bulk shopping to avail some discount. Therefore, a carry cot, car seat, baby carrier, pram or stroller make it to the initial shopping list of most of parents these days.

Many parents use pram and stroller as synonyms, but are they really the same thing? It may surprise some of you, but yes they both are different in many aspects. Although you use both pram and stroller to carry your baby around, they are quite different. So before you finalize your baby’s carriage, quickly read through to understand the differences between the two:

  1. Design: A pram is designed for newborn babies who can sleep or just lie down in it whereas a stroller is designed for older babies. When your baby gets older, he/she can sit with a steady neck in a stroller that can absorb minor jerks easily.
  1. Safety: Harness and safety belts are absent in prams, so it can be risky if unsupervised. Whereas in a stroller you will find both harness and safety belt. You should opt for a stroller which has a 5-point harness.
  1. Weight: Prams are usually heavy and bulky and not easily portable. On the contrary, strollers are lightweight, foldable and easy to carry around. Strollers are easy to carry in public transport too.
  1. Chair: The chair in the pram is higher from the ground whereas in a stroller, the chair is closer to the ground.
  1. Synonyms: A pram is an abbreviation for perambulator. Prams are also addressed as baby carriage. Strollers are known as pushchair or buggy.
  1. Appearance: Pram has a look of a carriage on wheels while a stroller looks like a chair on wheels.
  1. Cost: As stroller gives you more features, so they are costlier than prams.

One cannot state that a pram is better than a stroller or vice-versa. Both have their own pros and cons. You just have to select a travel system best suited to your requirements.  

There are hybrid prams and strollers available in the market, which have a combination of both pram and stroller. These hybrid models are a better option since they are designed keeping in mind the comfort of your baby at different stages of their growth.

Just buy what you prefer and enjoy leisure walk with your nipper


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