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Riff Raff Sleep Team - September 2020

Top 5 Everyday Prams

Prams are one of those big ticket purchases that couples make when they first find out they are expecting a baby. Many don’t even think about when they will using the pram, whether they might babywear, or how close together they want kids. These are all important questions to ask before you go pram shopping, as it will help determine what pram you are after.

Think about your needs

While it is great to get into the stores and test out the different prams, if you don’t do you research beforehand, then you are likely to have very little clue about what you are looking for.

Like to jog? Then a jogging pram might be a really good fit.

Want kids close together? The option of adding a second seat might be a great idea for your family. (link to double pram article)

Travel a lot? Then a lightweight pram should be on your list!

Take a big long think about what you want out of your pram. Ask yourself how you plan to use it on a daily basis.
Will you be using it to walk everyday? Can the wheels handle kerbs well?
Does it need to carry groceries home? How much can fit in there?
Do you have a small car? Will it fit?
Will you have to pack it into the car everyday?
Does it have a one fold action? 

Pram Features

The next thing to look at is the different features of prams. Here are the key features we suggest deserve some consideration.

Basket – every pram has a different size basket, some big, others not so much. Do you research on any prams you like and compare their different baskets and see how easy they are to get to. Some become almost inaccessible once a second seat is added.

Sun Canopy – every pram also has a hood, or a sun canopy. Some stretch much further than others and some can even be extended. You don’t want your little one to be sitting in direct sunlight every time you go outdoors - especially if you are out there walking daily.

Fold – look at how the pram folds up. This is something you should test out in the stores. The ease of fold should be directly correlated with how often you will need to do it. Could you do it one-handed with your baby in the other hand? Does it fold up small enough to fit into your boot?

Attachments – have a think about what attachments you need. Second seat attachments are a fabulous option for any family that might be planning on having kids close together. Some prams allow you to attach the baby capsule - will you use that?

Accessories – finally check what accessories come with the pram. These include foot muffs, handle bar covers, seat covers, rain covers, extra sun canopies and more. You may not have a need for all of these, but make sure you know exactly what you are getting before you purchase.
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Riff Raff's Top Everyday Pram Picks

Based on the factors that we think are important here is how we rank some of the most popular prams on the market today.

RedsBaby Jive 3

Have you heard of the RedsBaby? If not, you’re missing out. These prams are made by an Australian owned company and are both stylish and functional. This is another single turn double pram that adapts to your growing family needs.

Specs
Tandem Option?Yes
Pram Weight [Single Mode]11.9 kg
One Hand Fold?
Yes
Best Accessories?Bassinet Stand
Best Overall FeatureBest Price
Best Review
Affordable
Worst ReviewWheels could be stronger
Max Weight in Pram20 kg
Price$749

iCandy Peach

Now in its 5th generation, this pram has come a long way and has plenty to offer parents.

Specs
Tandem Option?Yes
Pram Weight [Single Mode]12.48 kg
One Hand Fold?
Yes
Best Accessories?Peach Duo Pod
Best Overall FeatureUltra Smooth Ride
Best Review
Excellent Build Quality
Worst ReviewPricey
Max Weight in Pram25 kg
Price$1899

UPPABaby Vista

This pram can be used in so many different configurations and has very handy interchangeable seats.

Specs
Tandem Option?Yes
Pram Weight [Single Mode]12.4 kg
One Hand Fold?
Yes
Best Accessories?Bassinet Stand
Best Overall FeatureAll Wheel Suspension
Best Review
Stands when folded
Worst ReviewBulky
Max Weight in Pram23 kg
Price$1649

Joolz Geo2

This fabulous pram can go from single to double depending on your needs – just pop on that second seat.

Specs
Tandem Option?Yes
Pram Weight [Single Mode]14.3 kg
One Hand Fold?
Yes
Best Accessories?Summer Seat
Best Overall FeatureAll Terrain Capable
Best Review
Most color choices
Worst ReviewHeavy
Max Weight in Pram40 kg
Price$1899

This fabulous pram can go from single to double depending on your needs – just pop on that second seat.

Specs
Tandem Option?Yes
Pram Weight [Single Mode]13.5 kg
One Hand Fold?
Yes
Best Accessories?Egg Changing Bag
Best Overall FeatureEasiest to Fold
Best Review
Forward Facing Only
Worst ReviewBassinet optional
Max Weight in Pram25 kg
Price$1369