The terms ‘stroller’ and ‘pram’ are often used interchangeably by many parents, and while they are both devices used to wheel around babies and young children, there are a few differences which distinguish them from each other. Joolz is an award-winning manufacturer of premium baby prams and strollers, carefully designed with style, functionality, and sustainability in mind. Read on to learn about the differences between a pram and a stroller to help you choose the one that best suits your needs. 

What is a Pram?

By definition, a baby pram is “a vehicle for moving a baby around that consists of a small bed supported by a frame on four wheels”. Providing a full recline to allow for healthy breathing, as well as the development of the lung and spine, a pram is suited to newborns and babies who have not yet learned to sit upright.

What is a Stroller?

A baby stroller is “a wheeled, often collapsible, chair-like carriage in which small children are pushed”. Designed for toddlers and young children who can sit upright, a typical stroller is not suitable for newborn babies. Additionally, strollers are usually lightweight, easily manoeuvrable, and foldable. They also come with a harness and safety belt. 

Convertible Prams/Strollers

Gone are the days where parents need to buy both a pram and a stroller. Convertible strollers are, as the name suggests, convertible, meaning they are suitable from birth right up to around four years of age, and with a few attachments can accommodate multiple children depending on your needs. Convertible strollers allow for a basinet attachment which will comfortably and safely move around a newborn baby with ease, up until they around 6 months of age. Once an infant can sit upright, the basinet can be switched out for a toddler seat which essentially transforms the pram into a typical stroller. 

How To Choose a Good Quality, Safe, And Reliable Convertible Pram?

When choosing or comparing a convertible stroller, it’s vital to look for important safety features including a five-point harness system and locking wheels. It should also be easy to manoeuvre, feature a large canopy for excellent UV protection and include all of the additional features you need to suit your lifestyle such as all-terrain wheels or a large storage basket. It’s also important to find a convertible pram that is made from high quality and sustainable materials so that it will last you for years and grow with your family. 

If you’re looking for a convertible pram that is incredibly stylish and has been designed to make life with a baby so much easier, you simply cannot go past a Joolz. Synonymous with luxury, the Joolz philosophy centres around positive design and every model has been carefully crafted to be safe, comfortable, and easy-to-fold and manoeuvre. Creating premium strollers and accessories that fit perfectly around your baby, and your family’s, needs, the Joolz brand utilises the finest materials that are sustainable, organic, and made to last. The perfect choice for families who want one pram/stroller that can do it all – if you would like to learn more about any of the Joolz models or to purchase yours today, get in touch with us online or find a stockist near you today.