Do you feel your baby is too old for the pram? Well, it could be true he or she has already outgrown it, and you should be thinking of discarding it. While a stroller makes life all-convenient for every mom, a time comes when you’ve got to put it aside for the sake of little one’s safety.
But when should you stop using a pram?
Just like kids clothes become tiny as the baby grows, so does the pram becomes less useful when the little one reaches a certain age. However, age isn’t the only factor that determines when one should discard the pram, several other factors would require you to do this.
While there isn’t a specific age as to when you should stop using a pushchair, your baby may just tell you it’s time to get them off this special place. As a parent, it’s important to be keen on the child’s development and respond as soon as you notice the signs.
Here are some factors to consider.
In most cases, we don’t have age limits for the use of prams. We have prams for different ages, and, therefore, the age limit may not be so clear. However, most prams can go up to 18 to 24 months, after which, it’s not easy to find ones that suggest age limits of 2 years and beyond. So, we can put it at approximately 24 months, but that’s not the age limit. You can stop using the pram as earlier as you wish.
Children grow at different rates, and you may just realize that your baby has outgrown the stroller as early as 12 months. Usually, taller children are at a disadvantage as there isn’t a stroller made specifically for tall children. So, if you realize that the pram can no longer accommodate your baby’s height, it’s time to throw it away even if the baby is below 18 months.
When it comes to weight, it might not be so clear to tell if your child is too heavy for the pram. Usually, the minimum weight limit for a pram, according to the safety standards, is 5 pounds. While there isn’t a maximum age requirement, different strollers have varying weight limits. Some may carry up to 30 pounds, while others can go up to 50 lbs. So, check the weight specification for your stroller.
It’s important to consider your baby’s development when deciding whether to stop using a stroller or not. Your baby may baby could be 2 already, or looking taller than some of his age mates, but he may not be skilled enough to walk on his own. Therefore, make sure your little one can walk properly without falling too much, before weaning them off the four-wheeled carriage for a baby.
Take time to go through these important points before weaning your baby off the pram.