If you are a parent that has a lot of time and also into “do it yourself” kind of work, then maybe customizing your baby’s pram is a right project for you. It will bring you back to the old days when strollers and prams are simple and straight forward but combining it with modern technology and innovations we have today. You can make your modernized stroller into an old school one without sacrificing safety and comfort for both parent and child. But first of all, you need to know what it is like to use these traditional prams.
We start with these old fashioned baby buggies. Surprisingly, these old types of stroller or buggies are still seen at some places today. These strollers have built-in spoked wheels and have enough storage space for all the baby gear that you will be taking with you and more for your stuff. These types of strollers work wonders for newborn babies. Some models even have removable carrying cots. But there are also downsides with these types of strollers because they are huge, hard to maneuver and sometimes even awkward. They are especially difficult to use around urban environments where its crowded and cramped. On top of all that, it doesn’t negotiate with obstacles well. But yet again, if the point is going old school then these strollers big, spacious and will give you that nostalgic feeling.
Next we have the traditional baby strollers. Some people call these as strollers that include everything plus the sink. These strollers vary from lightweight and easy to carry to gigantic and industrial grade models. The heavy duty, “ironman” models are built with spacious compartments, and it comes with plenty of space. In modern advancement, manufacturers included a built-in shock absorbers on all of its wheels. Since it is heavy duty, it can take a lot of wear and tear. But yet again, they are big. Sturdy and firm but still massive. It also comes with a few neat features like a snack tray, lots of storage for parent and baby gear, easy to fold with one hand, also easy to adjust seating for the baby for additional safety. Even better models are made to work all-in-one and can work as bassinets, and some will even fit as a car seat for your baby. These are called travel system strollers. It converts into car seats which makes one less thing to buy for your baby. But since they are very heavy, travelling with them can be tedious and sometimes difficult.
We also have umbrella strollers. They are named as such because of their handles that look like the ones you will find in an umbrella. These strollers, contrary to the traditional baby strollers are super lightweight and will not give you a hard time when you are travelling with your baby. Most, if not all umbrella strollers are easy to fold, but the ride can be a bit rough for the baby depending on what terrain you are on. Most parents use this as a spare stroller on top of their main one because it is relatively cheaper than most strollers.