Guide to Prams and Strollers
The trick is to choose a pram that fits with your lifestyle so you can continue to enjoy all the things you used to enjoy with your baby. At Minimee we specialize in giving you the best selection of different prams that suit different lifestyle requirements and the knwoledge to help you decide which is best for you. Although we can give you the best advice in person, below is a starter's guide to navigating your way around the wold of prams. Come in store or call us on 1300 701 442 for more info
Metro Life & Cafe Culture
If you want to continue your café culture and want a pram that will help you navigate your way around café table, supermarket aisles and metro life situations these prams do it best:
Stokke Xplory: The best feature of this stroller has to be the high seat position - it has the highest seat position of all prams and strollers in the market. Breakfast, lunch or dinner outings at Cafe or restaurants are that much more enjoyable for both you and your baby/toddler as they gain some height being raised up by the Xplory seat.
Bugaboo Cameleon or Bugaboo Bee: No doubt you have heard the name Bugaboo bandied around the corridors of households with children! It is one of the most well known pram brands in the market and all for good reason. Bugaboo is a leader in the stroller market worldwide due to their innovativeness and their ability to provide products that are in line with new parent needs. If you live in metro areas, the clever nimble swivel wheels of the Bugbaoo Cameleon and Bugaboo Bee makes navigating through tight spots effortless
Mountain Buggy Swift : Best described as a three wheeler that has the smallest turning circle of all 3 wheelers making city life so much easier but also giving it some guts to give a good go of grassy hills and those pesky uneven footpath bumps!
Joolz Day: A relative newcomer to the stroller market but one of the best looking! It oozes European cool and also has an elevated seat making cafe and restaurants trips much easier
Outdoor All Terrain & Active Lifestyle
If you want to continue with jogging and running or walks over non pathed areas, these prams have the suspension you need to go the distance in your active lifestyle.
Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle : Mountain Buggy are one of the first stroller brands to design a stroller specifically made for all terrains and an outdoorsy lifestyle. The Mountain Buggy Jungle is a three wheeler that has features made to navigate all terrain.
Bugaboo Buffalo: For Bugaboo enthusiasts, the Bugaboo Buffalo provides an All terrain 4- wheel stroller option. Bugaboo Buffalo still has the unique Bugaboo styling but with some added oomph that makes for a very comfortable ride for both kids and pram pushers!
Bumbleride Indie : Bumbleride Indie is one of our favourite all terrain strollers due to it's large seat and it's weight. It is one of the lightest all terrain strollers on the market
Lightweight and Travel Strollers
Planning to take some short or long trips overseas or do you intend to use your pram for only small trips to the shops or friends/family’s places that involves constant in and out of the car activity? Then you probably only need a lightweight stroller. Strollers don’t have as much suspension in them and their wheels are not as rigorous – but if you only plan to use it sparingly, a stroller is the perfect solution.
Mountain Buggy Nano
Bugaboo Bee Stroller: The lightest and the most compact of the Bugaboo Stroller range, this stroller is fantastic to take on trips and easy to fold and unfold. Best part is it takes only a small space in the back of the car so you can still fit groceries along with it. For travellers, the Bugaboo Compact transport bag gives your stroller protection
Mountain Buggy Nano: The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is the most compact of our travel strollers and even comes with its own travel cover. It's the latest in the lightweight, go anywhere stroller that even fits in most overhead compartments on planes - although we recommend you check with your particular airline before travel.
Two Kids Close Together in Age
Double strollers have come a long way and here are the best of the best in Double strollers:
Phil&teds Classic, Phil&teds Explorer pram, Phil&teds Verve, Phil&teds Navigator, Phil&Teds Dot stroller and
This is the newest pram out from Bugaboo and has been very popular as it’s the only Bugaboo pram that converts from a single seat stroller, to a double seat for a newborn and toddler or for twins. This is how it works;
|Mountain Buggy Duo & Duet
The Mountain Buggy +one buggy offer great flexibility for using as either a toddler & newborn mode or for two toddlers. Alternatively the Mountain Buggy Duet takes two seats side by side and is super compact it is the same width as a single buggy!
And of course there is the larger Mountain Buggy Duo is another side by side stroller however is wider but does have a higher handle and larger wheels with rear suspension. Both can be used for two newborns or a newborn and a toddler or for two toddlers.
Toddler boards to fit all prams
The Free Rider by Mountain Buggy transfers a stroller board into a scooter in seconds (with not tools required!). It’s an easy and convenient solution for parents who want a fuss free family outing. The free rider definitely offers more value for money.
Phil & Teds: The entire Phil&teds range make allowances for adding an extra seat if child number two comes along before your first is ready to leave the pram! You do not have to purchase the second seat until the time comes. Choose from: Phil&teds Classic, Phil&teds Explorer pram, Phil&teds Verve, Phil&teds Navigator, Phil&Teds Dot stroller and Phil&teds Promenade. The Phil&teds Promenade is the most clever inline we have ever seen as the seat transforms into a lie flay bassinet without additional pieces. So you can also use it for twins if required
Bugaboo Donkey: Bugaboo Donkey converts from a single seat stroller, to a double seat for a newborn and toddler or for twins. This is how it works;
Bugaboo Donkey Mono (buying for the use of 1 child) this is a same set up as the Camelonhowever it has an extra side basket
Bugaboo Donkey Duo (buying for 2 children of different ages) you can use it as a Mono set up first and the second seat is included for when you are ready to use it for the toddler
Bugaboo Donkey Twin (buying for 2 children of the same age) is the ideal pram for twins!
Mountain Buggy Duet: The Mountain Buggy +one buggy offer great flexibility for using as either a toddler & newborn mode or for two toddlers. Alternatively the Mountain Buggy Duet takes two seats side by side and is super compact it is the same width as a single buggy! And of course there is the larger Mountain Buggy Duo is another side by side stroller however is wider but does have a higher handle and larger wheels with rear suspension. Both can be used for two newborns or a newborn and a toddler or for two toddlers.
Car to Pram Travel Systems
The last thing to think about is whether you want to have a Car Capsule travel system to work in with your pram. There are a number of options to choose from and you dont have to limit yourself to prams that make the capsule themselves to fit their prams (not many do them and those who do usually cant get them approved to be carried in Australia).
Maxi Cosi Mico Infant carrier fits:
Chicco Key Fit fits: