Here, we have test results for 150 prams and strollers priced from $19 to $1699.
Through our rigorous testing, we reveal which prams are:
A pram or stroller is one of the important baby-related purchases you’ll make – get it wrong and you’re stuck with an expensive tank that doesn’t fit into your car's boot, or a lightweight trolley that tips over at the slightest road wobble.
And while size, style, and ease of use are important, ultimately it’s about your baby’s safety. All prams and strollers sold in Australia are required by law to meet certain sections of the Australian standard (AS/NZS 2088), and most manufacturers go further and have their prams certified to the full version of the standard.
See how we put our prams through their paces; not all of them make it out alive.
Many manufacturers test their strollers and prams to the 2000 or 2009 versions of the standard. However, there is an even more recent version, from 2013. Each revision has aimed to address recently identified hazards and improve on safety.
We test to and base our recommendations on the latest version of the pram standard, AS/NZS 2088:2013. While we recognise that manufacturers haven't had much time to adapt to the 2013 revision of the standard, this latest update is largely the same as the 2009 version, but introduces some important safety tests aimed at reducing strangulation risk from the harness.
You don't need to stop using prams that we've previously recommended based on the older versions of the standard. While mandatory requirements are still based on the 2000 version, we believe the new 2013 standard improves on safety, and we hope by basing our recommendations on this version, we'll encourage the industry to do likewise and encourage the regulatory bodies to update the mandatory requirements to the latest standard.
We've created two comparison tables, one with models that we've recently tested to the 2013 version and one with those tested to the 2000 and 2009 version of the standard.
Check our tables to see whether prams in the style you like and at the price point you're considering are also safe and durable.
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