Prams and strollers can be very convenient – they let you get out and about with your baby. Here are some tips to help you choose and use prams and strollers safely.Buying safe prams and strollers: tipsIf you’re buying a new pram or stroller, the first thing is to check that it meets Singapore’s Consumer Goods Safety Requirements. Look for the Consumer Goods Safety label and ask the retailer if you’re not sure.Here are more tips to help you make sure you’re buying a safe pram or stroller for your baby:
Using prams and strollers safely: tipsWhen you’re out and about with your baby in a pram or stroller, a few simple precautions will help keep your little one safe:
Getting around safely with prams and strollersWith these extra safety tips, you and your child will be good to go:
If your baby falls asleep in the pram, either watch him or move him to a cot. It’s dangerous to leave a child unattended in a pram or stroller, even when he’s asleep. He could wriggle and make the pram tip over. This could lead to suffocation or strangulation in the pram’s folds or gaps.Injuries from prams and strollersMany children need hospital treatment every year for an injury related to a pram or stroller.Tipping over is the most common cause of pram-related injuries. Even the sturdiest pram can be in danger of tipping over if you hook heavy bags over the handles.Runaway prams also cause injuries.The types of injuries that have occurred include:
When you stop, check that safety locks are secure and the brakes are on. Wriggling children can start the wheels rolling again, so supervise your child and keep a hand on the pram when your child is in it. When holding the pram, it’s a good idea to use the safety strap.