Pram Strap
6 mo.
Pram Strap
Hello Helen

I am afraid that I have another question for you!

I would just like to ask about the baby's motor skills in relation to the use of a pram strap. Our daughter is now able to sit up on her own. She is mostly lying on her back without moving around too much. She is 6 months old. Is it all right to start using a pram strap by now even though it does not yet seem to be necessary? You never know ...

Could you also advise us as to the best pram strap to use, and what should we pay special attention to?

Thank you in advance:-)

Helen Hansen

Hello again

It is generally recommended to start using a pram strap when your baby is approx. 6 months old, as the baby at this age usually is able to turn from tummy to back and from back to tummy. From the lying position the baby will often be able to pull herself up to a sitting position. Besides, it is quite all right for the baby to sit up in the pram, to be able to look out when you are out for a stroll.

A pram strap should be furnished with a back and there is very often also a front, for the strap to be tightened around the body as a vest. The strap should be adjustable around the shoulders as well as the waist for the strap to be as tight as possible. It is also very important that the strap is tightened to the bottom of the pram.

Choose a pram strap approved by The Danish Institute for Informative Labelling, thus you will be sure that the product in general has been tested and approved.

You might find it advantageous to use a strap with a click-lock - also straps with zips are avaiable. In my experience I find it more practical and easier to use a click-lock, as the baby not very often is as patient as you would prefer ... :o)

I hope you find my advice useful, and I wish you and your daughter the best of luck:o)

Kind regards,

Helen Hansen