One of the most frequently asked questions our Customer Service team receive is how long, and what ages and sizes are our pram/ stroller seats suited to.
This question is commonly asked with good reason - considering your pram is one of the biggest financial investments you will make when having a child, you want to ensure you will get the biggest bang from your buck!
That's why Babybee has one of the largest toddler seats available on the market and in this article, we will run you through the exact sizes of our stroller seats compared to average size guides of Aussie kids!
Age, Weight & Seat Sizes
The Babybee range
The current Babybee range is suitable for use from birth (with the bassinet or cocoon) up to around 3-4 years in the seat, depending on how tall your child grows. In order to balance stroller size, weight and usability, the seats are designed to fit the average Australian 3-year-old, up to 20kg in weight and comply with all Australian Safety Standards.
When it comes to stroller seat sizes, fixed seat strollers (like our LUNA) and joggers often have the largest seats; however, don’t have the functionality or flexibility of being able to face in both directions. 3 in 1 models (prams like our ROVER or DUO2 models that accommodate a capsule, bassinet and seat on the frame, all capable of facing either direction) typically have a slightly more compact seat, due to their design and in order to balance overall size and weight.
Notes about children's growth
Babies and toddlers grow at very inconsistent rates, with their torsos growing faster to begin with and then slowing as their legs grow at an amazing rate! For those that see their 10-month old nearing the top of the seat, it’s extremely likely that they will stay at that point on the seat for quite a while. On average, babies grow approximately 25cm from 0-12months, 13cm from 1-2 years, 9cm a year from 2-3 years and 5cm a year from 3 years to puberty.
Average weights & heights of Australian children
At 3 years of age, even the heaviest of boys (yellow line is top percentile, light blue is average) only weighs 17kg. With the average 3-year-old girl being 13kg and highest percentile only 15kg.
At 3 years of age, even the tallest of boys (yellow line is top percentile, light blue is average) is 103cm. With the average 3-year-old boy being 95cm.
SOURCE: Developed by the National Centre for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2000) http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts