How long will my child fit in a pram?

For such tiny beings, babies sure do come with a lot of big things. One of those things is the pram. A pram is also one of the biggest financial investments you'll make when shopping for your newborn. We know it's a big purchase and we take the responsibility of transporting your little one VERY seriously. We also know there's a few other must-haves when shopping for bub, which is why at Babybee we ensure our products are long lasting, durable, safe, stylish and packed with excellent value.

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is how long their child will fit in the Babybee pram they're looking to buy. We design all of our products with longevity in mind so you can get most value from your buck, it's also why Babybee has one of the largest toddler seats available on the market (a larger seat = your child will fit in the pram longer).

Here, we'll run you through the exact sizes of our stroller seats compared to average size guides of Australian kids.

Age, weight and 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. Three-in-one models (prams like our ROVER3 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 a rapid 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 and 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

ROVER3 Seat Size


Seat weight limit:
20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 53cm

Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 56cm

Getting too tall? You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.

DUO2 Seat Size

Each seat weight limit: 20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 53cm

Max. head-height allowance (with canopy connectors shifted up): 63cm

Getting too tall? You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.

duo2 largest tandem pram toddler seat

Jessie: 3.5years, 97cm tall in our DUO2 model

Emmy: 4.5 years, 109cm tall in our original DUO model;

LUNA Seat Size

Emmy: 4.5 years, 109cm tall

Each seat weight limit: 20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 49cm

Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 75cm

Seat length when reclined: 92cm

Note: Fixed seat strollers like the LUNA typically have larger seats than reversible seat options. While the backboard height (49cm) may not appear to be extra tall, you have 75cm of space when seated and when reclined you'll find your little one's body moves forward slightly giving them extra room when laying down. Of all of our stroller options the LUNA has the largest seat as you can see from our 4.5 year old above!

Still got questions? Email us at hello@babybeeprams.com.au we're here to help!

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