Expected Movement in your ROVER

Experiencing a slight wobble, shake or movement as you push your ROVER? A certain amount of movement as you push can be expected in all prams and strollers and we’ll take you through the contributing factors to this below.

Causes of movement in your ROVER

Frame movement

The ROVER frame has been designed to be as lightweight, yet sturdy as possible. This includes a number of moving joints which enable you to fold your pram. The movement in these joints allows the frame to absorb some shocks and jolts you'll experience when walking (especially over uneven terrain), but will also cause some movement in the frame whilst pushing. This is true of all prams, as you can see in the video below comparing frame movement in the Joolz Day, Bugaboo Cameleon and Babybee ROVER.

Seat/Bassinet Attachment Points:

The way the ROVER is engineered with the seat/bassinet connecting to a central position on the frame means that there will always be some degree of movement as you walk and push your pram. Rest assured this is completely normal and true of all 2-in-1 type prams.

The below video compares movement in the seat for both Babybe ROVER and Bugaboo Chameleon.


The wheels may also be contributing to the movement that you’re feeling. All detachable wheels will have a tolerance gap between the axle or wheel hub where they attach. You can feel this by tugging at your wheel when attached (it should move between 1-3mm).

Additionally, front swivel wheels by nature want to swivel. So, unless they are both touching the ground at exactly the same level at all times, they may start to swivel very slightly and then pull back into line and this slight movement can add a gentle rocking movement.

Watch the below video to see the normal amount of wheel tolerance and movement in wheels.

(Note: you should expect to see the rear wheels wobble or not look straight when spun fast on the axel pin. To achieve these speeds you'd need to be pushing at over 50km/hr. At walking pace this movement is barely noticeable.)

Overall Movement:

We’ve created a video below to show you common amounts of movement amongst leading stroller brands similar to the ROVER. You can see the amount of movement in the frames, wheels and connection points, as well as the amount of movement when pushing a child in the pram. As you’ll see, the actual movement when pushing a child is minimal (and often feels a lot greater than it looks, barely noticeable in a video).

Please rest assured that all of our prams (as well as those featured above) have been rigorously tested to comply with the Australian Standards for safety and durability with similar amounts of movement observed.

We've used a doll in these bassinets, please note that a heavier baby will rock more than our doll. This gentle shaking from side to side is tested for and completely safe. Let's hope you're one of the lucky parents whose bub enjoys it and it actually helps to rock them off to sleep!