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    thanks for the replies i was intending to strap him in so don't everyone freak out at once, just curious i guess. i wasn't sure on everyones views as none of my friends have kids.

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    My pram doesn't have straps, and by pram I mean the bassinet component. And it's not old either.

    And I think the OP asked the question because she genuinely didn't know the answer. Don't think she needs to be told her question was weird. This sort of response, in my experience, discourages people from asking questions when they should be asked.

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    I always used the straps. I didn't want him sliding down to the bottom of the pram or falling out if something happened. Also it's good to get them used to it for when they are older and don't want to be in the pram. So much easier if they are used to being strapped in every time

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    One time I needed ds (12 months at the time) to sit in his pram for 30 seconds while I paid for something. So I say him in there without the straps, pram against my legs. Well 5 seconds in and he was sitting on my feet. He slid under the belly bar.

    But yes, I ALWAYS use the straps, even for 30 seconds...

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    I didn't strap my girl in once ...she was about 9 months old..was going over sand on back wheels (bugaboo)..she fell out into sand..mouth full of sand....was fine though....but I felt horrible....

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    I think strap them in that way they are use to it, so by the time they get to that age they want to stand and explore (an grab things from shelves at shopping centers without you realizing!! Embarrassing!!) they are stuck and can't get out sounds harsh but I'd rather them by tied in than having store alarms going off every time you leave lol

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    I can admit I've never given it a thought, and would probably have gone without using the straps when babe was newborn, except a friend told me on the weekend that she was standing in a mall rocking pram back and forth while chatting to an acquaintance and her newborn gradually slipped out the front of the pram without her noticing until she ran over him with the pram! (he wasn't hurt, but she felt horrible!)

    OP, perfectly reasonable question, and tbh shows you've thought some aspects through better than I!

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    I am also a brake nazi..... No matter for how long you stop for always put the brake on!
    In a second the pram can roll away from you even if you don't think there is much of a slope or hill.
    I always tell my DH off when he forgets!

    Remember those chilling videos on the news of the prams rolling onto railway tracks, roads and once even into a pond!!!!

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    brakes are definitely a good idea, we were at the local market one day when a pram came flying down a hill in our direction DH stopped it and we seen the parents turn around in bewilderment as to why there was no pram where they had left it., needless to say they were quite shocked and I bet they used their pram brake from then on.

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    Please use the straps, they are there for a reason! I am a brake nazi too, and now a tether strap nazi 😃 When I had dd the tether straps weren't compulsory so my strider didnt have one. I went out and bought one when ds was born as I had visions of stopping to deal with dd and the pram rolling off. Turns out my vision was spot on, there have been a number of times when dd has fallen over and I've instinctively gone to rescue her and let go of the pram, luckily I had the tether strap on. Also bit paranoid these days of going a***e over t*t when walking down the steep hill to kindy 😊


 

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