I think you have to do what makes you feel most comfortable. I agree with others that it would be a good idea to teach your little one about road safety, but I see no harm in having a pram if that will make you feel better. You may find that you don't use it for very long though. I still occasionally put my DS3 in the pram and carry bubba in a carrier, but mostly when I know we have a big day out ahead of us. DS3 is a very good walker and has gone on hour+ long walks before, but can get easily distracted, so if I want to walk at a reasonable pace, I take the pram as well and can put him in it for a while.