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    Default Rough ground - walking with a pram

    I walk my son to daycare 3 days a week as i still not up to driving there.

    A fair part of the walk is over rough uneven ground, bumps, gravel etc as there is no footpath & council refuse to install one.

    The only other way to get to daycare is to cross at a really busy roundabout where no-one indicates & its exceptionally dangerous, we've almost been hit by cars 3 times cause people dont know how to indicate correctly. So its safer to go the other way where there is no footpath.

    I dont have a pram with suspension.

    My son puts his head right forwards to look around constantly, even though the pram is completely upright. Is the really rough ride likely to hurt his neck??

    And is the rough ground likely to damage my pram??

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    Your son will be fine but it may rough up the pram wheels a little bit.

    I don't drive either and my pram gets used like a 4WD if you will, we are always going over rough ground and rocks, it still works fine.

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    If it hurt his neck he wouldn't do it and/or cry so I would not worry about that. Babies/kids are super flexible too so what might hurt you doesn't do much to a kid.

    As for the pram being damaged - it shouldn't. I always drive my pram over rough terrain (gravel etc) and nothing bad has happened to it at all. Maybe just a bit dusty!

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    He will be right. Try to see if you can find a good 2nd hand pram that is good for rough terrain. The baby jogger prams are amazing and have extra large hood for the sun.

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    He will be fine!
    It might trash your pram a little but if its the way you feel more comfortable as you don't like a roundabout its no drama.

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    Pushing the pram on rough terrain was one of the things I used to do to settle my second child when she was a baby, it worked a treat. As another poster has said, if it was uncomfortable or harming your baby you would know and he wouldn't continue to put his head out etc.

    Does your pram have pneumatic tyres Op? I'm thinking that because you have no suspension, pneumatic tyres will help to not damage your pram as much.


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    No it doesnt just plastic wheels


 

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