With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, the idea of a baby carriage is already starting to become popular.
But before you get all excited about it, here are a few things to know about how it works and how it can be used for a good start.
How do you set up your own baby carriage?
You can buy an automated baby carriage from a range of online retailers, but it’s important to be aware that it will require a little planning and the necessary equipment.
You will need a suitable base to attach your baby carriage to, as well as a suitable set of wheels.
If you’re planning to use it for a longer period of time, you will need to consider a set of childproof baby carriers for the child, as they will need protection against sudden movement and accidental spills.
What kind of child carriage is recommended?
Baby carriage should be suitable for use by both young and old children.
The recommended size for a toddler is around 3.5 metres (10ft).
Baby carriage can be mounted on a dolly or a carriage wheel, and can be attached to a wall or a floor with a childproof cradle.
For older children, a toddler can be carried in a baby carrier, or a baby carousel, which can also be used to play in.
A dolly can also support a baby, as can a carousel or roller, as long as they are in the right place.
When should you use an automated carriage?
If you want to get your baby into the carriage safely, you need to ensure you have a suitable baby carriage.
When a child gets into the car, you should ensure the carriage is firmly attached to the child by holding onto the carriage wheel and using your hands to secure the carriage to the floor.
Be careful not to accidentally break the carriage by slipping, as it can easily fall over or over the edge.
How many children should be allowed in a carriage?
It is recommended that there be two children per carriage, as this helps reduce accidents.
You can also leave two children in a car for up to an hour, or more, if the child can be safely in the carriage.
What should I do if my child falls asleep?
If your child is sleeping in the car at any time, be sure to give them some time to fall asleep.
They should not be left in the buggy for more than 20 minutes.
How to clean a carriage You can wash your carriage in the bath or shower before washing it in the washing machine, or in a hot wash basin or bucket.
The carriage should also be wiped down with water or soap, as there is an increased risk of germs coming into contact with the baby carriage and causing diarrhoea and other infections.
You may also want to check that the carriage has been cleaned and sanitised regularly.
Should I buy a baby buggy?
It’s important that you ensure that your buggy is suitable for your child, and that you choose one with a suitable weight for the carriages height.
You should also consider the size of the buggy to determine how big the baby should be.
This can be a matter of preference, as older children are typically taller than younger children.
How can I find out more about automatic baby carriages?
If there is a special event on the day of your visit to a nursery or kindergarten, there may be special information to share on the website of the nursery or school.
You might be interested in: A list of childcare providers in Australia, and a list of providers in Queensland and NSW