Few decisions are as critical to a new mum as choosing a pram. It’s your mode of transport when you have a baby on board, and there is a huge difference between an average and a great pram. Now if you are only at the beginning of your search and have no idea the difference between a pram and stroller, a pram is a bassinet-style format and a stroller is for a seated position. That said, they are pretty interchangeable terms.
We are lucky enough to have decided on the Redsbaby Metro 3, so read on for an honest Redsbaby pram review.
Types of prams and strollers
Before we get into the Redsbaby pram review, let’s discuss the types of prams available. There are lots of different types of prams and strollers, and they are going to appeal to different types of parents. When looking for the best prams in Australia in 2022 and beyond, it’s important to think about your lifestyle. Do you think you will have one or more children, will you be walking off terrain, will exercising with your baby? Consider these factors so you make a future-proof decision for your family.
Best baby prams in Australia will belong to all these types:
- Normal strollers
- Jogging strollers
- All-terrain strollers
- Double strollers
- Travel strollers
The Redsbaby Metro appealed to our family for its versatility, so let’s get into the description of the pram so you can decide if this Redsbaby pram review can inform your decision.
8 best features of the Redsbaby Metro pram
If you are deep in your search for the best pram in Australia, then you probably have lots of models and facts in your mind. Here is a clear list of the best 8 features of the Redsbaby Metro pram to simplify your research and hone your Redsbaby pram review search.
1. It’s a lightweight pram
The Redsbaby Metro 3 is a light 6.9kg. There is nothing worse than having to lug a heavy pram through an airport or having to pick it up one million times to put it in the boot. The Redsbaby Metro weighs very little, so you won’t feel bad having a friend or family member help out with the pram. This is also an important factor as our little ones come with lots of other accessories and bags.
2. A great range of pram accessories
Accessories can make all the difference, and you don’t want to be without them. The Redsbaby accessories that we received with the pram were the Rain Cover, UPF50+ Sun & Sleep Shades (Bassinet + Seat), Cup Holder, Car Sunshades and Accessory Pouch.
We did have to buy the cup holder and pram clips, but there does not seem to be a pram that offers those things with the pram itself.
3. It’s an Australian made pram
The team of Reds baby pram designers are all based in Australia, and that’s why you will see events located around the country where parents can test out the prams and get a feel for which model will best suit their needs. It also makes returns easier when they can be facilitated from any state in Australia.
Many reviews have also said that Reds baby prams are made in such a way that the materials are optimal for hot weather as well as cool winds, accommodating a range of Australian weather.
4. It’s a compact pram, making it a great travel pram
The compact fold makes this one of the best travel prams around, and when it is fully folded the seat is still upright. You don’t have to remove any parts, just simply fold. If you have a small car or plan on travelling on a plane, this is the best travel pram to choose. We also love that this pram can easily move through a shopping aisle and other spaces that are tight.
5. Generous basket space
One of the top things we have seen in other Redsbaby pram Metro reviews is that the basket space is big enough to take on groceries and all those baby bag essentials. Not only is the basket wide and deep, but it can take 10kg. You can access the Redsbaby pram basket from the front and the back – making for very easy access.
6. Durable wheels
Do not choose a pram that has wheels that can be punctured. This is another headache that you do not need, and the Redsbaby Metro pram has puncture-proof wheels. They are hard, durable and large in design so that you can go off-road on those times you need to detour. The front wheels can also swivel 360 degrees when required.
7. Breathable mesh feature
Are they too hot? Are they too cold? It’s these questions that a parent asks every single day. The Redsbaby Metro pram has breathable materials throughout, with an additional extension canopy that means you can lift it and let some airflow in – while still not disturbing baby if they are asleep. There are also zip panels on the side that can let additional air flow in.
Prams also come with the Redsbaby UPF50+ Sun & Sleep Shade which you can fold around the pram and diffuse those sun rays!
8. Compatible with major baby capsule brands
Every parent dreads the transition from car to the pram, but the Redsbaby Metro3 features a convenient travel system that allows for a seamless transition every time.
The Redsbaby capsule compatibility is also optimal, with most major brands working with the Metro. Your pram will have Redsbaby capsule compatibility with Britax (although you will need Redsbaby bassinet adaptors), the Maxi-Cosi pram, and the Joie and Nuna capsule (you will require the Maxi-Cosi Capsule Adaptors).
Redsbaby pram review – why we love the Metro 3 Redsbaby pram
Don’t be fooled by the sleek website and cool functionality, as Redsbaby is still a local Australian family-owned business. The company was formed in 2013 by Meagan and Brett, Aussie parents who wanted to create a pram that suited their needs and what they assumed would be the needs of other Australian families. Now the company has grown to employ designers and other creatives from different corners of Australia. You might not read about this in any Redsbaby pram review – but it was special to us.
Knowing that Reds baby is an Australian and a family-owned business might not be the driving force behind your decision-making process, but if you are comparing two brands this might be a little nudge you need and you might choose to support the successful Australian brand.
The Redsbaby Metro 2 was priced at about $749 when it launched in 2019 and is now replaced by the Redsbaby Metro 3 which was released in February 2020 and is priced at $849. Not surprisingly, the Metro 3 has a greater Redsbaby pram review. Check it out on their website and be sure to round out this Redsbaby pram review with an online demonstration!
Are you still on the fence over which is the best pram of 2022 for you? Be sure to read lots of Redsbaby pram reviews to inform your choice.
You can find more kids and home articles here on the Around Melbourne blog!