1. Securing Your Pram
When your out and about, I often needed to leave my pram in public spaces where prams didn't fit or could access, such as the beach. Keeping a bike chain handy (left in my pram basket) meant that I could leave my pram without fear of it being stolen. It was also good if you're living in a non-secure building and leave your pram in the corridors.
Syneco Bicycle Lock available from Bunnings for $8
*image from www.bunnings.com.au*
2. Hooks for pram storage
This is particularly useful when living in small spaces. I used an ironing board over-the-door style hook that didn't require any drilling. You can purchase these types of hooks for around $7 from Howard's Storage World. Simply hand the axle bar or the handle bars of your pram, and your pram can be neatly stored and out of the way.
Overdoor Ironing Board Hook available from Howard's Storage World for $6.95
*image from www.hsw.com.au*
3. Keep dummies, toys and toddler cups in easy reach.
One of the most versatile baby toys are teething links. You can buy a pack of 24 from Kmart for only $6. Simply clip on a chain of about 6 links to the bumper bar or onto the harness of your pram. Then attach the other end to your baby's favourite toy, dummy, or sippy cup. No more lost toys and no more dropped dummies!
Bright Starts Lots of Links pack of 24 from Kmart for $6
4. When you are travelling.
If you're taking your pram on a plane, and it isn't small enough to take into the cabin with you, you will need to consider how to keep it clean and altogether so that parts don't get lost. Buy an oversize storage bag from any variety shop for around $2. They will fit most single prams inside it and keep it clean and dry to use for when you arrive at your destination. The same can also be applied to taking car seats with you.
5. Maximise your car boot space.
Simply wrap an octopus strap around the back of the seat's headrest, then wrap the strap around the pram to keep it upright and as compact as possible to allow for maximum space in your boot.
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6. Pram needing a bit of a clean?
For cleaning your wheels and pram frame, use a tire shine spray available from the car section of the supermarket. You'll be amazed at the difference before and after.
Armorall Tire Foam available from Supercheap Auto $9.99
7. Avoid Spilled Drinks
Along with many other uses, a back of the door shoe organiser can help keep your drinks upright in the pram. Simply cut 2 or 3 shoe compartments out, apply Velcro to the back, apply the alternate side of Velcro to the side of your pram basket and use the shoe compartments as cup holders. Inexpensive and effective.
Image from onecrazyhouse.com
8. Pram handle grip torn?
This is a common problem for prams that still have plenty of wear in them. Try wrapping tennis racket grip for a fresher handle bar.
Image from themoxiemama.com
9. Colour coded stickers.
We all know every pram is different especially when it comes to folding it up. For when other people need to use your pram, put colour coded stickers with numbers on the buttons to help guide those who are using your pram how to fold and unfold without breaking it!
Image from WhatsUpMoms @ Youtube
10. Combining the chores with the outings.
There is not a lot of time in the day to get all the chores done in the day. As a mum, one of the easiest multitasking hacks is being able to do your shopping before or after going to the playground. Your child will get their outing, then while they rest in the pram you can use a BuggyCart to allow you to get your grocery shopping done at the same time.
The BuggyCart™ The world-first shopping-cart for your pram
The BuggyCart™ is the world-first shopping-cart for your pram. It fits easily onto almost every single pram with adjustable straps. When not in use it folds up to fit into the bottom of your pram and can be used as a very handy tote bag. With a BuggyCart™ you will never need to wake your child during your grocery shop and you will never need to push a heavy, unsafe, unhygienic, trolley around a shopping centre again. Shopping is fun...