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Pram Exercises

Snapping back to your ideal weight is a journey, so why not add some extra exercises whilst out and about with bub!

Alana Toohill runs awesome pram exercise classes, so we asked her to put together some exercises that you can try with your Babybee ROVER!


Can be done with or without holding onto the pram, but I find it's a great way to chat and interact with your little one while exercising. Make sure to keep your legs parallel and hip width apart, providing you with the most optimal position for postnatal exercise.


either lunge steps while walking, or the pram can be braked and you can do them stationary. Making sure to keep your back straight, front leg should be at a 90° angle and your back leg should be in a straight line under your body. The pram offers stability when braked, and a fun way to move and exercise with bub if you are doing lunge steps while walking. (8 lunge steps, then normal walking for 20 seconds, and repeat)

Knee lifts:

- another great exercise while walking. Holding onto the pram, lifting 1 knee up between your body and the pram. Try to keep your knee at a 90° angle, and pull your belly button towards your spine ensuring your back is straight. (8 knee lifts, normal walking for 20 seconds and repeat)

Barre work:

Of course the pram handle makes the perfect height for a Barre! You can do either A front leg raise or side leg raise. Keeping up tall and straight, lifting your leg to the front or side (in parallel) and you can slowly push yourself to hold your leg up longer, or gradually get higher, offering a better workout each time you change it up.


it is always important to stretch and cool down after exercising. Stretching out your quadriceps is great, and really helpful to use the pram to support your balance. I also like to lean towards the pram, doing a reaching lateral side and lower back stretch, and this is another great way to lean in and chat with your little one.  

Running and walking:

I am 174cm and find that I can comfortably walk or run with the pram. My feet never make contact with the bottom bar where the brake is, and the extendable handle offers a comfortable height for me to push. My hubby is 210cm and he can also comfortably walk or run with the pram as well which is great!

What to look for in a pram, a Dad's point of view

After scrolling through the various social apps to find information on how men approach pram shopping, it became apparent to us, the distinct lack of dads giving advice to other dads, a space that is becoming increasingly saturated by mothers; in a good way, it seemed far too important to ignore.

We reached out to some Babybee dad's to get their opinion on what you should be keeping top of mind when hunting for the perfect set of wheels for your family: hubby shared his favourite features of the ROVER.

"From a busy dad of 2's point of view, the ROVER is easy to assemble (took literally 2 minutes) is extremely lightweight and is an easily manoeuvrable, a one-handed 'move about town kind of pram'. everything is one touch, which is great for a dad that doesn't listen to instructions!

@meetthestruthers hubby Byron, shared his favourite features of the DUO.

"As a growing family that is always out and about, it's most important to us to have a practical pram that folds up easily and that makes our outings as smooth as possible, fitting in the boot with the bikes, the scooters, the picnic rig and the beach toys! "

Anthony, (the other half of @mamma_and_edison) said that he loves that the Rover comes with frees accessories especially the cup holders (otherwise known as bottle holders) in the handlebar bag!

He also loves that he can clip the capsules straight from the car into the pram, but most of all he loves how well the pram handles off paths, on grass and gravel.

How to Clean a Pram | Top Tips for Maintaining Your Pram or Stroller

Top tips for Cleaning, Servicing and maintaining your Pram or Stroller

Think of your pram like a vehicle. You clean your car when it gets dirty to prevent rust on the exterior and smells and stains on the interior, and you need to do the same for your pram. Your child eats, sleeps, plays, and explores the world from their own little seat, so you want to make sure that it stays clean and tidy. There are a few things you can do to keep your pram in tip-top condition and ensure you keep on rollin 

Cleaning and Servicing:

If you want your pram to remain in good condition and last as long as possible, you’ll need to take good care of it. This means regular maintenance, as well as a recommended twice a year ‘Deep Clean’.  

Here’s how!

Step 1: Read your manual

Most prams will come equipped with a manual which will outlines basic care instructions and will often provide information on how to remove components specific to your pram for cleaning and upkeep. 

Step 2: Remove and clean accessories

Generally, fabric components such as seat liners can be machine washed on a delicate or “wool” setting (no more than 30°C) with mild detergent and then dried flat in the shade.  

Give any plastic accessories a good wash in warm soapy water, rinse and leave to dry out of the sun.  

Step 3: Bust the dust

Give your pram a good vacuum and/or a brush down to remove dirt, dust and the inevitable biscuit crumbs that accumulate over time. Using a soft toothbrush is a good way to ensure you get into all the nooks and crannies, especially into any moving parts and joints.

Take special care to clean out:

  • Inside the front and rear wheel hubs and around where the brake connects to the wheel;
  • In and around the folding joints (also do this with the frame collapsed);
  • The handlebar (if telescopic, where the frame slides in and out);
  • The seat recline latch;
  • The safety harness buckle;
  • Belly bar sockets;
  • Canopy connectors (where your canopy connects to the frame)
  • And finally, in and around any buttons.  

Step 4: Wipe down

With a soft sponge or cloth in warm water and mild detergent, give your pram a thorough clean from top to toe.  

Stubborn stains: For particularly bad stains you might like to try a solution of either 50/50 white vinegar and water, or white vinegar and bi-carb soda. Apply with a spray bottle or as a paste and leave for a few minutes. Scrub thoroughly then rinse well with clean water. Please note that this may affect the colour of the fabric (but it might be a better alternative than the stain… your call!)

Mould: Clove oil is a natural option to remove mould. Add a cap full into a spray bottle, add 2tbsp of salt, fill the bottle with warm water, spray it on and give it a good scrub to loosen those mould spores. Leave for 1 hour then with a cloth and bucket of warm water, thoroughly wet and wipe down the surface ensuring you completely remove all traces of mould and the cleaning solution.  

Clove oil can leave brown streaks on fabrics and can cause allergic reactions in some people. Alternatively mix three parts white vinegar to two parts water and 2tbsp of salt in a spray bottle (or make a paste) and wet the entire area affected by mould and continue with the same process.  

Please note: this process may affect the colour of the fabric and the foam inside your seat and canopy (but again, it’s a better alternative to buying a new pram!)

Step 5: Wheels

Remove the wheels and using the same cleaning solution, give the wheels a good scrub with a hard brush. Be careful to remove all dirt and build-up around the wheel hub. 

Step 6: Air dry

Your pram will need to be left open to dry completely in a dry, well ventilated place that’s not in direct sunlight.  

Step 7: Moving Parts

Inspect the locking devices, brakes, harness, catches, joints and fixtures to ensure they are secure, moving freely and in fully working order.  

If any parts of the pram have become stiff, difficult to operate or begin to squeak, try a light application of a sprayable silicone lubricant, ensuring that it penetrates between the components. Take care as excessive application may encourage the build-up of dirt.  

Ensure children are not present when spraying the pram or allowing it to dry. Do so outside. Ensure you only use minimal product and wipe away excess solution before use.  

Regular light lubrication of moving parts will also extend the life of your pram so you might like to do this as a preventative measure.  

WARNING! Do not use any lubricant other than those specifically marked as a ‘Silicone Lubricant’
(for example, DO NOT use the standard WD40 as doing so can deteriorate the plastic parts of your pram and also attract dirt and dust). We recommend WD-40 SPECIALIST Silicon Lubricant or SCA Silicone Spray available from Supercheap Auto, Bunnings and most hardware stores. 

Step 8: Touch-ups

Once dry, if you have a black frame that is particularly scratched. You may like to use a touch-up paint to improve its appearance. You can purchase a Dupli-Color Touch-up Paint Pen from the spare parts page of our website to do this.  

Preventing Rust and Mould:

After exposure to wet or damp conditions, leave the pram fully opened in a warm, well ventilated environment to prevent rust and mould. If really wet, you may also need to dry with a soft, lint free cloth. Left damp, it will encourage mildew or rust to form, damaging the pram.  

Seat salt can also encourage rust to form. After trips to the beach always give the metal parts of your pram a wipe down with warm water. The then towel or cloth dry before leaving open to fully dry in a warm, well ventilated environment.  

Preventing Structural Damage:

Do not leave your pram in cars on days of extreme heat or near any heat source or fire.
Do not store the stroller with heavy items on top of it.  
Store the pram in a dry, well- ventilated and safe place.  
To avoid colour fade, do not leave the pram in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.

Spare Parts:

It’s important to replace any broken or missing parts to your pram to ensure it’s compliant with the Australian Safety Standards. Most pram manufactures will sell separate spare parts to replace damaged or lost parts as you need them.

To purchase any Babybee spare parts click on your model below





Prams are moving vehicles and the rigours of everyday #parentlife can wreak havoc on them, but with a little TLC and regular maintenance, you can ensure your wheels keep rolling for many years to come. 

If you have any questions about cleaning or maintaining, the team at Babybee are always ready and willing to offer our advice.

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