Ask Babybee: How long will my child fit in a pram?

One of the most frequently asked questions our Customer Service team receive is how long, and what ages and sizes are our pram/ stroller seats suited to.

This question is commonly asked with good reason - considering your pram is one of the biggest financial investments you will make when having a child, you want to ensure you will get the biggest bang from your buck!

That's why Babybee has one of the largest toddler seats available on the market and in this article, we will run you through the exact sizes of our stroller seats compared to average size guides of Aussie kids!

Age, Weight & Seat Sizes

The Babybee range

The current Babybee range is suitable for use from birth (with the bassinet or cocoon) up to around 3-4 years in the seat, depending on how tall your child grows. In order to balance stroller size, weight and usability, the seats are designed to fit the average Australian 3-year-old, up to 20kg in weight and comply with all Australian Safety Standards.

When it comes to stroller seat sizes, fixed seat strollers (like our LUNA) and joggers often have the largest seats; however, don’t have the functionality or flexibility of being able to face in both directions. 3 in 1 models (prams like our ROVER or DUO2models that accommodate a capsule, bassinet and seat on the frame, all capable of facing either direction) typically have a slightly more compact seat, due to their design and in order to balance overall size and weight.

Notes about children's growth

Babies and toddlers grow at very inconsistent rates, with their torsos growing faster to begin with and then slowing as their legs grow at an amazing rate! For those that see their 10-month old nearing the top of the seat, it’s extremely likely that they will stay at that point on the seat for quite a while. On average, babies grow approximately 25cm from 0-12months, 13cm from 1-2 years, 9cm a year from 2-3 years and 5cm a year from 3 years to puberty.

Average weights & heights of Australian children

At 3 years of age, even the heaviest of boys (yellow line is top percentile, light blue is average) only weighs 17kg. With the average 3-year-old girl being 13kg and highest percentile only 15kg.

At 3 years of age, even the tallest of boys (yellow line is top percentile, light blue is average) is 103cm. With the average 3-year-old boy being 95cm.

SOURCE: Developed by the National Centre for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2000) http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts

ROVER 2019 Seat Size

babybee rover large seat size - baby

Poppy: 20 months, 86cm tall

babybee rover large toddler seat

Emmy: 4.5 years, 109cm tall

Seat weight limit:20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 52cm

Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 56cm

Getting too tall? You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.

DUO2Seat Size

Each seat weight limit:20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 54cm

Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 59cm

Getting too tall? You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.

duo2 largest tandem pram toddler seat

Jessie: 3.5years, 97cm tall in our DUO2 model

Emmy: 4.5 years, 109cm tall in our original DUO model;

DUO2 VS DUO

Our original DUO model came with a smaller, more compact stroller seat that was best suited for use with children under 3 years of age.

DUO2

Each seat weight limit:20kg
Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 54cm
Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 59cm

DUO

Each seat weight limit:20kg
Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 50cm
Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open): 55cm

LUNA Seat Size

Emmy: 4.5 years, 109cm tall

Each seat weight limit: 20kg

Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 49cm

Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open):65cm

Note: fixed seat strollers like the LUNA typically have larger seats than reversible seat options. Whilst the backboard height (49cm) may not appear to be extra tall, you have 65cm of space when seated and when reclined you'll find your little one's body moves forward slightly giving them extra room when laying down. Of all of our stroller options the LUNA has the largest seat as you can see from our 4.5 year old above!


ROVER 2017 (discontinued)

Seat weight limit: 20kg
Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard):47cm
Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open):51cm
Getting too tall?You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.


COMET plus (discontinued)

Seat weight limit:20kg
Seat back length (from seat to top of the backboard): 48cm
Max. head-height allowance (with the canopy open):55cm
Getting too tall?You can move the canopy connectors higher up the frame to give them a little more room under the canopy.

Still got questions? Email us at hello@babybeeprams.com.au we're here to help!

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