Every parent has different needs, particularly when it comes to choosing the right baby kit. But sometimes it’s tricky to know what’s right for you. We round up the best pushchairs for taking your baby out and about.
With the potential to be the most expensive set of wheels you’ll ever buy after a car, there can be a lot of pressure to choose one of the best pushchairs on the market.
A product like this will get daily use, so try to see it as an investment, with many models built to see you through two or even three children.
Particular styles and colours will go out of stock if they’re popular choices so if you have your heart set on a particular brand, be safe and start your search around the 20-week mark – that way you’ll have plenty of time to get to grips with it, too.
Finally, make sure you know what you’re getting for the price; some come with a car seat, carrycot and seat, whereas others only offer the chassis and seat, and you don’t want to be faced with lots of additional charges.
Things to consider when buying a pushchair
• Do you want a travel system that you can attach the car seat to?
• What kind of terrain will you be using the pushchair on?
• Think about space restrictions – can you store it at home, and will it fit in your car?
• If you are planning on having children close in age, will it cater for a growing family?
• Does it work with your height? Some handlebars extend to different lengths, and some don’t extend at all.
• Does it sit within your budget?
Shopping Guide: Best Pushchairs to Buy Right Now
Just when we thought these strollers couldn’t get more deluxe, Silver Cross launches a collaboration with Princess Marie-Chantal. The hand-built coach pram has been reimagined with a vintage-inspired gloss body for a stunning lightweight finish, complete with the signature Silver Cross suspension. The luxurious grey flannel fabrics, hand-stitched tan leather handle and chrome chassis complete the look beautifully.
Marie-Chantal Kensington, £1,740.
The Lightweight Pushchair: Micralite ProFold
Weighing just 7kg, this really is a nifty little stroller. It’s also ultra-compact making it easy to fold down with just one hand. The Micralite ProFold has four-way suspension to ensure a comfy ride right from birth.
Micralite ProFold, £175
The All-Rounder: BabaBing! Raffi
The Raffi by British brand BabaBing! really does tick all the boxes. The carrycot with built-in cosy liner and airflow system offers a snug ride, while the one-hand quick fold is a doddle. Car seat adapters also included.
BabaBing! Raffi, £599.95
The Off-Roader: Out n About Nipper Sport
This rugged, sporty pushchair is available as either a single or a double. If you’re looking to go off-road or run with your buggy, then this is a must-have. The fixed front wheel offers maximum stability over rough terrainm while the large wheels guarentee a smooth ride for your baby.
Out n About Nipper Sport, £239.95
The Best Pushchair for Investment: Nuna Demi Gro
The smart design of the Nuna Demi Gro means it’s easy to convert from a single to a double or twin pushchair. The generous suspension makes it a smooth ride on bumpy terrain, while the all season seat is plush and cosy.
Nuna Demi Gro, from £600
A carrycot is used from birth, this allows baby to lie down and sleep.
The chassis is the frame of a pushchair.
Doubles are for twins or babies close in age, with two seats or two carrycots side by side.
Parent facing is when the seat is positioned facing the parent.
Seat units are used at around six months, once baby can support herself. Note that many now have lie-flat positions which means they can be used from birth.
Tandem – also referred to as inline pushchairs – means one seat behind the other.
A travel system is a type of pushchair that is compatible with a rear-facing car seat, which attaches to the chassis for ease of transportation when out of the car.
World facing is when the seat is looking out to see the world go by.