Buggies & Strollers >
These are lightweight, compact and have a great easy fold mechanism - theyre perfect for easy storage on holiday or nipping down to the shops. Lots of strollers have multi position lie-back so your little tot can have a snooze while youre on the move. Youll need to check the age suitability on these as some are only suitable for 6 months and up.
A pushchair is more substantial than a stroller, but not as bulky as a pram. These come with lots of accessories and you can have fun adding matching items. In summer months youll need to think about sunshades, mosquito nets and parasols, while in winter you can add foot muffs and rain covers.
Travel Systems >
This is your all-in-one, do everything option - taking your baby from birth right through to toddler this is the perfect buy when youre watching your budget. These pushchairs give you the flexibility to have forward or rear facing and many of them can be used as a pram by adding a carry cot. The biggest plus is that you can use them with a car seat with one easy click - just check that the adaptors are included.
These are a more traditional option but with some modern tweaks! You can adapt these to be parent or forward facing, and they give you more opportunity to interact with your little one. Lots of pushchairs can be converted into prams so its worth considering one of these for more flexibility. All prams are suitable from birth.
Twins & Tandems >
If youve got two small children or twins these are
the best option for you - buggies are a popular
choice for carrying your double trouble side by
side, and many models feature independent
recline and separate hoods.
Tandems feature two seats one behind the other - one seat is usually from birth but there are lots of options to choose from. Some allow you to but the second seat separately, with mix and match combinations for carrycots and car seats, just check whats included before you buy.
When youre out shopping or trying to cram in a quick coffee with friends youre going to need something a little more nippy that you can fold down in the boot or stroll onto the bus or train. Look out for pushchairs that are lightweight and easy to put up or down.
When youre heading down to the local park or a little further afield a sturdy pushchair is ideal. You can take all the essentials you need for a day out and use them with a carrycot or car seat. There are so many options to choose from and you can tailor them to suit you and your baby.
Its never been easier to include baby on your days out - look out for pushchairs that are designed to go off-road, they let you tackle more uneven pathways and terrains without baby getting jiggled about. The wheels are often a lot sturdier and the suspension is designed to be more robust, countryside here we come!
When youre jetting off you need a pushchair thats easily adaptable and comes with plenty of accessories to suit all weathers. Look at options that collapse down as neatly as possible so theyre easy to pack (or stash on a plane) and opt for a model that includes all the essentials like a sunshade, parasol, pram bag and rain cover.
Second Pushchair >
So when your family gets bigger youve got to have more transport options, luckily there are plenty of ways to accommodate two children while youre out and about. You can either choose a lighter weight stroller that lets your tots sit side by side or you can choose an option that lets you add additional seating. That way you wont have the nightmare of having to contain a toddler on foot while pushing a baby!
3 Wheelers >
Nippy urban buggies with 3 wheels make it so much easier to get round when the terrains a little rough. They have amazing stability and look pretty cool too, plus the suspension gives baby a smooth ride even when youre hitting some bumps.
Parent Facing Pushchair >
Baby loves to see you, and these options mean you can interact as you go. Lots of prams and pushchairs give you the option to do both, so if baby needs a little quiet time you can adjust and give you both some peace and quiet. These are also great if you need to do a quick feed on the move.
Adjustable Handle Height >
This is one of the most important features when choosing your baby transport, it really does help when youve got family and friends helping out, Lots of pushchairs and buggies let you adjust the handle bar height, most are adjustable with a quick click.
Compatible with Car Seat >
Many pushchairs are car seat compatible, enabling your Infant car seat (Group 0+) to click onto your pushchair (that means you wont have to wake baby!) Always check your car seat and pushchair compatibility and check if separate adapters are needed. It is recommended that you dont keep new-borns in car seats for more than 2 hours.
Compatible with Carrycot >
In a similar way to car seat compatibility, many pushchairs can fit a carrycot. Check if your pushchair is carry cot compatible and is included or purchased separately. Some pushchairs convert into a carrycot using clips - often referred to as a pramette.
These allow you to carry your tot and collapse the pushchair with one easy movement so you dont have to struggle. New technology and designs have made many pushchairs a one hand fold. Some also come with an auto lock system for ease.
Full Recline >
When its nap time, its nap time! Make sure youre baby has the option to enjoy 40 winks in comfort by choosing a pram or pushchair that allows them to settle back in full recline. These are perfect for days out when youre not going to be heading home anytime soon, baby gets to enjoy the view but also give you a little peace!
Always read the
before using for the
Always use the harness provided to secure your child in the seat.
Show anyone else wholl
be using the pushchair
how to open and fold
and how to use the
brakes and securely
fasten your little one in.
Always use the brake whenever you are stopped and ensure it is firmly locked.
Keep your pushchair cleaned and lubricated for maximum performance - rinse the wheels and locks often so they dont get clogged with dirt.
Never adjust your pushchair while your child or baby is inside and never leave them in the pushchair unattended.
We know its tempting,
but dont overload the
handles with bags of
shopping - this can cause
the pushchair to topple
over with baby inside.
Check the weight limit of your pushchair - using over this limit may affect the stability.
Pushchairs without a full recline are only suitable from 6 months.
So youve picked your perfect pushchair, now you just need the accessories to go with it! Have fun creating a look that suits your style, or look out for finishing touches thatll make your life easier - weve got lots to choose from! Dont forget to check whats already included with your pushchair.
These allow you to adjust the shade depending on where the sun is. Sunshades and mosquito nets can also be used to protect your little one, especially when travelling abroad. In addition to your parasol or sunshade remember to always use a high factor sun cream.
Footmuffs and Liners >
Keep baby as snug as a bug with beautifully soft liners and footmuffs. You can choose from all kinds of stylish options and theyre designed to keep your baby perfectly cosy even on the coldest days. Make sure you check compatibility with your pushchair.
Buggy Boards >
These ride-on platforms fit to the back of your pram or pushchair and allow your other little tot to jump on board. Its the perfect solution for tired toddlers and stress free days out! Make sure you check compatibility with your pushchair.
Changing Bags >
There are so many options to choose from now, you can pretty much accessorise to suit your look - just make sure the essentials are all there, plenty of space for changes of clothes, nappies and wipes plus a fold down changing mat and feeding equipment.