Our Mumz Guide has everything you need to know about prams, pushchairs & buggies Looking for the best wheels for your new baby? With hundreds to choose from it may seem overwhelming at first, but that’s where we come in. Mumzworld wants to help you choose the perfect stroller for you, your baby, your lifestyle and your budget.
All your prams, pushchairs & buggie questions answered:
Out and about
Do you travel by car?
Travel systems make life easier and quicker with a car seat that simply clicks on to your pushchair frame. Plus you can transport your sleepy baby from car to chassis without waking him up. Travel systems tend to be bigger than regular pushchairs so check the folded dimensions will fit in your boot.
Do you travel by public transport?
If buses, trains and planes are big in your life think compact and lightweight. Choose a buggy or stroller with a carry handle and one-hand steering and folding – it makes life easier, trust us! Bear in mind that baby needs to lie flat for the first six months so if you have a newborn you’ll need a full recline model.
Do you do lots of walking?
You’ll need a sturdy pushchair that’s up to the job. If you’re tall, choose a model with adjustable handles. For navigating city streets a lightweight model with swivel wheels is best. On rougher ground your baby will thank you for an all-terrain model with suspension and lockable or fixed wheels. And if you’re an all-weather walker choose a warm pushchair with a footmuff included.
Will your pushchair fit?
Remember to check how big your hallway is and how wide your doorway is. If you need to squeeze your pushchair into an elevator or small car boot do check the dimensions.
Do you have steps?
Don’t forget that you’ll have baby in one arm, bag over your shoulder (keys in your mouth…) so lightweight and collapsible are key considerations.
Short on storage space?
If space is at a premium a compact pushchair that’s freestanding when folded will be a lot less cumbersome than a sturdy travel system. If space isn’t an issue a travel system or pram is ideal so you don’t have to disturb a sleeping baby when returning home. and finally…
Which accessories are included?
Check whether the car seat, raincover, Cosytoes and sunshade are included or whether you can buy separately to customise your wheels.
Is your family growing?
If you’re thinking baby-making thoughts it’s worth investing in a sturdy model that will go the distance. Also consider a pushchair with the option to add a double kit so your children can ride in tandem.
Do you really love it?
Read the online reviews, watch the product videos, take it for a spin, check (and double check) you can fold it… you’ll be spending a lot of time with your pushchair so it has to be absolutely right.
your pram, pushchair & buggy options
Twins, Doubles, Triplets
Tandem strollers are great for twins or moms with two children close in age.
your pram, pushchair & buggy accessories
Travel system adaptors
Ride on boards
Prams and pushchair toys