A pushchair is an essential item when you are expecting a baby. Many people get confused between baby pushchairs, prams, buggys, strollers and travel systems.
Pushchairs are normally suitable from around 6 months or when your child can sit up. Some seat units can lie completely flat and will be suitable from birth. If it’s not included you can normally add a carrycot onto the frame of your pushchair which is what people call prams. With some pushchairs and prams you can also reverse the seat unit so that baby can face you or face the world on your walks. A buggy also refers to baby prams and pushchairs.
What is the best pushchair?
When customers visit us this is the most popular question. Unfortunately there is no straight answer as it depends on your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a pushchair. There have been dramatic changes in pushchairs in recent years with fascinating features and functionality.
Things to think about:
Do you want the possibility to transform your buggy into a double buggy? Some of the biggest brands for pushchairs like Uppababy, Joolz, Bugaboo and iCandy have designed their baby buggys to be adaptable to change into a double buggy if you have two small children or if you have twins. The brand new Phil&Teds Range is easy adaptable and saves you buying a double pushchair if you do have second baby in the future. For twins the Mountain Buggy Duet would be one of the most popular.
All-terrain pushchairs – If you enjoy mountain walks or live in the country you may want an all-terrain buggy. These are great for the outdoors as they usually have bigger wheels and good suspension for a smooth ride across bumpy ground.
Will you travel a lot with your pram? If so, the size is very important. You will want something lightweight and compact like the Cosatto Woosh XL. It is a great travel pushchair which you can add a carrycot onto to make it a newborn pram. Another great feature to look out for in the carrycot/bassinet is if it is an overnight sleeper as this is great for travelling in the first few months as it saves on bring a travel cot for baby. The Uppababy Vista has this feature.
Size of your boot and home – always check the dimensions of the pushchair you want to make sure you won’t have any problems fitting it in and out of the car and it won’t take up too much space at home.
Is it easy to fold and use? Functionality is key! You need something that is easy to use and fold. Some pushchairs even have a one-handed fold like the iCandy Peach.
Storage space – big on shopping? Check the storage baskets to ensure you will fit in everything for baby and for you!
As you can see there is a lot to think about. Here at Eurobaby we have a wide variety of pushchairs to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Browse through our prams online for cheap buggys, travel prams and the best pushchairs from the top brands.