It can be one of the most expensive purchases you'll make before having a baby, so it's important to know that your pram or pushchair is worth the investment. As well as safety and ease of use, you'll want to consider how easy it is to fold down and store away, and also how long it will last your little one.
What you choose is very much dependent on the age of your child; it is advised for newborns to lie flat in a pram until they are around six months old, and you'll find that most adaptable prams and pushchairs have a two-in-one system that can be converted into a reclining seat once your baby is old enough.
Meanwhile, if you are having twins or are expecting another addition to your family, you'll want a double pram or double stroller that will safely transport your growing brood without being too heavy or difficult to use. Overwhelmed? You needn't be. We've rounded up some of the best prams, pushchairs and double prams below…
Best prams and pushchairs
Bugaboo Fox 5
Bugaboo's latest edition, the Bugaboo Fox 5, is the all-terrain pushchair offering the best ride in the Bugaboo range. The brand is royally approved, by the Duchess of Sussex who reportedly invested in the Bugaboo Fox for baby Archie back in 2019, and it's easy to see why. Not only is it super stylish and available in a variety of colours, it offers a huge range of benefits from one-hand operation, lightweight but sturdy frame, suitable from newborn to toddler with the beautiful carrycot from birth. The newest edition to the Bugaboo range is packed with premium features that elevate the strolling experience for parents and children alike.
Joolz Aer+ buggy
We can't get enough of the Aer+ buggy from Joolz. Stylish yet super compact and handy, it's everything a mumma on the go needs to make her life that little bit easier; and all mothers know how important that is.
This handy stroller is ideal for families that love to travel with their precious cargo in tow. The comfy pram is super lightweight, folds up like a dream and best of all, is aeroplane compatible. The ergonomic seat is impressively efficient and comfortable, too. We especially love the fact it has a raincover and comes housed in a chic travel pouch, too.
Micralite GetGo Travel System
Just launched is the latest travel system from Micralite, the GetGo, dubbed "the pushchair to make parenting easier."
Available in a rainbow of new colours, including pink and green, the GetGo is ideal for those who want to customise their pushchair to meet their needs and style. Suitable from birth (with the carrycot) to up to four-years-old, the GetGo grows with your child thanks to its reversible, multi-recline seat and the four-wheel suspension makes it one smooth ride for baby or toddler.
And as every parent knows, buggy storage is key and this comes with a large 5kg basket big enough for all your bits and bobs.
What's more, the GetGo can be buddied with the brand's new Cosy Pod, overnight sleeping carrycot or Silver Cross Dream i-Size infant carrier and is car seat compatible too.
Buy now and take advantage of the Micralite Autumn sale offer - you'll get a free cosy pod and mittens included
The iCandy Core is the ultimate investment for your baby, providing everything they need from birth to four years. The sleek seat unit reclines to a "lie-flat" position for your newborn in the early months of their life, meaning a separate carrycot is not needed – saving precious money and storage space!
Meanwhile, features including a one-handed fold mechanism makes this compact pushchair ideal for on-the-go, while the multi-mode chassis and two wheel sets allow parents to adjust the Core to any terrain – whether you're pounding the city pavements or enjoying a country stroll.
With the stylish aesthetic we've come to know and love from iCandy, paired with functional features including an integrated ride-on board, an SPF 50+ canopy and the ability to convert it to a full travel system, it's a true must-have.
RRP: £995 (Core stroller only)
RRP: £1,280 (Core stroller and carrycot)
RRP: £1,450 (Core bundle)
Joolz x Filling Pieces Limited Edition Geo3 pushchair
Looking for something a little more unique for your little one? This truly limited edition collaboration between Joolz and Filling Pieces for you.
Featuring sustainable fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles, every pushchair is adorned with hand designed patches, and even comes with a pair of matching baby sneakers for the most adorable combination.
With only 100 of their varsity-inspired Geo3 pushchair available in the UK, and 1,700 for sale worldwide, you'll want to snap up yours as soon as you can to avoid missing out.
Stokke® Xplory® X Signature Stroller
You'll certainly turn heads with Stokke's latest pram, the Stokke® Xplory® X Signature, which features a gold-printed black hood and matching bag, and a striking gold chassis. But it's more than just a fashion statement or chic baby accessory.
As with each stroller from the Scandinavian maker, the new Signature pram has its iconic high seat (higher than other brands on the market), bringing baby and parent closer to each other to promote bonding, which is at the heart of Stokke's ethos. The stroller also has 360-degree swivel wheels making it incredibly easy to push around and ensuring a smooth ride. Plus, it comes with additional accessories, like the newborn carrycot, extra changing bag, rain cover, and car seat adapters.
Olivia Wilde, Chrissy Teigen, Rochelle Humes, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alesha Dixon and Jennifer Connelly are just some celebrities who have been spotted pushing their Stokke.
iCandy Peach 7 Pushchair and Carry Cot
iCandy was the pushchair of choice for Mike and Zara Tindall, who were ambassadors for the brand when they welcomed their daughters Mia and Lena. The bundle from the new Peach 7 collection comprises a newborn carrycot with a luxury fleece lining that is also suitable for overnight sleeping, as well as a pushchair for when baby is a little older.
Mixing convenience and style, some handy features of the Peach include the carry strap, a compact one-handed fold, a spacious 44-litre basket, an SPF50+ canopy as well as a leatherette handlebar and matching bumper bar.
For those who want to future proof for their expanding family, the Peach also converts into a twin or double pushchair and has an integrated ride-on board for older children.
There's lots to love about the BABYZEN YOYO² pushchair, especially if you live in a city or are planning a holiday or weekend away. Just ask Ed Sheeran who's been spotted using it with his second child.
It's one of the most popular buggies for city life or travelling, simply because of its weight and size. At just 6.2kg in the six months plus version, the YOYO² has a new premium handlebar in faux leather, a new universal buckle that's easier to touch and handle, plus a new harness strap that's more flexible and softer to carry.
Not only is it a lightweight model that works on all surfaces, but the YOYO² also easily stores and travels as a carry-on bag - perfect for holidays abroad with your little one. It's one of the few pushchairs you can take on an airplane as hand luggage.
Compatible with the YOYO+ newborn pack available to buy separately, you can easily convert the pushchair from an everyday road-facing stroller to a lie-flat parent-facing pushchair suitable for newborn babies for ultimate ease.
Bugaboo Fox 2
The Duchess of Sussex reportedly invested in the Bugaboo Fox for baby Archie back in 2019, and it's easy to see why. It comes with a carrycot and stroller, making it suitable from newborn up to 22kg, but it also boasts advanced suspension for all terrains including mud, sand and snow, so it is ideal for active parents.
You'll also benefit from two folding configurations for easy storage at home or in your car, along with an XXL sun canopy with an integrated breezy panel that's ideal for warmer days.
Silver Cross Reef
The Duchess of Cambridge, meanwhile, favoured a Silver Cross pram for her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. One of the newest additions to the brand's extensive range is the Silver Cross Reef, which is available in Earth, Neptune and Orbit colourways.
This model has the elegant style you know and expect from Silver Cross, but with functional features such as the new genius magnetic harness (a game-changer when you're short on time), a one-handed fold that means your pushchair is tidied away in seconds, a vegan leather bumper bar, and a UPF50+ sun sail that attaches directly to the canopy.
The Reef is particularly eco-friendly too, using sustainable outer fabrics woven with yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, there are 35 plastic bottles in Reef's seat unit and 12 in the newborn carrycot, which also happens to be overnight sleeping approved.
Strada 4-piece starter bundle
Millie Mackintosh used Mamas & Papas' Strada pushchair for her daughter Sienna when she was a baby and now almost certainly for baby Aurelia too, and it's easy to see why she loves it so much. The compact design has a small and lightweight frame, with a carrycot available for newborns, as well as a fully upright seat that is suitable for children up to 15kg.
Additional handy features include an easy-to-access basket, a peekaboo window that allows you to keep an eye on your baby, and the fact it can fit with your travel system when used with Strada adaptors.
Nuna Mixx 5-piece pushchair bundle
A favourite brand of the likes of Eva Longoria, Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner, the Nuna Mixx pushchair bundle not only offers a carrycot for newborns and reclining seat, but it also comes complete with all of your newborn and toddler travel essentials and a pushchair, carrycot, carrier, adaptor and base.
Ickle Bubba Stomp V3
Considered the hero product from affordable brand Ickle Bubba, the Stomp V3 is an all-rounder pushchair suited for both city life and country lanes. Weighing in at just 7.1kg, the Stomp features large puncture proof tyres and dual suspension creating a smooth ride on all terrains.
Bundles start from £449 and include a pushchair, carrycot, rain cover, foot muff, seat liner and two sun shades, while more comprehensive bundles also include a car seat, changing mat and changing bag.
Best double prams
Nuna Demi Grow Single/Double Stroller
Be ready for the stroll ahead with the Nuna Demi grow pushchair. With an all-season seat, swanky storage system, and the ability to expand to a double — the DEMI grow really is the perfect stroller.
The impressive 33 different modes make for clever convertibility, so whether it's one child or two, they will be able to ride in comfort and style.
Baby Jogger City Mini 2 double pushchair
Active parents will love this Baby Jogger double pushchair, which is suitable from birth up to 22kg for each child, with carrycots available separately to transform the lightweight frame into a double pram.
The innovative design allows for easy handling, while it also has a quick compact fold so it can be stored away easily at home without taking up valuable space.
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