Buying your first pushchair

buying your first pushchair

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  • What to look for

    Things to look out for

    • Adjustable handles
    • A lightweight design
    • A lie-flat cocoon or carrycot
    • Reversible seat
    • Size - when it's folded or 'parked'
    • Easy to lift, fold and fit in the boot of your car
    • Accessories - does the price include a raincover, pram cover/cosytoes and shopping basket?
  • Silver Cross Surf


    Air-sprung suspension, reversible forward- and rearward-facing seat unit, and 'babynest' cocoon for lie-flat position and height-adjustable handles. Apron, seat liner, parasol, raincover and insect net are included. Option to add Ventura Plus car seat (+£115)

    Cost: £500

  • Mima Xari


    Cocoon seat pad unzips to become carrycot, reversible seat, two-height positions, pivoted hood, compact and easy to fold, even with seat in position. Option to add Maxi Cosi CabrioFix car seat (+£125)

    Cost: £850

  • Bugaboo Cameleon


    Multi-terrain chassis and reversible seat unit. Includes canopy, carrycot, mosquito net, raincover and underseat bag. Option to add Maxi Cosi CabrioFix car seat (+£125)

    Cost: £839

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  • Stokke Xplory High Stroller


    Height-adjustable forward- and rearward-facing seat and handle. Includes canopy, blanket, raincover, mosquito net and wind cover. Option to add iZisleep BeSafe car seat (+£255)

    Cost: £869

  • Jane Trider


    All-terrain three-wheeler with reversible seat unit, lightweiht chassis, puncture-proof tyres, height-adjustable handle, handbrake on handlebar. Compatible with Jane's Pro-Fix system, including carrycot (+£115) and car seats (from +£155)

    Cost £469.99

  • Phil&Teds Explorer


    One-hand fold and seat recline, plus contoured seat. Includes hood with sun visor, shopping basket and seat liner. Option to add cocoon carrycot (+£57) and Maxi Cosi CabrioFix car seat (+£125)

    Cost £459

  • Britax B-Smart


    'Click & Go' adaptors fpr car seat or carrycot; forward- and rearward-facing seat unit, adjustable height handle and compact fold

    Cost £329.99

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  • Petite Star Kurvi


    Reversible seat unit, plus folds to become pramette, height-adjustable handle. Includes cosytoes, raincover, apron and change bag.

    Cost £375

  • Maxi Cosi Elea


    Baby nest, carry handle, forward- and rearward-facing seat, height adjustable handle and lie-flat seat. Option to add Maxi Cosi CabrioFix car seat (+£125)

    Cost £400

  • Babystyle Oyster


    Narrow chassis width, reversible seat unit, four-wheel suspension, reclining seat, extendable hood and sun canopy with integral UV sunshade, and height-adjustable handle. Option to add carrycot (+£109) and either an Oyster (+£79) or Maxi Cosi CabrioFix car seat (+£125)

    Cost £220

Last updated on 20 October 2011