16 of the best buggies suitable for a newborn

The best prams, pushchairs and lie-flat buggies suitable from birth

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  • Buggies that will cradle your newborn bundle

    From birth buggies are those that either feature a carrycotlie flat seat or a 2-in-1 carrycot that converts into the buggy seat.

    Lots of buggies are advertised as being suitable from the day of your baby's birth but many will require a carrycot that attaches to the chassis in order for your little one to lie flat.

    Newborns need to lie flat so that their lungs can develop and they can breath easily. A lie flat position is also essential for your baby’s spinal development because it will help spine growth and in time strengthen muscle tone.

    So we've picked the best pushchairs for new parents that'll keep infants comfy and secure... 

  • 1. Uppababy Vista, £779.99 - MadeForMums Awards Gold Winner

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in the price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £779.99

    Stylish, practical and multi-tasking, there's more than a few reasons the Uppababy Vista came out on top at this year's awards.

    Sleek and streamlined, it converts to a travel system with ease. Featuring a carrycot, which doubles up as safe overnight sleeping option, a reversible toddler seat, and the fact you can add another seat as your family grows - you'll never need another buggy. And with these standout looks, you won't want one.

    But it's the little extras that make it special too - the four wheel suspension enabling a smooth ride, the crease-proof extendable sunshade,  6 reclining positions and luxurious fabric - it's a deserved winner.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Uppababy Vista pushchair:

    “The Vista is a beautiful-looking pram. The quality is brilliant; the leather trim is fantastic and gives it a really luxurious feel.  It's easily manoeuvrable, feels very light, and going around corners is effortless. This meant my mum (who has bad arthritis in her hands) managed the Vista with no problem,” mum-of-two, Elizabeth

    “The UPPAbaby VISTA has one of the best carrycots, I have seen with its luxurious lining and superb padding,” mum-of-two, Ijeoma

    Here's the complete expert review of the Uppababy Vista buggy

    You can buy the Uppababy Vista at Uppababy, John Lewis and Amazon

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  • 2. Bugaboo Fox, £1,077 - MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: £130

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £1,077

    Touted as 'the most comfortable stroll' we can confirm that's not just for baby. This is Bugaboo's lightest push, which is saying something! The ultra-light frame and advanced all-wheel suspension makes for an effortless ride, wherever you are.

    And as is Bugaboo's style, the Fox is luxuriously designed, with customisable fabric colours to suit you and your lifestyle. Great extras include the generously-sized shopping basket, sumptuous carrycot and beautifully-designed and comfortable handle.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judge said about the Bugaboo Fox:

    “Lovely design - nice extendable handle and decent sized basket. Very easy to push. Stunning wood effect on the wheels, and very easy to collapse and fold,” mum-of-one, Claire.

    "I’ve heard so many people hail the virtues of their Bugaboo and I see what they mean with the Fox. If you want style and quality, don’t mind paying for it, then the Fox is ideal. It’s a slick looking buggy with the grit of off-road ride," mum-of-3 Melanie.

    You can buy the Bugaboo Fox from Natural Baby Shower, John Lewis and Pram Centre

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  • 3. iCandy Strawberry, £580.50 - MadeForMums Awards Joint Silver Winner

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in the price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £580.50

    iCandy has always been meticulous on the styling of their buggies, but fortunately never compromising on substance. The lightweight Strawberry is no exception. Slick and luxurious, using aeronautical technology and master engineering,  it makes for a smooth, comfortable ride.

    With a compact-fold carrycot that's suitable for overnight sleeping, which along with car-seat adaptors, is now included in the price, means the new Strawberry is a little more purse-friendly. Add in fantastic design extras include the Memory (TM) auto alignment, unique one-hand Step & Stand Fold(TM) action for easy handling, and the fact you can choose your own colour carrycot - and the appeal is evident.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about iCandy Strawberry:

    “A smooth ride, I really enjoyed pushing my little boy around in the Strawberry. He enjoyed facing me and facing outwards. It's so easy to remove the seat and switch around. I also like that you can lay baby back at the click of a button,” mum-of-one, Hanna

    “Great quality pram, good materials, great to push,” MFM Reviews Editor, Hazelann Williams

    Check out our review of the iCandy Strawberry

    You can buy the iCandy Strawberry at iCandy, The Baby Room and Pramworld

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  • 4. Diono Quantum, £500 - MadeForMums Awards Bronze Winner

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: No separate carrycot

    Travel system compatible: Yes             

    Total price of pushchair: £500

    The beauty of the Diono Quantum, and just one of the many reasons it's our bronze winner, is the unique 3-in-1 XL smart seat. Used from birth, the luxury bassinet converts into a toddler seat as your baby grows - so no seeking out extra storage space for a bulky carrycot.

    The XL reversible seat - to acommodate tall children - is a great feature, along with the four tier canopy, which we can safely say gives great coverage and ventilation. Other useful features include the 6-position handlebar, one-step brake and XL storage basket.

     What our MadeForMums Awards judge said about the Diono Quantum:

    “There's a lot to love about the Diono Quantum: its glamorous, sporty looks, huge hood and super-light frame to name a few. But what's really brilliant is that you get all you need for a newborn right up to 3 or 4 years of age for under £500 - and it couldn't be easier to convert from a pram to a buggy. I love the fact you just remove the sleek mattress and compress the seat unit with straps when you want to switch to seat mode,” mum-of-two, Anna

    You can buy the Dinono Quantum from Amazon, Diono and Precious Little One

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  • 5. Baby Jogger City Tour Lux, £379

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: £149

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £528

    A great choice for newborns, especially if you’re looking for a complete travel system. This pushchair has a reversible, lie-flat seat unit you can use from birth, so your little one can be parent or forward facing (handy once they’re sitting up and keen to see the world!). 

    All-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride on a variety of surfaces, and you can adjust the seat’s recline to several positions, depending on naptime.

    It’s lightweight and ultra-compact (just 22 x 53.5 x 67.5cm folded), and we love how easy it is to fold – singlehanded, with an auto-lock to keep it in place. Other parent-friendly features include a flip-flop friendly handbrake, and a super-sized hood with a peekaboo window and extra shade.

    You can buy the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux from John Lewis and The Baby Room

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  • 6. Babystyle Egg, £870

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: £179

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £870

    Set as a rival to the likes of the iCandy Peach and Bugaboo Cameleon, this high-end pushchair is a guaranteed head-turner.

    Suitable from birth to 15kg (approx 3 years) the buggy comes with a carrycot, making it ideal for newborns.  But it was the Egg's easy folding system, supreme comfort for little ones and great manoeuvrability that has seen it garner a fantastic (and very difficult to get) 5 out of 5 stars in our MFM review.

    Check out the review of the Babystyle Egg

    You can buy the Egg from Mothercare

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  • 7. Obaby Zeal, £350

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  Included in price

    Travel system compatible: Yes (with Obaby Zeal Group 0+ car seat - £69.99)

    Total price of pushchair: £350

    A really affordable, comfortable and versatile city umbrella-fold pushchair.  The Obaby Zeal 2-in-1 pushchair has come out as one of the best pushchairs for newborns because it ticks so many boxes; it’s a complete travel system, comes with a very comfortable carrycot and infant car seat, it’s great to push, stylish, and quite lightweight (7.6kg).

    You will get so much for your money (including a changing bag) if you buy the Obaby Zeal as it will last from birth to years, and you won’t even have to buy a second stroller as it already is one.

    See our full review of the OBaby Zeal here

    You can buy the Obaby Zeal from Amazon and Precious Little One

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  • 8. Mutsy i2 pushchair, £859

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in the price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £859

    The Mutsy i2 pushchair, formerly Igo, is elegant, light and sporty. An aluminium frame supports a comfortable ergonomic chair, which our reviewer said is 'leagues ahead of many of the prams I’ve had the pleasure of testing, thanks to its sleek look, and comfort for both me, and my four month-old baby.'

    The reclining backrest and footrest , removable canopy with viewing window, which can be enlarged - along with the reversible seat makes for an enjoyable, stress-free ride.

    You can buy the Mutsy i2 pushchair from Mutsy and Pram Centre

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  • 9. Britax Affinity 2, £675

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £140

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £675

    Equally great to push in the city and in the rough countryside, the Britax Affinity 2 feels lighter than it weighs (11kg).

    It has air-filled tyres and adjustable suspension, and a very large basket, and when our reviewer tested it she called the Affinity 2 “a really fab buggy. The whole family have enjoyed using it and, thanks to the new more stylish take on the classic travel system (by Britax’s standards) the Affinity 2 can really compete with the likes of Cosatto and iCandy.”  High praise indeed.

    Read our full review of the Britax Affinity 2 here.

    You can buy the Britax Affinity 2 from Samuel Johnston and Kiddies Kingdom

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  • 10. Redsbaby Jive, £480

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £585

    A brand new pushchair maker to the UK market, Redsbaby is an award-winning brand from Australia looking to take the UK by storm.  

    The Jive is Redsbaby’s show-stopper.  It comes with a carrycot that’s safe for babies to sleep in, has quite a compact fold and a huge 12kg basket.

    Suitable from birth to a very decent 20kg (around 4-5 years) the Jive also has puncture-proof tyres, is travel system compatible and is a convertible buggy, meaning it can be used as a single or a double. 

    Our full review of the Jive will be out soon, in the meantime check out these other convertible buggies.

    You can buy the Redsbaby Jive from Redsbaby

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  • 11. Silver Cross Wayfarer, £645

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £645

    It has long been the pram of choice for royalty, so we always expect the best from Silver Cross. Fortunately, the Wayfarer doesn't disappoint.

    A complete package from birth until your baby is walking independently, you'll find the chassis, luxurious carrycot and reversible seat - all at a surprisingly affordable price. Especially when you consider the high-grade aluminium finishes, eye-catching colours and four-way suspension.

    Our reviewer loves that the seat has three reclining positions you can adjust with a simple one-handed move. 'You can manoeuvre seamlessly when your baby is in the chair without disturbing their sleep.' Always a plus in our books...

    Read the full review of the Silver Cross Wayfarer here.

    You can buy the Wayfarer direct from Silver Cross, or from Amazon and John Lewis.

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  • 12. iCandy Peach, £979

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: £199

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £1178

    The iconic design that is iCandy is just as evident here in the Peach, but it's oh-so-practical too...

    A lightweight buggy featuring a world-facing and parent-facing seat, elevators to heighten the seat if necessary, adjustable handlebars, 6 different seat positions and all-round suspension - these are just some of the benefits of this sleek buggy for newborns. And let's not forget the one-hand fold. Our reviewer says:

    'The chassis can be folded with a push of the button in the middle of the handle bar, locked and then carried by the handy shoulder strap that attaches to the shopping basket. To unfold is just as easy; just flick the latch on the chassis and pull up the handle bar to click into place, it's a breeze!'

    Read our full review of the iCandy Peach here

    You can buy the iCandy Peach from John Lewis, Mothercare and Amazon

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  • 13. Mothercare Genie, £380

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  Included

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £380

    Mothercare’s Genie pushchair is versatile and great value too. The reversible seat unit converts to a lie-flat pram mode for newborns, right up to 15kg, and the front end of the pushchair can be pulled out to extend the size of the shopping basket.

    It works as a travel system, and you can even purchase a second seat to create a tandem pushchair if you’re welcoming a 2ndlittle passenger into the family. 

    Comes with cosytoes, chest pads, pram apron/liner and weathershield

    Read our full review of the Mothercare Genie here                                               

    You can buy the Mothercare Genie from Very and Mothercare

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  • 14. Joie Chrome, £350

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: £79.99

    Travel system compatible: Yes with iGemm car seat (£100)

    Total price of pushchair: £350

    This versatile, lie-flat, buggy and travel system has been a big hit with parents of newborns and toddlers - the Chrome Plus is compact and comfy and gets a thumbs up from for its easy-to-use fold and huge basket.

    And as it comes with a carrycot and Joie Gemm car seat it's great for newborns.

    Check out the Joie Chrome review

    You can buy the Joie Chrome from Argos, Baby Security and Joie Baby

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  • 15. Venicci Gusto, £650

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping:

    Additional cost of carrycot: Included in the price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £650

    From the stylish black gloss chassis and luxurious, comfortable carrycot, you'll also discover the Venicci Gusto is extremely practical too. All you need to see your baby through to toddlerhood, the buggy comes with chassis, carrycot, pushchair and accessories - all at a purse-friendly price.

    From its prestige range, this all-in-one travel system includes an optimised ventilation system, unique rocking mode, plush mattress, mosquito cover, changing bag, raincover, cup holde, car seat adaptors and more...phew!

    You can buy the Venicci Gusto from Venicci, Amazon and Pram World

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  • 16. Babyzen Yoyo (with infant cocoon), £544

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping:

    Additional cost of carrycot: £155 for newborn pack

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £544 with newborn pack included

    Renowned for its one-hand fold, this all-in-one travel system is for any parent on the go.

    Our reviewers Catherine Lea and Anna Richardson Taylor say: 'It travelled like a dream across flat, smooth pavements and was easily steered with one hand.'

    They went on to say: It’s clear to see that going on holiday is where the Yoyo would come into its own. Its compact size, one-handed folding action, shoulder strap and compliance with hand luggage requirements means it is bound to make travelling with a baby less stressful.'

    See the full review here

    You can buy the BabyZen Yoyo from John Lewis, Peppermint and Natural Baby Shower

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