15 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. Obaby Zeal, £169.99 - MadeForMums Awards Gold winner newborn pushchair under £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £60

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

    Total price of pushchair: £229.99

    A really affordable, comfortable and versatile city umbrella-fold pushchair.  The Obaby Zeal 2-in-1 pushchair has come out on top as the best pushchair for newborns because it ticks so many boxes; it’s a complete travel system, it 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. 

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Obaby Zeal 2-in-1 pushchair:

    “Lightweight pushchair, good for first-time mums, and well suited to those living in towns and cities. It might not be suitable for a country walk but it's great for nipping around busy city streets. I really like the fact it includes a carrycot, making it parent-facing, and also handy that the lining can be detached and put in the washing machine.” Mum of 1, Claire.

    “Fantastic value system which would genuinely last from newborn until pre-school. The carrycot is an inspired addition to a traditional umbrella fold and is well thought out with good padding, zip off cover and cosy apron. An excellent option for town and city families and included extras like car seat, changing bag and cosy toes make it a really good value buy.”  Mum of 2, Magda.

    You can read the full review on the Obaby Zeal here

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  • 2. Mutsy Igo pushchair, £550 – MadeForMums Awards Gold winner newborn pushchair over £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £200

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £750

    A luxurious and multi-functional buggy system that can be used from birth with the carrycot to 15kg, which is around 3 years. 

    Despite being a sturdy pushchair, the Mutsy Igo folds down surprisingly small and incredibly easily, but it’s the quality of every aspect of this buggy that makes it stand out.  Easily a rival of designer brands like Bugaboo, Joolz and iCandy, the Mutsy Igo oozes style and excellence.  

    Travel system compatible, when using the car seat adapters, it’ll fit the Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus, Pebble and Cabriofix, the Kiddy Evolution Pro 2, Evo-luna i-size, the Cybex: Aton, Aton 4, Aton Q, the Besafe: iZi Go (X1), iZi Go Modular and the Mutsy Safe2go car seats.   

    Our MFM reviewer called it “enormously practical, from taking both kids out either using the step-up board for the pre-school run, to dashing around the shops with either my two-year-old or four-month old, it’s proved ideal and a pleasure to use in everyday life.” 

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Mutsy Igo pushchair:

    “This stroller is life changing!  The fact that the seat can stay intact when folded and unfolded means that the usual two stage (chassis up then attach the seat) set up is no more. The Mutsy Igo took me less than half hour to learn how to put it up and down with very basic picture instructions. The pure edition color grey with tan leather handles makes the product appear even more expensive. The Mutsy folds up small and in one action! I love the magnetic feature of the inserts this makes washing them much less of a chore not having to worry about zips or poppers. My only comments would be that the 5-point harness is a little stiff this could be because it is new but it was not as smooth running as the other aspects of the stroller. The extendable hood and peekaboo hatch make this ideal for any trip abroad combined with the compactness off the stroller when folded.  I did try out the carry cot and again love the magnetic element of the fabrics again very easy to connect to the stroller and the gap in the hood handle makes it very easy to transport. The basket at the bottom could be bigger I note on the design there is some kind of mesh guard under the foot rest I am sure this is there for a reason but this seems like it could be used for extra basket space. Overall I love this pushchair and do think its value for money without a doubt,” Mum of 1, Leonna

    “Outstanding quality buggy, with incredibly compact fold with seat attached. High-end carrycot, with comfortable mattress, luxurious but durable fabrics and decent size. Well-made chassis that looks stylish with the brushed chrome finish, smooth to push but could be used on rough terrain, thanks to large wheels. Love the Eco aspect of the recycled fabrics, this is one luxurious ride for a newborn!”  Mum of 3, Helen.

    Check out the full review of the Mutsy Igo here

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  • 3. Cosatto Yo 2, £265 - MadeForMums Awards Silver winner newborn pushchair under £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No, does not have a carrycot, but seat does lie flat

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £0

    Travel system compatible: No

    Total price of pushchair: £265

    Cosatto is on a mission to save the world from boring baby stuff, and there’s no way in the world you could call Cosatto’s bold pushchair designs bland.

    Far from being products that are pretty to look at, the Bolton-based company makes functional, reasonably-priced buggies, car seats highchairs and other baby products.  And the Yo 2 is no different. 

    Suitable from birth up to 15 kg, which is around 3 years, the Yo2 doesn’t come with a carrycot, but it has one of the flattest lie-flat seats we’ve ever seen in a stroller.  The Cosatto Yo2 is also fantastic to push, has an adjustable leg rest and reasonably light (8.8kg).   When you consider the price, it’s a great deal.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Cosatto Yo2 pushchair:

    “The Yo 2 looks fantastic. It really stands out from the crowd. But it's not just style over substance. It's super comfy for the little one, and is really padded with a big hood that's great for sleeping. It's good for parents too, as it steers and handles really well.  Some buggies have to be lifted to turn a corner but this steers brilliantly. It's a good investment for the price as it looks like it'll last a long time. I'd recommend it to friends and buy it myself!” Dad of 2, Anthony.

    “Nice and sturdy feeling for a lightweight stroller, it’s easy-to-fold and does actually lie flat so you don't need carrycot.  The handles may not be my cup of tea (angled wrong way) but overall it’s great value given all the extras included.” Mum of 3, Helen.

    Here's the complete expert review of the Cosatto Yo 2 buggy. 

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  • 4. UPPAbaby Cruz, £529.99 - MadeForMums Awards Silver winner newborn pushchair over £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £219

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £748.99

    A much-loved celeb favorite, the UPPAbaby Cruz is the lighter and smaller version of the UPPAbaby Vista and great for parents living in the city who use public transport and like to venture for wild walks in a local park. 

    Suitable from birth to 15kg, around 3 years, the carrycot of the Cruz is suitable for overnight sleeping and can be used as a travel cot, if you wanted to.  The pushchair is also quite compact when folded and can be used with the UPPAbaby Cruz buggy board, to fit a toddler on the back.

    Our MFM reviewer called the Cruz “a stylish, practical and modern buggy that lives up to its claims. It offers a smooth ride and is very comfy for your baby or toddler and looks like it is built to last with great detailing.”

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the UPPAbaby Cruz pushchair:

    “I love this pushchair!  Uppababy seem to have thought of everything; the Cruz is so easy-to-use and comfortable for both baby and parents.  And with the option to add a buggy board, you can easily see years of use out of it.” Mum of 2, Janet.

    “Incredibly easy-to-use, with intuitive, simple fold, and huge basket! Carrycot is expensive at £220 extra, but every element is high quality. Manoeuvrability is excellent, and its slim design is good for city use. Extending handlebar, moving footrest and easy to remove bumper bar all great features.” Mum of 2, Magda.

    “Very intuitive to fold, great basket, good brake and nice-to-push.  The seat unit seems narrow but could just be sleekness of design! Carrycot is really plush and suitable for overnight sleeping (so no need for a Moses basket). Buckles on seat unit pretty fiddly, but well-designed buggy that allows you to fit a buggy board (but that’s at an extra cost).” Mum of 3, Helen.

    We’ve got the complete review of the UPPAbaby Cruz with all the pros and cons.

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  • 5. Graco Evo, £299.99 - MadeForMums Awards Bronze winner newborn pushchair under £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £109.99

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £379.98

    The Graco Evo is an easy-to-use, reasonably cheap pushchair, that’s travel system compatible, suitable from birth to 15kg and is really nice to push. 

    A stand-out feature for the pushcart is its folding action, it’s fast and super easy.  And while the pushchair isn’t the lightest (9.5kg) it is functional and will suits parents looking for an understated buggy in appearance and also on a budget.  

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Graco Evo pushchair:

    “The Graco Evo looks sleek and well made, and the ease of folding with one hand is a definite plus if using from newborn. I love that the foot brakes are on both sides to use with either foot, and the large basket is easy to access. The reversible seat is a plus, but handlebar is not extendable so not the best for taller parents.”  Mum of 2, Magda.

    “Nice large basket, which is easily accessible. Easy-to-fold up with one hand and it quite light, although it’s a bit bulky when folded,” Mum of 1, Claire.

    “This buggy is a good weight; lovely to fold - with seat on. It has a good size basket, it’s just a shame handle doesn't adjust for height.”

    You can find out about all the pros and cons of the Graco Evo XT buggy in our full review

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  • 6. Baby Jogger City Premier, £499.99 - MadeForMums Awards Bronze winner newborn pushchair over £400

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  £199.99

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £669.98

    Known for making pushchairs that can tackle all terrains and running tracks, the Baby Jogger City Premier is no different. A large, sturdy buggy, it can be used from birth to a massive 22kg, which is around 5 years.

    The Baby Jogger City Premier has one of the largest baskets on the market and one of the simplest folds too!  Travel system compatible with a variety of infant car seats, you can attach a ride-on board for a toddler to cruise on when they no longer want to walk alongside their little sibling.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Baby Jogger City Premier pushchair:

    “A really great multi-functional pushchair. It is super easy to assemble and adapt - even with a daddy who refuses to read the instructions!  It moves more easily than any pushchair we've ever used, with a really smooth turning circle. It is also, most importantly really comfortable for our son, who loves this chair and despite being a really active child is really happy to be strapped in for a walk or a sleep. It's nice and high so when he's sitting up he can see everything that's going on but has a good recline and big hood to block out the sun for a nap. It looks really smart and feels like a great country to city option being great from running (with easy height-changing handle) but also fine for a walk through town or whatever else. Highly recommended from us!” Mum of 2, Sophie.

    “Very functional buggy with lots of riding options, including seats facing world and rear, but needs carrycot (£199.99) to use from newborn. Not keen on handbrake and exposed brake cable but easy one-handed, compact fold and feels sturdy and long lasting. Large wheels for off roading and can last to 22kg so good value for potential length of use.”  Mum of 2, Magda

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  • 7. My Babiie MB150 2-in-1 Pushchair and Pram, £199.99

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  included in the price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £199.99

    One of the most affordable travel systems on the market, the My Babiie MB150 comes with a carrycot, car seat and complete pushchair, all for under 200 quid!

    The new British company has made the MB150 "for parents who want style," but we can't help seeing a certain best-selling, celeb fave Dutch pushchair when we look it.  

    Doppleganging style aside, it's a functional, versatile and cheap, ideal for new parents on a budget.

    Check out the review of the lightweight version, the My Babiie Billie stroller.

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  • 8. Britax Affinity 2, £535

    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.

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  • 9. Hauck Duett 2, £399.99

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot:  Included with buggy

    Travel system compatible: No

    Total price of pushchair: £399.99

    This single to double buggy from German manufacturer Hauck is competitively priced and worth the investment if you already have a baby and a toddler, or think your family might grow in the future.

    As a single pushchair, the Duett 2 can be used with the carrycot from newborn, which can then be converted into a forward or rear-facing seat unit as your baby grows.

    The second sibling seat can be added to the bottom of the buggy when you need a tandem, also either facing forwards or backwards.

    Our reviewer found it lightweight, easy to push and comfortable – and it is now travel system compatible with Hauck’s own Group 0+ Comfort car seat.

    Read the full review of the Hauck Duett 2.

    Buy the Hauck Duett 2 from Mothercare or Precious Little One

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  • 10. Joie Chrome Plus Travel System, £270

    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 Plus review

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  • 11. Bugaboo Bee 5, from £539

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: £274.95

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £813.95

    An really easy-to-push, very maneuverable stroller that comes from designer buggy maker Bugaboo.  The Bee 5 is the updated version on the brands lightweight pushchair and is perfect for urban parents with a new baby who use public transport a lot. 

    Although the folding mechanism isn’t one-handed, the system does fold down in one movement and our reviewer found this one of the easiest buggies to fold, once you get the knack.

    When folded, the Bugaboo Bee 5 measures 89cm x 46 cm x 30cm and can be stored on its side, or flat when folded - easily fitting in the boot of all but the very smallest cars.

    Read the full Bugaboo Bee 3 review here, take a sneak peek at the new Bugaboo Bee 5 here.  You can buy the Bugaboo Bee 5 from John Lewis or on the Bugaboo website.

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  • 12. 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

    Silver Cross is a British business steeped in history and with Royal backing thrown in (didn’t we all love seeing Prince George in his Silver Cross Sleepover Elegance!).

    But while little touches like the chrome rim detail and 11 fabric choices add luxury, the £595 price tag of this package represents great value as it includes the chassis and seat unit which can be used forward or rear-facing, as well as the lie-flat carrycot for use from newborn, or even overnight sleeping.

    The Wayfarer is compatible with the Silver Cross Simplicity car seat to make it a complete travel-system while adaptors are also available so the pram can be used with the Maxi-Cosi Pebble or Cabriofix car seat.

    Our MFM reviewer said it’s “hard not to fall in love with this pram” and highlighted its quality finish, comfort and value for money.

    Read the full review of the Silver Cross Wayfarer here.

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

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  • 13. Babystyle Egg, £799

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: Yes

    Additional cost of carrycot: £199.99

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £998

    The first luxury travel system from Babystyle, the makers of the much-loved Oyster pushchair, the Egg was one of the most talked about buggies of 2015.

    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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  • 14. Joolz Day 2, from £829

    arrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: included in price

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £829

    The updated version of the Joolz Day, the new Day 2 has had 20 improvements and is slimmer by 3cm, has “completely puncture-proof tyres” and a magnetic harness. Plus it features elevators for the seat unit, so your baby can now sit higher up.

    But the major selling point of the new Joolz Day 2 buggy is undoubtedly the carrycot. While most carrycots have a ventilation window in the hood, Joolz has also added a see-through ventilation panel in the bottom of the carrycot.

    Read more about the Joolz Day 2 and other buggies for 2017.

    The Joolz Day 2 is available from Natural Baby Shower, and The Babystore.

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  • 15. Stokke Trailz, £964

    Carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping: No

    Additional cost of carrycot: £269

    Travel system compatible: Yes

    Total price of pushchair: £1233

    Stokke is a superbrand when it comes to push chairs. The Scandinavian company has built a formidable reputation as a trusted provider of high-end strollers.

    And with its latest buggy, the Trailz, Stokke has added another stylish and sturdy product to its stable.

    With its chunky, air-filled wheels, high seat position and suitability for all terrains, this is one buggy that will keep your little one truly comfortable from birth.

    Coming in at £939 for the chassis and seat unit, adding the carrycot to use the Trailz from birth makes the total a hefty £1,208.

    Despite the top-end price tag, our reviewer felt the investment was worth it “for the quality, features and resale value of this buggy”, but warned it’s not a pushchair for small spaces.

    Read the full Stokke Trailz review here.

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