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.

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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…

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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

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

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