20 of the best travel systems for newborn babies

We highlight the best baby travel systems and buggies for car users. These pushchairs can take infant car seats, ideal for short shopping trips or quick car journeys and here's where to buy them

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What is a travel system?

A travel system is a buggy that can be used with a Group 0+ infant car seat.

How do travel systems work?

Travel systems allow you to easily attach and remove a Group 0+/infant car seats onto the frame of a pushchair with compatible adaptors.

Will I need to buy a travel system?

You don’t have to buy a complete travel system, but you may want one if you often travel in a car with your newborn.  Most pushchairs are travel system compatible with a wide variety of car seats, however, it’s worth remembering that not all car seats fit all cars, so please check that the car seat you are looking to buy can actually fit in your car first.

Also, car seats are for travelling in a car, not a bus or on a train, and they are not for sleeping in either.  You shouldn’t keep your baby in a car seat for longer than 2 hours, the exception is if you’re using a lie-flat car seat.

If you are going out and not driving, it’s best to use the pushchair carrycot and not the infant car seat.

Car seats are vital safety tools for keeping children secure when travelling in a vehicle, not as a device where your child can sleep at home or on a shopping trip.

After 15 months, your little one will have to move onto a second stage (Group 1) car seat, and you can use the seat unit of the pushchair a buggy alone.

How much should I spend on a travel system?

There’s a huge range in travel system prices.  Like most things, there are the budget versions and expensive models, how much you send really depends on your budget.

But to give you an idea on price, we’ve ordered these travel systems by cheapest to the most expensive, starting at a bargain £250 and going up to £1280!

These are the best travel systems you can buy…

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1. Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition with ISOFIX Base, £599

(Includes pushchair, car seat, carrycot, ISOFIX base and accessories)

Car seat: Galaxy 0+ (included)

Awards: MFM 2019 Awards Travel System Package Over £500 – Gold

Reasoning that a comprehensive travel system needn’t cost the earth, Ickle Bubba launched the Stomp V4 Special Edition. Our judges were wowed by its excellent price point, awarding it the top spot overall.

As for what’s included, it might be quicker to tell you what isn’t, since this is pretty much the all-inclusive of travel systems.

In a nutshell, you get the complete pram/pushchair with a carrycot to make it suitable from birth, plus the ISOFIX base and Galaxy 0+ car seat. Welcome extras include a quilted carrycot liner, UPF50 hood, footwarmer, car seat adaptors, rain cover, changing bag – and much more.

Design-wise, it’s another big tick. Coming in three ultra-modern colourways (our fave is the new Midnight Bronze) with rose gold and leatherette details, it offers style minus the eye-watering price tag. Our judges scored it highly for its ease-of-use and manoeuvrability and were pleased to see that it has a generously sized shopping basket.  Mum of 1, Sophie, says, ‘You really do get a lot for a reasonable price. It’s also very lightweight, which made it a good choice for bus journeys and trips to the shops.’

It’s a little rickety and noisy on rough ground, so worth bearing in mind if you want a pushchair that can cope with any terrain, but when you consider that some high-end pushchairs cost well over £600 without the long list of extras this bundle includes, it’s a smart buy for budget-savvy parents-to-be.

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: PreciousLittleOne, Samuel Johnston and Amazon

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2. Cybex Balios S, Cot S, Aton M i-Size, £640

(Includes pushchair, car seat and adaptors, carry cot and accessories)

Car seat: Cybex Aton M i-Size (included)

Awards: MFM 2019 Awards Travel System Package Over £500 – Silver

German brand, Cybex, places safety and quality as paramount, so this sturdy pushchair, complete with car seat and carrycot, didn’t disappoint our judges.

It has all-terrain wheels and four-wheel suspension to ensure a smooth ride for little ones and peace of mind for parents.

Colour-coded memory buttons mean switching the seat between parent and world facing is faff-free and it lies completely flat, too. Our judges also found the pushchair light and nimble enough to push one-handed – oh, and it should only take one hold to fold, reverse the seat and recline, which is a godsend for multi-tasking parents.

That said, it’s not the lightest of strollers and, if you’re navigating narrow or busy pavements, could be a little cumbersome. W

hen folded, it’s reasonably compact, though nearly all our judges did comment that it took a few attempts for them to master the folding action, so we suggest practising at home before you venture out!

But we really like the fact the seat aligns with the height of most table heights – excellent for maintaining eye contact with your baby. It’s a decent price for what you get, though you will need to buy the base for the car seat separately.

MFM judge Jenny says, ‘Great looking travel system with striking colours. Love the quality of the fabrics.’

Available from:  The Baby Room, Halfords and Pram Centre

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3. Maxi-Cosi Adorra, Pebble Plus and 2wayFix Base, £788

(Includes pushchair, car seat and ISOFIX base)

Awards: MFM 2019 Awards Travel System Package Over £500 – Bronze

Car seat: Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus (included)

Maxi-Cosi is the go-to brand for infant car seats, so the fact this travel system includes the renowned Pebble Plus will prove a big hit with parents. Offering superior safety performance, it has an inlay to provide a snug and secure fit for new-borns, plus impact absorbing materials.

The pushchair itself is nifty to manoeuvre with a padded, lie-flat seat for extra comfort for infants (the Oria carry cot is available to purchase separately), but some of our judges found it slightly heavy. The big basket, though, is a definite winner, meaning if you have an older child and want to use a buggy board with the pushchair, belongings can be stashed underneath leaving the handle-bar free.

MFM judge, Elisa, says, ‘Overall, a pleasure to use. Lots of extras with seat cover, attachments for umbrella and fantastic huge shopping basket. Very smart look to the buggy, quality is very good, and the range of colours are very simple but stylish.’

While the package costs more than the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4, Maxi Cosi’s stellar credentials in the world of car seats speak for themselves.

Available from: Kiddies Kingdom, John Lewis and PreciousLittleOne

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4. ABC Design Salsa4, £750

(Includes pushchair and carrycot)

Car seat: ABC Design Hazel, RRP £90 (not included; also compatible with many other Maxi-Cosi and Cybex car seats) 

From another German brand, this 2-in-travel system by ABC Design was a high-scoring finalist in this year’s MFM awards. Taking a maximum weight of 25kg, it’s a pushchair that’ll really go the distance, giving you solid value for money when you consider cost per use, although purchasing the car seat will bump up the total. It’s compact and lightweight but reassuring robust and sturdy, and the high-quality ball bearings mean it’s a cinch to manoeuvre in tight spaces. The carrycot is comfy for newborns and can be used overnight, too, if you choose to forgo buying a separate Moses basket or are away for the night.

MFM judge Lucy says: ‘This is a fantastic value for money travel system. The quality of the fabric is very luxurious, and the leather effect handles look very classy. The chassis, carrycot and stroller seat were very easy to collapse and put into the back of a car along with a couple of suitcases.’

It certainly is a high-spec buy that’s big on small-but-appreciated details. The comfort of your little one is high on the agenda, so there’s an extra-padded seat unit, comfortable shoulder and crotch pads, and a height adjustable footrest.

Special mention goes to the cup holder because, you know – grown-ups matter, too.

Available from: Diffusion Kids, Amazon and Mothercare

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5. Babystyle Prestige Nimbus, £899

(Includes pushchair, carry cot, car seat and adaptors, ISOFIX base and accessories)

Car seat: BabyStyle Car Seat (included)

Traditionists will appreciate the classic, heritage design influence – there’s more than a touch of Silver Cross about this one. But, happily, the Prestige Nimbus delivers on more than just style.

The 14-piece kit contains pretty much everything but the kitchen sink (though we were tempted to double-check), so as well as the pushchair and carrycot, you get the car seat and adaptors, ISOFIX base, blanket, footmuff, changing bag, rain cover and lots more thrown in. For those bewildered by the seemingly never-ending list of newborn essentials, this travel system certainly cuts through the confusion and goes some way in warranting its bigger price tag.

The downside? Though compact when the chassis is folded, the carrycot is rather bulky, so if your car boot is less than spacious, this could be a sticking point. And it’s quite wide, too – navigating tight spaces or public transport could be testing.

While the bundle is comprehensive, comfortable for baby and the design credentials are spot-on, compared to the gold winner in this year’s MFM Awards – the Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 Special Edition – which comes in at almost £300 less, some might not be able to justify the extra expense.

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Kiddies Kingdom, The Baby Room and Little Angels

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6. Joie mytrax flex signature & i-Gemm Signature, £448

(Includes pushchair, car seat and rain cover)

Car seat: Joie Gem Group 0+ (included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Travel System Under £500 – Gold

Scooping the crown in the under £500 category, it has a multi-position, flat-reclining pushchair seat (ideal for snoozing toddlers) that simply ‘snaps off’, enabling you to add a carrycot (the Joie Ramble is available to buy separately, RRP £79) to make a cosy pram for newborns.

Folding is also a doddle: the one-handed ‘flash fold’ is as goof-proof as it gets. A flex suspension system ensures fewer vibrations and a smoother ride for little ones while the removable pillow provides extra comfort for new-borns. Our judges were impressed with the overall finish of the product, and while found it on the heavy side to lift, noted it’s easy to manoeuvre.

Welcome touches include the extendable hood with peek-a-boo viewing window, ample-sized shopping basket and a cup holder, as well the expected features, like a 5-point safety harness and adjustable footrest.

The car seat is included in the package and can be secured with a standard adult seat belt, but if you want to use a Joie base, that’s additional and costs from around £60 upwards. With the cost of the separate carrycot, prices can quickly mount, but the lie-flat position on the pushchair’s seat means it’s not a necessity.

This travel system has the basics – and good quality ones at that – for a decent price, and for some parents, it’ll be just the ticket.

MFM judge Hazelann says: ‘Very well made, good quality fabrics, really nice to push, smooth wheels.’

Available from: Online 4 Baby, PreciousLittleOne and Trendy Baby

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7. Britax Romer B-Lite, £180

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Any of the Britax Baby Safe Infant Carriers, from £110 (not included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Travel System Under £500 – Silver

Want a compact buggy with a compact price tag? This could be a contender. The lightest buggy to date (7.4kg) from German manufacturer, Britax – a brand synonymous with tried-and-trusted car seats – the unusual scissor fold is undoubtedly the main draw here. And while it’s still not as light as the Babyzen Yoyo, it’s a far more affordable option. Its dimensions when folded are pretty good, with a standing height of 77cm and a width of 40cm. MFM judge, Rebecca, says, ‘Lovely budget pram. Easy to assemble – and compact!’

It’s ideal for those with a small boot on their car and is well-suited to urban parents or for taking on holiday but is unlikely to cut it if you’re one for country walks – check out those diddy wheels.

The seat reclines flat, but there’s a carrycot to purchase separately, too, if you wish – that’s around £70. The car seat’s sold separately and you’ll also need to fork out for the adaptors to make into a travel system, plus the rain cover isn’t included, so bear these costs in mind when working out your budget.

But for pavement-pounding parents or those squeezed on space, this is well deserving of its silver status. And even with the car seat and adaptors, it’s still cheaper than the Maxi-Cosi Zelia.

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Amazon, Boots and Uber Kids

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8. Silver Cross Coast, £995

(Includes pushchair and carrycot)

Car Seat: Silver Cross Simplicity, £160 (not included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Double or Convertible Buggy Over £500 – Gold

For many parents (and grandparents), it’ll be a case of, ‘You had me at Silver Cross’. The gold winner in its category at this year’s awards, the most recent offering from the much-loved brand converts into a double buggy when you purchase an additional stroller seat and adaptors (around £260 for both).

It’s as sleek and stylish as you’d expect with a high-spec design and a magnesium chassis that makes it reassuringly strong yet lightweight.

MFM judge Kayleigh says: ‘Wow. What a pram! After using this for over a week now, I can’t believe how much difference it has made to my life. At 30 weeks pregnant, and with a 2 and 3-year-old, having this pram has made trips out of the house a dream.’

A couple of our judges agreed it would work better for two kids of different ages rather than twins, since the top seat doesn’t allow for much leg room, and there’s no denying this is an expensive travel system, when you add in the cost of the extra seat and car seat.

However, it’s versatile, boasting a whopping 17 configurations, and not nearly as cumbersome as some double buggies. What’s more, if you purchase the ride-on board (RRP £95), you can easily transport 3 children at a time. Still cheaper than a people carrier!

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: John Lewis, Mothercare and Pram Centre

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9. iCandy Peach, £999

(Includes pushchair and carrycot)

Car seat: Compatible with many, including the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio Fix, around £140

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Double or Convertible Buggy Over £500 Joint – Silver

Like the Silver Cross Coast, the new version of the iconic iCandy Peach – which, after taking in feedback from parents across the world now has over 60 improvements to the previous version – can also convert into a double buggy if you buy the converter kit (around £240) along with the 2nd seat fabric (another £140 – though you can also buy an additional carrycot for twins).

MFM judge Stephanie says: ‘It’s handy that the seats are one above the other as I am able to fit in every shop I need to, which isn’t possible with a side-by side-double. The carrycot is very spacious and the pram folds down lovely and small so fits in the car well. This is the best pushchair I’ve used to date.’

It’s 2kg lighter than the previous version with a more generous basket and the car seat adaptors are now included. So, what’s not to like? Well, the price, quite possibly. This one’s a big investment when you consider all the extras required to make it into a double buggy. But it’s certainly stylish (it’s available in a kaleidoscope of shades), excellent quality, and incredibly well-made and considered – everything we’ve come to expect from iCandy.

Available from: Baby Birds, Pramworld and John Lewis

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10. Mothercare Journey, £299

(Includes pushchair, car seat and adaptors)

Car seat: Mothercare Journey Group 0+ (included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Travel System Under £500 – Bronze

Another excellent budget buy, our judges were unanimously impressed with the incredible value this travel system offers.

Suitable from birth but with no need to buy a separate carrycot due to its pram-to-pushchair seat unit (which reverses and has a bumper bar), the car seat and adaptors are also included, so that’s all the essentials – plus a few extras like a footmuff and rain cover – thrown in for a fraction of price of some of the others featured here.

The suspension is impressive, too, and it has lockable front wheels to ensure a smooth ride.

MFM judge Maryam says: ‘I’ve already recommended my sister who is pregnant now to purchase the same one. Value for money, decent quality product and something you won’t end up regretting buying – even if you end up needing a double pram in future.’

Available from: Mothercare and Amazon

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11. Venicci Carbo Lux, £729

(Package includes pushchair, carrycot, car seat and adaptors, and accessories)

Car seat: Venicci Group 0+ (included)

A finalist at this year’s awards, this stylish travel system’s well-suited to country-living and rougher terrain.

Our judges liked the sturdiness and quality of the model, commenting on its excellent adjustable suspension, mammoth wheels and shock absorption system for a bump-free ride. It makes mincemeat of bumps, kerbs, stones and muddy tracks, practically gliding.

The carrycot mattress is also worth a mention: it can be raised in stages up for 45 degrees, so for babies suffering with Colic or Reflux, it’s a winner.

From 6 months, little ones can progress into the pushchair seat, which can be rear or forward facing. It’s not the lightest to push, especially with the carrycot, and is one of the bulkier travel systems in our line-up, so it’s probably not one for city-dwellers or frequent public transport users.

The package is brimming with extras, including car seat adaptors, a changing bag and rain cover – it’s pretty much a one-stop shop. MFM Consumer & Reviews Editor and mum of 2, Christy, says, ‘Good tough tires. Looks very plush. Love the finish.’

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Kiddies Kingdom, Lesters Nursery World and Trendy Baby

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12. Maxi-Cosi Zelia, £260

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Compatible with many of the Maxi-Cosi car seats, from around £110 (not included)

Awards: MFM 2019 Awards Newborn Pushchair Under £400 – Gold

A second appearance from Maxi-Cosi, this time a compact option at a reasonable price earning gold in the under £400 category. Our judges pegged the Zelia as being excellent value for money – and all were impressed with the roomy shopping basket!

The fold’s good (although might take a bit of practise to master) and, despite it being a more lightweight buggy, weighing in at 9.2kg, it’s sturdy and copes well on most surfaces.

A big plus-point here is that there’s no need to buy a carrycot separately, since the seat transforms into a cosy bassinet suitable for new-borns.

While some parents do prefer the added sturdiness of a separate carrycot, most of our judges felt the Zelia was perfectly adequate.

However, you will need to purchase the Maxi-Cosi car seat separately, although adaptors are provided, meaning the budget won’t run away from you.

We think it’s a great, affordable choice for parents looking for a compact buggy from a tried-and-trusted brand.

MFM judge Michelle says: ‘A nice stylish finish and very much good value for money. Would highly recommend.’

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Amazon, Very and Dunelm

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13. Cosatto Woosh XL, £279.95

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Cosatto Dock 0+, £199.95 (not included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Newborn Pushchair Under £400 – Silver

Hot on the Maxi-Cosi Zelia’s heels (or should that be wheels?) comes another compact offering, this time with some quirky design details to set it apart.

Available in three equally lovely designs, which include a bronze chassis, quirky prints inside the hood (we like Mr Fox) and a cute ‘pushchair pal’ toy, this is a super-cool pushchair, which – unlike some of its competitors (the Babyzen Yoyo, for example) – is pleasingly affordable.

For infants, the seat has a flat recline, though you can also add a carrycot for around £90 (and hello, there’s that funky print again), and you’ll need to shell out for a car seat and adaptors to make this into a travel system.

For toddlers and beyond (it can accommodate a child up to 5 years of age), this is a genuinely nimble buggy and pretty much as lightweight as they come – just 6.8kg. All our judges loved how easy it was to push and the smooth ride it gave for such a compact model. The one-handed concertina fold, meanwhile, is a doddle, and its diminutive proportions take up minimal storage space.

MFM judge Tara says: ‘I love this. Amazing fold with seat on and different from anything I’ve seen. Coffee cup holder and great little pocket for bits, big basket and really soft lining. Fantastic value. Looks way more expensive.’

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Lesters Nursery World, Amazon and Uber Kids

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14. Babyzen YOYO 0+, £584

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Babyzen YOYO+ BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size Group 0+ , £216 (not included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Newborn Pushchair £400-£800 – Joint Silver

There are compact strollers – and then there’s the Babyzen YOYO. Since it launched in 2012, it’s earned something of a cult status due to its stylish design, incredibly dinky stats (at 52 x 44 x 18 cm when folded, it looks teeny-tiny up against a lot of strollers) and the fact it was the first on the market small enough to fit into the overhead locker on an aircraft.

This is the featherweight in our line-up with the basic buggy weighing in at a measly 6.2kg. When folded, it’s so light, it can easily be carried on your shoulder using the strap and it also comes with a handy storage bag.

The 0+ newborn package in the complete set includes a cosy, fleece-lined baby nest meaning it’s suitable from birth, plus the car seat and adaptors (sold separately) will easily turn this into a travel system.

Considering it’s so small, the storage basket is decent and – no surprises here – it’s easy to push one handed.

Okay, so it’s not the cheapest of compact strollers and it’s not exactly designed for off-roading, but for urbanites or frequent fliers, it’s fantastic.

MFM judge Michelle says: ‘A lovely lightweight stroller that is good to use from birth. Very easy to use, practical and best of all so compact it slots nicely in tight spaces. I would highly recommend.’

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Mamas & Papas, The Baby Room and Natural Baby Shower

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15. Diono Quantum 2, £700

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Maxi-Cosi Cabrio Fix, around £140 (and compatible with many others)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Newborn Pushchair £400-£800 – Bronze

Suitable from birth to toddlerhood, this is a stylish mid-priced option, and the first foray into strollers for stateside company, Diono, renowned for its child safety car seats.

It’s compatible with a plethora of different car seats, including Maxi-Cosi and Cybex and there’s no need to buy a carrycot (though you can purchase one separately with a stand for £300, which is suitable for overnight sleeping) as it comes with a padded newborn insert – good for keeping costs down.

Our judges were impressed with the sturdiness of the pushchair – it’s great for parents craving extra peace of mind and reassurance – and felt it would cope well on most terrains, although some said they found it wasn’t the lightest to push and they needed two hands.

However, you can add a buggy board, the fold and the basket are a dream (it can hold a cabin-sized luggage bag!) and it’s quite compact considering its robustness.

The 3-tier canopy hood extends fully over the seat and offers good protection from the sun or showers, too.

Also, worth noting that the handlebar’s quite high compared to other strollers, which means for taller parents, it’s one of the most comfortable on the market. And extra marks for the bright, modern colours – we like the sunny yellow shade. This one’s a real head-turner.

Mum of 2 Georgiana says: ‘I highly recommend this product. It is easy to use, folds up small so it easy to store.’

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Mothercare, Uber Kids and Pram Centre

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16. Joolz Day3, £899

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Joolz iZi Go Modular Be Safe, RRP £215 (also compatible with many other Maxi-Cosi and Kiddy Evolution models)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Newborn Pushchair Over £800 – Gold

One of the biggest hitters on our list, this is a sophisticated set of wheels from luxury Amsterdam-based brand, Joolz, clinching the top spot in its category at this year’s awards.

It cleverly converts from a ventilated cot to a seat for toddlers, so, like the Diono Quantum 2, there’s no need for a separate carrycot – music to most parent’s ears when you consider its price-tag.

It’s comfortable and snug for the tiddliest of tots, with a head cushion attached to the mattress and boasts a good-sized basket, easy fold and smooth steering. There are lots of extras available to buy like a footmuff and changing bag, if you want a succinct, coordinated look, but they’re not cheap – especially when you need to pay extra for the car seat and adaptors – and certainly not essential.

As for the design, it’s impressive by anyone’s standards, available in a choice of beautiful fabrics with faux leather detailing – while the Diono Quantum 2 looks smart, this buggy is another level of style. It’s not the lightest or the most compact, so you might want to give this a swerve if you’re lacking the space to accommodate it in your car or home, but it’s strong and sturdy, which are usually top priorities when you’re transporting such precious cargo.

A major plus point: Joolz offers a lifetime warranty on this model, so if you’re planning on using this for one than one new addition to your family over the years, it’s built-to-last, which helps in justifying the price. Going Dutch never sounded so appealing.

Mum of 1 Claire says: ‘I LOVE this buggy! I had never used a Joolz product before, but I can safely say that it was love at first sight. The style of the buggy is chic and contemporary, and combined with all its features, the Day³ is a winner.’

Available from: Mothercare, Natural Baby Shower and Samuel Johnston

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17. Peg Perego Ypsi, £960

(Includes pushchair, car seat, carrycot and changing bag)

Car seat: Peg Perego Prima Viaggio SL Group 0+ (included)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 Newborn Pushchair Over £800 Bronze

We’ll get straight to it – this one’s pricey, so bargain-hunters, look away now. Style-wise, it divided our judges; some loved the look, others weren’t so keen, and to part with so much cash, you’ll need to fall firmly in the first camp.

So, what’s the rub? For starters, the carrycot is included, so the pushchair is ready to go from day 1, plus you get the car seat and adaptors. Other things that won favour with our judges: the hood’s UPF50 with a handy sun flap for discreet parental peeking and the ‘tilt and space’ seat unit can be adjusted into 3 positions for sitting, relaxing and resting. What’s more, it’s robust and sturdy, but light to lift – more so than the Joolz Day3, though not as nimble to push perhaps.

And as the price demands, it’s exceptionally high-quality and well-made – expect a top end finish from the family-run company that prides itself on making family life as easy as possible but always with a luxurious touch.

MFM Consumer & Reviews Editor and mum of 2 Christy says: ‘Greatquality. The included bag is useful, and it has a good-sized shopping basket. It’s also easy to fold, which is best done from the side.’

Available from: Trendy Baby

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18. Bugaboo Fox, £979

(Includes pushchair and carrycot)

Car seat: Maxi-Cosi Pebble, around £140 (not included; also compatible with many more)

Awards: MFM Awards 2019 All Terrain Pushchair – Gold

Bugaboo has long been the choice of on-trend parents, but its success is down to more than just kerb appeal. Its pushchairs are known for delivering big on its promises, and the latest in the collection, Fox, doesn’t disappoint, able to cope with any terrain due to its all wheel suspension – from snow to sand and everything in between.

But the real beauty lies in its lightness and manoeuvrability. Unlike, say, the Diono Quantam 2, this one is far easier to handle, despite its frame being reassuringly strong and sturdy, and it’s very compact considering and folds down easily – something the Joolz Day3 struggles with.

MFM judge, Sheryl, says, ‘Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. It is ideal for all terrain, up and down pavements, cobbles, mud, sand, any terrain this pushchair simply takes it in its stride. A great investment in my opinion.’

It comes with a carrycot, so suitable from birth, and there are lots of ways in which to customise your ride and make it practically tailor-made for your needs, from the apron fabrics to the handlebar grips.

We also like that you can add a buggy board to help eek out its longevity and warrant the hefty cost because there’s no denying it’s pricey.

But for country-dwellers who may be thinking a cumbersome pushchair is unavoidable or city folk who want the best of both worlds, Bugaboo has – once again – come to the rescue.

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Very, John Lewis and Amazon

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19. UPPAbaby Vista, £975

(Includes pushchair and carrycot)

Car seat: Kiddy Evo Lunafix, RRP £319.95 (not included; also compatible with many more car seats including Maxi-Cosi and Cybex)

Another that converts to a double-buggy, it offers stacks of configurations, from two carrycots (one is included in this package) to a seat and a car seat (sold separately). With the choice and flexibility this affords, it’s a great find if you’re expecting twins or think you might like to expand your family from 1 to 2 children.

It’s a good-looking pushchair, with real leather accents on the handle and bumper bar, and front and rear suspension to ensure a smooth ride.

Is it as stylish as the iCandy Peach or the Silver Cross Coast? The jury’s out. But the fact the ventilated carrycot can be used overnight, eliminating the need to purchase a crib or Moses basket, is big plus if you’re looking to save money – and space!

Available from: John Lewis, The Baby Room and Kiddies Kingdom

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20. BabyStyle Egg, £769

(Pushchair only)

Car seat: Kiddy Evo Luna Fix, £319.95 (not included)

This envy-inducing travel system – based on the curves of a hen’s egg, fact fans – is guaranteed to garner attention. Competing with the likes of the iCandy Peach and more than matching it for style, it has clean lines and a sleek overall effect.

And, like the iCandy Peach, it can convert to a double buggy with adaptors available to buy separately. In the practicality stakes, it more than cuts the mustard, suitable to use from birth (no need for a carrycot) and is incredibly compact when folded, although not light – 13.5kg, in fact.

But our reviewer was bowled over by it, rating it for being sturdy but nippy and calling it the ‘perfect pushchair’.

The cost of the car seat really pushes the price up and some looking for a double buggy might not want the tandem set-up this offers, but we think this is a fantastic, well-designed stroller for one child offering real wow factor.

Mum of 3 Natalie says: ‘It pushes like a dream and so easy even with one hand. I managed easily in and out shops doors and my daughter was very comfy in there.

Read our full MFM review here

Available from: Uber Kids, Mothercare and Pram World

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