In a nutshell

A great looking, value for money lightweight pushchair

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 2.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.


  • Great colour choices., modern design, flexible pick and mix options


  • Wheels can be a bit sticky, shopping bags slide down handles, handles quite high and at an awkward angle

Much more than a handy lightweight, the Mothercare Pick and Mix has an innovative design that allows you to swap the seat colours and accessories to create a look that’s unique to you.


Another versatile buggy from Mothercare that gives you lots of design choices (the other is the new Choice pushchair), the Pick and Mix Pushchair is perfect for scooting around or for taking on holiday with you. It’s lightweight and compact but comfortable – certainly my daughter Biba thought so. The seat reclines, the front wheels can lock or swivel and it even looks good.

So how much might this cost? The Pick and Mix amazingly comes in at a little under £60. When you purchase the Pick and Mix Pushchair you buy the frame and wrap (the seat cover/hood) separately, and literally pick and mix whatever takes your fancy. While the frame is a basic black, umbrella fold, there are five different coloured wraps to choose from.

What we love

The Mothercare Pick and Mix Pushchair has a really decent size shopping basket. What I really liked about the frame was the black wheels. Quite often the cheaper, buggy-type pushchairs have white wheels. These look great in the shop, but not so great once you have taken your buggy out for a few trips. The dirt sticks to the rubber and makes the pushchair look old way before its time.

The clever bit of this design is the choice of wraps. You simply select the colour you like and attach it to the frame (I’ve got Jelly Fizz). It’s a simple process, which takes about 5 minutes. It comes with a matching hood, which you just clip onto the frame as well. The colours are bright and vibrant, just what you need for a holiday or to brighten you mood in the British rain!

Mothercare suggests that you buy more than one cover to mix and match the hood to the seat. In reality I don’t think many people would want to spend another £20, just to have a different colour hood. It would, however, be an inexpensive way to update your pushchair for a second child or if your first cover gets dirty or tired looking.

The hood is a great bonus and helps to make the Pick and Mix pushchair excellent value – many other similar-priced strollers don’t include a hood. And yet, it’s such an essential element, especially if you are planning to use it a lot in the summer or take it abroad.

And then there’s the style. Many mums online have commented that people stop them to ask where they got their Pick and Mix Pushchair from.

What to watch out for

After regular use, some mums have found that one of the wheels can start to stick. In my experience this is a simple problem that can be solved by spraying some furniture polish directly on to the wheel nut.

Some mums have also commented that the handles are quite high and at an awkward angle. This hasn’t been a problem for me, but I would recommend trying it out in the shop before you buy, to make sure it feels comfortable for your height.

Also, although we’re not supposed to (but do anyway) if you hook shopping bags over the handles, they do tend to slip down and end up near the floor. Watch out for this – or instead make full use of the basket underneath.

Who is the Mothercare Pick and Mix Pushchair best for?

Budget-conscious mums who don’t want to sacrifice style for affordability.


MadeForMums verdict

A really fun pushchair that certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to price, weight and compactness. The wraps are colourful and the black frame makes it look more expensive than it actually is!

Product Specifications

ModelPick n Mix
Suitable for
Child age (approx)6 months to 3 years
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (folded)H:102cm W:27.5cm L:26cm
Seat facing directionForward facing
Recline positionsMulti-position
  • Mix and match wrappers (seat fabric)
  • Large shopping basket,Lighweight frame
Accessories includedWrapper includes hood and seat unit.
Optional extras
  • PVC raincover
  • Parasol