One of the most exciting things to buy when you’re expecting a baby is the stroller. Most of us have that picture perfect vision of family walks with the baby asleep in the pushchair. But when it comes to choosing which one to buy you can realise what a minefield it all is! With so many shops closing down these days many of us are having to purchase our big items like strollers online, but how can you be sure you are buying the best stroller for your needs? We all want to know what brand is best for strollers, or which is the safest newborn pushchair.
After having 3 children I have tried out many prams over the years, from travel systems for newborns right up to compact travel strollers for travelling with toddlers. I hope that you will find these reviews useful in helping you find the perfect family pushchair.
What To Look For In A Stroller
Before checking out product reviews you need to consider what it is you need to get out of your new stroller. Are you going to have a newborn that would benefit from a full travel system, or a light weight stroller you can toss in the back of the car for days out or easily take on holidays. Do you need a full lie back feature for naps or is a big basket more important? Will you be staying in the city or going off the beaten path a bit? Once you know what features you need then you will be able to get more out of reading stroller reviews.
Can I Put A Newborn In A Stroller?
Although many of us use a full travel system for our newborns, it is fine to use a lightweight stroller instead. Do your research to make sure the stroller you have in mind is suitable from newborn and that it will lie completely flat. Keep in mind that some strollers are not suitable for rough terrain, especially with a newborn, and that you might wish to use a baby carrier when you’re not just pounding the pavements.
Newborn Pram Reviews
Most of us start our parenting journey with a full travel system for a newborn. They typically come as a chassis with detachable seat unit options, usually a carrycot, car seat and traditional seat unit. Every pram folds different and fit in the cars or storage in your house in different ways, so bear that in mind when making your choice.
Cybex Balios S 3-In-1 Travel System Review
A 3 part travel system to take your baby from newborn right up to 4 years old. Made up of a chassis with an infant carrier car seat, carry cot and seat attachments you can mix and match depending on your needs each time. The smart one-hand recline function offers a full lie-flat position Read more.
Joolz Hub Travel System Review
With ventilation netting and extra zips to open for air flow the Joolz Hub pram is perfect for hot summers. Large rear wheels give a smooth ride while still folding compact when not in use. Chassis and seat combined weigh around 11kg. There is the option to add a car seat. Read more.
Doona Car Seat Stroller Review
An infant car seat that converts into a stroller. Just pop out the wheels, pull up the handle and be on your way. No need to connecting to a chassis. Hidden wheels pop out at the push of a button for easy transitions from car to walk. Read more.
Travel Stroller Reviews
We are often travelling back and forth to America to visit family, as well as exploring around Europe and within the UK. I like to take a lightweight compact travel pushchair with us on these trips. Below are the travel strollers I have tried out.
Ickle Bubba Globe Ultra Compact Stroller Review
An urban cruiser weighing in at just 6.4kg which is perfect for travel making it easier than ever to meet up with friends for a drink, grab a cab, hop onto the tube or fly to the other side of the world. It is a compact stroller and fits in overhead plane bins on larger planes. Read More.
iCandy Raspberry Pushchair Review
iCandy are a very well known brand – but what are the pushchairs actually like? The Raspberry features a beautiful vibrant design while still maintaining the comfort and stability required in a stroller. It suits use in a city, and is soft and cushioned for naps on the go. Read More.
Ickle Bubba Discovery Stroller Review
With a spacious seat, beautiful rose gold trim and a travel bag to hold it and it’s accessories, it is a fantastic travel stroller. Simple to fold when your hands are full and lightweight for you to grab and go. It has a lie flat seat for naps and a 5 point harness for keeping fidgety little ones safe. Read More.
Graco Metro Pushchair Review
With a large basket and weighing just 7.5kg, the Graco Metro is perfect for busy families on the go. There’s enough space to store all of your things underneath while still maintaining a sleek design. It has a one handed fold and fits easily into the trunk of most cars as it’s fairly compact. Read More.
Of course it’s never just about the stroller is it? There is always some sort of pram accessory needed, be it a foot muff to keep the warm in the colder months, a seat liner, clip on toys or a stroller fan or pushchair shade for the summer.
Factors To Consider When Buying A Stroller Fan
A clip on stroller fan can be a lifesaver on hot summer days when you are out and about because there is nothing worse than an overheating fussy baby! But how does a stroller fan work and what do you need to look for when buying one? Read more.
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