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Best Prams, Pushchairs, Strollers & Travel Buggies

Laura Rowe

Best Prams, Pushchairs, Strollers & Travel Buggies

Written by
Laura Rowe

So let's chat about one of the biggest decisions we make as parents to be: finding the perfect pushchair or stroller for our little bundles of joy. I've been there, done that, and got the coffee stains to prove it! So, grab a cuppa and let's dive into our curated list of top-rated pushchairs and strollers that will make your parenting journey a whole lot smoother.

Start by assessing your needs, considering factors like lifestyle, terrain, frequency of use, and storage space availability. Explore various stroller types, including full-sized, lightweight, jogging, double, and travel system strollers, each offering unique features and benefits.

Pushchairs for Newborns - Baby Travel System

When my little man first came into the world, I wanted nothing but the best for him. That's why the 3-in-1 baby travel systems were a non negotiable. They really are like the Swiss Army knife of baby gear - compact, versatile, and worth every penny. Here are a couple that stole my heart:

KinderKraft 3 in 1 Travel System

This travel system was shortlisted in the Mother & Baby Award 2023. It's comfy, practical baby travel system! The pram set includes a 40-75 cm car seat MINK PRO i-Size and universal adapters* that match many car seats from various brands. This 3 in 1 pram comes with a full set of accessories: rain cover, leg warmer, car seat adapters, mosquito net, and parent bag.

"This was really easy to put together and feels very sturdy ! It’s a bargain for what you get with it !Definitely recommend as it looks really stylish too. Many people often think it’s more expensive than what it is"

baby travel system with car seat and carrycot
Baby Travel System with car seat and carrycot by Kinderkraft

Ickle Bubba Stomp 3 in 1 Travel System

I fell in love with this when I was shopping for ours; This stroller for newborns ticks all the boxes without breaking the bank, so it's perfect for those wanting a system that's budget friendly but still feel luxury! This also comes with: Car seat adapters, 2 x car sunshades, changing rucksack and mat, pushchair apron, foot warmer, seat liner (this is so soft and snug for winter!) and rain cover.

This has also won GOLD award from Made for Mums 2023 due to having everything included, UPF50+ hood and its sturdy i-Size car seat that's easy to clip in and out of its base. As a parent tester of a 6 week old baby & 2 year old stated:

"practical and stylish, surprisingly light yet sturdy enough to keep children of all ages safe and protected while on the go, the Stomp Luxe travel system is worth very penny. The puncture-proof rear rubber wheels and self locking, swivel front wheels handled all types of terrain -gravel mud, pavements and even sand - really well and the pushchair was effortless to push up inclines and through narrow spaces" - Credit: (madeformums.com)

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3 in 1 Baby Travel System by Ickle Bubba

Travel Strollers

Life with a baby is nothing short of a thrilling adventure, but getting out and about can be challenging, especially when traveling. That's where a reliable travel stroller comes in. Having a stroller that's easy to move, collapse, and carry is essential for hassle-free holidays and travel, ensuring you can navigate new surroundings with ease while keeping your little one safe and comfortable. Let's explore some top options designed to make parenting easier, even on the go.

Doona Travel Stroller

This little miracle worker goes from car seat to stroller in seconds flat! The Doona Baby Stroller is a versatile convertible pushchair designed for modern families on the move. With its one-motion operation, it seamlessly transitions from a car seat to a stroller in seconds, making it a travel must-have for families on holiday. TUV and FAA Aircraft Approved, it meets rigorous safety standards for air travel.

The adjustable handlebar doubles as an anti-rebound bar inside the car, enhancing safety. Tested and certified to meet ECE R44, EN1888, and EN12790 standards, this travel pushchair prioritises safety and quality. Featuring a superior 5-point harness and ergonomic infant insert, the Doona Travel Car Seat provides peace of mind for parents and comfort for little ones.

doona car seat pram
Doona Pram with car seat

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller

This ultra-lightweight buggy is perfect for families on the move, weighing just 6.5 kg and featuring a compact design with an included carry case. Suitable from birth up to 22 kg, it offers comfort with a near-flat seat recline and adjustable calf support.

The signature one-hand fold with auto-lock ensures easy transportation and storage. With durable rubber tires, locking front swivel wheels, and suspension, it provides a smooth ride and easy maneuverability. Additional features include an extendable UV50+ canopy, storage basket with front and rear access, and an included carry bag for added convenience.

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Lightweight stroller by Baby Jogger

Wheelive Light Stroller

The Wheelive Lightweight Stroller offers convenience and comfort for families on the go. With an adjustable backrest and canopy, it provides customisable support and sun protection for your little one. Its lightweight design and compact fold make it easy to transport and store, perfect for travel or everyday use. Available on Amazon UK, it's a practical choice for parents seeking a reliable and affordable travel pushchair.

Lightweight stroller
Lightweight folding pushchair by Wheelive

Double Pushchairs

For families with twins or multiple little ones to get out and about with, a reliable double stroller is a game-changer for managing mum life on the go. Here are some top options to consider:

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double

Double the fun, double the adventure! This pushchair stroller is a lifesaver when you've got two little ones in tow. This narrow and lightweight double stroller is designed for easy maneuverability, fitting through standard doorways and weighing only 10.5 kg. Its effortless fold and auto-lock feature make transportation and storage hassle-free. Suitable from birth up to 15 kg for each seat, it offers near-flat seat recline options and compatibility with carrycots for newborns (sold separately). With durable rubber tires and locking front swivel wheels with suspension, it provides a smooth ride and easy maneuverability. Adjustable calf supports and multi-position seat recline ensure maximum comfort for your little ones on any adventure.

Double Travel Pushchair by Baby Jogger

Ickle Bubba Venus Double Stroller

Stylish, practical, and super comfy; This compact stroller weighs an impressive 13.4kg and is packed full of enhanced features designed to make parenting easier. The Venus Prime each seat is suitable from birth using the newborn cocoon that is included. The cocoon creates a protective lie-flat space for a newborn baby, you can also buy an additional cacoon for those expecting multiples!

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Stylish Twin Pushchair by Ickle Bubba

Hauck Duett Double Pushchair

Tandem seating? Check. Versatile? Check. This stroller is a real game-changer for busy mums. The Hauck Duett Double Buggy offers versatility and practicality for families with a newborn and toddler. The main seat can be parent-facing or forward-facing and converted into a pram, while the lower seat is suitable from 6 months and removable.

Equipped with two raincovers, an adjustable handlebar, and compact folding, it's convenient for parents on the go. Compatible with the separately available Hauck Comfort Fix baby car seat, it offers a travel system option with the Hauck Duett 2 car seat adapters. With a light aluminium frame, suspension, swivelling front wheels, and rear wheels with protection, it's easy to push on various terrains. Safety features include European safety standard EN 1888 approval, 5-point harnesses for each seat, and a basket with a capacity of up to 6 kg.

Hauck double pushchair
Double Stroller by Hauck

My Babiie Double Newborn Pushchairs

This sleek and sturdy double pushchair is suitable for newborns and toddlers alike, offering convenience without compromising on style. This is a sleek and stowable double stroller designed for convenience and comfort. Its detachable seats can be mounted in various directions, turning into newborn bassinets, and come with car seat adapters and apron foot covers.

The stroller offers customisable comfort with 3-position reclining seats, 2-position adjustable leg rests, and extra padded seats with 5-point harnesses. Featuring a bold and unique design with stylish black leopard fabrics and rose gold detailing, it also includes a raincover. Suitable from birth in bassinet mode and from 6 months in pushchair mode, each seat can accommodate up to 15 kg.

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Twin Pushchair by My Babiie

Bugaboo Donkey

Designed to grow with your family, the Donkey 5 converts seamlessly from a single to a side-by-side double stroller, providing ultimate flexibility and comfort.The Bugaboo Donkey 5 Mono pushchair offers versatility and convenience for growing families. Easily convertible into a double or twin buggy with extension sets (sold separately), it's a future-proof solution.

Expertly designed with improved folding and unfolding mechanisms, as well as one-hand push, steer, and turn capabilities for better maneuverability. With an extendable side basket and under-seat storage, it provides ample space. The seat and side basket are positioned higher for better interaction with your baby, while the improved bassinet offers superior protection and ventilation. Suitable for children up to 22 kg, it ensures comfort and convenience for both parent and child.

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Bugaboo Donkey turns into a double stroller

Toddler Pushchairs

As my little ones grew, his needs evolved too. Toddlers are mostly independent but sometimes aren't keen walkers so having a sturdy, easy to use stroller will help on those days your toddler isn't feeling like walking! Here are a couple of top picks for toddler pushchairs:

Kinderkraft Grande Plus Stroller

Comfortable, reliable, and stylish- what more could you ask for? The stroller is designed for children from birth to 22 kg, offering functionality and convenience for parents. Its CLICK & FOLD system allows for easy folding with the seat still attached, making it car boot-friendly. With large puncture-resistant wheels, shock absorbers, and swivel front wheels, navigating difficult terrain is effortless.

The STOP & RIDE brake system is convenient and won't damage shoes. The seat is spacious with a five-point safety harness and detachable guard rail for easy child access. Extensive adjustment options include a reclining backrest and four footrest positions, ensuring comfort for your child. Additionally, the stroller's large extendable hood provides protection against all weather conditions, with a window for visibility and a back pocket for small items. Perfect for family outings and holidays, this stroller offers versatility and practicality for parents on the go.

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Toddler pushchair by Kinderkraft

My Babiie Stroller

Another Mother & Baby shortlisted stroller in 2023 as well as being designed by the likes of Billie Faiers, Dani Dyer and Samantha Faiers! This is one for for the fashionista mums; the stroller will see you through from day one to year four, this stroller will be there every step of the way. It's sturdy and stylish, and built to last! This is also perfect for travel as its easy to move, fold and carry. It comes equipped with a raincover, footmuff, and cup holder, catering to all your traveling needs in any weather!

leopard print pushchair
My Babiie Leopard Print Pushchair

Bugaboo Butterfly

The Bugaboo Butterfly ultra-compact travel stroller is a game-changer for parents on the move. With its one-second fold and unfold feature, lightweight design, and easy-to-carry capabilities, it's perfect for travel and everyday use alike. The stroller's smooth strolling and one-hand recline ensure both parent and child are comfortable on the go, while its ergonomic design and spacious under seat basket provide added convenience. Available in three stylish colors and compatible with a range of Bugaboo accessories, this stroller offers both style and functionality for babies from 6 months up to 22 kg, making it a must-have for busy families.

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Bugaboo Butterfly lightweight stroller

As Mums to be, we know that finding the perfect pushchair or stroller is more than just choosing a piece of equipment - it's about finding the right one to suit our parenting journey. From those precious newborn days to navigating the toddlerhood, the right stroller can make all the difference in the world. Whether you're looking for versatility, affordability, or simply a touch of style, there's a perfect pushchair out there for every parent and every little one. So, take your time, explore your options, and trust your instincts. After all, no one knows your family's needs better than you do. Here's to embracing the joys of motherhood, one push at a time. Happy strolling!

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