Pram Buying Guide


Pram Buying Guide

With hundreds of prams to choose from, it can feel overwhelming, but don't worry – we can help you choose the perfect pram for you, your baby, your lifestyle and your budget.

pram buying guide

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Prams - also commonly known as 2in1 and 3in1 combinations, are usually more suitable for newborns and younger babies allowing them to travel in the recommended lie-flat position. Most include a carrycot for overnight sleeping. Browse our prams below.

 

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Choose your Lifestyle

 

Your Lifestyle

City

With all the hustle and bustle of the city, you may need something which is lighter, with smaller wheels and is easier to manoeuvre. With brilliant brands such as egg, silver cross and jane here to help. You can find the perfect item to make city life an easy life.

Compact Travel

Are you always on the move? Travelling by car, public transport or even flying away on adventures with your little one? Then you probably need something more compact, easy to fold and easy to store. We have brands like baby Zen and Ickle bubba, who have pushchairs, prams and strollers that are lightweight, compact and cabin sized to make you’re adventures easier.

Sport

Do you like to run with your baby? Do you have an active lifestyle that needs a pram to match? We have brands like out n about who specialise in running and other active lifestyles and have prams designed to be able to keep up, not slow you down!

It's important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

Choose your Budget

We have products to suit all budgets.

Travel Systems - Perfect for those on the move, travel systems include an infant car seat with a pushchair or pram. They make the best choice if you spend a lot of time travelling by car and usually include everything you’ll need.

 

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Choose your Lifestyle

 

Your Lifestyle

City

With all the hustle and bustle of the city, you may need something which is lighter, with smaller wheels and is easier to manoeuvre. With brilliant brands such as egg, silver cross and jane here to help. You can find the perfect item to make city life an easy life.

Compact Travel

Are you always on the move? Travelling by car, public transport or even flying away on adventures with your little one? Then you probably need something more compact, easy to fold and easy to store. We have brands like baby Zen and Ickle bubba, who have pushchairs, prams and strollers that are lightweight, compact and cabin sized to make you’re adventures easier.

Sport

Do you like to run with your baby? Do you have an active lifestyle that needs a pram to match? We have brands like out n about who specialise in running and other active lifestyles and have prams designed to be able to keep up, not slow you down!

It's important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

Choose your Budget

We have products to suit all budgets.

Pram Bundle Deals - We've made it easy to get your new arrival out into the world with these incredible travel system and Nursery bundle starter packs. From Silver Cross to iCandy, we have it all bundled to your convenience.

 

You are on your way to finding the perfect ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE

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Choose your Lifestyle

 

Your Lifestyle

City

With all the hustle and bustle of the city, you may need something which is lighter, with smaller wheels and is easier to manoeuvre. With brilliant brands such as egg, silver cross and jane here to help. You can find the perfect item to make city life an easy life.

Compact Travel

Are you always on the move? Travelling by car, public transport or even flying away on adventures with your little one? Then you probably need something more compact, easy to fold and easy to store. We have brands like baby Zen and Ickle bubba, who have pushchairs, prams and strollers that are lightweight, compact and cabin sized to make you’re adventures easier.

Sport

Do you like to run with your baby? Do you have an active lifestyle that needs a pram to match? We have brands like out n about who specialise in running and other active lifestyles and have prams designed to be able to keep up, not slow you down!

It's important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

Choose your Budget

We have products to suit all budgets.

Double, Twin & Tandem Prams For New Borns & Toddlers - If you have twins, or small children close in age and weight, double prams/buggies and tandems are ideal. A tandem pushchair has one seat in front of the other and double prams tend to have side by side seats. Choose your pram from our range of top baby brands including Silver Cross.

 

You are on your way to finding the perfect TWIN PRAMS

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Choose your Lifestyle

 

Your Lifestyle

City

With all the hustle and bustle of the city, you may need something which is lighter, with smaller wheels and is easier to manoeuvre. With brilliant brands such as egg, silver cross and jane here to help. You can find the perfect item to make city life an easy life.

Compact Travel

Are you always on the move? Travelling by car, public transport or even flying away on adventures with your little one? Then you probably need something more compact, easy to fold and easy to store. We have brands like baby Zen and Ickle bubba, who have pushchairs, prams and strollers that are lightweight, compact and cabin sized to make you’re adventures easier.

Sport

Do you like to run with your baby? Do you have an active lifestyle that needs a pram to match? We have brands like out n about who specialise in running and other active lifestyles and have prams designed to be able to keep up, not slow you down!

It's important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

Choose your Budget

We have products to suit all budgets.

Buggies & Strollers - Buggies and strollers are lightweight, portable, compact and versatile. Ideal for public transport and for taking on holiday as they tend to be very compact when folded. More commonly used for older children who can walk. However, look out for enhanced models which are suitable from birth or can recline fully to accommodate a sleepy child.

 

You are on your way to finding the perfect STROLLER

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Choose your Lifestyle

 

Your Lifestyle

City

With all the hustle and bustle of the city, you may need something which is lighter, with smaller wheels and is easier to manoeuvre. With brilliant brands such as egg, silver cross and jane here to help. You can find the perfect item to make city life an easy life.

Compact Travel

Are you always on the move? Travelling by car, public transport or even flying away on adventures with your little one? Then you probably need something more compact, easy to fold and easy to store. We have brands like baby Zen and Ickle bubba, who have pushchairs, prams and strollers that are lightweight, compact and cabin sized to make you’re adventures easier.

Sport

Do you like to run with your baby? Do you have an active lifestyle that needs a pram to match? We have brands like out n about who specialise in running and other active lifestyles and have prams designed to be able to keep up, not slow you down!

It's important to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

Choose your Budget

We have products to suit all budgets.

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Pushchair tips

Tip 1 +

Find out what you need.

Do you need a pushchair, pram or buggy? They all sound similar but in fact are very different things when we look at each of their definitions.

Choosing the correct pram start with learning what you need.

A pram is designed for newborn babies or younger babies. They come with either a suitable from birth pushchair unit, or a carrycot allowing the baby to lie flat and is usually parent facing. Meaning you can see your little one as you walk!

A pushchair is more likely to be for older babies and toddler. It more often will not have a carrycot and just be a single unit on its own which tends to be forward facing/ world facing.

A buggy is more lightweight, it normally has a collapsible frame allowing it to be folded and stored in more compact places.

Travel systems include car seats so are an all in one package of what you need if you are a first-time mum but even better than that, we provide bundles! Our bundles have literally everything a new mum needs and aims to make the buying process even easier for you!

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What features should you be looking for?

Most brands offer a wide range of models that are best for country living, with rougher terrains and better wheels for the conditions the pram will be in or best for city living, which would be more compact, better suited for the hustle and bustle of living in a bigger town or city.

If you want to take the pram off road for walking while wanting it still able to be suitable for living in urban areas, then you may wish to get an all-terrain pram. These are a catch all pram that can cope in any environment.

If you are into your travelling and take a lot of trains, planes and other modes of transport to explore or even just to travel in general, then you may wish to get a compact pram that can fold down to cabin size or is just lightweight and easy for you to store.

If you are into your healthy living and want to run or walk a lot with your child, then you may opt for a sportier pram which caters to this lifestyle.

Choosing a pram is best done by suiting the pram to your lifestyle and needs. If you’re planning another child, then you may want one that can adapt to become a double pram for example. We would recommend choosing the pram you want but basing your decision around what your lifestyle is.

Tip 3 +

What is needed for a newborn?

If you are getting a pushchair that is for a newborn then you need to get one that:

  • Has a carrycot or
  • Has a lie-flat car seat

This is essential as the baby will need to lie flat for healthy development. If your baby is not lying flat in the pram then their breathing can be compromised.

Carrycots have become much more advanced as brands continue to innovate. You can get carrycots that fold up for when you are done using them, carrycots that can be adapted to become the seat unit and carrycots which are suitable for overnight sleeping too.

Tip 4 +

How much should I spend on a pushchair?

This depends on your budget and how long you plan to use the pushchair for. With models ranging between £200 and £2000+ it can be a bit overwhelming when you see them all in front of you.

It's best to see what exactly you need first. If there are any brands you like or if there is anything that you need specifically, like a car seat or a carrycot.

Once you know what you want and have a budget in mind we would recommend looking at your lifestyle, if you need a compact pram or an all-terrain pram – then look at the combination packages that we have to offer. You will be surprised to see the offers available on travel systems and all in one bundle packages that make buying a pram way easier for you.

Tip 5 +

What accessories do I need?

Most pram packages will already cover the basics for you. With most offering adapters, rain covers and UV hoods already.

If you have a pram and are buying your car seat separately we would recommend making sure the adaptors are include and if so, that they allow for your chosen car seat to be attached as if not, then you will need to purchase adaptors also.

Things you may which to consider are based upon your environment. If its cold, then you may wish to get footmuffs and fleece liners for your pram. You may need an additional rain cover for your car seat or even consider getting a clip-on toy which are a great way to keep baby entertained.