Buying a pushchair is probably one of the most expensive and important purchases you will make before your baby arrives.
However most expectant parents are struck with fear as soon as they begin the quest to find the perfect pushchair/stroller/travel system – and it is easy to see why.
From working out a realistic budget to deciding on what features are the most important – it can be a total minefield for newbies. There are so many choices to mull over, it is worth taking your time over the decision before taking the plunge and parting with your hard earned cash.
Thorough research before hitting the shops is a wise move, and setting out a list of priorities for you and your little one is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want and need, rather than be swayed by style or price.
Lastly nothing beats peer recommendation, so ask other parents around you for honest feedback and advice on what they liked and didn’t like with their own pushchair choice. Finally, take a look at our top 10 picks for the best pushchairs for 2019 that you can use from birth and where to buy them for the lowest price.
Best pushchairs for 2019
1. Bugaboo Cameleon3 Plus Pushchair Base Unit and Carrycot
The Bugaboo pushchairs need no introduction. Fans include a string of A-listers celebrities – dubbed the ‘Bugaboo brigade’ – making the brand one of the most recognised and sought after on the market. But is it worth the hype?
In a word yes. The three-in-one travel system adapts to how you want or need to use it, allowing you to reverse the seat or carry cot or convert into a car seat. It’s light enough to lug into the car and it conveniently folds down so you can transport it easily too.
Price: £779.05, John Lewis – buy here now
2. Stokke Xplory v6
If you’re tall the Stokke could be a good option as the design lets you bring your baby closer to you in an ergonomically designed, fully adjustable seat, promoting easier interaction when you are on the go.
The puncture free wheels, which have lockable swivel front wheels, makes it easier to control and maneuver, while the easy one-step fold-down chassis makes loading it into the car or on public transport a breeze.
Price: £671, Stokke – buy here now
3. Maxi-Cosi Adorra Pushchair
The Maxi-Cosi Adorra has a stylish and sleek design with best-in-class comfort for baby and ease of use for parents., everyone’s happy.
It’s suitable to use from birth until your little one is around three and a half. It’s super compact and lightweight, making it a complete breeze to get around with.
With just two clicks to attach a baby car seat (sold separately) and the use of the included adaptors – all in all it’ll make life on the go a hell of a lot easier.
Price: £319, John Lewis – buy here now
4. Red Kite Push Me Fusion
This travel system has everything you will need. The full pushchair includes a reversible, convertible carry cot/seat and car seat, which is great value for money.
The pushchair can be used from birth and totally adapts and transforms as your baby grows. The system also features a handy shopping basket under the seat/carry-cot, raincover and lockable swivel wheels for extra convenience on the go.
Price: £259.99, Amazon – buy here now
5. Babyzen YOYO+
The Babyzen is another one-stop shop travel system that can be used from day one of your baby’s arrival.
The system easily converts from parent facing pushchair to stroller as your baby grows, and works well whether you are city bound pounding the pavement or suburban or countryside based.
The straightforward design means packing and unpacking to and from the car is a breeze, it even folds down small enough to be carried as hand luggage if you’re travelling abroad too.
However, if you are using it from birth it is worth noting you’ll need to get the BABYZEN YOYO+ Newborn Pack separately.
Price: £389, John Lewis – buy here now
6. Silver Cross Reflex Oynx
The Reflex Oynx is designed with your baby’s comfort in mind and boasts an ergonomically engineered seat and backrest that can fully recline, making it ideal to use from birth.
The travel system easily folds down in a simple one-hand operation making it a good option if you’ll need to fold it away in the car or on public transport. The design also includes a extendable ventilated hood that has UPF50+ sun protection as well as full rain cover.
Price: £200, Amazon – buy here now
7. My Babiie Billie Faiers MB51 Stroller
Designed by reality TV star Billie Faiers, the MB51 stroller has fully adjustable seating, which has the option of lying flat making it suitable to use from birth.
The lightweight aluminium frame is easy to fold down and the compact shape makes it easy to transport. There is also a large shopping basket below the seat and lockable swivel front wheels for easy steering.
Price: £149.99, Argos – buy here now
8. Joie Litetrax 4 Wheeler Pushchair
This stylish and streamlined four-wheel stroller has four different seating positions to use as your baby grows and develops.
The one hand fold mechanism makes it simple to dismantle and as the frame is made of lightweight aluminium it is both durable and easy to transport it when needed. The travel system also includes a five point harness which can be adjusted to three varying heights.
Price: £169.99, Very – buy here now
9. Oyster 3 Stroller – City Grey with Mercury Fabric
The soft suspension on this pushchair makes it a great option all terrains whether you’ll be using it to make a quick dash to the local supermarket or take long strolls further afeld.
The ergonomic design of the seat, which can be repositioned to suit your baby, comes with fully padded headrest to offer greater support for your little one. The expandable hood provides full rain cover and UV50+ sun protection, and both the hood and harness a fully adjustable to suit your growing baby’s body.
Price: £499, Halfords – buy here now
10. iCandy Lime Pushchair and Carrycot, Onyx
This super stylish and sleek design from iCandy is suitable for you baby from birth and up to 25 kilograms, which is more than most ‘from birth’ options will offer.
A new fold system called TotalFold, allows the buggy to quickly and easily fold with the seat unit and bumper bar still attached, resulting in one of the fastest and most compact folds available right now. Perfect for when you’re out and about shopping.
There’s also an integrated ride-on board, which is handy if you have another small child.
Price: £650, John Lewis – buy here now
Top tips for buying a pushchair
- Start your search early – approach this investment the same way you would buying a car. Do thorough research way ahead of time to avoid making last minute decisions on a very important essential that you will need to last you for a long while.
- See it in the flesh – even if you want to eventually order online, road-testing a version of the one you are after will help you decide if it really is the one for you.
- Compare specifications between models – some brands have several versions that have only slight differences which means a cheaper version could be just as good an investment for your needs.
- Check measurements – there’s no point buying a swanky pushchair with all mod-cons that you can’t fit in your car.
- Look for competitive deals from rival retailers or hold out until key sales periods to get the best price possible and save yourself some extra pennies in the long run.