Our List Of The Best Prams 2021

by Your Baby Club

Prams, strollers, buggies, pushchairs, are some of the most essential aspects of parenting but they come with so much jargon and variety that many parents simply can't cope with. With so many out there, it can be difficult to identify the best option for you and also your child, so here we've taken our pick of the bunch to make things simple for you wonderful parents to find the option for you.

Pushchairs: Suitable for my newborn?

A lot of our members ask us from time to time if pushchairs are fine for a newborn child? We would say no. Pushchair are not suitable for your little one until they are around 6 months old.

The NHS website says “Pushchairs, also known as strollers and buggies, are only suitable for young babies if they have fully reclining seats so your baby can lie flat. Wait until your baby can sit by themselves before using another type of pushchair. Choose a light pushchair if you'll be lifting it on to trains or buses.”

There are pushchairs we’ve chosen that have a carrycot that enjoy a lie-flat position. Other options we list don’t have an additional carrycot as they recline into a lie-flat position.

Some members have also asked us why are there some pushchairs that don’t look like they have lie-flat functionality? Some pushchairs lie-flat function goes to 150 degrees which is the legal requirement while others offer the full 180 degrees.

Which Magazine confirms that the best prams are manufactured to at least 150 degrees –

“The best pushchairs for newborn babies are those with a recline of 150 degrees or more on the lowest setting.”

Are Carrycots a good option for my baby?

Carrycots are great and one of their main benefits is that they are parent facing. Meaning you can keep an eye on your little one in the first few stages of their life. They also offer a touch of luxury and comfort within the pushchair. Making it easier for your baby to sleep and generally relax.

Parents can have a peaceful journey when travelling with their baby without disturbing them. There is the function of removing the carrycot out of the pushchair without waking your baby up.

An additional carrycot can be expensive. From around £90 up to just under £300. If don’t want to reuse it for another baby you have then it’s a decision whether the price is worth it or not. We do think that the best prams will be comfortable with or without a carrycot in any case.

What other things to look out for when looking to buy the best pram for my new baby?

Wheels – We know some of the best times we have with our newborn are on those first walks we go together. With that said it’s important when purchasing a pushchair that they are durable and able to withstand the outdoor elements. It's important to have a pushchair with big wheels. Making it easier to navigate uneven pavement and other types of terrain. Solid wheels are the safe option as they avoid punctures.

Save money with a double option pushchair – We all know having a baby is expensive and it’s good to save where we can as every penny counts. If you have twins or thinking of adding to your family a pushchair with the added option of a double buggy or carrycot is worth thinking about. With another carrycot, it means it’s also suitable for overnight sleeping. They will also be built to take the weight of two children so it’s important to know these types of buggies will be heavier.

The folding of a pram or pushchair: Most folding options on pushchairs are easy to get your head around and our reviews of the best prams and pushchairs will give you a deeper understanding of how easy or difficult the fold is.

Having a basket to carry baby essentials: The basket size is important. We know when we’re on the move we have lots of baby items to carry around with us. That’s why it’s a real gem when we have a large basket. This is what makes the best prams and pushchairs. To also note; some pushchairs make the basket easier to access than others so bear that in mind too.

What is a travel system?

A travel system can be a lifesaver when travelling around with your new baby. A travel system is all in the name. It’s a pushchair with a car seat attached. It’s all about not waking your baby up coz we know an awoken baby is an unhappy, potentially crying baby. Nightmare!

A travel system enables you to move a sleeping baby from the car onto a pram or pushchair frame without waking them. It’s important to note that not all pushchairs can be transformed into travel systems. Some come as one – all together. Others come separate where you need to buy such things as a car seat and pushchair. This can mean more expense. Another point to think about with a travel system is that not all car seats fit all cars. Make sure you choose a car seat that fits in the car before a pushchair or travel system. Buying a travel system compatible with a car seat can be hard to find.

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The Best Prams 2021

Babyzen Yoyo+

Our Review

The Babyzen Yoyo+ provides the perfect buggy for city life. Weighing only 6.7kg, it is one of the lightest prams on the market, but don’t let this fool you into thinking this is not well made. It is car seat compatible, with parent facing and world facing capabilities making it extremely versatile. The Yoyo+ also comes in with a comparatively low price tag compared to many similar buggies. 

What We Like

  • Folds to a size that it can be taken as hand luggage on flights
  • Great sun canopy
  • Quick-Fold (Even one-handed!)


Who It’s Best For

  • Public Transport Users
  • Frequent Flyers/ Holiday Goers
  • People in Flats


Price: £389 from Harrods (includes frame, reversible backrest, seat base, basket and rain cover)

ICandy Peach


Our Review

The ICandy Peach provides the ultimate experience for both mum and baby, with suspension on all 4 wheels making journeys easy for parents and the high-quality fabrics make the cot comfortable for the child it's for. The one-handed seat recline and carrycot removal also provides one of the easiest experiences on the market.

What We Like

  • High quality build for optimum comfort and durability
  • Puncture Proof Tyres
  • Easy Carry Cot Removal


Who It’s Best For

  • Parents with multiple children.
  • Outgoing Families

Price: £999 from ICandy (includes newborn carrycot, sun canopy, raincover and infant carrier adaptors)

Bugaboo Donkey 3

Our Review

The Bugaboo Donkey 3 provides the perfect long term buggy for day to day life. It is built to last in more ways than one, with one of the sturdiest builds on the market it isn't going to crumble under the pressure and with the capability of becoming a double pushchair, it isn't phased by multiple children, making this the ultimate long term purchase for any expecting family.

What We Like

  • Useable up to 3yrs
  • Easy to use hand brake switch
  • Easy Wash fabrics


Who It’s Best For

  • First-time parents
  • Travelling parents
  • Families with children with an age gap

Price: £1355 From Bugaboo (includes carrycot, reversible seat and upgraded under seat basket)

My Babiie Ultra Light Stroller



Our Review

A beautifully simple pram, the My Babiie Ultra Light Stroller provides a high-quality experience for a fraction of the price of its competitors. Simple features such as the all-round suspension and 5-point padded safety harness allow for easy use without the hassle and the frame folds down to a size that is sure to fit into any car boot.

What We Like

  • Easy Assembly
  • All Round Suspension
  • Easy Full Recline


Who It’s Best For

  • First-time parents
  • Parents on a budget


Price:
£69.99 From Aldi

Bugaboo Fox 2 

Our Review

The Bugaboo Fox 2 provides the ultimate out and about pram experience, with the added extra of customisation for if you want to stand out from the crowd. Bugaboo dubbed this pram as having the ‘best drive performance yet’ and its combination of all-round suspension and easy braking enables effortless use in many of your day-to-day experiences.

What We Like

  • Customisation makes it always look fresh.
  • Easy use on lowered kerbs
  • Loads of space for child and storage


Who It’s Best For

  • City and suburban parents
  • Those who use a combination of car and walking in their travels.
  • Eco-conscious parents

Price: Starting at £1029 from Bugaboo 

BabyStyle Oyster 3



Our Review

The BabyStyle Oyster 3 provides the ultimate experience for high-intensity parents. This pushchair boasts one of the sturdiest designs on the market, with a surprisingly easy setup and great storage capabilities, this pushchair makes the Saturday shop a risk-free venture, and the puncture-proof wheels with the option of fixed in-line movement on the front wheels means walks in the park are just as simple without compromise.

What We Like

  • Ability to fix front wheels to in-line for uneven terrain
  • Great storage
  • Easy setup


Who It’s Best For

  • Busy parents
  • Parents juggling multiple children
  • Shoppers


Price: £499 from Amazon 

Silver Cross Coast

Our Review

The Silver Cross Coast is a premium piece of kit with optimum adaptability to whatever circumstance you are in, with great amounts of storage, travel system compatibility, and a sleep compatible carrycot, this really does cater for any scenario in your travels. It additionally has some great additional options such as ride-on if you have a toddler which compliment the travel capabilities superbly.

What We Like

  • Great add-ons
  • Loads of storage
  • Premium experience


Who It’s Best For

  • Travelling parents
  • Parents with toddler and baby
  • Busy families


Price
£703 from Amazon  

Bugaboo Bee 5


Our Review

Having been a celeb favourite for years, the new edition of the Bugaboo Bee is the eye candy of the pushchair world, with a sleek design that doesn’t lack capability, this pushchair is a must-buy for city-dwelling families needing an easily folded, light pushchair that will last them for years.

What We Like

  • Foldability
  • Lightness without fragility
  • Stylish


Who It’s Best For

  • City-based families
  • Families planning for more children in future
  • Those needing an easily folded and stored pushchair that is light enough to carry.


Price:
From £550 from Amazon

UPPAbaby Vista V2



Our Review

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 provides one of the most versatile experiences available and doesn’t sacrifice style to do this. With compatibility up to 3 children, the Vista V2 is the perfect option for larger families and the puncture-proof tyres mean you will never have an issue getting your children where they need to be, which is just one of the features which makes this one of the most reliable strollers out there.

What We Like

  • Versatility with multiple kids
  • Stylish Design
  • Great add-ons


Who It’s Best For

  • Parents with multiple small children
  • Parents who like to go on outings with kids
  • High-intensity families.


Price:
£980 from UPPAbaby

 Silver Cross Wave



Our Review

If versatility and multi-functionality are what you need in your pushchair then the Silver Cross Wave is the one for you. With 16 configurations and great manoeuvrability, the Wave is able to deal with any scenario you throw at it with ease, and its stylish design doesn’t disappoint whatever configuration you have it in making the Wave a stylish addition to your baby gear.

What We Like

  • Easy Setup
  • 16 different configurations for versatility
  • Easy Maneuverability


Who It’s Best For

  • Multi-child families
  • City-dwelling families


Price:
£995 from Pramworld

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