Our mothers and experts have listed the top ten things to think about when choosing the right pushchair for your precious little one. A pushchair is a big purchase to make in preparation for your new arrival. If you are not sure what to expect, don’t worry! We have listed the key things to think about to ensure your new pushchair suits you, your precious little one and your lifestyle.

 

Where Are You Walking?

Where you live and what you do are important factors when choosing the right pushchair. If you frequently navigate cobbled streets or country roads, walk the dog in the woods or at the beach, then choosing a pushchair with suspension will make life much easier. For city living and smooth terrain, a pram can be a classic, lightweight choice.

 

How Are You Travelling?

If you spend a great deal of time in and out of the car, then a 3 in 1 or 2 in 1 travel system might be right for you. If your precious little one falls asleep on route, you can avoid disturbing them by transforming their car seat into a pushchair.

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Do You Have Your Hands Full?

If you are always on the go, frequently out with the dog, have another child, or likely to be spending time alone with your new baby, then having a pushchair that you can pack away with one hand will be very practical. When you are holding a baby, a toddler’s hand and a lead, you are unlikely to have free hands to dismantle a pushchair!

 

How Long Do You Want It To Last?

It can be difficult to predict how your needs will develop in the future. It is likely that when your precious little one is very small, you will want to keep an eye on them – making a backwards facing pushchair a good option. However as they get older, they will become curious about the world around them and be keen to face forwards.

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A full travel system is a flexible option with room to grow and soft inserts – perfect for small babies and keeping cosy – however a full travel system may be too bulky long term. Similarly a pram can become impractical once baby can sit up, so you might move to a lighter weight pushchair you can easily fit in the car.

 

What’s Your Pushchair Budget?

When making an investment purchase you want to last, conducting research is really important. Establishing what your budget is (and how long you intend that investment to last) will help you to choose the right pushchair. Read reviews, check out parenting blogs and speak to other parents to learn if the products and brands they have bought into have met their needs and expectations. Or why not sort our pushchairs by price to find the perfect one for your budget. Happy shopping!

 

Compare all types of pushchair easily with our buying guide.

 

 

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About the author: Lucy

Lucy is our youngest regular contributor at 24 and has recently welcomed her first child, Charlotte, only 3 months ago. As a single mum living in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, she's a huge fan of photography, cycling, and all things DIY - when she has time, of course.

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