Buying a Pushchair

If you've never had a baby before, you've probably never bought a pushchair before. There are many different types of pushchairs, strollers and buggies on the market, so how on earth are you supposed to choose which one to buy?

A pushchair is a big investment and one of your most important baby-related purchases. You will need it until your child is at least three years old, and maybe a lot longer if you're hoping for a second baby.

It helps to take into account your lifestyle, budget and personal preferences before you start looking. Keep in mind that a pushchair must allow for your baby to lie flat, if you want to use it from birth. This is important for infant spinal development.

What are you looking for?

Narrow down your choices by answering the following questions. This will help immensely when you are ready to start shopping.

Here are some other things to consider that are more easily addressed by testing out pushchairs in the shop. Don't be afraid to take up the shop assistant's time and ask lots of questions – you could be spending a lot of money!

Essential pushchair features

Pushchairs suitable for newborns are categorised as either two-in-one, three-in-one, travel system, all-terrain, double/tandem or stroller and they share a range of features.

We believe a pushchair should include the following features if you want to make your life easier!