Pram, pram, baby!
If you’re expecting a baby or you already have one, Black Friday is your best chance to get a pram. Baby gear can be pricey, and you’ll need to buy lots of things for your little one. If you’re searching for the best baby buggies for great prices, look no further. We tell you everything you need to know to catch the best deals.
Prams and pushchairs everywhere!
Choosing the perfect pram or pushchair depends on several factors. How old is your child? Are you going to use it around the city or the country? How many children do you have? Buying a pram is a long-lasting decision and an investment. For example, you may want to future-proof yours to use it for more than one child. So, it’s important to choose wisely.
These are some things you’ll want to look out for when buying a baby pram or pushchair:
- Price-performance ratio
- Safety and durability
- Wheels and size (for city or country)
- Accessories and features
You may be asking yourself: What is the difference between a pram and a pushchair? While both are similar, a pram usually offers a lie-down position (for newborns and small babies). A pushchair offers a seated position (for older children). Nowadays, pushchairs can be adapted to have both.
Popular baby buggy brands
There’s a world of baby buggies in the UK, and they’re available at a range of prices. Some of the most popular or well-known brands include Bugaboo, UPPAbaby, iCandy, Silver Cross, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Baby Zen, Mamas & Papas, among others. They all offer all kinds of models for different needs and prices. For example, adapted for city or country, adjustable to different ages, foldable, etc.
The best ride for your baby
The Bugaboo is probably the best-known, quality brand of baby buggies in the UK. However, it’s an expensive one. You may consider it the Ferrari of pushchairs. The Bugaboo Fox is one of the best-reviewed for its versatility and practicality.
Many other brands are popular among parents. The iCandy Lime system has great comments and is often on sale. The UPPAbaby Cruz and Baby Zen Yoyo2 have a thumbs-up for flexibility and lightness in maternity forums. The Ocarro by Mamas & Papas regularly appears on the top rankings for all-around prams. For price and value, the Maxi-Cosi Zelia and Silver Cross Pioneer are also well-reviewed.
Practical prams: 3-in-1 systems
Are you looking to invest in the full package for your baby? Then, 3-in-1 bundles or “travel systems” are a fantastic option. These usually include:
- a pushchair seat unit (for toddlers)
- a baby carrycot or bassinet (for newborns)
- a car seat (usually, from birth to 13kg)
Sometimes bundles may include other accessories like high chairs and/or travel cots. During sales events, like Black Friday and others, these kits are usually on sale. It depends mostly on the brands, but you can find decent discounts. For example, the iCandy Peach travel system featured around 40% off during previous Black Friday events.
Newborns will usually outgrow their bassinet in a couple of months. Because of this, we recommend investing in a pram that can be adjusted for newborns and toddlers. You can do this by buying a “travel system” or a carry-cot add-on for your pushchair. Currently, the Nuna Mixx is considered one of the best adjustable prams for newborns. It ranks continually at the top in online reviews for the UK.