The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pushchair for Your Baby

Choosing a pushchair is super exciting because they’re not just a means of getting your baby from A to B, but they’re a baby accessory and can make your life with a little one so much easier if you choose the right one. 

Deciding on the perfect pushchair isn’t quite as easy as you think because there are so many different types to choose from, including pushchairs designed for the city dweller, families who live in the countryside or adventurous parents who like to take their baby off-road and around the world. 

We have put together an ultimate guide to choosing the perfect pushchair for you and your baby to make days out as easy and fun as possible. 


One of the most important considerations when choosing a pushchair is to know what lifestyle best describes your family’s situation. Do you live in a town or city and need an agile, lightweight pushchair so you can easily get around, or a pushchair with large, robust wheels and a strong frame for off-roading or a more rural setting? 


If you regularly run errands in the town or city and live in an urban setting then you’ll need a pushchair that is easy to use, agile, lightweight, compact and provides comfort for your little one no matter where you are. 

The Cybex Beezy Pushchair is a great example of a good pushchair, designed for urban dwellers. It’s the perfect agile city pushchair that doesn’t compromise on comfort. Newborn babies can also ride in comfort thanks to the full lie-flat recline.

When you’re out and about, the ultra-compact folded size makes it easy to store, while the travel system feature lets you attach a CYBEX infant car seat for extra flexibility. So whether you’re enjoying a day at the park or running errands around town, you can be sure your little one is snug and safe.

This sleek pushchair folds into a compact self-standing package and can easily be stored in gym lockers, below café tables, or on trains. While the all-wheel suspension keeps the handling steady and the journey comfortable for parents and babies.


For families living in the countryside or regularly visiting rural settings, you’ll need a pushchair with larger wheels, good suspension and a large basket so you can fill it with all of your and your baby’s essentials when you’re out and about for the day. 

Out n About offers parents the best of both worlds – pushchairs that allow active parents to continue enjoying the outdoors as well as stylish and practical pushchairs for busy city life. The Out n About Nipper Stroller has 12” air-filled tyres, super suspension, swivel lock front wheel for bumpy terrain and other comfort and safety features such as a bumper bar, large basket and water-resistant fabrics.  


For adventurous parents who like to go off-roading with their baby, you need a robust pushchair, with excellent balance, manoeuvrability, comfort and a compact size that’s easy enough to fit in the boot of a car. 

The Baby Jogger City Elite provides the best of both worlds. This all-round pushchair has new, large, air-filled tyres plus super suspension. As safety is imperative and good looks are a worthy bonus – the City Elite 2 combines both, therefore, you can proudly travel with this stroller knowing your child is comfy and protected from the elements as well. Suitable for newborns up to 22kg.

For travel

If you’re a family who likes to travel and show your baby everything the world has to offer, then you need a compact and super lightweight pushchair that fits into compact spaces like public transport, planes and car boots, that doesn’t compromise on comfort and safety or ease of use. 

The Bugaboo Butterfly Compact Stroller is made for the fast-paced city and travelling life, offering the best of both worlds. It has a 1-second fold and an ultra-compact design. The Butterfly weighs only 7.3kg but it’s strong enough to hold a large little one and a full load of groceries or travel essentials. 

 The pushchair compacts down and features a strap for hands-free carrying so you can walk with your little one holding your hand and have the butterfly over your shoulder. The Butterfly can be tucked away almost anywhere under tables, in hallways, on the train, in cars and even in overhead compartments for when you go on family holidays. It has been certified for air travel by the International Air Transport Association.

Type of pushchair

Next, you need to decide on what you need as pushchairs come in different types of packages from single pushchairs to 2-in-1 as well as complete travel systems. 

Travel system 

A complete travel system provides everything you need to travel with your baby. Many pushchair brands, like Silver Cross, Bugaboo and Egg do travel systems so there are plenty to choose from. 

The Silver Cross Reef travel system, for example, comes with: 

  • Pushchair
  • Newborn pod
  • i-Size car seat and base
  • Leather rucksack changing bag
  • Footmuff
  • Car seat adapters. 

If you don’t need a complete travel system, you can choose 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 options like the Bugaboo Fox 5 that comes with the stroller, carrycot and seat unit.

Single pushchair

If you want something simple with no fuss and you don’t want to have to store two separate pushchair units, including a carrycot and seat unit, choose a pushchair that easily converts between the two, using the same unit. This helps parents who lack storage space for a bulky pushchair. Or, choose a pushchair that comes with only one seat unit but offers a complete lie-flat recline option, making them suitable for newborn babies. 

The egg Z Stroller is suitable from birth with a 3-position recline, the eggZ seat offers a cocoon-like environment for babies and a sumptuous seat for toddlers with its soft-touch fabrics and deep padding. A simple one-touch handle recline makes life much easier than the strap recline systems on other strollers, and ease of use is pushed to the max with our ingenious magnetic buckle system on the harness.

Double pushchair 

Double trouble just means twice the fun so you’ll need a double pushchair. There are different types of double pushchairs; some are suitable for twin babies of the same age, others are suitable for a baby and a toddler and some are suitable for both. 


The tandem Joie Evalite Duo has a rear seat which is suitable from birth as it has a lie-flat feature and the front seat is suitable from 6 months old, making it great for two children of different ages. 

The My Babiie tandem pushchair is suitable from birth for two babies when used in bassinet mode and from 6 months when used in seat mode. One of the standout features of the tandem pushchair is the innovative height adjustment system of the rear module, allowing for flexible configurations of full-size seats, carrycots, and car seats. The seats can be set in any direction, including facing each other, creating endless possibilities for parents and children alike. 


The Ickle Bubba Venus Double Stroller is an excellent solution to travel with your two little ones from point A to B with ease and comfort. This functional stroller features a lightweight aluminium chassis with an extra large shopping basket, one-tap foot brake and two independently adjustable seat units suitable from birth up to 15kg (approx. 3 years old). 

Pushchair features 

Choosing a pushchair with the perfect features for you makes life with a baby easy. This is where pushchairs differ the most, from the folding mechanism and comfort to safety features and appearance. 


Meet the Bugaboo Dragonfly, our most comfortable urban stroller. The Bugaboo Dragonfly’s innovative design can fold, with the bassinet or seat included, into a compact self-stand position, making transitioning from car or public transport to the road, super easy. City+ drive means you and your baby will experience outstanding comfort in urban terrains, while the flexible storage system offers all the room you need for life, right from day one. 


The Maxi Cosi Adorra has the supreme comfort you want to provide your child and all the features you’ve come to expect from a premium Maxi-Cosi product. You’ll enjoy taking strolls with your newborn in carriage mode which features a full recline and provides a secure enclosed space to keep your baby comfy starting right from birth. As they grow, you can use the stroller mode with the seat in either parent or forward-facing positions, allowing your child to see you during the ride or giving them a view of the road ahead.


We are proud that all of the pushchairs on our website are from reputable brands that put their products through vigorous testing to make sure they are as safe as they can be for your precious passenger. Look out for easily adjustable safety harnesses, padded cushioning, multiple recline positions including a lie-flat option for newborns, ventilation points and bumper bars. 


Finally, for the most exciting part, consider what you want your stroller to look like. We have some stunning pushchairs on our website from subtle, classic and sophisticated designs to colourful and adventurous patterns to make you stand out from the crowd. 


iCandy is a brand that does what it says and produces eye-catching pushchairs that really are iCandy for parents and babies. They offer perhaps the most extensive and daring colour options from biscotti, cookie, and latte for more neutral tones and blush, cobalt and Atlantis blue for something a little more vibrant. 

The iCandy Peach is made with soft, modern premium knitted jersey, and fashion-forward fabrics, tailored to perfection and guarantees comfort for babies and style for parents. The iCandy Peach is available in a range of stunning colours to suit your taste. 


BabyStyle is a brand that prides itself on creating excellent products at affordable prices and they certainly don’t compromise on design and style. Babystyle works with the very best designers from around the world to bring parents both innovative and contemporary designs that give off the wow factor. 

The BabyStyle Oyster collection is expertly made and comes in a range of beautifully bright colours that are guaranteed to turn heads. The versatile Oyster 3 can be used from birth, thanks to its full lie-flat recline. Keep your little one strapped in safely using the 5-point harness, which features softly padded shoulder pads and a comfortable headrest for further comfort.

Silver Cross 

Silver Cross is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of Prams as they have gained a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and design. If you’re a style-conscious parent, there’s no better pushchair to turn heads than a Silver Cross as they are uniquely special and highly recognisable. For something extra special, look at the royal-famous Heritage range as there is simply nothing else like it.

Choosing the perfect pushchair for your baby 

Now you have all the information you need to choose the perfect pushchair for your baby, the fun can begin! Head over to our Kiddies Kingdom website to view our range of beautiful, safe, versatile and easy-to-use pushchairs as there’s guaranteed to be more than one that ticks all your boxes. 

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