Which Pram and Pushchair is right for me?

When it comes to choosing your baby’s first pushchair, there are hundreds of prams to choose from and as a new parent, it can often be difficult to know where to start.

Which Pram and Pushchair is right for me?

When it comes to choosing your baby’s first pushchair, there are hundreds of prams to choose from and as a new parent, it can often be difficult to know where to start. You’ll want a pushchair that fits in with your lifestyle as well as being stylish and practical and with such a big decision on your hands, you want to make sure you choose the right option for you and your little one!

We do know though, that sometimes it’s not possible to come into see us – we hope that our online guide will help you to narrow down your choice or style of seat. At Little Peas, we have access to an unrivalled selection of prams and pushchairs.

We currently work with Axkid, BeSafe, Cybex, Diono, GB (Good Baby), Joie, Maxicosi, Nuna as well as other manufacturers like BabyStyle, Silver Cross and Uppababy, who also manufacture a variety of prams and pushchairs. We are also in advanced discussions with Britax and except to be on-board together in the near future.

Things to Consider

  • Think about what features you require for the pushchair to fit into your lifestyle. For example, do you use public transport and need your pushchair to be small and lightweight or do you live in the countryside and need great suspension?


  • Whether you want to spend £200 or £2000 there is absolutely a pram out there for you. By setting a budget you can refine what you’re looking for and give you a good starting point. With that said consider looking at strollers slightly outside your budget as often these can have little extra features which may suit your lifestyle perfectly


  • Future children? When you’re a first time parent, having another baby will seem a million miles away, however studies show that most couples will have a second baby within 24 months of their first which in some circumstances will require a double pram! There are quite a few models on the market that can be bought as a single stroller and later adapted for two children.


  • Does the pushchair fit into your car? This seems obvious but really think about how your stroller will fit into your car boot. Many prams fold complete with the seat unit but some you’ll have to remove the seat unit first before folding the chassis. Other prams have quick release wheels and can be removed easily to be put into the car, but do you really want to have to remove the wheels every time when they could be muddy or wet? Make sure the stroller fits easily and quickly as this is a pram you will use for a long time!

Baby Prams From Birth

Baby prams from birth are what we would recognise as a traditional pushchair. From birth these prams are parent facing either with a carrycot or lay flat seat unit and from around 6 months old, the pushchair seat can also world face for your little one to explore. Baby prams from birth are usually travel system ready and allow you to put a car seat onto the frame of your pushchair for really convenient travel.


A stroller is great for families who are looking for a more compact and lightweight option and would usually be used alongside your travel system when your baby gets a little older or for travel. Strollers are typically only forward facing and although there are lots that are suitable from birth some are only suitable from 6 months onwards so be sure to double check before making your purchase!

Duos / Twins 

As mentioned earlier, most couples will have their second child within 24 months of the first baby so you may want to choose a future proof pushchair that can easily convert from a single to a double ready for your next arrival. If you find yourself lucky enough to be pregnant with twins, there are lots of options available for your family too!

Jogging Stroller / Three Wheelers

Designed for active lifestyles, three wheeled strollers are great for people who love being outdoors and work amazingly well on rough terrain. The next stage in three wheelers are Jogging strollers that are certified for jogging usually have a fixed front wheel to make sure your pushchair is stable whilst running and the air tyres offer great suspension too!

Thnink About Accessories

We can spend so long choosing our perfect pushchair that sometimes accessories are overlooked yet they can often make daily life with your new arrival so much easier! Here are the accessories that we think are an absolute must…

  • Whether you choose the changing bag that matches your pushchair or a different brand, be sure to check out the design of the bag and make sure it fits your needs. Does it have a changing mat included? Insulated bottle pockets? Easy access?


  • A footmuff is the perfect way to keep your baby warm and cosy when they move into the pushchair seat unit and as it works like a sleeping bag, it will sit securely in your pushchair so you don’t need to worry about losing it! Most footmuffs also have a removeable top so in warmer months you can use it as a plush seat liner too!


  • In warmer weather a parasol or sun shade will work to keep your little one cool and protected from sunshine and any harmful rays. Parasols can often be moved to keep your baby covered when the sun changes direction and will also help to stop overheating. Most sunshades and parasol have a UV protection; check the rating so you can be confident they’ll protect baby when outside in the sun.


  • A cup holder may not seem like an essential accessory but if you value your morning coffee, holding a cup and pushing your pram is not the easiest of tasks! This can also be used to keep your little ones bottle or cup easily accessible too!

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