We round-up the most stylish and practical travel systems for transporting your little ones
Your child will spend a considerable amount of time in a buggy and you will spend the same stretch of time wheeling it around, so it’s important to invest in one that suits your lifestyle. Here are our favourites….
SILVER CROSS BALMORAL
Perfect for: Mothers who want ultimate luxury and comfort for their little one.
Why we love it: Transport your baby around in classic style with the Balmoral by Silver Cross. From the large chrome wheels to the glossy, hand-painted detailing, this is as luxurious as prams get. Honoured with a Royal Warrant and lovingly handmade in the UK, the C-sprung chassis is British engineering at its finest. It’s clear to see why this steel-bodied baby carriage is often hailed as the Rolls Royce of strollers (it’s no wonder it’s also rumoured to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s pram of choice). While this is not a pram made for navigating through city crowds, it will make even the most leisurely park stroll feel glamorous.
JOOLZ GEO 2
Perfect for: Fashion-conscious mothers who want a unique pram.
Why we love it: With customisable features, such as a personalised handlebar, a range of chic colours and a huge basket that can be converted for carrying a second child, the Joolz Geo is stylish and practical. The Geo’s high seat position and four-wheel suspension mean your little one will sit comfortably even while you manoeuvre around the most challenging terrain. New for 2016, Joolz have teamed up with Scandinavian safety specialists, BeSafe, to bring you the iZi Go Modular car seat. It has an ergonomically designed handle with a leather finish and safety features including Side Impact Protection Plus (SIP+) and a polystyrene wedge to help dissipate impact. It also turns the Geo into a complete travel system. We’re not the only ones who love Joolz – it’s also the pram of choice of the fashion set – it’s a favourite with British Vogue’s Executive Fashion Director, Serena Hood
Perfect for: The mum-about-town who wants an easy-to-manoeuvre but stylish stroller.
Why we love it: With no crossbar to restrict the way you walk, Stokke’s Xplory has been made with parents and babies in mind. The easy swivel front wheels mean this sleek pram is perfect for manoeuvring around a bustling city. Dine out often? The high seat position fits all standard table heights in cafés and restaurants. Oh and it comes with a cup holder for that all important morning caffeine fix.
Perfect for: Jet-setting mothers who travel the world with their little ones.
Why we love it: Renowned for its record-breaking size, the Babyzen YoYo was the first buggy designed to fit into an aeroplane overhead locker. A travelling mother’s best friend, the new YoYo Plus can be used straight after birth – with the addition of a car seat adapter you can swap from buggy to car seat in just one click. Complete with a shoulder carry strap, this practical pram features an easy, one-hand fold and drive system.
iCANDY NEW PEACH
Perfect for: A growing family. A practical solution for mothers with twins or a baby and toddler.
Why we love it: If you’ve always wanted a brood the size of Angelina Jolie’s then this is the pushchair for you. A single pushchair that can convert to a double, it’s perfect for those with more than one little tot to manage. A class-leading 25 kg capacity, it can be converted in just a few clicks, it comes in ten fresh new colourways with delicious names such as Butterscotch and Claret – a truly stylish choice for the modern-day mama with her hands full.
BUGABOO BEE 3
Perfect for: City chic mothers with an eye for detail.
Why we love it: Wheeled around by everyone from Victoria Beckham to Sienna Miller, Bugaboo has become a cult-brand. A favourite with celebrities, the iconic city buggy the Bee, is back as the revamped Bee3 in new hues and with fresh new features including a structured carrycot. Ultra-lightweight and easy to manoeuvre and fold, it’s a must-have for design-conscious parents looking for a pram built for urban living.
MOUNTAIN BUGGY TERRAIN PUSHCHAIR
Perfect for: Sporty mothers who want to exercise with their little one.
Why we love it: Designed for rugged terrain, this Mountain Buggy has been designed with the athletic family in mind. Made from lightweight but hard wearing aluminium, this buggy’s 12-inch, air-filled tyres offer maximum suspension, making it ideal for jogging – you can also switch to 16-inch tyres for country rambling. Key features such as a wrist strap, handlebar brake and water-bottle holder make this pushchair the perfect choice for parents with an active lifestyle.