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 DAY 3
Perfect for: Fashion-conscious mothers who switch between city and country
Why we love it: Dubbed the ‘Cosmopolitan’ pram, this is perfect for city dwellers, however the large wheels at the back mean you can push it as easily on tarmac as you can through fields – making it ideal for a country break too. Compact folding, a one-hand adjustable footrest and the ability to seat it at table height, this buggy is made for stylish mothers whatever the terrain. It boasts improved ergonomics and is designed to make life as easy as possible. Luxurious leather stitching adds a smart look, coming in five colourways that you can tailor to suit you.
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.
Perfect for: A growing family. A practical solution for mothers with twins or a baby and toddler.
Why we love it: Boasting one of the largest obstruction-free baskets ever fitted to a pushchair, this still fits through a single door even in twin mode – which makes zipping around even easier. The cot doubles up as a permanent moses basket for use indoors, with a ride-on-board feature perfect for little siblings. In bright orange, this is one for mamas in ‘go’ mode.
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.
CYBEX MIOS PUSHCHAIR
Perfect for: Trend-conscious mothers who want an ultra-lightweight pram
Why we love it: The latest travel system on the block, weighing in at just 8.7kg, it’s Cybex’s lightest stroller yet. With a 3-in-1 design (it adapts from a moses basket to a car seat to a buggy) it covers all situations life throws at you. It’s particularly suited for parents who live in built-up areas with lots of stairs. A memory foam mattress means your little one will be ultra-comfortable too
Compiled by Katie Stalker and Kate Curran