Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We've gone over all the different types of compact strollers and things you should consider before buying, but do you still have some questions or still a little confused? Don't worry, you're not alone! We’ve gathered some of the questions we get asked the most and answered them all for you. Take a look at our frequently asked questions to help...

Can you get a lie-flat compact stroller to use from birth?

Many brands advertise their strollers from birth, as they have lie-flat seats. However, some seat units are not completely flat so you may feel they’re not suitable for your newborn or baby, so it’s best to check to see exactly how flat the seat unit is and if you’d like to use it from birth. It’s worth remembering that buying a compatible carrycot will offer the ideal lie-flat position for babies.

What is the difference between a pushchair and a compact fold stroller?

Pushchairs are adaptable and can accommodate newborns and older infants and will often have carrycot and seat unit options. These give parents the a full solution and can be used for many years. A stroller refers to the lightweight and compact frames and chassis designed for travelling, with the ability to fold into a small skeleton for on-the-go storage.

Do compact fold strollers require much assembly?

This totally depends on the model however most compact strollers require little to no assembly. Often they are pre-assembled straight out of the box or require minimal additions such as wheel installation.

Are there any laws or legislation that I should know about?

All prams, pushchairs and strollers should have a safety label to show that they comply with the relevant British Standards of safety requirements and test methods for wheeled child conveyances - BS EN 1888: 2012 or BS EN 1888: 2003. Every pushchair we stock meets these standards.

What is best, parent-facing or forward facing seats?

This one is really one for your little one to decide. It may be good to test out both to see which one your child prefers. Parent facing can help develop a bond - especially in their early years - as they can see you and you can see them. Forward-facing let's your child see the world around them and can keep them entertained. Luckily, you rarely have to choose between them these days as many strollers have reversable seat units so you can do a mix of both.

Can I put my existing car seat on my stroller to create a travel system?

You will need to make sure your car seat is compatible with your compact stroller and vice versa you may need car seat adapters. Do note that not all infant car seats fit on a stroller. If you intend to use a car seat always do your research to check compatibility or buy a travel system pushchair already bundled together. Remember, it is not recommended to keep a baby in the car seat for prolonged periods of time.

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