Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
We've gone over all the different types of pushchairs 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...
When should you change from a lie-flat pushchair?
At around 6 months old. Signs to look out for include, when your baby can sit up unaided, when they are able to control their head/neck movements and can fit comfortably within the seat unit safety harness.
What is the difference between a pushchair, pram and a stroller?
These terms do get interchanged a lot and can be a little confusing. Generally, a pram has a fixed parent facing carrycot and is designed for newborns up to around six months old. For this reason, prams don't offer much versatility or longevity. Whereas pushchairs are adaptable and can accommodate newborns and older infants often having carrycot and seat unit options. These give parents the full solution and can be used for many years. A stroller tends to refer to the lightweight and compact frames designed for travelling.
How much should I spend on a pushchair?
This totally depends on you and what your budget allows. The market is extremely varied and has lots of options for any type of budget. Prices vary from anything around £300 to over £1,500. But the most important thing is to think about your lifestyle, what you are going to use the pushchair for and your families needs to find the perfect one for you that is worth the money you are spending.
Are there any pushchair laws or legislation that I should know about?
All prams and pushchairs 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 as they can see you and you can see them, but 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 most pushchairs have reversable seat units so you can do a mix of both.
Can I put my existing car seat on my pushchair to create a travel system?
You will need to make sure your car seat is compatible with your pushchair and visa versa, sometimes you may need car seat adapters. Do note that not all infant car seats fit on every pushchair. If you intend to use a car seat with your pushchair, always do your research to check compatibility or buy a travel system already bundled together. Remember, it is not recommended to keep a baby in the car seat for prolonged periods of time.