Things to consider
Things to consider
What else do you need to consider when buying your pushchair?
So now you know what all the different types of pushchair, how do you pick which one is right for you? Before you make the final decision, it's also important to consider some of these things to make sure you find the perfect pushchair for your family.
Lifestyle Your lifestyle is arguably one of the most important things to consider when buying a pushchair. You need a pushchair that fits in your life effortlessly and makes moving around easier, not harder. Think how you plan to use your pushchair and where you live. 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?
Budget Having a budget in mind before beginning your shopping can help keep you focused. It can be easy to spend a lot on a pushchair, so make sure you stay where you are comfortable. That being said, sometimes spending that little bit more can get you some handy added extras or set you up with everything you need for years to come, such as a travel system
Practicality Your pushchair is most likely to go everywhere with you and be a big part of your daily routine, which means it has be easy to use and practical. Consider it's size, will it fit in your car? Will it be stored easy at home? It is easy to use and fold? Weight is also an important thing to consider as you may end up having to carry it around or lift it up stairs. For these reasons, it's always best to test drive any pushchair before buying to make sure it works for you.
The Future Having another baby might be the last thing on your mind at the moment, but it is always good to prepare if there is a possibility you and your partner might want another baby. Opting for a pushchair that is adaptable and versatile could be a worthwhile investment, such as a pushchair that can change into a double later on.
Useful features to look out for
Some pushchairs go that extra mile and offer some really useful added features that can really improve the functionality and convenience of you pushchair. Some of the most popular added features that we love are;
- High chair mode, allowing you to use your pushchair as a mobile child seat in restaurants or cafés.
- Two-wheel mode, helps take on rougher terrain or stairs easier.
- One handed fold, many pushchairs now have one handed folds allowing you to hold your little one and fold down your pushchair at the same time.
- XL Basket, bigger baskets underneath to help you carry everything you need.
- Ventilation, to help keep your child cool in hot temperature.
- Reversable seat unit, so you can easily switch from parent facing to forward facing easily.
And so much more! Pushchair's are getting smarter and smarter with increasingly clever features and extra touches. Think about your lifestyle and opt for a pushchair that has those added extra's that will help make your life easier.
There are also some great pushchair accessories that can help make life with your little one in tow a lot easier. Some pushchairs come with some accessories included which can be a good investment, so keep an eye out for those. Otherwise, you can always buy anything you need separately as there is lots of choice. Here are some of the accessories we think you should consider.
Perfect for keeping your little one cosy in those colder months. There are some beautiful designs on the market that are practical but stylish too.
These are great for shading your child from the sun and protecting them from harmful UV rays, whilst also keeping them cool. Make sure to check it is compatible with your pushchair before purchasing.
Ideal for keeping all of your baby essentials organised and easy to find. Most changing bags will connect to your pushchair with clips. Some pushchairs also have matching changing bags to complete the look.
Pushchair liners are great for offering your little one extra comfort, whilst also protecting your pushchair seat from wear and tear.