The amount of money new parents spend on a pushchair varies greatly depending on their needs. So in short, there is no one answer to the above question. However, you can narrow down how much a pram will set you back by the type of pram you wish to purchase, what features you require the pram to have and the style or design you’d prefer. In this post, we breakdown the average costs of a pram based on the type and its features to help you make the right decision for you and your budget!
How much does a stroller cost?
£65 - £1,900+
A stroller is your standard pushchair, ideal for getting from A to B and can be suitable for babies of all ages depending on the size and functionality. The most basic of models can come relatively cheap and just because it’s basic doesn’t mean it won’t serve its purpose! If you’re just planning on using a stroller for short walks, taking to the shops or won’t use it all that often, then opting for a more basic model is absolutely fine. At Direct4Baby, you can pick up a great stroller for as little as £65 - a major bargain! This is the Chicco Echo Stroller, it can be used from birth and certainly meets the needs of a dynamic mum on-the-go. It features swivel wheels, padded backrest with a reclining option, an adjustable leg rest and comes in an easy to fold, compact size, making it great for travel. It also comes with a rain cover - everything you need from your standard model at such a low price point.
Wanting to splurge a little more on a stroller as you’ll be using it extensively? Then you have a huge variety of options available to you. At Direct4Baby, our prices range from the small £65 mentioned above up to £1,600 for the most premium model. Looking at the mid-range, you can pick up a stroller for around £400-£600. For this budget, you’re likely to get features such as multiple reclining positions including lying flat, rear-facing and forward-facing hybrid seat, easy one-hand fold system, adjustable legs and handlebars, carrycot and car seat functionality, a comfortable adjustable harness and more. One of our favourites is the egg® Quail Seat Unit which is priced at £599 and comes in an array of stylish, modern colours with a sleek design.
At the top end of the strollers range, you can expect to pay around £1,000 - £1,900+. We’re particular fans of the Cybex Priam Stroller with Wings by Jeremy Scott. It features the trademark wings in luxurious golden colour, providing a stroller that features both style and substance. So what makes a premium stroller stand out from the rest, aside from slick styling? This particular stroller features quality fabrics with an extra soft, memory foam mattress seat, that can be positioned upright or fully flat to suit your babies age. It has an easy-to-use footbrake, extendable XXL sun canopy with UVP50+ protection, strong rubber wheels for durability, a highchair function for eating out and much more. Even with all these features, it can be folded seamlessly into a compact product with just one hand! This stroller is priced at £1,599,95.
How much does a double pushchair cost?
£140 - £1,745+
Are you expecting more than one arrival or will your new baby be in addition to another little one? Then a double pushchair is likely going to come in very handy for you, ensuring you can breeze through parenthood independently without having to try and navigate two separate prams. Our double pushchairs range in price from as little as £140 to £1,745 for our most comprehensive model. At the bargain price of £140, you can get the Joie Aire Twin Stroller, which features a pink seat and a blue seat design. It’s incredibly lightweight at just 11.8kg, making it one of the lightest twin strollers on the market. It features lie-flat reclining seat for use from birth, compact fold to save storage space, easy one-hand fold, chunky wheels and suspension and adjustable leg rest.
Looking at the mid-range point, a double or tandem pushchair will set you back around £399.99 to £595. One of our favourite models is the Mountain Buggy Duet V3, the pram for adaptability, durability and style. It’s able to take two carrycots or two infant car seats, making it the ideal model for twins. It features 10” air-filled tyres with great suspension for smooth use on almost any terrain. It has individual leg rests, adjustable handlebar, full lie-flat reclining seats and is the same width as a standard single buggy, making it easy to fit through doorways and into the boot of your car.
A ‘premium’ double pushchair can cost anywhere from £1,000 up to £1,900+. We’ve chosen the iCandy Peach Designer Collection Cerium Twin Pushchair to demonstrate what sets apart the premium from the essential. This twin pushchair costs £1,745 and is the first of its kind in the designer collection, making it a very special purchase. It features a carrycot which is suitable for overnight sleeping, all-round suspension, quick release rear wheels for easy removal, luxury quilted fabric, one-hand recline, ergonomic swivel bumper bar, rain covers, a large shopping basket and more. It has height elevators to suit your needs, is car seat compatible and even comes with a matching dup pod and bag.
How much does a pram travel system cost?
£499 - £2,000+
A pram travel system should feature everything you need for getting around comfortably with your baby. In the essential price range, we’ve picked the Oyster 3 Travel System Stroller that features three pram styles in one. Use upright, fully flat in a traditional pram style or leaning back for a comfortable stroller style experience. It is suitable for babies from birth up to 20kg and features a compact fold even when the seat is attached. It has a 5-point safety harness, extendable sun canopy, pull out visor and ventilation net, lockable front swivel wheels and a height-adjustable canopy and harness. This system costs £499 and is one of the more basic travel systems we offer at Direct4Baby, but it does the job perfectly.
In the mid-range, you can expect a pram travel system to include a stroller, car seat, car seat base and any extras depending on your chosen brand. We’ve picked out the Maxi-Cosi Lila Pebble Plus 3wayfix Travel System to show you what a mid-level price range will get you. This travel system includes a Lila pushchair, a Pebble+ car seat and a 3wayfix car seat base to ensure your baby is secure when in the car. It features a thermo-regulated reversible mattress to make sure your little one is comfortable in all temperatures. It also has an automatic lock, easy braking system, light reflectors, 5-point safety harness, removable shopping basket, shock-absorbing suspension and a seat that transforms into a lie-flat bassinet. It’s suitable from birth and should another new arrival make their way into your family, it can be transformed into a duo pushchair when you purchase the duo seat add on, meaning this is likely to be the only pram you will ever need.
At the top of the range, you can expect all of the functionality of the mid-range systems, with some extra-value features and of course, a sleek and luxurious style. The Cybex Priam Complete Travel System is a great example of a top-of-the-market pram travel system, featuring everything you need to ensure you can get your baby from A to B, comfortably and stress-free. The bundle includes a chassis, car seat unit base, car seat and carrycot. It also features a sun canopy, harness padding, comfort inlay, leg rest cover and reversible seat. It also has a high chair function making it super easy to eat out with your little one. It can be easily folded, features an energy-absorbing shell to protect your baby and can be used from birth, making this a sound investment built to last for many years. Now that you know what your pram budget can get you, it’s time to make a decision! Take a look at our full prams & pushchairs range and see which is the best fit for you. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need some advice to help you choose, we’re always happy to hear from you.