How much does a pram cost?

How much does a pram cost?

The amount of money new parents spend on a pushchair varies greatly depending on their needs. This means that, while it would certainly be useful to have a definitive pram price to work with for baby budgeting purposes, there simply isn’t an answer to the question above. For parents who don’t mind putting in the extra legwork, however, there are ways to narrow down the options to help you get the best pram price for your budget.

Before we delve into what you should expect your pram cost to be, we first need to know what type of pram you wish to purchase, what features you require the pram to have and the style or design you’d prefer. If all you’re looking for is a straightforward, basic stroller you’ll be looking at a very different pram price to a double stroller or even a full travel system, so having these categories established first will help things go smoother later on.

In this post, we’ll breakdown the average costs of a pram in 2022, based on type and features to help you make the right decision for you and your budget. So, whether you’re searching for a brand new pram that can accommodate your baby from birth to childhood, a luxury pushchair that prioritises sleek design and style or a cheap double buggy that keeps little siblings safe and cosy, our industry experts can help you budget for your pram price by laying down the current popular baby stroller models.

How much does a stroller cost in 2022?

An essential baby buy that will help you and your little one get from A to B every day of the week, basic strollers are one of the cheapest options for parents, particularly when compared to travel systems and double pushchairs. However, while the price of a basic stroller can start very low, the more features, accessories and style items you add on, the more expensive that basic stroller model will become.

Overall, if you’re looking for a single, basic pushchair, the pram price range you’re looking at can range anywhere from £90 up to £2,500.

Cheap strollers

If you’re shopping under a strict budget and only have the money for a stroller with a lower price point, you’re in luck at Direct4Baby. We have a number of excellent quality cheap strollers in our range, including the Joie Brisk LX Stroller and the UniLove Slight Premium Compact Stroller, both of which are available for under £200 at Direct4Baby, but our lowest priced cheap stroller is the Joie Nitro Stroller.

Costing only £90 at Direct4Baby, the Joie Nitro Stroller in coal black covers all the essentials of a basic stroller. Designed to give both you and your baby a smooth, easy ride, Joie’s basic pushchair boasts ergonomic foam handles, plush fabrics and a lightweight, compact folding chassis. These convenient features make the Joie cheap pushchair comfortable to maneuver for you, cosy to sit in for your child and easy to collapse when on public transport or folding away into a car boot.

Making no compromises where it truly matters, this cheap stroller offers parents what some expensive models don’t - it’s suitable from birth! In terms of safety, the Joie Nitro is also fitted with a 5-point safety harness, which is designed to provide snug comfort for your little one, and both the hood and the leg support are fully adjustable, allowing this basic stroller to adapt to your child as they grow.

Mid-range strollers

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 attractively priced £90 cheap stroller mentioned above up to £2,500 for the most premium model. Looking at a mid-range price point, you can pick up a reliable, high-quality stroller in 2022 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), an easy one-hand fold system, adjustable legs and handlebars, carrycot and car seat functionality and more.

If you’re searching for a simple, yet efficient stroller with a mid-range cost, there are countless models at Direct4Baby to consider, from the bright and colourful Babyzen Yoyo² to the city-dwelling Bugaboo Bee 6, parents with this budget in mind are spoilt for choice. One of our personal favourites, however, is the high-function, high-style Cybex Gazelle S Pushchair, which is priced at £569.95.

Boasting all the impressive features you can expect from this price point, including an ergonomic lie-flat position for suitability from birth up to 4 years and a UPF50+ sun canopy with mesh ventilation panel, the Cybex Gazelle S Pushchair provides parents with everything they need for day to day life - and then some. With a detachable shopping basket that fits seamlessly onto the pram handle, as well as a large under-seat basket, the Gazelle S pushchair offers parents a combined carry capacity of 23KG - making it an excellent affordable pram for parents who like to shop with their baby.

While all of the above features certainly make up for the higher pram cost, the Cybex Gazelle S goes beyond the capabilities of a basic stroller, providing endless versatility for such a reasonably priced stroller. With the ability to convert into a double pushchair later down the line by simply adding a second seat unit or carrycot, the Gazelle S pushchair is a simple, yet smart pushchair that can grow as your family does.

Luxury pushchairs

At the top end of a stroller budget, you can expect pram costs to sit anywhere between £1,000 to £2,500, though most sit at the lower end of this price estimate. Luxury pushchairs such as the Egg 2 Stroller, which is £999, and the Mima Xari 4G Pushchair, which is £1,249, offer everything from sleek style to effortless functionality with innovative features accounting for the increase in budget. But, if you’re looking for timeless, unparalleled luxury, one of our favourite options is the Silver Cross Balmoral Pram.

One of the single most popular prams from luxury brand Silver Cross, the Balmoral pram is available at Direct4Baby in a number of elegant colourways including the stunning navy pictured above as well as a timeless black, gorgeous brown and cream and beautiful baby pink and white. All colourways feature the famous Balmoral large white wheels, elegant handlebar, hand-stitched hood and apron and stunning Yorkshire Rose detailing, giving you all the style details you desire no matter your colour choice.

While style is undoubtedly one of the most appealing features of this luxury pushchair, the Balmoral doesn’t disappoint in other more function-forward categories. Hand-built and crafted to the absolute highest standards that Silver Cross are famed for, the classic Balmoral pushchair features a patented C-spring suspension system which ensures a seamlessly smooth ride, a clip-on chrome shopping basket and a stylish white leather harness to ensure your little one’s safety.

How much does a double pram cost in 2022?

If you’re awaiting the arrival of twins, have a second baby on the way or are simply looking to plan ahead, making sure you have a double pushchair on your to-buy list is a necessity. Guaranteed to come in very handy, double buggies ensure you can breeze through parenthood independently without having to try and navigate two separate prams.

More expensive than a basic stroller, double buggies can be found at Direct4Baby from as little as £165 to £1,655 for our most comprehensive model.

Cheap double buggies

With two little ones to pay for, trying to keep your pram price as low as possible is a sensible decision to make, and it’s easier than you might think with the cheap double buggy range at Direct4Baby. With popular models including the Joie Evalite Duo Stroller for £230 and the Joie Aire Twin Stroller for £165, saving money on this essential baby buy is straightforward, leaving you with plenty of budget left for cheap double buggy accessories, something for the nursery or even a little something for yourself.

Striking a great balance between practicality and comfort, and with an attractive pram price of only £165, the Joie Aire Twin Stroller is the most affordable cheap double buggy available at Direct4Baby. Featuring an eye-catching and playful design with one pink seat and one blue seat (both of which are reversible, giving you the option for two blue seats or two pink seats), the Joie double buggy is suitable from birth with the adjustable lie-flat design, meaning your little ones will be safe and comfortable right from day one.

Perfect for busy, travelling parents, this cheap double buggy is also incredibly lightweight, it’s high-quality aluminium chassis weighing only 11.8kg, making it one of the lightest twin strollers on the market. This chassis can be quickly and compactly folded down, allowing you to save on storage space in the car, and the chunky wheels, suspension system and adjustable leg rest make for a comfortable ride for both little ones.

Mid-range double pushchairs

Looking at the mid-range pram price point, the average double or tandem pushchair will set you back somewhere between £500 to £700. At Direct4Baby, this pram cost budget will give you access to a wide range of essential safety and practicality features, as well as being stylish and comfortable for both you and your little ones. We particularly recommended the streamlined Phil & Teds Sport V6 Double Pushchair and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double Stroller, but the top spot is taken by the Mountain Buggy Duet V3.

Offering parents with two little ones adaptability, durability and style, the Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Pushchair is available at Direct4Baby for £649. Particularly good for parents of twins, this double buggy can fit the original two seat units, two carrycots or two infant car seats, making it suitable from birth up to 4 years of age.

The Mountain Buggy Duet V3 Pushchair also features 10” air-filled tyres with great suspension for smooth use on almost any terrain. With individual leg rests, an adjustable handlebar and full lie-flat reclining seats, the Mountain Buggy Duet is a very practical solution to double pushchairs - offering the same width as a single standard buggy. Along with the ability to fit through doorways effortlessly, this convenient, yet adaptable pushchair is perfect for parents on the go.

Luxury Double Pushchairs

If you have the budget available for a more expensive double buggy, then the range of luxury tandem pushchairs at Direct4Baby has what you’re looking for. Priced between £1,000 and £1,900, you can expect to find every style, function, safety and function need met with luxury double buggies such as the Bugaboo Donkey 3 and the iCandy Peach Designer Collection Cerium Twin Pushchair.

In order to demonstrate what sets apart a cheap double buggy from a premium model, we’ve chosen to focus on the iCandy Peach Designer Collection Cerium Twin Pushchair. 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 much more. Beyond this impressive and extensive list of features, the iCandy Peach also has height elevators to suit your needs, is car seat compatible and even comes with a matching duo pod and bag.

Find a pram price within your budget at Direct4Baby

Whatever pram you’re looking for, the wide range of basic strollers, cheap double buggies and pushchairs at Direct4Baby will help you make the most of your budget. Take a look at our full collection of baby prams and pushchairs 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.