Each new year brings with it a whole new range of brands, makes and models of prams, pushchairs and strollers - all available in a plethora of colour options and designs - but is splurging on the latest pram worth it? It’s easy to assume that there’s very little difference between the latest models and the versions that came the season before, but you can expect many of the following updates from the latest prams on the market:
Feature upgrades: Including easier, more compact folding and unfolding, improved storage, suspension and braking mechanisms (hand and foot).
Material upgrades: Material upgrades make the pram more lightweight whilst using higher quality, more durable materials for the frame, wheels, and upholstery for maximum comfort.
Improved colour and customisation options: More colours, finishes and limited edition options to choose from to really make your pram unique.
Safety upgrades: Upgraded strap and harness types, for both safety and baby’s comfort.
Optimised for comfort and bonding: For the parent, an improved range of handle and frame adjustments mean the pram sits at the perfect height at all times. Many makes and models also continue to improve the options for the positioning of your baby, providing reversible seats and handles to allow for both forward and rear-facing options.
Extra comfort features: Extra padding and cushioning as well as a wider range of reclining seat positions means baby is even more comfortable when out and about. Adjustable footrests, parent and child trays, improved UV-protective shades and canopies and mosquito nets can be found on most modern strollers. Other extra options may include toy attachments for keeping your little one entertained and a dedicated space to store a changing bag while out and about.
Safety testing: It’s also important to note that safety rules and regulations are constantly being updated and so the newest models on the market will have been stringently tested against the most up to date safety regulations.
If you’re thinking about investing in a new pram, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Direct4Baby we’re experts when it comes to baby products, and we particularly specialise in strollers and car seats. To help you navigate all of the latest makes and models on the market, we’ve picked some of our predicted best-selling prams, pushchairs and strollers for 2020.
Ultra-compact strollers are becoming increasingly popular, particularly with new mums and dads looking for the perfect pram for city living. The Ergobaby Metro Compact Stroller is one of our best sellers, and what makes it so popular is just how easy it is to fold. You can fold it using just one hand and once folded, it’s super compact (52 cm x 54 cm x 23 cm folded size). This makes it perfect for the bus, tube, when going abroad or when trying to slot it neatly into a small boot.
The Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller is a multi award-winning stroller and it’s no surprise that it’s popular worldwide as it was the very first stroller to be accepted as hand luggage / cabin baggage when on short and long-haul flights. If you’re looking for the latest version of this innovative buggy, then shop the exclusive YOYO by Air France series, featuring this best-selling stroller in Air France blue.
For those looking for the very latest designer pushchair, look no further than the iCandy Peach Designer Collection. Those looking at this collection of pushchairs can consider it an investment, as the pushchair and carrycot sets are suitable from birth to 25kg in single mode or 15kg in double mode - so it will be the only pushchair that you need.
Practical, comfortable, stylish and minimal, the Quinny Moodd Pushchair is packed with handy features. A large storage basket provides great storage, while the premium seat padding, padded harness, handlebars and footrest offer ultimate comfort. The fabric used is water-resistant too, so it’s easy to wipe away any spills. Better still, it’s easy to fold and the unique gas spring feature means the Moodd unfolds automatically.
Luxurious and stylish, the egg® stroller is one of the most popular strollers around and is commonly the pram of choice for celebrities.
Available in a range of colours and limited edition finishes, there is no compromise on quality with the egg® stroller. Choose from a chrome, matt black, anodised grey or rose gold frame, all three of which can be paired with a luxury coloured fabric, including grey or sand camo, to cool mist, strictly pink, titanium, pebble and more. This is one of our most popular strollers as many of the special editions come with a whole host of matching accessories, including stylish rucksacks and changing bags. For the best value deal on this ultimate stroller, take a look at our egg® travel system packages.
Another of our best-selling compact strollers to make the list, the Ergobaby Metro Compact Stroller is the ideal choice for those on-the-go, that need to be able to easily take their stroller on and off public transport, or fit their stroller into a small car boot. Key features include a reclining seat, fully flat position for newborns (available with metro newborn kit), smooth ride suspension, small folded size (52 cm x 54 cm x 23 cm) and overall weight of just 6.3kg.
Lightweight and simple to fold, the Oyster Zero Stroller is the perfect solution for those looking for a compact stroller that is also more robust in its frame. Its lightweight aluminium chassis, spacious and comfortable lie-flat seat, 5-point safety harness (padded for comfort), all-terrain wheels and extendable hood (UPF 50+) make the Zero perfect from baby to toddler.Still looking for the best compact stroller? Visit our showroom or browse the full range of compact strollers on our website.