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Features to look out for when buying a pram

Advice on the general features to look out for when purchasing a pram, pushchair or stroller for your baby.
Features to look out for when buying a pram

When buying a pram look out for:
  • Lockable front swivel wheel/wheels.
  • Adjustable handle height
  • Comfy ergonomic handle
  • Easy to fold, push and manoeuvre
  • Multi-position seat unit
  • Lie flat position for your newborn
  • Reversible seats facing forward or towards the person pushing
  • A one-hand release collapsible pushchair
  • Good suspension
  • Spacious shopping tray
  • Can the carrycot be used for overnight sleeping?
  • Check out all the optional accessories
  • Check your pram/pushchair complies with the relevant British safety standards

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Anyone recommend any good twin pram/pushchairs?
by claireweston 27th Jul 2011, 10:10am
I need to buy a Tandem pushchair as have a 15 mth old Son and am expecting my second child after Christmas. I looked at a Britax Duo today and thought it could be the perfect pram for me. My only concern is that it may be too big to use on public transport. Does anyone know of any other tandems that are user friendly when it comes to public transport?
by febee 22nd Nov 2010, 3:38pm
I love my buggy its a loola bebe confort, i find it ticks all the boxes. I would recommend it to any one.
by HAYCHR 14th May 2010, 4:18pm
i am currently 3 months pregnant with my second baby. my daughter will be 22 months when this little one arrives. i would really like a double buggy which has a pram/carrycot for the newborn and a buggy on the other side. the only ones i have seen are the first wheels and mountain ones. does anyone know if they are worth it as both are very expensive or do you know any other makes?
by loulinnane 25th Feb 2009, 9:24am
Might it be useful to mention the type of fabric, water or showerproof material, covering to pram hoods and covers?

Purchase of a waterproof cover may a necessary additional expenditure, i.e for those parents, without a vehicle, needing to take their baby when accompanying an older child to school in heavy rain.
by ellisiana 23rd Feb 2009, 12:54pm