When it comes to shopping for baby, it can actually be pretty stressful considering just how much stuff you can buy for someone so small. While there are a few things you don’t necessarily need
, a buggy is not one of them.
With so many various styles available it can be pretty tough to settle on one that you like. To help you out, here is a list of the five popular pushchair options available.
While not everyone’s cup of tea, a pram is more ideal for enjoying walks down smooth paths than anything else really. It is great for baby when they are really young as they can lie flat when in it. But it’s not great for getting around the shops. However, that said, you can pick up various styles that convert into a buggy as your baby grows up. Ones like this are reasonably compact and smaller than just a pram.
Cross country stroller
If you plan on doing a lot of walking with your infant, a cross country stroller is great. While not really suitable for newborns, they usually have large wheels and suspension – great for covering bumpy surfaces. Again, one of the downsides is that they can be quite big, making them not particularly practical for popping in and out of the shops, but they are extremely comfortable and last for a long time.
Three wheelers are still a pretty common sight and there are a number of reasons why. They aren’t restricted to a certain age category and you can get three wheelers on a buggy designed for an infant or a child. They are ideal if you live in a small space and are easy to manoeuvre around tight spots. They are popular for mums who plan on exercising a lot outside with their baby in tow as they can be lightweight but usually have stronger and larger wheels than four wheelers.
Four wheelers offer a little bit more stability than a three wheeler, especially when going around sharp corners. They can be slightly heavier than but that really depends on the type of buggy you go for.
Combination buggies usually go from newborn right up until toddler age, but they can be quite expensive. They consist of a buggy base and various add-ons including a car seat, carry cot and stroller seat, which is usually reversible so it can be forward or backward facing. While initially a huge expense they mean you don’t have to get a separate car seat or purchase a buggy one as your baby grows.