The Britax Visio pushchair recently achieved Best Buy status in a Which? test of pram-style pushchairs.
The Visio – the word means ‘face’ in Latin – beat off stiff competition from the Silver Cross Linear Freeway and Mamas & Papas’ Plikos Pramette and Switch and was one of only two Best Buys in the pramette category.
A pramette is a pushchair which has a pram-style body that converts into a seat to use as your baby gets older.
The Visio now joins two other Britax three- and four-wheeled pushchairs as a Best Buy, after it got great scores in trials by parents and in tests by our laboratory experts.
Which? pushchair expert Victoria Pearson said: ‘Britax is a brand more usually associated with child car seats, but the 2008 range of pushchairs has really impressed us. Britax also produces the only lay-flat car carrycot that we’d recommend.’
Which? will be testing the Britax Beep buggy once it’s launched early in 2009.
Pramettes are popular with parents who want their baby to lie flat for the first few months – as babies need to do – but don’t want the expense of a traditional pram which their baby will rapidly outgrow.
The Silver Cross 3D pramette was among the top five best-selling baby products for much of 2008, and the Mamas & Papas Pliko celebrated its 18th birthday as the nation’s favourite pushchair over the summer.
Which? has tested several pramettes including the Silver Cross 3D and Linear Freeway, Graco Cleo, Mamas & Papas Pliko +, Pliko Switch and Pliko Pramette.
The Mothercare Nixi, which is similar to the Britax Visio, is also a Which? Best Buy.
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