Our survey results show that nearly half of parents have experienced a problem with their pushchair*.
But your chances of having to deal with faults and broken parts can be improved by choosing a reliable brand.
In our survey, 92% reported problems for the worst brand, compared to just 30% for the best brand.
Read on to find out which brands are most likely to stay problem-free and the issues that crop up most frequently.
Owners of Joie and Graco pushchairs are least likely to experience a problem, with 70% reporting no issues at all. Mothercare pushchairs are also among the best, with 68% of owners saying they had stayed problem-free.
Those who own Babyzen, Baby Elegance and Baby Jogger pushchairs are most likely to have problems. A substantial 92% of Babyzen owners said they had experienced an issue with their pushchair.
Babyzen and Baby Elegance pushchairs were more likely to have issues with the chassis/frame and changing the direction of the seat compared to other brands.
Pushchair owners are most likely to experience problems with the wheels, closely followed by the folding mechanism and brakes.
The table below shows the percentage of people who reported problems with each pushchair part.
|Changing direction of the seat||17%|
As well as choosing a reliable brand, maintaining your pushchair properly can help to avoid problems. Follow these tips to help keep your pushchair working for longer:
*Results based on a survey of 1,560 parents with children aged five and under conducted inMarch2020. Respondents were asked whether they had experienced problems with any parts of their pushchair.