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Best pushchair brands

Mamas & Papas pushchairs

By Anna Studman

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Mamas & Papas pushchairs

We've tested many Mamas & Papas pushchairs, so if you're considering one, check out our brand guide first.

Mamas & Papas was established in Huddersfield in 1981 by Italian entrepreneurs David and Luisa Scacchetti. This family business has grown rapidly over the past few years to become one of the top UK brands today, offering a range of products, from maternity and children’s clothes to pushchairs.

Mamas & Papas has built its brand on the values of quality, being trusted and experienced, as well as being a leader in design. Features of its pushchairs include single-handed folds, and seats that can be changed from forward facing to parent facing.

We've tested a number of Mamas & Papas pushchairs. See all of our Mamas & Papas pushchair reviews.

What is a typical Mamas & Papas pushchair like?

We tested Mamas & Papas pushchairs to find out how well they cope with everyday obstacles that mums and dads may face. Find out key information on the brand in our table below, before you buy.

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1 Based on all models tested and available August 2018.

The Mamas & Papas range of pushchairs has been focused on some of its key products, recently. There's a wide selection of plush fabrics and on-trend colours being made available for each, including a build-your-own travel system as part of its 'Signature' range.

Online, the website gives a three-point action plan to purchase your pushchair – choose a pushchair, choose a colour then choose a package to complete your travel system.    

From left: Mamas & Papas Sola MTX, Mamas & Papas Armadillo, Mamas & Papas Mylo (available second-hand)

Mamas & Papas Cruise review 

Mamas & Papas says its Cruise stroller is the perfect companion for daily strolls. This lightweight buggy comes in a great range of colours, including on-trend bold rose pink. It's not travel-system friendly, but it can be used with your newborn baby as the seat reclines far enough. 

Is this the perfect stroller for you? Read our Mamas & Papas Cruise pushchair review to find out.

Mamas & Papas Acro review

The Acro is Mamas & Papas lightest and smallest buggy yet. It folds up pretty compact, too. It's not suitable to use with newborns, unlike the Cruise, but there is a multi-position recline to help with nap times. 

Did this lightweight pushchair survive durability testing? Find out by reading our Mamas & Papas Acro review.

Mamas & Papas Armadillo review 

The Armadillo is a colourful lightweight stroller. It's compatible with a number of different car seats, so can be used as a travel system. Mamas and Papas says that it's designed to be easy to fold and unfold. 

To find out whether or not this stroller was a hit with our experts and parent panel, read our Mamas & Papas Armadillo review.

Mamas & Papas Ocarro review 

The Ocarro is a premium travel-system pushchair that's compatible with several popular car seats. It comes with a seat that's suitable for newborns and, if you're a fan of the outdoors, its chunky tyres might come in handy. 

Is this the perfect pushchair for you? We reveal our extensive test results in our Mamas & Papas Ocarro review.

Mamas & Papas Sola 2 review

An update of the original Sola (see second-hand pushchairs below), this pushchair also comes in a wide range of bold colours and has the same features. The popular pushchair comes with a seat suitable for newborns, and a large hood and big wheels which should help you on your daily route.

It's been out a while now, so is it worth tracking down a bargain? Read our Mamas & Papas Sola 2 review.

Mamas & Papas Urbo 2 review 

Mamas & Papas says that the Urbo 2 has been updated from its previous model (see second-hand pushchairs, below) in 22 different ways. It's designed to be an urban stroller and is pitched as a direct competitor to the popular Bugaboo Bee and iCandy Strawberry. 

Our experts put this buggy through our tough tests to find out whether it is Best Buy material. To see if it lived up to expectations, read our Mamas & Papas Urbo 2 review.

Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT 2 review

The Armadillo Flip XT is the latest version of the all-terrain Armadillo Flip. It has chunkier wheels and an adjustable handlebar, and it's designed to tackle country walks.

Find out whether our parents found it any easier to use around our specially designed course by reading our Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT 2 review.

Second-hand Mamas & Papas pushchairs

Some Mamas & Papas pushchairs have now gone off sale as new and updated models have been produced, especially the super-popular Sola and Armadillo ranges. But you can potentially grab a bargain on an old model, some of which did well in our tests. Have a look at our second-hand pushchair reviews to see if any of the older models are worth scouting for.

How we review Mamas & Papas pushchairs

Our experts in the test lab put each Mamas & Papas pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British Standards, including checking for finger traps or choking hazards.

We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also assess suitability for public transport and test to see whether there's space left in the boot of a standard family car once the pushchair is in there.

The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down stairs and around other obstacles.

Find out whether any Mamas & Papas models scored high enough in our reviews to become Best Buy pushchairs

How much does a Mamas & Papas pushchair cost?

The lighter Mamas & Papas strollers – such as the Cruise and Armadillo – can be bought for less than £150, while travel-system models can be more than £500, such as the Flip XT and Ocarro.

Where to buy Mamas & Papas pushchairs

Mamas & Papas pushchairs are sold in the brand's own stores, but also in a number of franchises across the UK, plus Argos and Littlewoods. To find out where Mamas & Papas pushchairs are sold in your area, check the store and distributor locator on its website.

Mamas & Papas pushchair warranty

Mamas & Papas offers a two-year warranty against manufacturing defaults when you buy one of its pushchairs from its store or website. If you buy a Mamas & Papas pushchair from another retailer, you must check with the retailer how long the warranty is.

Contact Mamas & Papas

Website: mamasandpapas.com
Phone number: 0345 268 2000
Email: contactus@mamasandpapas.com
Address: Mamas & Papas, Colne Bridge Road, Huddersfield HD5 0RH

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