Which? Best Buy pushchairs
Best Buy pushchairs are durable, safe and comfy. Compare those pushchairs that came out on top in our independent tests.
Nobody tests pushchairs, prams and strollers as thoroughly as we do at Which? Our independent reviews give you peace of mind from a pushchair, pram, stroller or buggy that's safe and comfy for your baby and you don't have to blow the budget to get a Best Buy in 2018.
Which? tests simulate everything a pushchair has to go through in its lifetime: including pushing for miles and miles, folding and unfolding, little fingers exploring where they might get trapped and little teething teeth biting where they shouldn't. We've seen brakes that fail and bumper bars that could trap your little one's fingers in the hunt for our top Best Buys below.
How we uncover the best pushchairs, prams, buggies, strollers and travel systems
- Safety and durability We run each pushchair through a series of extensive tests according to current safety standards. These include checking for choking hazards and finger traps and strapping each one, fully loaded, to a bumpy treadmill, then wheeling it over 206km – roughly the distance from London to Birmingham – to check durability.
- Your baby's comfort Our pushchair experts measure and assess how well each seat will support your child from newborn all the way up to when they're a toddler.
- Folding and unfolding There's usually a knack to folding a pushchair. Our pushchair experts and parents testers have folded and unfolded hundreds of times, so they know what to look for.
- Fitting into your life Once folded, each pushchair is loaded into a standard family car's boot to see if you'll struggle to fit it in, and if there's any room left for you to load anything else. We also check how it will work on public transport and everyday essentials, such as how easy the brakes are to put on and off.
Pushchair, pram and stroller reviews you can trust
We don't just reveal the best – we also highlight the low-scoring Don't Buy pushchairs that fail to make the grade, so you don't end up with a dud that you'll soon be keen to replace.
Which? has compared the features and performance of hundreds of pushchairs since 2007. Models from the most popular pushchair brands are tested in the Which? lab, including Bugaboo, iCandy, Maclaren, Quinny and Silver Cross, as well as some own-brand models from retailers such as Mamas & Papas and Mothercare. We've discovered that even the most trustworthy names occasionally drop the ball.