Top 10 pushchairs for 2019
By Lisa Galliers
A top-scoring pushchair or pram is easy to push, fold and store, and will be a comfy ride for your baby. Browse our 10 best for different lifestyles.
Our top 10 best pushchairs include the best buggies for tackling rough terrain, top-scoring travel systems for transporting your newborn baby, and the best small and lightweight pushchairs.
Each of the pushchairs in our reviews below has been through our revamped, rigorous pushchair lab tests, and emerged with an impressive score above 70%. You can check out all the pushchairs we've tested in our pushchair reviews.
Because we know each parent has different criteria for their perfect pushchair, we've picked our 'best of the best' for different needs in our table below. And because we know price can be a key factor when shopping for a stroller, pushchair or pram, we've also included the best budget alternatives.
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Top scoring Best Buy pushchair
All the key things you need from a pushchair are easy to do, the seat is comfortable and supportive, and it’s easily manoeuvrable and comfortable to push. It’s a fantastic travel-system-compatible pushchair and it’s the joint-highest-scoring on test. Find out why in our full review.
Best cheap pushchair for newborns
The Armadillo is proof that excellent pushchairs needn’t cost the earth. It’s a great all-round pushchair that has a lie-flat seat suitable for newborns or it can be used with a baby car seat. It’s ideal if you don’t want a bulky travel system, plus it’s very easy to push and manoeuvre.
Best all-terrain pushchair
Relatively inexpensive and one of the best all-terrain pushchairs we’ve tested, this popular travel system offers a smooth ride for baby and an easy push for parents on all surfaces. It also boasts a simple one-hand fold, a large shopping basket and it’s pretty compact when folded.
Best cheap all-terrain pushchair
This very reasonably priced all-terrain travel system has a reversible seat, or it can be used with a carrycot or Best Buy baby car seat. It’s comfortable for your little one, smooth and easy to push, even on rough ground, and it has a one-handed lever to recline the seat for naps.
Best small pushchair
Filled with smart features, this well-designed lightweight stroller is compact and easy to push. It’s ideal for popping to the shops or taking away on holiday, plus it’s easy to fold one-handed and store upright when not in use. It copes well with most terrain and it is classed as cabin luggage on some airlines.
Best cheap small pushchair
The small wheelbase makes this travel-system-compatible pushchair particularly compact and it’s lightweight, too. Although inexpensive, it’s a delight to push and it’s packed with useful features such as a one-handed fold, a wide and well-padded lie-flat seat and a large hood.
Best light pushchair
In terms of practical, everyday use, you’d struggle to find a better lightweight stroller. It has a unique and easy folding mechanism, a well-padded seat and all-wheel suspension to even out any lumps and bumps. It's a slim 48.5cm wide and weighs just 7.2kg, plus it has a handy carry strap.
Best light cheap pushchair
Costing just over £100, this lightweight stroller is suitable to be used from birth until your child reaches 25kg, which is around six years old, so it lasts for a bit longer than most other strollers. It’s got lots of attractive features, such as a large shopping basket, a one-handed fold and a lie-flat seat.
Best double pushchair
This flexible travel system is a Best Buy as a single and a double pushchair. It has lots of different configurations, offering parents plenty of flexibility, and it’s a pleasure to push and use. It’s so impressive that it’s our highest-scoring double pushchair by quite a large margin.
The recommendations and scores in our table above were correct as of December 2018.
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Unbiased pushchair reviews from Which?
We've put more than 300 pushchairs through our rigorous lab tests in the past five years, including all the models Which? members are most interested in. And you know you can trust our reviews, because not only do we subject every model to dozens of technical tests in our expert labs, but we also have a panel of parents who try out the buggies to see what they're like to use day to day. So, as well as safety and durability, we can also tell you about ease of use and whether your child will find the seat comfortable.
And we don't carry any advertising on our website or in our magazines, so our reviews are impartial and not influenced by manufacturers.
Choosing the best pushchair
The best pushchair for you depends on a number of factors. If you have a newborn, you'll need one with either a seat that lies flat enough, or a seat that converts to a pram or carrycot. If you want to move your baby easily from pushchair to car and back again, you'll need a travel system.
Where you live will also affect your pushchair choice: lack of storage space means a smaller pushchair that folds compactly, stairs to your front door means you'll want something lighter.
How you're going to use your pushchair also plays a part. If you need to use the bus, you won't want something bulky and heavy. If you like doing lots of country walks, you'll want an all-terrain buggy.
These decisions are made before you even start considering whether you want forward or rearward facing, adjustable handlebars for parents of different heights, finding a pushchair that fits in your car boot, getting the right size shopping basket for you, and so on.
To help you make a decision, read our guide to how to buy the best pushchair.