Getting a new set of pram wheels is exciting. Until you’re faced with a sea of sun canopies, talk of back wheel suspension, storage basket size envy and the rest. How do you even begin to choose?
You come right here to Mum Central. Here’s our pick of the 16 best prams of 2018 to get around town with baby!
First step in buying a pram is to decide what you NEED. Catching a bus every other day? Look for a lightweight stroller. Love to hike on weekends? Look for an all-terrain model pram. You get my drift. Splash your cash on the things you need and not the things you don’t need so much.
From budget friendly to all-out luxury, stream-lined to all the bells and whistles, there’s a pram for everyone in this round up!
1. Bumbleride Indie
With air filled tyres and superior all wheel suspension, the sporty look Bumbleride Indie ($759.95), is indeed a dream ride. We love the eco-friendly fabrics, the UPF 45+ sun canopy (with luxe pop out extension) and vented back rest – perfect for getting out and about on warmer days. Even better – this gorgeous black model (shown below) is launching in Australia in October 2018.
An infant-ready seat and backrest and the single lever recline means you’re less likely to wake your snoozing baby. The Indie has a massive amount of on-board storage solutions for phones, sippy cups and tyre pump as well as a generous cargo basket. The super easy one-step compact fold that locks into position for easy storage is positively the icing on this pram-pushing cake.
2. Edwards & Co Otto
You know you’re onto a winner when a pram can be tagged as carry-on luggage. The Edwards & Co Otto ($349) is a super compact stroller that folds small enough to fit as your carry-on luggage on a plane. Fantastic for all the kids, the Otto has a built in lie-flat seat certified for newborns to 20kg tots. The only pram you need for the whole family when on holiday!
While the Otto is compact in size, it’s wonderfully big on features, including air-pocket PU tyres for smooth handling without risking punctures and a super speedy one-hand fold, folding this guy up in under three seconds – super convenient for when you’re at the boarding gate!
3. Silver Cross Wave Double
The latest travel system from Silver Cross, the Silver Cross Wave ($1999) delivers the very best in comfort and protection to your newborn babe, all the while keeping your future family in mind. As your family grows, 16 flexible configurations await with the purchase of an additional carry-cot or tandem seat.
Compatible car seat capsules secure easily,keeping disruption to a sleeping baby to a minimum. Bliss! The attention to detail on the Wave is magnificent, from the hard shell shopping basket to protect your belongings, to the silent hood retraction and coordinating fabrics and trims. Great value for money, everything else you need is included – carry cot, seat, hoods, liners, rain covers, mosquito nets, cup holder and more.
4. Silver Cross Pioneer Monomarque
Where sophistication meets elegance, the Silver Cross Pioneer Special Edition Monomarque ($1499) delivers both in spades. The black gloss finished chassis, luxurious fabrics, monochrome wheels and leatherette handle add a superb high end touch, making this brilliant pram a treat indeed. Suitable from birth to 25kg, you can be confident you’ll have all of your pram pushing needs (and wants!) sorted with the Pioneer pram.
The gorgeous carry cot is included in the price, as is the reversible child’s seat unit. There’s no roadside assistance needed with the Pioneer’s puncture proof tyres and an elevated seating position means your darling passenger will be closer to you and really take in their surroundings when on-the-go.
5. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo
Double up your passengers in the easy breezy, lightweight Mountain Buggy Nano Duo pram ($699). Both kids can sit up front in this handy side-by-side design. This sweet ride features generously sized seats which can lie flat, extra large, full coverage colourful sun canopies, a roomy storage basket and rear wheel suspension. Even better, the Nano Duo folds down into a tidy compact fold in just two steps. Easy!
6. Redsbaby Jive² Platinum
If it’s a complete birth to toddler package you want all at once, Redsbaby offer awesome value for money. The Jive² Platinum pram ($949) is loaded with luxurious touches including quilted fabrics, extra large canopy and a superb generously sized storage basket which can hold a whopping 12 kilograms!
7. phil&teds Go
Let nothing stand between a mama and a cup of coffee! The slimline 44 centimetre wide design of the phil&teds Go pram ($299) means narrow store and café doorways won’t be an issue to manoeuvre through. Suitable for newborns through to toddlers, this mega-lightweight pram weighs only five kilograms!
Want a closer look? Revisit our recent Mum Central phil&ted’s Go review to see this baby in action.
8. Stokke Xplory V5
The iconic Stokke Xplory pram ($1699) is a brilliant design which has long turned heads. Raise your child to brilliant heights with the adjustable seat, bringing your little one closer to you as you get out and about. A comfortable ride for both parent and passenger with an adjustable seat tilt, footrest and steering handle. An ergonomic dream, the impressive chassis fits a car seat, carry cot and seat – meeting all the needs of your growing family!
9. Baby Jogger City Mini GT
What else belongs on our best prams list? Receiving rave reviews for manoeuvrability, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT (from $699.99) is awesome for getting around with baby in tow. All terrain wheels and front wheel suspension take on shopping centre floors as well as paths off the beaten track with ease. An adjustable handlebar makes for a comfortable pushing height and two peek-a-boo windows in the canopy means you can be stealth like in sneaking a peak at your passenger.
The City Mini GT boasts impressive travel system (car seat and bassinet) capabilities and can hold precious tots weighing up to 29.5 kilograms.
10. Britax Flexx
True as its name suggests, the Britax Flexx ($899) will meet all of your baby and toddler toting needs. Using a single axle, the Flexx transforms to a tandem stroller with 12 seating configurations using a second seat, bassinet or baby capsule. One baby or two – you’re winning with the Britax Flexx!
11. iCandy Peach
The iCandy Peach ($1999) is a stunning single pram and with an added seat, can grow into a spectacular double pram as your family grows. You can even attach a toddler board to the chassis for when someone deems their legs are too tired. Sweet!
Want to know all the nitty gritty details on the iCandy Peach? We had a close up look for ourselves earlier this year and asked the iCandy team all of your burning questions about this beautiful set of wheels. For a closer look, check out this post – Everything You Need To Know About the iCandy Peach Pram.
12. Steelcraft Agile
The Steelcraft Agile Plus Reverse Handle Stroller ($499.99) is just the ticket for parents who change their precious cargo from parent facing to outward facing often. There’s no changing of seats or heavy lifting – it’s all done in the flick of an awesome reversible handle. Too easy!
It comes with a rain cover and boot cover, plus a removable deep sided child tray perfect for sippy cups, toys and snacks on the run.
13. UPPAbaby Minu
A lightweight stroller with a spacious seat, the UPPAbaby Minu ($799) is a ride built to snooze in and a must on our best prams list. A multi-position recline lets children sit up and take notice or lie back in comfort for the ultimate nap on the run. Its sleek frame folds up in just one motion and a built in carry strap means you can casually toss it over your shoulder to carry. Unbelievable!
14. GB Pockit+
An exceptional innovative design, be prepared to have your socks knocked off with the GB Pockit+ stroller ($399.95). Fantastic for lugging around on planes, trains, the bus or in and out of taxis, you have to see the origami-like fold on this stroller to believe it! Weighing in at a lightweight 5.6kg, the GB Pockit+ both folds and flips open in seconds.
Compactness aside, the GB Pockit+ can also morph into a complete travel system when paired with the compatible bassinet and car seat carrying adaptors. Hallelujah!
15. Joolz Geo 2
If it’s a pram packed with oh-la-la appeal you seek, the Dutch designed Joolz Studio collection promises to turn heads. The noir chassis and coordinating double stitched fabrics of the Joolz Geo 2 ($1969) ooze luxury and cuts quite a striking figure on the street.
The raised seat level makes plenty of room for a generous storage basket. You can stride the streets in style knowing you’ll never get stuck with a flat tyre. Why? Because the Joolz Geo 2 has ultra-light, puncture proof tyres! It even converts to a double pram with optional accessories.
16. Limited Edition Bugaboo Fox Stellar
Strikingly good looks aside, the limited edition Bugaboo Fox Stellar (available from September 2018) glows. Yes, really! The perfect choice for getting out and about any time of the day or night, the Bugaboo Fox Stellar is designed with safety in mind. It sports 3M Scotchlight Reflective Material on wheel caps, front and rear of the chassis and even the rain cover, providing night-time visibility from up to 150 metres away. You can rest assured, you’ll be seen strolling in style from sun up to sun down.
It looks nothing short of majestic in midnight blue fabrics. And in true Bugaboo style, there’s a treasure trove of accessories to personalise your ride to your needs – including toddler boards and cup holders. Bliss! And it’s one of lightest Bugaboo prams to get around town in, weighing in at a lightweight 9.9kg. Such lightweight specs makes for steering through crowded streets with ease.
There you have it folks, the best prams to get around town in with bub on board! Need more baby gear? Make sure to check our roundups of the best high chairs, the best teething toys and the best baby carriers.