It’s no secret that prams can be costly. However, they are a transport necessity for your child outside the house. Since the average price people pay for a pram in the UK stands at £233, the likes of functionality, storage space, and aesthetic appeal are all features that parents should consider before parting with their money.
The pram has taken many different styles over the years, some striving in modernity, and others embracing a vintage-feel. Regardless of what your preference is, we highlight some of the best prams currently being sold on the market and the additional accessories to purchase to make the most out of your apparatus.
Pram perfection: Diono Quantum pram
Considered to be one of the best budget prams on the market, the Diono Quantrum pram is a multi-award-winning apparatus that is renowned for its adaptability. From a carrycot to a toddler seat that also converts into a travel system with a shopping basket area, this pram makes a strong presence on the market as well as meeting your budgetary needs.
It’s fair to say that every parent will know the struggles of owning a pram that fills up a large amount of room in their storage cupboard even after folding it down. Recognising this struggle, the Diono pram is admired for its compact folding that only requires one hand to do so — making for a snug apparatus in your storage space.
Since this pram helps meet your budgetary needs, there are some additional accessories worth investing in that would help make your everyday life even easier — an attachable cup holder for one. Other than ensuring your child always has a drink at hand, it is important that you do too while pushing them around. For coffee cups that don’t have a lid or water bottles that profusely leak, an attachable cup holder will save you a lot of clearing up!
A convertible masterpiece: The iCandy Peach
Considered to be the best single-to-double pram on the market, the iCandy Peach is a high-quality and smooth functioning pram that embraces a true sense of the modern era we live in. Its reputation isn’t unfounded either, with iCandy being the leader of innovation and design masterpieces in the market. Although the price of this pram is slightly on the heftier side, this is justified by its contemporary design and multiple functions. From its 2-in-1 carrycot, to its seat unit, and ability to transform from a single to double buggy with ease, this apparatus is perfect for those with a growing family.
After splashing the cash on the ideal double buggy, you’ll want to make sure that it is kept in tip-top condition at all times. Acting as advocate for this is a pram safety light. For those late night strolls out, this small attachable light not only helps ensure you can see clearly what’s in front of you, but other pedestrians, bikes, and cars around you are also made aware.
Cheap, yet charming: Phil & Teds Go pushchair
Although priced at significantly lower than the average cost of a pram in the UK, Phil &Teds £149 Go Pushchair should not be mistaken for being low-quality. This sought-after pram gained the award for Platinum Junior Design 2018 for best compact pushchair. Weighing only 5kg, having multiple recline options, a compact fold, and all-wheel suspensions, this budget pram is undoubtedly worth your money. Not only is it easy to carry around with its light weight and compact folding abilities, its multiple reclining options help ensure your baby’s comfort is always guaranteed as they grow.
Although this pram isn’t equipped with the additional accessories that comes with other high-end prams, there are plenty ways you can increase its functionality. Even basic accessories such as pram clips are a small cost that offers great rewards in the form of convenience. By attaching these clips to the handles of your pram, you instantly have additional storage space to place your shopping bags or handbag on. Not only that, the likes of phone holders that can also be attached to the handle of your pram makes for one less object to worry about carrying. For catching up with friends while on the go, or playing music to help your baby sleep, a pram phone holder is something you would appreciate.
The ultimate bundle: Nuna Mixx five piece pushchair bundle
Comprising of the top five most essential baby carrying equipment, the Nuna Mixx five piece provides the ultimate versatile travel system. This stylish and flexible apparatus includes:
- A pushchair
- A carry cot
- An infant carrier
- Isofix base
- Ring adapter
All that and yet it is still light-weighted too! For day trips out that require multiple pitstops along the way to the shops, the park, the car, or the playground, the adaptability of this pram bundle does not go unnoticed.
It’s not only manoeuvrability and functionality that has been considered either. All five of these products are made with cosy fabrics, seat suspensions, and an extended canopy to protect your child in case your walk is disrupted by poor weather.
For even more comfort, purchasing additional accessories such as pram liners helps provide an extra layer of warmth for your baby in the colder months, as well as protecting against any spills or messes. These relatively inexpensive additions can also be used as a fashion accessory too. Available in bright colours and creative patterns, pram liners are ideal for those wanting to add an extra colourful touch to their baby’s transport.
So, there you have it! Purchasing prams and additional accessories can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want. Now with an abundance of options to choose from on the market, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes, styles, and budgets.