Patterned pushchairs are having their moment. With designers and artists ranging from Orla Kiely to Andy Warhol and Fendi to Versace all working with pushchair brands to put prints on parent's latest set of wheels. Whether you fancy having fun with a bright, bold design or it's something a little more subdued and stylish that floats your boat, you can rest assured that the world is your oyster when it comes to patterned pushchairs at the moment. It's time to look at what is hot right now.
NAUTICAL AND NICE
Chic, stylish and fun, the Mountain Buggy urban jungle's luxury and nautical design really is a piece of pushchair eye candy. With its thick blue and white stripe design, tan leather handle and safety bar and silver frame, it's certainly one we would be proud to push. But what it boasts in design, it matches in functionality. Its one-hand fold, handlebar brake, gear tray that can hold 10kg and all-terrain capabilities make it perfect for the ‘urban active' family. It also comes with a matching satchel bag, changing mat and bag clips. And on top of all this, thanks to its innovative carrycot incline mode, it's a lifesaver for parents with a reflux baby! It's official – we're in love.
Also available in a houndstooth design, read about that here.
The Maclaren Orla Kiely Quest Buggy is bright, beautiful and fun. With Orla Kiely's signature style design adorning Maclaren's best-selling Quest buggy, you know you're onto a good thing with this one. The collaboration between iconic pushchair brand and fashion designer makes for the perfect parenting solution. The lightweight, one-hand umbrella fold design with a cosy quilted seat and adjustable foot rest will leave mum and dad looking stylish and feeling relaxed, while baby enjoys a comfy ride. It's suitable from birth and comes with a rain cover and storage pouch. We think the price is pretty good too!
Fashion brand Diesel and renowned pushchair makers Bugaboo have collaborated on a cool camouflage collection. Perfect for edgy, active families, the khaki-coloured Diesel Cameleon³ and military-inspired camouflage accessories including a footmuff, parasol, mosquito net and seat liner, make a seriously funky combo that really pushes the boundaries. The Cameleon³ is the third generation of the versatile, stylish and practical all-in-one stroller. It is light, compact, multi-terrain and goes from newborn to toddler age. Its super strong fabrics are UPF50+ and weather resistant, plus it comes with a carrycot, an under-seat bag and a rain cover. What's not to love?
£1,025 excluding accessories
The Duck Egg Cosatto Ooba 3-in-1 Combi pushchair, new for 2015, is the perfect balance of prettiness and simplicity and its stunning colour palette works for a girl or a boy. Its duck egg blue exterior and interior geometric pattern in tasteful neutral shades make this a universally lovable pushchair. Cosatto is the undisputed king of pushchair patterns and this is evident in the Ooba's gorgeous changing bag, three-way cosy toes and patterned rain cover. With a duo-directional pushchair (and flip-over handlebar), height-adjustable handle, handle-mounted brake, multi-position leg rest and seat and all-round suspension, there isn't a lot not to love about the Ooba.
Available in a range of alternative patterns.
This effortlessly chic navy and white Mamas & Papas Trek2 Buggy with its stylish scallop pattern is built for ease of use. Its lightweight design and super soft reclining seat mean it's perfect for getting out and about with your newborn or toddler. Complete with an SPF 50 hood, front wheel suspension and a rain cover, your baby is bound to love it. And so are you, thanks to its compact umbrella fold for easy transportation, soft foam handles, attractive look and large, easy-access shopping basket. Not to mention that it's a total steal!
This Cosatto Woop 3-in-1 Travel System (with car seat!) does pink well. It's bold and bright, but not garish. The striking floral range comes with a stroller, car seat and changing bag, making it quite the investment! Suitable from birth and onwards, the innovative design incorporates pram and pushchair into one versatile seat unit complete with a head hugger, chest and tummy pads. The multi-position recline, parent- or forward-facing seat, adjustable handlebar, spacious storage basket and all-round suspension make it a dream for both mum and baby. And did we mention the easy-clean pop-off swivel wheels, rain cover, UPF 50+ sunshade and reversible cosy toes? Superb!
If money is no object and designer labels are your thing, then check out this Young Versace Book Plus. Boasting all the quirkiness and rock ‘n' roll style of the Italian fashion brand, the Book Plus will have you and your baby looking the part from birth and onwards. The stroller, Navetta XL bassinet and Boston Bag are all included in the price. It is easy to push one-handed and comes with a cup holder, making mum and dad's job easy. Baby can be forward- or parent-facing, and will stay happy and comfortable thanks to adjustable back and leg rests and a hood and rain cover. The warm, safe and cosy bassinet doubles up as a rocking cradle and bed, which is a rather nice feature, we think.
For a cute, fun award-winning stroller, check out the Cosatto Supa Stroller in the Hipstar design. It's a stroller – plus a little bit more. It is lightweight and everything about it aims to make your life a breeze, from its adjustable handles, one-handed multi-recline, easy-wash pop-off seat and autostand feature. The Cosatto is for the modern parent; it comes complete with a cup holder for your coffee (or your baby's bottle!) and a multimedia gadget pocket with a speaker, plus a baby boredom-busting ‘window-on-the-world' pocket for flash cards, photos or films on a tablet. It also offers a UPF 50+ sunshade, four-way reversible cosy toes, raincover, spacious basket, head hugger, chest pads and insulated bottle covers.
Available in a range of exciting child-friendly designs including C-Rex, Flamingo Fling, Racoon Riot and Big Fish.
Mamas & Papas has collaborated with the iconic Liberty store of London to offer parents a stylish and striking print for their Urbo2, Armadillo and Armadillo XT. Combining two great British brands, it uses Caesar and Ares prints to make a bold statement on the pushchairs and its matching accessories.The range offers luxury features, such as printed chest pads and leather handles, as well as delicate detailing and distinctive printed lining.
Urbo2 Liberty Caesar, £579
Armadillo Liberty Caesar, £299
Armadillo XT Liberty Caesar, £559