When it comes to city living, you need a pushchair that is nimble. Whether you have to fit it in a small flat, take it on a train or bus or need it to cope with a busy and fast paced environment, you need a pushchair that is flexible and will cope with urban surroundings. Here, we give you our top five picks…
UPPAbaby offer a great selection of practical pushchairs, and the Cruz is perfect for city use. Its sleek and slim design allows you to fit through tight doorways, down narrow aisles or along crowded city streets. The basket is very generous in size – so you can shop until you drop and not have to carry it home, neatly pop it away. The AirGo patent-pending wheels mimic the cushioned ride of an air-filled tyre- providing the ultimate in shock-absorbing performance. The padded seat is super comfy with a full recline so it is suitable from birth. At just 9.9 kg, the Cruz is a great combination between lightweight and luxury.
Babyzen are renowned for their compact, lightweight pushchairs and the Yoyo is no exception. This pushchair is designed with an all-round suspension for a hassle-free journey, it includes a special "soft drive" system which makes it easy to manoeuvre over both smooth and rough terrain and there is no need to lock the front swivel wheel like other strollers. Designed to be super easy for parents to use, it can be folded, unfolded and pushed using just one hand. Not only is the Yoyo more than suitable for bus and train journeys, it is also one of the only pushchairs that folds small enough to be cabin sized for air travel!
The iCandy Raspberry is great for urban adventures! Super compact and ultra lightweight, this pushchair offers style and stability when hitting the pavements. Each wheel features independent suspension for effortless gliding over bumpy pavements, while the clam-style fold helps to keep the rest of the stroller away from the wheels after muddy outings. Once folded, the Raspberry pushchair stands by itself for ease of use, has a large shopping basket and weighs just 6.6kg.
The 2015 Mountain Buggy swift is perfectly agile for busy cities. Mountain Buggy have clearly put a lot of thought in to the design of this pushchair, for example the weight is evenly distributed between the front and back making it really easy to pop up kerbs and get up and down stairs. The new compact fold is incredibly quick and perfect for those of you who do not have much storage space. The swift weighs just over 9kg - not the most lightweight in its class, but is easy enough to carry up and down the stairs.
The most expensive choice in our round up, the Bugaboo Bee 3 will set you back but we would argue it's worth it. It is gorgeous to look at, easy to use, only 8.7kg, and was just born for the big city! The four 6" wheels with individual suspension provide your little one with the smoothest ride, and the large, easily accessible basket makes life so easy! The Bee 3 can be folded with the seat unit still attached in both world facing and parent facing mode with the basket still full, making it great for shopping and public transport.Which one gets your vote? Let us know. Don't forget to check out our detailed reviews here.