A ‘Dad’ review of 10 of the best lie-flat buggies pushchairs and prams suitable for newborn babies. 

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Buggies that can be used from birth will have a carry cot, lie-flat seat or a 2-in-1 carrycot that will turn into the buggy seat. I’ve found that many buggies that claim to be suitable for you newborn from the day of birth will require you to by an extra carrycot that attaches to the chassis so your precious babe can lie flat safely.

Newborn babies must lie flat so that they can breathe properly and their little lungs can develop. A lying down position is also critical for your baby’s spinal development. It will support the growth of the spine and will strengthen muscle tone.

1. Bugaboo Fox – £979.99

Is the carrycot included in the price: NO. An extra £129.99

Is the carrycot suitable for sleeping overnight: NO

Is it compatible with a travel system: YES

Total price: £779.99

Advertised as ‘the most comfortable stroll’ this is one of the lightest pushchairs. The ultra-light chassis and big wheels with suspension provide a really smooth ride across most surfaces. Great for ageing grandparents too who may struggle with larger systems. 

Bugaboo has always made high quality stylish products. Dads can customise the fabrics to suit their own style trends.  It has a large basket underneath for a day out at the park or a bit of shopping.  The carrycot is suitably luxurious with beautiful fabrics and an easy to carry handle.

What our Dad’s said:

“A cool design with some great features It has an extendable push handle, is ultra light to push and quick and easy to fold.”

“I love the wood effect wheels! A high price but you get what you pay for. Bugaboo make high quality and stylish stuff. A great ride on rough surfaces too.” 

2. Silver Cross Wayfarer – £744..99

Is the carrycot included in the price: YES

Is the carrycot suitable for sleeping overnight: YES

Is it compatible with a travel system: YES

Total price: £744.99

If it’s good enough for the Royal family…

Silver Cross have a pedigree for making quality products. This is a complete system from birth until your little one is walking!  This is an affordable complete system with a high grad aluminium chassis, luxury carrycot and a reversible seat. It comes in stylish colours for dads if flowers and pastels aren’t your thing and has a 4-way suspension system providing a very smooth ride for your sleeping newborn.

What our Dad’s said:

” I really like the fact that you can adjust  seat with one hand, it has three reclining positions”

“It manoeuvres and corners brilliantly so that you don’t disturb your napping baby”

3. Venicci Gusto 3-In-1:  £769.00

Is the carrycot included in the price: YES

Is the carrycot suitable for sleeping overnight: YES

Is it compatible with a travel system: YES

Total price: £769.99

A stunningly stylish pram! It has a black gloss chassis, luxurious and comfortable carrycot and tons of useful and practical features.  This buggy is suitable from birth to toddler hood.  The chassis, carry cot, changing bag, foot muff, rain cover, mosquito net and car seat adapter are all included at a very reasonable price for a complete travel system.

From its top range, this all-in-one travel system includes a ventilation system, a rocking mode, luxurious mattress, mosquito cover, changing bag, raincover, cup holder, car seat adaptors and more. WOW!

What our Dad’s said:

“The Mercedes Benz of the buggy world! Packed with features so that you won’t need to buy anything else”

“It has a luxurious matress and I love the rocking mode too”

4. Ickle Bubba Stomp V4:  £597.99

Is the carrycot included in the price: YES

Is the carrycot suitable for sleeping overnight: NO

Is it compatible with a travel system: YES

Total price: £579.99

This all-in-one Special Edition Travel System with an ISOFIX base is  a high quality and stylish buggy at a really affordable price. Everything is included: rear and forward-facing pushchair, car Seat, ISOFIX base, carrycot, nappy bag, foot muff, rain cover and car window shades! The  Galaxy Group 0+ Car Seat with its own ISOFIX base and a is suitable from birth to three years. 

This is a light system and we found it easy to fold up and down and set up even without the instructions! Despite being light it is a sturdy stroller which moves well on all surfaces. It has an adjustable handle and suited our taller gentleman testers too.

What our Dad’s said:

You can use the same frame for the carrycot and the pushchair.  The carrycot is outgrown very quickly and you have to find room to store it on other systems.  Clever!”

“The upright seat position for the pushchair seat is great, comfortable, soft and plush materials

“Easy to fold and folds small so fitted easily in the boot of my small car.”

5. Maxi-Cosi Zelia:  £299.99

Is the carrycot included in the price: NO but, has a bassinet

Is the carrycot suitable for sleeping overnight: NO

Is it compatible with a travel system: YES

Car seat included: NO Add £99.99

Total price: £399.98

This British made  travel system, suitable from birth includes a bassinet, large shopping basket, sun canopy,  rain cover, bumper.  Zelia’s seat transforms into a bassinet and is a compact 2-in-1 pushchair for city living. and is perfect if you have a small apartment.  The Maxi Cosi is not as robust as some of the other systems but is ideal for the town and occasional users like grandparents.   That said it is made with comfortable, quality materials and offers far more support for your little one than the average stroller.

This is a light system and we found it easy to fold up and down and set up even without the instructions! Despite being light it is a sturdy stroller which moves well on all surfaces. It has an adjustable handle and suited our taller gentleman testers too.

What our Dad’s said:

“A budget system but made with quality and stylish materials.  It was very easy to push and steer but would probably struggle on rougher ground!”

“This is small and compact and I like you can change from a push chair to a bassinet easily so baby can have a nap.

“Great value with plenty of features!”

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