The 10 Best pushchairs

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All-terrain tyres? MP3 enabled? Or just light enough to use on the bus? Find the most brilliant buggy from our selection

1. Maclaren Volo

£85, amazon

This is basic, with only one seat position but provided you don’t expect all the bells and whistles, it’s hard to fault for children aged six months and over. It is easy to fold, simple to use and is especially handy where space is tight. No wonder it’s such a hit with public transport users.

2. Mamas & Papas Urbo

£359, very

The storage basket is a bit small and the brakes aren’t flip-flop friendly, but that’s pretty much the only downside to this easy-to-push, lightweight buggy that’s suitable from birth and great for narrow spaces. The seat is soft and easy to clean and it’s compact when folded.

3. Silver Cross Surf Elevation

£185 silvercross

This stylish (and pricey) chariot drives like a dream, even on rugged terrain, making it a great choice for outdoorsy types. You can use it as rear- or forwardfacing and it can be converted to a pram with the Silver Cross carrycot. A matching ventilated hood and tote bag is also available.

4. Cosatto Supa

£145, johnlewis

Neat features of this impressive stroller include MP3 attachment and speakers, adjustable handle height, built-in sunshade and padded, adjustable calf-support to recharge little legs.

5. Mothercare Xtreme

£200, mothercare.com

Currently available at half price, this is an unbelievable bargain for such a high-quality buggy that comes complete with infant car seat, padded cover and weather shield. It’s suitable for both smoother ground and rougher terrain and there’s an easy, one-handed folding mechanism.

6. Uppababy Cruz

£399, johnlewis

This outstanding urban buggy is smooth, light and nippy and literally glides up and down kerbs, even one-handed. Changing round the reversible seat is simple and it folds down easily. The seat is wide and it’s compatible with various car seats and the Uppababy carrycot.

7. Chicco Liteway

£94, amazon

This is suitable for newborns, despite being lightweight, and nifty features include its storage basket that converts into a backpack. It’s a breeze to manoeuvre, surprisingly sturdy and great for chucking in the car.

8. Bumbleride Indie

£405, amazon

This American all-terrain pushchair has taken the UK by storm. Be warned, it’s on the large side for shops and crowded pavements and it’s bulky even when folded. But for more rural lifestyles, it’s easy to push and steer, as well as having a huge hood and soft and adjustable handlebar.

9. Bugaboo Donkey

From £829, johnlewis

If you can afford it and you have, or plan to have, two kids, snap one up. Bugaboo’s single-to-twin convertible pushchair feels almost unbelievably light to push and manoeuvre, even on rough ground and even with two little ones in it. It has mammoth storage and an exceptionally responsive brake.

10. Britax B-Agile 3

£303, amazon

This robust stroller is suitable for newborns upwards, thanks to the backrest that reclines to an almost flat position and the fact that you can easily slot in a Britax carseat or carrycot. The shopping basket is generous and the seat is wide and well padded.

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