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Choosing a pushchair to suit your lifestyle

Choosing a pushchair to suit your lifestyle

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Choosing a pushchair can overwhelm the savviest of shoppers. The options seem endless; often we’re left wishing there were fewer to choose from. It doesn’t need to be complicated

Ask yourself how you’re going to use the pushchair. Do you get around using public transport, or do you drive? Do you live in the countryside, or are you based in an urban area? Do you have more than one little to be thinking about? We’ve done the research do you don’t have to. Read on to find your perfect pushchair…

On the buses

For city-slickers and downtown-dwellers it’s vital that your pushchair can handle public transport. Think about it practically, if you’re going to be getting on and off buses and trains, you don’t want to be stuck with a heavy pushchair and all the trimmings. Ideally, you want a light-weight model which folds up easily and doesn’t take up too much space. For nipping round town, Joie’s pact ™ signature ticks all the boxes. It only weighs 6.5kg, and you can fold it up with one hand, then, once folded it’ll stand up by itself and lock automatically. It’s so popular that it recently won a silver award for best lightweight pushchair. Don’t forget that if you have a newborn, the chair should allow your baby to lie flat. The pact ™ signature is suitable from birth up until six months. Read more about travelling safely with your newborn here.


Car compatibility

The mytrax ™ signature by Joie is a travel system. If you’re going to be using a car to get from A to B, you should think about investing in one. Travel systems refer to pushchairs which are compatible with car seats. They come in handy when you don’t want to wake your sleeping baby when you arrive at your destination: ideal. The mytrax ™ signature has an extra large shopping basket underneath, so you can rely on it to hold all you need for a day out with baby. Plus, it has a high-tech suspension system in all its tyres which makes for an extra comfy ride.

Twice as nice

If you have twins, or two babies, you’ll want a double pushchair. Although parents are well experienced in multitasking, we don’t quite have the ability to push two chairs at once. There are two primary options when it comes to double pushchairs: twin or tandem. Twin pushchairs mean your babies can sit side by side, whereas tandem pushchairs place one child in front of the other. The evalite ™ duo is the ultimate tandem pushchair because it’s one of the lightest on the market. Coming in at only 11 kilograms it’s lighter than many single pushchairs.


Last Word

While functionality and suitability to your lifestyle are of utmost importance, don’t forget you’ll be spending a lot of time with your new pushchair. Choose one which suits your personal style. All of the pushchairs in Joie’s signature collection boast stylish, cognac-hued leatherette touches. The plush fabrics are expertly woven, and the smooth lines are understated and elegant. We can’t think of a better way to get around with your baby. Go to Joie’s website to see all of their products.