Choosing the Best Buggy from Birth

Whether you know you want an all-in-one travel system, or perhaps you’re currently unsure of what to look for when it comes to choosing the best buggy from birth? There are many factors to consider before you invest in the right pushchair for your newborn, with the most fundamental requirements being practicality, comfort and of course - safety. Affordability is also important when deciding on a stroller for the first time, but for many parents-to-be, price tag usually comes secondary in the decision-making process.

Understanding parenting terminology can be time-consuming and sometimes a little confusing at the best of times, but in terms of the best baby transportation to know about, a buggy, stroller and pushchair are all basically one and the same. Remember that from their date of birth up to 6 months, your baby will be in their earliest stages of development, so it’s imperative to tailor your newborn's transport needs according to their growth and choose your first buggy wisely.

Lifestyle and how accessible you want your baby’s transportation to be should also be taken into consideration when shopping for your new buggy from birth. Whether you plan to use your new pushchair for short car journeys, day trips or perhaps weekend adventures away when baby will spend a longer duration on the move; there are plenty of travel options to choose from. It’s also worth keeping in mind that in order for buggies to be used safely from birth, the seat needs to fully recline into a lie-flat position. Transporting your newborn from A to B requires some careful planning, and that’s where we hope to offer you some expert guidance so you can focus on selecting the best stroller to fit your needs. If your goal is to find a product that offers premium quality, safety, comfort and value for money, keep these factors at the forefront of your mind when it comes to your pushchair shopping day.

Whether you’re new to parenting altogether or simply looking for an upgrade on your older pushchair, here are some top tips from Ickle Bubba to help you get the most out of your buggy-buying experience:

Travel in Style from Birth and Beyond

First things first, if you’re looking for the ultimate all-in-one baby transportation, we highly recommend investing in a travel system. Whereas standard buggies from birth feature a world-facing position, travel systems have both parent and world-facing options so you can keep a watchful eye over your bubba and monitor them even more closely using the different positions. And if you’re wondering what this equipment entails, typically modern travel systems either come as a 2-in-1 option which includes a pushchair and carrycot, or a 3-in-1 version which includes an extra addition: the baby car seat. Not only are travel systems ideal for newborns and parents on the move, but this is also the best option value-wise. Here at Ickle Bubba the travel systems include additional accessories, including the Isofix base (where applicable) for the ultimate in convenience.

Multi-Functional and Purpose-Built for Your Baby

There is typically a wide selection of choice with modern pushchairs, so it helps to understand which features are available to you, as well as which functions will enhance your lifestyle the most. Functional features are extremely important for practicality as well as convenience, which is why our Globe Travel Stroller range is ideal for parents who need a buggy from birth that’s purpose-built with their baby’s needs in mind. With a lightweight frame that weighs as little as 6.4kg and is perfect for folding up, carrying and storing away; all three of our Globe Strollers are compact enough to fit into an overhead locker on a plane or in the small storage space on a train. With your weekend-away bag in one-hand, you can literally throw the Globe over your shoulder and have a spare hand for your toddler – making it the must-have travel companion. It’s also worth noting that every Ickle Bubba stroller includes front and rear suspension wheels to give your baby a much smoother ride, even on gravel surfaces or bumpier.

Keep them Comfortable and Cosy On the Go

And if you’re looking for a few more added features to help keep things simple, our Globe Max and Gravity Max strollers both include a soft quilted seat liner and snug footmuff - two important additions to ensure your newborn remains comfortable and cosy while on the go. Plus, because coffee and parenting go hand in hand, this smart pushchair edition also includes a convenient cup holder for your thermos. If you want to enjoy even more features, our Globe Prime Stroller ticks all the right boxes. Not only does this must-have stroller include a buggy organiser, it even has a protective storage bag to ensure those new pushchair wheels don’t muddy your car boot on the journey home.

So whether you’re looking for a buggy from birth that’s lightweight and compact, a pushchair with plenty of practical features, or a travel system that caters for convenience, we hope you’ll find the best option for your baby with one of these budget-friendly buggies.