What Will It Cost?
Shopping By Price
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If you are not looking to spend a lot of money or need to find a budget pushchair for a holiday or trip somewhere there are plenty available. Strollers tend to be the cheapest out of all of the different types of pushchairs but there are some great deals on travel systems as well. Keep an eye out for Graco or Chicco if you want a pushchair and car seat at a low cost, they are still great quality and very easy to use.
Most families tend to go for something classed as ‘mid-range’. This is something high quality, usually by a well-known brand that won’t break the bank. Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, Baby Jogger & Maclaren are all examples of brands that most parents are familiar with due to their popularity and range of products available.
If you have saved and are planning to go all out on your pushchairs or travel system you will be looking at brands such as Silver Cross & 4Moms for the Origami A complete travel system from either of these brands will be around £1000. These are the top end of the scale for luxury, features, reputation and price.
It is important to check what the travel system or pushchair you will be buying comes with. Some include rain covers, adaptors, car seats, foot muffs and other must have essentials and others don’t. If you are spending a lot of money on the pushchair itself, you need to calculate the add-ons as well so the final amount is not a shock when you reach the checkout. Most of the accessories available are essential for keeping your baby protected, safe and warm so consider them at the time of buying your pushchair so you are not left without something you greatly need at a later date.
If you don't want to pay out for everything in one bulk, there are many options available to help families spread the cost of such a big purchase. Many places now offer finance to customers so a small amount can be paid every month. At Direct2Mum we offer a ‘Baby Plan’ for parents expecting a child. The Baby Plan allows you to place an order for all of your baby essentials and leave a small deposit with us. Over the course of the next six months you are free to call or visit our store whenever you like and pay as much or as little towards your plan as you like. When your plan is paid in full we deliver all of your goods to you or you can collect them from our store staff when you are ready. Using this plan allows you to avoid a credit agreement with a finance company and we store all of your products until you have paid for them and are ready to take them home.
If you are shopping for a stroller for a toddler you have a wide selection for a much lower cost, however travel systems for a new born can look like a great deal before the extra costs of accessories e.g car seats, carrycots, rain covers and adaptors.
Work out how much you want to spend before you start looking. If you walk into a shop and fall in love with a pushchair way out of your budget, you will only end up feeling disappointed when you can’t have it. Alternatively if your plan is not to keep it through the whole duration of your little one growing up, you could buy a convenient, not too pricey travel system and upgrade to a lighter buggy when the time for an upgrade comes.