What is the Best Pram 2019?
Another year, another pram guide. I know I normally include about 10 prams in my guides, but there wasn’t really a huge number of different prams out this year to talk about that I haven’t already written about at length. I’ve already written a guide for the Best Single To Double Convertible Prams 2019, because that “future proof” style pram is getting more and more popular. As well as the Top Ten Prams for 2018, as many of these prams are still the most up to date models. So check out those guide out as well!
The Babyzen Yoyo is the pioneer of the “carry on luggage sized” prams, and really changed the way we look at travel prams. The Babyzen Yoyo is still the lightest weight, most compact pram, that also offers great handling and maneuverability. While the Babyzen Yoyo is an absolutely fantastic travel pram, it can also be your all day, everyday pram as well. Just go to your local shopping centre and you’ll see these little pocket rockets everywhere.
Key features of the Babyzen Yoyo+
- Super light and super compact – weighs just 5.6 kgs and compact enough for overhead luggage on a plane
- Tall handlebar for a super compact pram
- Easy to change seat pad and hood – whether you want to change the look of your pram, or freshen it up between babies. Also comes in a range of bright colours – which is exciting when prams these days are mostly shade of black, grey and blue.
- Can be suitable for newborns either with a “Newborn nest” or Maxi Cosi capsule (sold separately)
They say there’s nothing like a Bugaboo – and there is definitely nothing like the Bugaboo Ant. The Bugaboo Ant has only been released at the start of July 2019 and it’s already a very popular travel pram. It’s designed to fit as overhead luggage on a plane – though the Bugaboo Ant isn’t as lightweight and compact as the Babyzen Yoyo. Also folding the Bugaboo Ant, while it’s not exactly difficult, it’s a bit of a process.
But the Bugaboo Ant is suitable for newborns – the seat reclines fully flat – and also can have the seat turn to face you. Meaning the Bugaboo Ant is the SMALLEST pram to offer that coveted parent facing seat.
Key features of the Bugaboo Ant
- Suitable for newborns
- Option of the parent facing seat
- Light and compact enough to be carry on luggage for a plane
- Is able to be towed on its wheels like a carry on luggage bag
- Customisable style – choose your seat fabric, hood colour, and chassis colour.
- Small – but very accessible – basket. And a mesh section of the basket is accessible even when the pram is folded down.
I’ve always loved the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and I have to admit it’s taken me a moment to warm to the latest version – the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2. It looks a bit different. It’s a bit more modern looking. Little bit more streamlined. I don’t like change – but I’ve definitely come to love the GT2 and I appreciate all the little changes they’ve made with this newer version.
Key Features of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2
- The seat is suitable for newborns. You don’t need anything else to put your baby in the pram from birth. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 does come with capsule adapters for the City Go capsule (which I have reviewed here) Also you do have the option of using a bassinet which is sold separately.
- Suitable for big toddlers and older children. The City Mini GT2 has one of the tallest seats on the market, and a huge weight capacity of 29.5kgs. Also the adjustable hood height and improvements to how the hood retracts on the City Mini GT2 you’ll get an even taller child into the GT2 compared to the original GT.
- Super simple fold. Just pull up on the two tabs on the seat and the whole pram will fold in half. It takes seconds.
- Huge hood. Your baby or toddler will have lots of coverage from the elements. There are also two peek-a-boo windows, with magnetic closures to keep an eye on your little one. As well as a large mesh panel at the back for checking in on them and also for air flow.
The ABC Design Salsa 2019 is one of the only 3 wheel prams in the world that offers you a parent facing seat, even for your toddler. Many 3 wheel prams can be made parent facing for a newborn, with a capsule or bassinet attachment, but only the ABC Design Salsa 3 will allow your baby to face you in the seat the pram comes with.
The ABC Design Salsa 3 2019 has an updated fold from it’s previous models, which I love. I personally struggled a little with the fold of the Salsa 3 2017 and earlier models. Now it folds in what I could consider a fairly typical pram fold – similar to that of a Uppababy Vista/Cruz or a Steelcraft Strider Compact. I also love with the fold that it’s a standing fold, with a nice high carry handle on the chassis. So you don’t have to bend to pick it up.
Key Features of the ABC Design Salsa 3
- Parent facing seat – despite being a 3 wheel pram
- Can be suitable for newborns using either an infant Comfort Liner, carry cot or maxi cosi capsule with adapters (all sold separately)
- Very tall seat with a 22kg weight capacity – so it should accommodate larger toddlers and preschoolers
- Large, all terrain, wheels
- Great suspension through the chassis
Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double
Another new and exciting addition to the Baby Jogger family is the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 double. It is the lightest weight, most compact, double pram that has two seats that are suitable from newborns.
Because the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is such an incredibly lightweight pram I would suggest it’s probably better for twins than it would be for siblings with a significant age and weight difference, because it does feel off balance and more difficult to steer with more weight on one side than the other. I’d probably suggest looking at the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double – though it is a significantly larger and heavier pram.
Also if you’re loving the features of the City Tour 2 Double, but don’t need it for two children, there’s also the City Tour 2 single which I’ve reviewed here and also absolutely love.
Key Features of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double
- Suitable for newborns
- Quick and easy to fold. Simple “Pull to fold” on two straps located at the seat and the pram will fold in half.
- Super lightweight for a double pram – only 9.9kgs
- Only 66cm wide, which is only slightly wider than some single prams – so it’ll easily fit through doors, or narrow shopping aisle.
I was really excited when I first saw the ICandy Lime a few months ago at the Essential Baby Show in Melbourne, because I think it’s exactly what the ICandy range needed. The ICandy Lime looks very similar in styling to the ICandy Orange – and it has the same build in toddler board at the back, which I absolutely love about the “Future proof” Orange – but the ICandy Lime is a much more approachable size and weight.
Aside from that build in ride on toddler board, the ICandy Lime is really a single pram.
Key Features of the ICandy Lime
- Folds very compact with the seat attached
- Huge and very accessible basket
- Includes the bassinet fabric to make it suitable from birth
- Comes in a range of very bright colours – as well as more neutral black and grey.
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