Arguably any pram or stroller could be a travel pram. There’s no rules to say that you can’t take a big pram with you when you travel. In fact, I’d say there’s some arguments for the idea of taking your full sized everyday pram with you when you travel. Sure, you’ll have to check it into luggage, so you won’t have it with you when you’re actually in the airport, but the pay off at the other end is having a decent pram at the other end.
So I did a first impressions review of the ICandy Orange when it came out last year, however I finally got around to getting my hands on one and giving it a thorough review.
The slogan with this pram is “Absolutely Futureproof”. And it’s probably one of the most versatile prams in the way that it adapts to your growing family.
I have to admit I was SUPER excited about the GB Pockit+ coming out. It actually came out in other parts of the world last year, and took what felt like forever to arrive in Australia. I even kept emailing the Australian distributor for Good Baby (GB) pestering them to tell me when it would get here. So frustrating. I don’t do delayed gratification well.
Here we go. Another year, another round up the Best Double Prams for 2018 in Australia. So this year you’ll notice most of the prams listed convert from a single to a double – or from a double to a single, depending on how you look at it. This hybrid “future proof” style of pram has continued to be incredibly popular and more and more brands are getting on board with this style of pram. I’ve also included a couple of dedicated double prams in the list as well.
So let’s do this thing!
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is the pram that I recommend more than any other pram. (Or the Baby Jogger City Mini! Either pram is awesome. And I’ll talk a little bit about the difference between them further down the page.) It just seems to tick SO MANY BOXES for people. And it is one of the most popular prams going around. (Start looking for them when you go out and you’ll see them everywhere.)
I recently featured the Britax Holiday in my Best Travel Prams list for 2018. It’s a very sweet, simple, light weight, compact, easy to use little pram that is absolutely perfect for travel. It weighs a tiny 4.9kgs. Also it’s only 43cms wide, so it’s a very petite pram. Great for zipping around busy airports, or just cruising around through narrow aisles at the shops.
The ICandy Raspberry has my favourite combination of features! The seat lays completely flat to be suitable for newborns, it has a massive weight capacity of 25kgs AND folds with the seat attached facing in EITHER DIRECTION. Love it. It also has a lot of other features I look for in a pram, like a one handed recline, telescopic handle bar, proportionally big basket (for such a lightweight pram).
Quick story before I dive into the review. A couple of years ago I spotted an Uppababy Vista off in the distance at a winery. It was set up as a double with two upright seats, with the “piggyback” toddler board attached as well. (Though it was folded up out of the way. So they weren’t using it at the time). So they had two tots in the pram and one older child trotting along beside.
With the school holidays fast approaching now is a good time to think about what is the best travel pram for you to take on your next trip! What makes a pram the best travel pram? We’re looking for something that is light, compact, narrow, easy to fold, ideally something that can come right to the boarding gate at the airport, and better even if it fits in the overhead storage on the plane so you don’t have check your pram in as luggage.
Which Is The Best Pram 2018 UPDATE – Looking for the best DOUBLE pram? Check out Best Double Prams 2018! Every year when I start to hunt for the best pram for the year I think there can’t possibly be any more innovations, any more improvements. And every year …
Note: This is just my “pre-review”. Just first impressions based on online product descriptions and a brief play with one in store. I will be hopefully updating this with a thorough hands-on review in the near future! The latest ICandy pram, the ICandy Orange, is about to be …
A couple of weeks ago I wandered into Baby Train to have a little look at prams (as I do) and I came across the Baby Monsters Fresh 2.0. I’d never heard of the brand before, so I just had to ask about it!
Baby Monsters is a Spanish brand and it has only been available in Australia for the last couple months. They’re currently only sold at Baby Train.
As the holiday season approaches people start to ask me to recommend them the best travel pram. While there is no absolute best travel pram, it’s simply a matter of working out what is the best travel pram for YOUR family.
The first few pros are about the Babybee Prams is that they’re a new, Australian owned, Melbourne based, business. They have a very interactive Facebook page. They have a life time warranty that guarantees the pram for as long as you need it, whether you have 3 children or 13, and they offer a 9 month free returns, so you can buy the pram, have a good look at it and if you change your mind they will arrange a courier at their expense and refund you the cost of the pram.
Click here for Best Pram Picks for 2016 Prams are a bit of a love affair for me. Even when I’m completely happy with the pram I have, it’s okay to look around, but just don’t touch – or touch, but don’t buy… And my heart does flutter every time …
“Hi, My name is Rachel and I am a pram addict.”
I have another confession to make, I’ve bought two prams since this article was originally written in April 2013! Whoops! I have good reasons… excuses… mostly boredom, opportunity, poor impulse control and my partner is a terrible enabler. I look to him to say “no” and he says “why not”.
So, I thought I’d update this confession with my newest purchases and take you through the journey of how one thing led to another and I wound up buying my 11th pram.