Whether it’s a lightweight stroller, a 3-wheeler buggy or a travel system compatible pushchair, this year you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to transporting your baby. The big names in buggies are set to impress us mums, dads and parents-to-be this year. You can expect to see funky designs, great functionality and clever innovations.
Many buggies will be travel system compatible. This means you can purchase a car seat to attach to your buggy’s chassis, which makes transferring your baby from pushchair to car and back again as hassle free as possible.
Fab 3-wheeler buggies are also going to be seen in their droves. And they’re not just for off-roading outdoor folks – urban mums love what they have to offer just as much!
And we can’t talk about buggies without mentioning looks. From the in-your-face chunky and funky options, to the chic and urban, the buggies of 2010 are set to turn heads.
Buggy Alert No.1: Jané Slalom Reverse
Just one of the great new buggies we’ll see from Jané this year is the Slalom Reverse. Like the current Jané Slalom Pro, it’s a 3-wheeler, but this new all-terrain buggy features a reversible seat, so you can use it forward or rear facing.
Another smart design feature is that there’s no front bar under the buggy to knock your feet on as you’re walking.
The Jané Slalom Reverse will be compatible with the Jané Strata car seat as well as three newcomers - the Jané Matrix Lite car seat, Jané Transporter carrycot/car seat and Jané Micro carrycot.
Buggy Alert No.2: Maxi-Cosi Mila
Maxi-Cosi will release the Mila this year. Weight wise, the Mila will be around 7.5kg, and unlike some lightweight options, it’s suitable from birth. As you’d expect from Maxi-Cosi, the Mila is going to be travel system compatible. Car seat options aren’t limited to the much-loved CabrioFix - the company’s brand new Pebble car seat, due out in March, can be used, too.
Buggy Alert No. 3: Phil and Teds Smart
One of the big names in 3-wheelers and all-terrain buggies, Phil and Teds, will be releasing a few new models in 2010, including the Smart buggy.
The Smart will weigh in at a remarkably light 6kg. This super-light form is down to the seat unit being made from a material called aerocore. Aerocore is foam-like, hypoallergenic, waterproof, wipe cleanable and comfy. Genius!
The Smart buggy will be able to have the seat removed and a parent-facing carrycot added. It’s also travel system compatible with four or five different leading car seats brands.
We’ve heard the Smart will be really easy to fold, too. Smart by name, and yes, it’s sounding rather smart by nature!
Buggy Alert No. 4: Silver Cross Surf
Silver Cross has a slick new buggy due out very soon. It’s known as the Surf and it’s set to be a real head-turner. In terms of looks, think modern, think urban, think totally sleek, and you’ll have the Surf.
But there’s substance to all this style. Firstly, the Surf can be used as a parent facing or forward facing buggy. It’s also suitable from birth and travel system compatible. And finally, the Surf is designed to be an all-terrain buggy, conquering the beach as easily as the high street.
Buggy Alert No.5: Micralite Fastfold Super-lite
Micralite is set to stun with its new Fastfold Super-lite due out in March. In a nutshell, the Super-lite is all about being lightweight, compact and ergonomic. It’s said to fold one-handed and to also offer one-handed manoeuvrability. Nice!
The overall design and chunky no-nonsense rear tyres give the Fastfold Super-lite that uber-functional look we’ve come to love about Micralite.