Best known in the UK for making gorgeous wooden toys, Brio have been making nursery furniture and pushchairs for years. The Happy is the latest addition to the range and offers a versatile system suitable from birth to 20kg (most only go up to 15kg). Your baby’s comfort and safety are paramount here.
This pram feels light to push, but lacks the manoeuvrability of smaller buggies. It’s easy to switch between seat unit and carrycot, and the reversible chassis means that baby can face you or the rest of the world just by flipping the handlebar over.
Folding the chassis, which can be done with the carrycot in situ, is easy, once you’ve got the knack. The handles are height adjustable, and go high enough for taller fathers.
Both carrycot and seat are well padded and comfortable.
Easy to use, eye-catching, this is a modern take on the traditional pram. It offers versatility and longevity.
As you’d expect from a pram chassis, it’s not the most compact, or lightweight, and the lack of swivel wheels (an impossibility on this type of chassis) means you have to push on the handlebar to turn corners, which takes some getting used to.