There are so many wonderful moments for a new mum. The first time your bub holds your finger, their first smile, or the first time you cruise to the very front of the car park and nab yourself a precious ‘parents with prams’ parking spot.
As you proudly pull out your pram, knowing the shops are only a short stroll away, you hope it has all the creature comforts you want for your little one with all the practicalities you need. Which is tough because when you first pop them in the pram they’re just a tiny bundle of joy, and by the time they’re out of it they’re a walking, talking wild child.
The answer is a 2 in 1 pram, which takes them from lying flat as a newborn to an upright seat as a toddler, and we’ve found six of the best.
The babybee Comet ($525) is the new kid on the block, and it promises to be a game-changer. With $75 worth of free accessories, it comes with everything you need, from car seat adaptors to pram organisers, meaning all you have to worry about is picking your favourite colour. So easy, your baby brain will thank you! Only available online, it even comes with free shipping Australia-wide.
The Bugaboo Cameleon ($1469) is here for the bouncing bubba and teething toddler years. With a bassinet that easily converts into a seat, rotating carry handle and height-adjustable handlebar, the Cameleon is designed to grow with your baby. Roomy and versatile, buzz about the city streets while your little bug enjoys a super-smooth ride.
iCandy Apple 2 Pear
One for the yummy mummy, the iCandy Apple 2 Pear ($799.95) is great for a growing family. When your second bub comes along it can be upgraded to the iCandy Pear so you’ve got space for both tots without having to go out and buy a new stroller. Handy!
Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan
It might be called a Mountain Buggy but the Cosmopolitan ($799) is the ultimate city slicker. It’s made with perfect weight distribution and puncture-proof Aerotech tyres so you can happily kerb hop around town all day. And you can add the free-rider stroller board if you have an extra toddler in tow.
Joolz Day Tailor
One to make Mother Nature drool, the Joolz Day Tailor ($1,899) comes in a range of muted, natural colours. The jewel in the crown of this pram is surely the cot. It’s wide, comfy and suitable for sleeping at night, making it perfect for sleepovers at Grandma’s house. A footboard can also be added when you have your second little gem.
The Uppababy ALTA ($849) carries your little sprout from baby to infant with its aptly named Snugseat and Bassinet. Suitable for all-seasons, the drop-down sunshade and all-weather protection mean you can both get out and about come rain or shine. For days when you’re carrying everything but the kitchen sink – take a look at that basket!