You might by expecting your first baby or your fourth, you can still get super excited about your new set of wheels. Choosing the right travel system for your little peanut/grape/pickle (or other equally as cute bump name) can be great fun, especially when you get to choose one in a fabric you love.
Baby travel systems are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, offering you everything you need to get from A to B to C… whether you’re skipping along the pavement or hitting the road in your car bound for adventure (or a visit to the in-laws!). Here are our top tips for finding the right one for you:
Get advice from parents you know
If you ask a group of parents ‘what pram should I buy’ you’ll be bombarded with lots of different answers, us mums and dads can be very passionate when we find a travel system or pram that we adore. Some people can get in a huff if you don’t follow their lead so you might want to just get advice from a select few, ask parents individually or do your research online (to save yourself the potential agro).
Think about your requirements, if you’re going to be spending your weekends exploring the countryside you’re going to have different needs to a friend who lives in the big smoke and doesn’t venture off the pavement. The perfect travel system for them, mightn’t be right for you and your munchkin.
Try before you buy
You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving a few, and you need to take the same approach when buying your baby’s first wheels. Go into a few stores and test out the different travel systems yourself, enjoy the moment.
You’re going to be spending a lot of one-on-one time with your baby in their travel system so you need to find one that’s perfect. Ask yourself, which has the right handle height for you, which will fit in the boot of your car, which can be easily maneuvered one handed? Head to our stockists page to find your local Cosatto retailer.
Do more research
Make sure you check out which baby travel systems have recently won awards, this generally gives you a good indication of what’s good and what’s utterly brilliant.
We must admit we did a happy dance worthy of a 10 from Len, when the Made For Mums Awards 2017 gave our brand new Wow 3-in-1 travel system a Gold Award.
We developed it with the help of an army of super mums, so that it would tick every box.
It’s a luxury travel system, suitable from day 1, can be both parent and world facing, has a compact-fold system smoother than Michael Bublé and a telescopic luxury leatherette handle. It’s the perfect way for any princess or prince to get around. Why not check it out for yourself?