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2012’s Top Pushchair for Urban Life

If you’re a city dweller, you’re going to need a pushchair that’s easy to manoeuvre through crowds, and not too large. You’ll probably want a chair that folds easily too, especially if you use public transport.

Some will prefer to steer clear of three wheelers, as these can sometimes create a feeling of slight instability when you need to rest the weight on the front wheel – when getting up a tricky curb for example.

Ultimately, life in the city can be stressful enough – you won’t want your pushchair to add any pressure…

So what have we chosen?
The Uppababy Cruz Stroller

UppaBaby Cruz Stroller

Who is it for?
Urbanite parents on the go

In a nutshell:
Storming in as Uppababy’s first urban-design pushchair, the Cruz is small and easy to store. Weighing in at just 9.3 kg, it feels light to push and is much easier to carry than a lot of other pushchairs – good news if you live in a city flat.

It folds with the seat attached and stands upright when folded. It also has the benefit of a massive storage tray, great for those walks back from the deli!

The seat can face either forwards or towards you, facilitating both bonding between you and baby and a growing interest in the outside world – and it’s very easy to adjust.

With ample hood coverage and an extendable sun shade, you’ll have a nice sense of protection for your little one, whatever the weather. An adjustable height handle and a simple step brake pedal make the Cruz a good choice for comfort too.

What does it cost?
£370 for the basic pushchair, and an extra £125 to buy the Cruz Carrycot. You can also buy Maxi-Cosi car seat compatible adapters at £33.

UppaBaby Cruz Carrycot

Any drawbacks?
The pushchair alone is suitable from 6 months only, so if you’re shopping for a newborn you’ll need to purchase the Cruz Carrycot. An added expense, but well worth it if the Cruz fits your lifestyle.

Where can I find it?
View the Uppababy Cruz Pushchair at That’s My Baby Direct

Prices correct at time of publishing, September 2012.