Pushchair or Stroller: Which Do You Need?

Pushchair Or Stroller: Which Do You Need?

Finding the perfect pram for your baby can be overwhelming, especially with all the different options out there to choose from or if you are a new parent.

It can be difficult to determine where to find the best strollers and travel systems to suit you and your lifestyle.

Choosing between strollers and buggies can be a challenging decision for new parents looking for the perfect travel system for their child.

Maintaining comfort and safety is key so in this blog we will look at the differences between a pushchair and a stroller, things you should consider when choosing a pram and the features you should look out for in a pram.


What is a Pushchair?

A pushchair is ideally used for older babies like toddlers. However many models offer fully reclining seats, making them suitable for younger babies too.

Although, some pushchairs may not recline fully, making them best suited for young babies from 6 months onwards. It is safer for young babies to lie flat as they can't support their head.

A pushchair is ideal if you travel long distances and need a sturdy and comfortable option for your baby.


What is a Stroller?

Most strollers tend to be lightweight and easier to use when on the go a lot as they have been designed to be easily compactable and highly manoeuvrable.

This is great if you live in a busy city or are constantly hopping on and off public transport.

Strollers are usually best suited to babies from the age of 6 months to around 3 to 4 years old.


The Difference Between a Pushchair and a Stroller

This is a commonly asked question when it comes to travel systems and it all comes down to convenience.

Your child will be able to sit in their stroller or pushchair when they reach the age where they can hold their head and neck by themselves.

They will be able to take full advantage of viewing the exciting world around them and learning on their adventures.

A stroller can be folded down to an extremely compact size and has a very lightweight frame.

So, if you travel a lot - especially on planes - then this is your best-suited option as it is easy to carry around whilst not in use so you can bring it anywhere with you without it being a burden.

It will also pack down and easily slot into a car boot or the overhead locker on certain planes (check airline).

Although a pushchair can also be compacted down, it can't be compacted down as much as a stroller. However, it will still fit in your car boot and may fit in overhead lockers on planes.


What to Consider When Finding The Right Stroller or Pushchair

There are some things to consider whilst picking the perfect stroller or pushchair - factors such as safety features, comfort features and accessories.


Safety Features

Keeping your baby safe is your main priority, knowing what safety features to look out for in a stroller can make picking one that little bit easier.

  • 5 point harness
  • Safety bar
  • One-button foot brake
  • 360-degree swivel wheels

All these features will help to keep your baby safe during your travels.


Comfort Features

Now that we have discussed how to keep your baby safe let's look at some of the comfort features you may want to look out for:

  • Adjustable backrest
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Padded and vented seat



You may want to purchase additional accessories when you decide on a pram, here are a few ideas of what you may need:

  • Rain cover
  • Storage bag
  • Cup holder
  • Mosquito net
  • Baby seat cushion
  • Stroller hand muff

Having some of these accessories for your pram can make your pram life that little bit easier.



Check if the pram is lightweight, making sure it will be easy to carry whilst out and about.


Age Range

Make sure you are checking the age range of the pram you are choosing is suitable for your baby. Some prams can range from 0-48 months whilst others range from 6-36 months. So, you should always make sure you are choosing an option that is suitable depending on your child's age.


Choosing a Pram With The Lejoux Stroller

Here at The Lejoux Stroller, we have a fantastic range of prams for you to choose from. We even offer a double pushchair if you have two children.

We have a wide range of accessories and parts that you can buy for your pram.


Lejoux Go Pushchair

If you are steering more towards a pushchair then our Lejoux Go Pushchair is for you.

It has been specially designed to be lightweight weighing in at 8 kg and it is suitable for ages 6-36 months. Although it is very lightweight this stroller has an aircraft-grade aluminium frame that will support up to 15kg of weight capacity.

With one hand folding fold your pram into a flat and compact easy-to-carry frame in as little as 2 seconds.

The Lejoux Go Pushchair is convenient and here at Lejoux we know convenience is key when it comes to parenting.


Lejoux 365 Baby Stroller

If you feel you will be best suited to a stroller then why not try the Lejoux 365 Baby Stroller? It comes in a range of classic colours and a leather look fabric giving it an elevated look and luxury feel


This stroller is also very lightweight and folds down to a compact size and even has a handle so you can pull it around with you.

If you are on the go a lot or travel around this pram is perfect. It is suitable from ages 6-36 months so it will last your baby until up to 3 years old!

Travelling with a baby can be slightly challenging, however, it doesn't have to be! With this stroller, you can ensure your baby is safe and comfortable but also you won't have to walk around with a big, heavy stroller if they choose to walk or if you are at the airport or using public transport.

Babies love to explore as they grow and begin to walk but their legs may get tired easily, having the option to bring your stroller can make travelling so much easier.



The benefits of the stroller and pushchair don’t end there as we have also added some of our most popular accessories.

When you order a stroller from The Lejoux Stroller, you will find:

  • Stroller
  • Cover Bag
  • Cup Holder
  • Raincover
  • Mosquito Net
  • Memory Foam Pad
  • Instruction Leaflet

Having an endless list of supplies to buy for your baby is hard enough - so we have made it that little bit easier by including some of our most common pram accessories. 


What if I Don't Need a Pushchair or a Stroller?

A pushchair or a stroller isn't completely necessary if it doesn't suit your lifestyle, there are other options to choose from like a pram.


Lejoux+ Baby Pram 0 Months +

The Lejoux+ Baby Pram 0 Months + is the perfect pram as it will fit your baby from newborn all the way through to age 4 so it will be with you as your child grows.

This pram is parent-facing and forward-facing and is fully flexible so that your baby can be in a lie-flat position.

This pram comes in a range of colours and even comes with a matching bag to match the colour you have chosen.

This pram folds down to a small shape that will fit in a car boot and also comes with a list of safety and comfort features to bring you peace of mind on your travels.

Most prams come with adjustable features to accommodate your growing baby's needs. Just like this one.


The Lejoux Stroller

Choosing between strollers and buggies can be a challenging decision for new parents looking for the perfect travel system for their child. So we hope we have made it a little bit easier for you.

We have over 300 5-star trust pilot reviews from parents who find our prams and pushchairs high quality and convenient.

One of our reviews stated that…

It's the best Stroller we have brought. It's so light, small and very easy to push. We love how it folds so quickly, and you can walk with it like a suitcase. It's absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to take it abroad in the next two weeks for our little 2-year-old.’

Why not invest in one of our strollers or travel systems today?

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