Is the Egg pram worth the money or are there cheaper options?
Egg is one the of most expensive pushchairs brands on the market, with prices reflecting its luxurious quality and advanced engineering. But is the egg pram worth the money, and are there cheaper alternatives to consider?
Is the Egg pram worth the money?
Egg pushchairs are renowned for their sleek looks and they're particularly popular with style-conscious parents. The luxury can be spotted in small details like soft-touch marl tailoring, one-hand fold, simple sliding harness adjustment and puncture-free tyres. However, these features are not exclusive to Egg and can be found on pushchairs from a range of other brands too, including Venicci and Kinderkraft.
You might have seen paparazzi shots of celebrity parents proudly pushing the Egg pram, which adds to its allure. The high price tag makes it something of a status symbol and contributes to its desirability. Although high prices do tend to reflect high quality and craftsmanship, it is possible to get a fantastic pushchair at a fraction of the cost of the Egg. Be sure to check out our collection of pushchairs to see alternatives at a range of different price points.
So is the Egg pram worth the money? It all comes down to personal preference. You're bound to get a good quality product when you invest in an Egg, so if the luxury styling feels worth it to you, go for it. However, if you'd prefer not to splurge, you can rest assured that you can still find a brilliant quality pushchair at a much more affordable price.
How can I save money when buying a pushchair?
Shopping online is a great way to save money when you're buying pushchairs and other baby products. Online retailers don't have to front the costs of running a brick-and-mortar store and they can pass these savings onto customers by offering products at lower prices. It might be daunting to purchase a pushchair online without seeing it in person first, but provided that you shop with a business that values customer service and has a reasonable return policy, there's no reason why you can't simply return a product for a full refund if you find that it doesn't completely meet your needs once it arrives. Look for product reviews from other customers to guide you when it comes to checking for quality.
A great way to save money when shopping for a pushchair is to keep an eye out for sales. Get started with researching products well in advance of the baby's arrival, and then keep a lookout for special offers. You can also often save money on delivery costs when you place large orders - for example, we offer free shipping on orders over £50 - so look out for these offers too.
Finally, when it comes to shopping for pushchair accessories (such as parasols, rain covers and footmuffs), look for universal ones rather than branded ones. Every pushchair is unique in terms of its dimensions, but this doesn't mean to say you have to buy official accessories from the same brand. Universal accessories are designed to fit the vast majority of pushchairs on the market and they're often much cheaper than the branded options.
Do travel systems offer better value for money?
Travel systems, which usually include a pushchair chassis, carrycot, seat unit and car seat, tend to be cheaper overall than buying each element individually. It can seem daunting to invest such a large amount of money in a travel system, but the savings make it worthwhile provided that you feel confident you'll get good use out of everything included in the bundle. Do plenty of research first to check that each element fits your needs.
Some travel systems are more comprehensive than others and include a range of additional features such as changing bags, rain covers, footmuffs, mosquito nets and ISOFIX car seat bases. These are a really useful solution if you want to buy everything at once and save money overall. Plus, you can rest assured that all of the accessories will work together without any compatibility issues.
What's the difference between a pushchair, a pram, a stroller and a buggy?
Often the terms 'pushchair', 'pram', 'stroller' and 'buggy' are used interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences between them. A pram is designed for very young babies and newborns because it allows the baby to lie down flat and face you. Some prams have removable carrycot portions so that they can double as Moses baskets.
Pushchairs and strollers are the same, but 'stroller' is a term more common in America. A pushchair is a chair on wheels that a baby sits in, usually facing away from their parent. They're suitable for when baby gets big and strong enough to sit up by themselves.
Finally, buggies are simply a lighter and more travel-friendly alternative to pushchairs. They're not as sturdy or durable, but they're lightweight and easy to carry which makes them ideal for taking out and about with you when you have a toddler who wants to walk as much as possible until they get too tired.
Some pushchairs are designed for use from birth, which means the seat is adjustable to lay horizontally for when the baby is still too small to sit upright. This is no doubt where the confusion comes in when referring to prams and pushchairs, because technically these types of strollers do it all. From-birth prams and pushchairs are ideal if you don't want the hassle of buying a pushchair when the little one gets too big for their pram. They could therefore help you to save money in the long run.
You can browse our full range of prams, pushchairs, buggies and travel systems to find more innovative solutions for getting out and about with baby.
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