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Best-Rated Baby Prams & Strollers

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Most Satisfied Customers | UPPAbaby

Aussies have rated UPPAbaby as the top choice in Canstar Blue’s latest prams and strollers ratings, with five-star reviews across almost all categories. These include durability, ease of use, design, features and functionality, and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate prams and strollers

Our review compares prams and strollers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which prams and strollers they think is best!


Canstar Blue surveyed 506 Australians for their feedback on new prams and strollers they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.


Respondents rate their satisfaction with pram and stroller brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a pram or stroller brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Ease of use: the pram and stroller was easy to use and handle.
  • Value for money: the cost of the pram or stroller was reasonable considering the quality and functionality.
  • Durability: the pram or stroller was constructed from high-quality materials which lasted over its lifespan.
  • Features & functionality: the pram or stroller included additional features and functionality (i.e. pouches, could convert to a car seat, etc.).
  • Design: the pram or stroller had an ergonomic design and provided sufficient information/instructions for assembly.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • UPPAbaby
  • Baby Bee
  • Baby Jogger
  • Steelcraft
  • Bugaboo
  • Redsbaby
  • Mother’s Choice
  • Kmart

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.


Top Pram & Stroller Brand – UPPAbaby

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UPPAbaby are an American baby product company who have been producing prams, strollers and accompanying accessories since 2006. Its lines of strollers include the Vista V2, Cruz V2, Ridge and Minu V2 as well as accessories like carrycots, travel bags and pram seat liners. Its products are said to help you adjust to a new life as a parent while appealing to the sense of style you’ve always had.   

  • UPPAbaby achieved five stars for overall satisfaction, durability, ease of use, features & functionality, and design, with four stars for value for money. 

Types of prams & strollers

With plenty of variety in the market, it can be a tough gig finding a pram or stroller suitable for your bundle of joy, and to make it easy for you to navigate streets, public spaces as well as getting it in and out of the car. So, what types of prams and strollers are available on the market?

  • Umbrella stroller/pram: traditionally a smaller, more lightweight model. These are easy to fold away and store, and generally come with handle hooks and a sunshade, similar to an umbrella.
  • Jogger stroller/pram: a stroller or pram specifically designed for fit parents in mind, these models generally have larger wheels and better suspension to counter any bumps on the footpath.
  • Double stroller/pram: consisting of two seats, double prams come in side-by-side or tandem models, depending on where you want to seat your children.
  • Full-sized stroller/pram: one of the largest types of models you can pick up, full-sized prams and strollers are designed to last you years as your little one grows up.
  • Travel system: a pram or stroller with a removable car seat installed, allowing you to easily transition from the car to the stroller.

Prams and strollers are also available in three and four-wheel varieties. This is definitely another aspect to consider, in addition to regular factors like weight, stability, and transportability.

What’s the difference between prams & strollers?

What’s the difference between prams & strollers?

A ‘pram’ is generally designed for younger infants and is short for ‘perambulator’. Meanwhile, ‘strollers’ are more basic in design and offer a convenient place for older infants to sit. Prams feature soft flat bottoms and large canopies that allow the baby to lie flat. Prams also tend to feature larger wheels and provide a much more ‘complete’ package, lending to higher prices.

Strollers, on the other hand, might be better for toddlers who want to see more of the real world, rather than just sleep. That’s why strollers are usually the last step before kids start walking fully on their own. Strollers are also typically smaller and more portable, making it easier to store in cars, at home, or even while on-the-go.

Of course, you don’t necessarily have to choose one type over the other as many brands come with ‘hybrids’ that can configure the seating to either a pram-style or stroller-style. One type isn’t necessarily better than the other, but considering your child’s age might end up making the decision a little clearer. Convertible units which allow you to switch from a pram into a stroller, and vice-versa, are the most popular among our survey respondents. Most people we surveyed bought a convertible model (46%), while the number of people who use a pram (27%) or a stroller (23%) remained similar on both sides.

Picture credits: Oleggg/Shutterstock.com. 

About our consumer experts


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Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.

 

Meet the Editorial Team

 

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

 

Meet the Research Team

More information about our ratings

Here are the previous winners of Canstar Blue’s prams & strollers ratings:

  • 2022: Redsbaby
  • 2021: Steelcraft
  • 2020: Baby Jogger
  • 2019: Bugaboo
  • 2018: Baby Jogger
  • 2017: Baby Jogger
  • 2016: Baby Jogger
  • 2015: Valco Baby

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