It doesn’t matter if it’s your first child or your fifth, becoming a parent can be a stressful time – especially when you have a long list of essential items that you need to buy in time for the arrival of your little one. So, where do you start?
Usually at the top of most people’s baby wish list is a pram. Essential for getting around with your new baby, prams can be one of the hardest items to choose, particularly when there are so many different brands and types of pram on the market. To get your started, here are some of the best places you can visit in London to find your ideal pram.
300 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DX
If you’re first-time parents, the Nursery Service at the John Lewis in Oxford Street is one of the best in London. Here you can book one-hour sessions with one of the company’s expert nursery team. These experts will talk you through all the essential equipment your baby will need, including the many prams sold in the shop.
This service is also ideal for grandparents (or other family members) looking to buy a pram for the new arrival. With so many different pram brands, which all come with such different gadgets and accessories, it can be hard to know which pram to choose. The experts on hand will be able to talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each pram and help you make the best choice.
58-60 Richmond Rd, Twickenham TW1 3BE
If you like the idea of a bespoke one-to-one nursery specialist, but would prefer to visit an independent store, then Bella Baby could be for you. This award-winning baby store is built on the idea of providing the best in personalised customer service, which is exactly what new parents need when looking for a pram for their child.
Aimed at making your pram shopping as stress free as possible, you can book a free appointment with one of the nursery experts online. Here each appointment is tailored to your own little family as your expert will listen to your needs and suggest some prams based on these, such as a sturdy, easy-to-use pram for those who use a lot of public transport or, if you prefer more classic prams, something similar to a Silver Cross.
8-10 Winchester Rd, London NW3 3NT
What many couples dislike about pram shopping is that these shops can be very old-fashioned, where they would prefer a more modern experience. This is where Huggle comes in as one of London’s best loved pram shops. Known for being home to some of the world’s most modern and durable brands, this independent shop is also famed for its top customer service.
As well as helping you find the perfect pram for your new baby, the store is also home to various pre and anti-natal classes all within a space that is ideal for children.