While there are a lot of pushchairs for your baby available on the market, finding the best parent-facing strollers or pushchairs for you can be a great way to connect with your little one as they face you while out and about.
Most parent-facing strollers or pushchairs are lightweight with a robust frame, made with easy manoeuvrability in mind. They're designed to deal with navigating through busy city life settings or on those long countryside walks.
When using a parent-facing stroller, you may be focused on other things that are happening around you, but with a parent-facing pushchair, both you and your little one are encouraged to smile or talk to each other more, which can play a big part in strengthening your bond.
The best parent-facing strollers at a glance:
Best lightweight pushchair: Bugaboo Bee 6 Pushchair - view on Argos
Best pushchair for storage: Nuna Demi Grow - view on Mamas&Papas
Best foldable pushchair: Joie Mirus Scenic Pushchair - view on Argos
Best rotatable pushchair: Cybex Eezy S Twist+2 Pushchair - view on John Lewis
It can be tricky to find the perfect stroller for your little one, so we've put together the below list to help make your decision that little bit easier. We've included a selection of the best cheap prams, foldable pushchairs and ones with rotatable features that are all front-facing; check them out below.
The best parent-facing strollers and pushchairs 2023
Best lightweight pushchair
This compact, light Bugaboo Bee6 is a great choice for urban adventurers with a newborn or
- Lightweight and easy to steer, ideal for cities
- Large storage basket
- Front and rear-facing
- Bright hood may be a little off-putting, but it's also available in grey or black
Best pushchair with accessories
The Ebony Deluxe Pushchair by Cuggl looks expensive but actually comes at a bargain price. Its
- Affordable and trendy-looking
- Comes with a raincoat and winter footmuff
- Adjustable leg rest and handle for extra comfort
- Heavy and quite large once folded up, not ideal for smaller cars
Best pushchair for storage
Silver award winner at the Mother&Baby Awards 2022
There's a lot to love about the Nuna Demi
- Large basket area for storing items
- Three recline positions, all adjustable with one hand
- All-season seat to keep baby warm in winter and cool in summer
- Storage basket
- May be too big for some
Best washable pushchair
Is it a car seat, or is it a stroller? It's both! The Doona is the world's first infant car
- 2-in-1 car seat (with ISOFIX) and pushchair
- Fabric removable and washable
- Bamboo charcoal fibre cushioning is anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic
- No basket underneath or anywhere to store items
Best foldable pushchair
Lightweight and compact, the Joie Mirus folds easily with one hand and takes up little space in a
- Free-standing when folded
- Rear-facing and forward facing option
- Comes with rain cover
- Spacious basket for storing items
- Steering a little tricky when seat is in parent facing position
Best rotatable pushchair
The agile new Eezy S Twist+2 makes life easier for parents and more comfortable for their
- All-terrain wheels for tackling uneven surfaces
- 360˚ rotatable seat
- Compact One-hand fold
- Ergonomic Lie-flat Position
- Handlebar isn't adjustable
What are the benefits of a parent-facing stroller?
A parent-facing stroller has multiple health benefits for you as well as your little one. As you give eye contact and more of your attention to them, they're more likely to speak back to you when you talk to them. Plus, some research has found that it can even lower their heart rate and help them to fall asleep quicker than if they were in a forward-facing pushchair.
How much storage space do you have?
If you live in the city, this can mean limited space to store baby gear. Think about where you'll keep the pushchair when it's not in use. A compact stroller for travel that's free-standing when folded is super-useful if you'll be storing it in your hallway.
Can you use it from birth?
Some parent-facing strollers are only suitable for use from six months, but there's usually an accessory you can buy to adapt it for use before six months, so factor this into your budget or look for one designed for use from birth instead.
Forward-facing or parent-facing stroller?
Being able to keep a close eye on your baby in the parent-facing position while you're travelling is understandably appealing. As well as being able to easily communicate and keep eye contact with your youngster, it also means you can quickly check if they're asleep or have even lost a sock.
Experts recommend that your baby should be in a parent-facing stroller up until nine months, where they can then be switched to a forward-facing one instead. However, if you're keen to keep parent-facing for a bit longer, we've selected a variety of options of parent-facing strollers and pushchairs for you to choose from.
Emily Gilbert is the Features & Reviews Editor for Mother&Baby and has written for the website and previously the magazine for six years. Specialising in product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases in the parenting industry.