Whether it’s their first day at big school, just the start of another year, or even gearing up for those all-important exams, kids of all ages will be heading back to school in extraordinary circumstances this year, which means it’s time to consider which toy buggy is best for your kids.
Types of Dolls’ Prams
First things first, we’re going to look at the three main types of doll’s pram which are available through Play Like Mum, all of which have their own characteristics and are available in Pink or Blue:
A classic stroller-style pram is one that you’re most likely to see a toddler in and it usually has ample storage space down below too. They’re often fairly lightweight and easy to push around and can be collapsed down for easy storage and transportation. We offer 2 doll pushchair options; for ages 18 months to 3 years the Little Zipp Pushchair; for ages 4 – 8 years the Zipp Max Pushchair.
We have also developed a lovely accessory set that perfectly matches these pushchairs and, like a daisy chain that connects together, this Daisy Chain Zipp Accessory Pack can be used on both the Little Zipp or the Zipp Max Pushchairs, which means that when your child grows and moves onto the Zipp Max then there is no need to buy another accessory set. The set includes a clear PVC all-over raincover, a shoulder bag and a sweet little cosytoe for the pushchair seat
Dolls Combination Pram / Pushchair
A doll’s pram & pushchair combination is modelled on those used for young babies (who need to lie flat) but also for toddlers. The best dolls pram & pushchair combinations, are also compatible with a car seat. These dolls prams are very flexible with multiple combinations for reclining seats, forward and rear facing as well as many additional accessories to attach.
We offer 2 options; for ages 4-8 years the Connect 5 in 1 Dolls Pram; for ages 5-9 years the Destiny Travel System Dolls Pram. In addition to these dolls prams we have made the custom The Daisy Chain Dolls Pram Accessory Pack.
This can be bought separately that matches this pram. The set includes a sun parasol, with universal clip attachment, a clear PVC all-over rain cover, a shoulder bag and a little cot mattress for the carrycot.
Twin Pushchair or Pram
If your little one has more than one doll or teddy to look after, then they’re sure to want a twin pushchair, whether this seats two dolls side by side or one behind the other. We offer 2 options for most ages – 4years to 8 years Zipp Twin Max pushchair; For ages 7 -13 years Pinnacle Double Dolls pram.
…and as I’m sure you have guessed, we have created accessory sets perfectly designed to complement these products. The Daisy Chain Zipp Twin accessory pack, can be bought separately to match this pushchair. The set includes a clear all-over rain cover, a shoulder bag and two cosytoes to allow your dolls complete comfort whatever the weather!
For the worlds largest Dolls Pram, the large Daisy Chain Pinnacle double dolls pram, The Daisy Chain Pinnacle Double Dolls Pram accessory pack can be bought separately too. The set includes 2 clear PVC all-over rain covers, a shoulder bag, a little cot mattress for the carrycot and a footmuff for the pushchair seat
How Old Is Your Child?
Doll’s prams come in all shapes and sizes and to ensure that your child has one which they can comfortably and easily push around, it’s important to make sure that you get the height right, specifically the handle height.
The handles need to be at a comfortable height, so that your child isn’t reaching up on their tiptoes, but equally that they aren’t stooping down either.
A great feature of some doll’s prams, such as our Connect 5 in 1 and Destiny models is that they have adjustable handles, from 44 to 85cm and 54 to 87cm respectively, meaning that your little one can keep playing with them as they grow up
We know that one of the biggest frustrations for parents, is finding a dolls pram that is truly big enough for a taller older child. We developed the Pinnacle double dolls pram, specifically for children from 7 years old to 13 years with a huge 95cms maximum handle height.
If you’re still unsure about which dolls pram is best for each age group, we’ve created more in-depth guides. So check out our buying guides for dolls prams for 5 to 12-year-olds and our guide on the best dolls prams for toddlers and babies.
What Size Is Their Doll?
It’s not just the size of your child that you’ll have to take into account, but also how big their doll is.
For example, much younger children might start out with a small doll or teddy of only a few inches, in which case you’ll only need a toy pram or buggy.
Generally speaking, if your child’s doll is about 12 inches or more in length, you’ll want a proper replica doll’s pram.
However, as they get older and have more lifelike dolls which represent real babies, they’ll inevitably need a pram which is more realistic too.
What Is Your Budget?
Doll’s prams are available at a wide range of price points, from cheap dolls prams to luxury. How much you want to spend will vary from family to family and how much use you think your child will get from the pram.
One thing we will say though is that we make all of our doll’s prams so that they are long-lasting and timeless gifts, which your child will hopefully enjoy playing with for many years to come. The materials and build quality of our Daisy Chain dolls prams, are of a higher quality compared to other high street dolls prams.
Dolls prams are not disposable toys, these are wonderful products made from high quality materials lovingly designed to allow your child to develop imaginative ways to play and to copy what they see in their family.
What Dolls Pram Features Do you Need?
Not all doll’s prams are equal and there are some features which some products may be lacking. Here are some things to look out for:
While some prams will have fixed wheels at both the front and the back, you’ll probably want swivel wheels at the front as this makes the pram a lot easier to manoeuvre, especially on rough terrain, but please be aware that swivel wheels are actually much harder to push for very young children of between 18months to 4 years. They don’t have the coordination developed yet and therefore fixed wheels are a much safer and friendly feature in this age group.
We don’t want our teddies and dolls flying out of the pram, so all of our doll’s prams will include a safety belt to keep them safe. For some, this might just be an aesthetic feature but if you’ve treated your youngster to a more expensive doll, you’ll probably want to make sure it stays safe!
All of our Daisy Chain Dolls Prams doll’s prams will have storage space or a basket underneath the pram itself so that children can put all their toys underneath and push those around too.
Our Daisy Chain Dolls’ Prams
Now that you hopefully know what type of dolls’ pram you’re looking for, let’s take a quick look through our product range here at Play Like Mum.
Connect 5 in 1 Dolls Pram – £66.99
This versatile pram is based on the hugely popular Pioneer from Silver Cross with a total of five different configurations for your little one and their dolls.
The pram can be set up at either a traditional stroller, a pushchair which faces either way or even a carry cot, making it ideal no matter what size of dolls your little one will be looking after. This Pram can also link up with the car seat that is included on the Daisy Chain Unity 4 in 1 High Chair
The adjustable handles mean that it’s suitable for children of a range of heights and ages, and swivel wheels on the front make it super easy to control.
For a slightly more affordable option, we also have the Silver Cross Pop Doll’s Pushchair, a great all-rounder with features such as an extendable hood, See through viewing mesh window, soft-grip handles and a handy shopping basket underneath.
It also folds fully flat so that it can easily be packed away when it’s not in use, or to be put in the back of a car.
It’s our most popular dolls’ pram and comes in both gorgeous colourways.
If you are looking for everything the Little Zipp offers but for an older or taller child, the Zipp Max is the best option for you!
The Zipp Max is bigger and better, with handle height adjustable up to 82cm and suitable for 4-9 year olds and it also includes the see through mesh in the hood so your child can ensure that their Doll is happy and safe.
It also folds fully flat, so that it can easily be packed away when it’s not in use, or to be put in the back of a car.
Daisy Chain Zipp Twin Max Dolls Pushchair – £52.99
Because we know that they’re never content with just the one, the Zipp Twin model allows your little ones to push two of their dolls or teddies side by side.
Other than the fact that they accommodate two, they’re almost identical to the single version, with the same extendable handles, Mesh viewing window and retractable hood, 12 sturdy high quality EVA wheels and shopping basket.
Daisy Chain Destiny Travel System Dolls Pram – £89.99
One of our favourite Daisy Chain doll’s prams, the Destiny Pram doubles up as both an elegant pram and a forward and rear facing pushchair.
With soft-grip handles, removable shopping tray, retractable hood and sprung chassis, it’s the ultimate way for your children to carry their dolls in style.
Daisy Chain Pinnacle Double Dolls Pram – £129.99
We know there are many children who love playing with their Dolls Prams longer and longer and we knew that all other Dolls Prams just aren’t tall enough. This Pinnacle Pram is huge and it is the most versatile Pram ever. It has over 15 different combinations of a carrycot and pushchair seat, it can be a double or it can be a single and with the handle height nearly a metre tall, it will be suitable for children into their teens. No other Dolls Pushchair in the world has this ability.
It has all the features you have come to expect from the Daisy Chain collection from Play Like Mum
So now that you’ve got a bit more idea what kind of options are out there, feel free to browse our full range of Daisy Chain doll’s prams and give your child the gift of imagination!