Our parent tester reviews the Silver Cross Wave and explains why it ticks all the boxes for her family

The Silver Cross Wave pram is put to the test in our in-depth review. See if it's the right pram for you and your newborn baby.

The Silver Cross Wave, our pick of best premium pram
(Image credit: Silver Cross)
GoodtoKnow Verdict

Wow! This pram feels light and wonderful to push. I found it particularly easy to get up kerbs – something I normally struggle with. And the multi-height handle with five different positions makes it easy for someone as short as me to find a comfortable position for steering. The hood also has a pop-out visor which is handy for keeping the sun out of my daughter's eyes without the need for an extra sunshade, and the hood comes forward so far that I didn't need to put the rain cover on during a light shower.

Reasons to buy
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    Thoughtfully designed

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    Patented seat elevation

Reasons to avoid
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    A higher price - but an investment buy

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    Your family might not need the range of versatility

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If you're looking for a highly robust but seriously luxurious pram that can cope with not one but two newborn babies, look no further. The Silver Cross Wave pushchair is one of the best prams you can buy. It's versatile - it can be adapted to fit both a newborn and a toddler - easy to manoeuvre and offers premium comfort for your baby.

While the manufacturers claims alone are impressive, we tasked our parent tester Johanna Hewitson and her three-month-old daughter Georgia to really put the Silver Cross Wave pushchair to the test. So is the Silver Cross Wave worth the hype?


Weighs: 17.7kg | Suitable for: birth - 25kg (approx. 6 years)

The Silver Cross Wave is a pram in a league of its own. Every detail is beautiful and luxurious and although it's expensive (it has an RRP of £1,095), you really feel that you're buying the very best quality for your baby. The Wave is thoughtfully designed with stylish attention to detail. The patented seat elevation brings your baby that little bit closer to you, and the huge number of possible seating configurations makes this impressively versatile. Whether you're planning to use it for siblings, twins, or just one little bundle of joy, the Silver Cross Wave can adapt as your grow your family, and as your little one gets bigger. Suitable from birth until approximately six years, this is an investment piece that will see you through. Beyond the adaptability, we particularly like the naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fabrics inside the carrycot and on the reversible seat liner that help to regulate baby's body temperature while you are out and about so they don't get too hot or too cold.


Prams don't get more versatile than the Silver Cross Wave. The carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping and comes with a carrycot stand, so it's perfect for overnight trips away from home. This means there is no need to take a separate travel cot with you, so you can free up some vital boot space in your car. The Silver Cross Wave is compatible with the Silver Cross Simplicity or Dream car seats, and the pram's seat unit has multiple recline positions and can be rearward-facing or parent-facing, depending on whether you want to keep an eye on and interact with your baby as you are out and about, or whether you want them to take in the world around them. The handlebar is height adjustable – brilliant if you and your partner aren't the same height – and the adjustable leg rest makes this extra comfy for naps on the go. The lockable front swivel wheels and dual wheel suspension make light work of any terrain, whether you are navigating the supermarket or local park.

What's included in the box?

  • Robust chassis, with multi-height handlebar
  • First bed carrycot with natural bamboo lining and bumper bar
  • Reversible seat unit with hood and bumper bar
  • Reversible seat liner
  • Tandem adapters
  • Generous shopping basket
  • 2 x rain covers

Value for money

The price of the Silver Cross Wave reflects the craftsmanship and quality of the materials used. Yes, it's an expensive pram, but it's a true investment. This is a pram that you can use from the moment your baby is born, until they no longer need a pushchair. Even if you choose to expand your family, you can adapt the Silver Cross to a double pram/pushchair should you need to, without having to buy a second pram.

"As a mum to a toddler and a baby, the Silver Cross Wave certainly ticks all the boxes for me," says our tester Johanna Hewitson, mum to Georgia, three months. "The fact you can use the stroller seat and carrycot together gives this the edge over other prams. It's such good quality and the finishing touches are very impressive."

Who should buy the Silver Cross Wave?

If you are a first time parent with plans to expand your family, then the Silver Cross Wave is a worthy investment as it easily converts to a double. It might be expensive, but if you want the best of the best, alongside flexible configurations, then the Silver Cross Wave is for you.

But if you didn't want to spend that much, then you could consider the less expensive Ickle Bubba Stomp V4 travel system as an alternative - we've rated it the best pram you can buy overall. You should also avoid the Silver Cross Wave if you have limited storage space - the carrycot is quite bulky to store once your little one has outgrown it. The Silver Cross Wave is also fairly heavy, which could be impractical if you live in an apartment or have steps up to your front door.

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If money is no object, the Silver Cross Wave is a dream of a pushchair that you won’t regret buying. If it’s more than you want to spend, however, go for the Cybex Balios S Lux as a cheaper alternative with similar functionality - although factor in that you’ll need to pay extra if you want the carrycot and car seat.

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Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.