I’m at war with my pram. I don’t understand it. It was expensive and the ‘must have’ accessory where we live but it’s by no means ideal.
At one point late last year we had 6 prams stuffed in every corner of the house and sheds (yes sheds, our house is overflowing!). We sold 2 and left one at my mum’s so now we have just 3. That leaves our Voyage which I love. I can’t bear to part with it and I live in hope that one day we will leave the house with BB walking and LS in this. In the last 8 weeks it’s been great to throw in the boot whilst I carry LS in the sling round the park.
The Bugaboo has been a lifesaver and to be honest I never thought we’d use it again. We bought a buggy board and BB has taken to it like a duck to water. At 22 months I thought he was too young to stand up but he’s not. LS fits snugly into her Maxi-Cosi car seat and off we go. At first we tried small trips to the local shops but the last few weeks we’ve been to nursery and Tumbletots too.
That just leaves our brand spanking new Phil & Ted’s. BB loves sitting in either position and LS loves snoozing in her snug bassinet. I just find it heavy to lift (not great after a csection!) and am yet to venture on public transport with it but it’s great for local trips to the shops.
The only problem with the buggy board is that it makes it difficult to walk properly behind it. I have to walk either side of the Bugaboo, pushing it with one hand, or end up kicking it with every step I take! Last week I found out I’ll be testing the new iCandy Strawberry with Little Sis. I can’t wait as I love my prams!
When we were preparing for the arrival of our new baby we shopped around for beautiful things that would keep him warm, comfortable and look good. We ended up with a selection of blankets, which all offered something a little bit different.
We were recently sent a blanket to review and we have been using it over the last week or two, we even took it on holiday with us. As you can see Edward loves it and has been carrying it around with him and snuggling up with it whenever he can. The blanket has been through the washing machine a couple of times and it washes well at a low temperature although it is starting to fray a little.
The unique blend of 70% Organic Bamboo and 30% Organic cotton offers a natural fibre-based alternative to conventional receiving blankets. Made by replicating traditional weaving techniques the blankets have a truly unique look, feel, texture and weight.
- 70% Organic Bamboo, 30% Organic Cotton
- Naturally hypoallergenic
- Naturally antibacterial
- 3 x more absorbent than cotton
- Environmentally friendly
- Available in blue, pink or white
- Size: 90cm x 75cm
When I was pregnant I naively thought that I’d have one pram which would see us from birth to the toddler years. At 10 months Edward has three pushchairs: Bugaboo Cameleon, Quinny Zapp Xtra and a Maclaren Quest Sport.
Looking back through some old pictures I realised that I must have inherited this pram lust from my mother. In my first year I’m photographed in a Silver Cross, a Maclaren and another pram (name long forgotten).
I love this photograph of me in my Maclaren in 1977. Apparently my mum bought it from Mothercare for £9.99 in 1973 when my sister was born. My sister used it and then I did until one day it collapsed and was thrown away. Prams didn’t recline in those days, instead my mum just reclined the whole thing! Fetching sunshade too don’t you think?!
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