I asked so many people about what pram to buy. I spent countless nights on google reading reviews and comment and then I went into the shops and found I was very overwhelmed by choice. I have to admit that pram shopping for me was a huge decision, this pram is going to be with me for years and also be the little safe haven for my child. I needed to get it right!
After asking countless other mums with no luck I remained confused and pramless with a bub on the way and a few sleepless nights thinking about it. Of all the things I obsessed over as a pregnant woman the pram has consumed the most time and the cot but that is a whole other story.
So we decided to go and take some prams for a spin, the sales assistant had a good word to say about pretty much all of them but in her defence they’re right. Most prams these days really, really good and this is what makes it is so hard to choose. It comes down to what you will use it for, really. So I put together and thought about what I was going to use the pram for besides the obvious of putting my baby inside. Here is what helped me decide on my pram of choice.
I am due in October. This means nicer weather… we will be walking, probably every other day or so to the coffee shop at least 1km away.
As much as I love accessorising, I don’t know what the gender of my child is so a pink bassinet attachment or a camouflage visor really isn’t my priority. Black or grey will do the job and is a tan leather handle that important?
I will most likely be walking with the dogs also, so nice sized wheels, preferably four will do the trick.
I would like a bassinet attachment to begin with because I plan on staring at my child probably 45 minutes out of an hour, every hour of every day, until it sinks in that I am actually a mumma bear.
When do I plan on having baby number 2? Well, not to scare George with yet another list of our next 3 year plan, realistically I would say 12 - 18 months after this little bundle arrives. So, this means I need a pram that will transform into a mini semi trailer of sorts to house both my babies in comfort.
Practical accessories. I would like a drink cup holder for those coffee walks, and any other bits and pieces that will make my life easier as a mum.
Lastly, I imagine that I need something that will house all my bags too because what I have come to realise is babies come with A LOT of baggage (in a nice way).