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"I'm a pram snob."

Before I was pregnant, I never even noticed prams.

I mean, of course, I knew that they existed. But back then, they were things with wheels on it that you put a baby, toddler or small child in. That’s it.

Then I got pregnant.

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That is when I started staring at mums with their prams.

It started off innocently. I was honestly just curious. As a first timer, I had no idea what the difference was between a three-wheeler and a four-wheeler. A pram with a bassinet, or with a seat.

That’s when I fell down the rabbit-hole and became obsessed.

While I’m sure many mums thought I was eyeing off their babies (I could tell from the way they would hurry away from me), I was in fact, looking at their pram in fine detail.

What brand did they get?

What accessories did they have?

It got to the point were my husband told me to stop… I looked like a stalker.

The royals at Princess Charlotte's christening. Loved the pram. But not for me. Image via Instagram.

I swear it was all in the name of research. I just wanted to get the best pram for my baby. After all, if you don't spoil a first born, you know you're doing something wrong. Right?

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Thankfully, I am not alone in my obsession.

Canstar Blue found that pram obsession and envy is very common among parents. Especially, first timers. Not only do we want the best for our babies, but we actually judge other parents for their choices (or at least one in three do).

I admit, I might have wrinkled up my nose at a few prams I saw. I'm sorry to those parents. I blame the hormones.

Even better news, the research of 800 parents, found that dads are worse than mums in the judgement of prams. Phew.

Megan Doyle, head of Canstar Blue, said, “It’s no longer just about functionality – some mums and dads clearly want to be the envy of their friends or family when they push their child around. Whether they’re buying food, clothes or toys, some parents only want the best for their little ones. And when it comes to prams, it seems they want the best for themselves too.”

"I just want the best for my future baby." Image via iStock.
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When it came to spending on baby items, the pram is the one thing I was prepared to go all out for. I was prepared to pay big bucks for a brand name. Now, I know you are shaking your head at me, I'm shaking my head at me. I'm not a brand name girl. In fact, if it doesn't have a brand attached to it, I am far more likely to buy it. But when it came to prams...I became a snob.

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TAP on the image below to scroll through the gallery to see how far these parents went when pimping their baby's ride. Post continues after.

I was just like a quarter of parents though. According to the survey, 24 per cent were willing to splash out more than $1,000 for a top-of-the-range, la-di-da pram. With dads being the biggest culprits for wanting to spend more (thinking it would get them a better quality pram).

This is compared to the average $425 that most parents shell out.

The survey also found that 23 per cent of parents wanted a better pram than their friends and family. And 33 per cent were envious that their friends or family could afford a better pram than they could.

I wasn't that bad. I just didn't want a cheaper pram than my friends.

I also wanted one that was recommended by someone who knew stuff.

Which is why I blame Zoe Foster-Blake on my pram purchase. You see, she wrote a post on the two prams she has and what she loves about them (you can read it here). As soon as I finished reading, I was a Bugaboo convert.

If it is good enough for adorable Sonny Blake...well...it's good enough for my bub.

Sonny Blake. Image via Instagram.

What kind of pram did you buy?

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