To buy a new pushchair for DC3?

(35 Posts)
Kyrptonite Mon 21-Jan-13 09:22:19

I have a petite star zia that goes flat for a newborn. With DC 1 and 2 I used a stroller type pushchair suitable from birth but always felt jealous of people with lovely pram type pushchairs.
We couldn't afford a nice one then but this time I can save up and get one.
Is forward facing that big of a deal? The baby will probably only be in a pushchair for the school run or odd shopping trip so maybe I'm being stupid wanting a nice pushchair!

I'm also a bit nervous about being judged if I go to baby groups with a crap buggy. We live in a naice area and I look stupidly young and don't want people to ignore me because I look like a chavvy mum with a shit pushchair.

I may possibly be overthinking this a tad. Can I blame hormones?!

Casualty Mon 21-Jan-13 14:22:50

Its worth thinking about the size of the basket with 2 other DCs if you have book bags, lunch boxes, water bottles etc to carry around.

And DS face lit up everytime he saw his Sophie, it temporarily lost its squeak after I put it in the cold water steriliser though.

NaturalBaby Mon 21-Jan-13 14:41:50

I really wanted a new buggy for ds3 but had 3 under 3's and a double buggy already, and my old travel system. I bought a vair nice stroller to use with ds2 for a bit before baby arrived and then for ds3, so it's been worth it.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 21-Jan-13 14:43:14

Get something lovely and enjoy it!

I was happy using the pram I already had for dd2, but wanted a nicer buggy, rather than the chicco one I borrowed long term off my mum. I had it for a year, until dp tripped and fell on it when the wheel got stuck in a hole by the kerbside. He squashed it flat, it wasn't worth repairing, and I'm back with the chicco....

valiumredhead Mon 21-Jan-13 14:57:59

I agree with Pricsilla I have worked as a nanny in some very 'posh' households and the majority all of the prams were second hand or really old and tatty.

PriscillaLydiaSellon Mon 21-Jan-13 15:24:47

There is much social status to be gained from having a crap old pram. Ditto crap car and crap phone. Take it from an expert. grin

specialsubject Mon 21-Jan-13 15:29:29

judged for your pushchair? WTF? Do women who think like this really exist? If so, are there men so desperate as to have sex with them so that they breed?

if you fancy a posh piece of baby transport, and the cash will not have a better use elsewhere, go for it. Ebay is full of them, what would be daft is to buy new when they go for peanuts second hand. Exactly because of some of the attitudes that you describe.

If you really want to do it!

I did, I always wanted a bugaboo as they're nice to push and have a big carrycot so I sold dd2s pram and picked up a 2nd hand frog and I adore it, so its not brand new but dp cleaned it up for me and it may as well be!

Sophie was a huge hit here too, dd dug her out for dd2 last week.

Idratherbeknitting Mon 21-Jan-13 16:08:37

Do it!

It was the great buggy debate that got me MNetting!
My parents gave me the money to 'get one of those fancy buggy systems' when I was expecting DC4. A total suprise, and a super gift, as I'd not have been able to get one otherwise. I went for an Babystyle Oyster in the end, which I don't think is very top-end. My DS has just grown out of the Carrycot (Pram), and loves the buggy bit now.

Do lots of research... I bought half on ebay second hand (good for the carrycots as you're never quite sure if they'll love it or hate it), and picked the other bits up as cheaply as I could.

Never had a Sophie although my nephews love theirs (now my sister IS a buggy snob...)

OlivetheotherReindeer Mon 21-Jan-13 16:18:17

Ooh go for it, if you can. Don't bother with an iCandy though, the basket is Unreachable when the cot is on the frame and its stupidly heavy and marked so easily, your expensive pram will look v cheap and well used in no time.

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