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AIBU to think buggy snobbery is alive and kicking!

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bumpandkind Sat 13-Jul-13 17:56:53

I'm the owner of a (2nd hand) bugaboo bee which we bought simply because it was the best for public transport, small and light. Since entering the world of babies we have received an unexpected amount of comment both snobby and reverse snobby (ooh a bugaboo, yummy mummy are we)! WTF! Anyone judge or judges in secret?

LalyRawr Sat 13-Jul-13 17:59:27

I woold not know what kind of buggy people have unless they had a big sign telli me attached to it.

I have no idea what a bugaboo is. I have no idea what buggy I use!

Do people genuinely actually care about this stuff?

RandomMess Sat 13-Jul-13 17:59:43

I don't judge on brand name but I do on babies in inappropriate pushchairs ie not suitable for their needs, or no hood on scorching hot and sunny summer days...

WestieMamma Sat 13-Jul-13 17:59:47

Is a bugaboo a posh one then? I'll have to rethink mingling with the riff raff when I go out with mine then.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 13-Jul-13 18:04:52

People will be snobby about anything as illustrated by the poster above who states that they have no idea what pushchair they have. Did you win it on a tombola? Choose it in the dark? Try reading the name on the side... I find that sort of too-cool-to-care nonsense equally irritating. It's like saying you have no idea where your shoes came from. And it's a load of bollocks.

DoraExplorer1993 Sat 13-Jul-13 18:08:59

Bugaboo is like the Audi of buggies. Yes, perhaps you got a great deal on it, but that doesn't stop people who don't/have never owned one thinking you're up your own arse.

EmpireBiscuit Sat 13-Jul-13 18:11:15

What does "the Audi of buggies" mean?

LalyRawr Sat 13-Jul-13 18:12:27

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noblegiraffe Sat 13-Jul-13 18:12:55

Audis have the reputation of being driven by twats who cut you up on the motorway and tailgate. Not a compliment!

EmpireBiscuit Sat 13-Jul-13 18:14:29

grin noblegiraffe

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-Jul-13 18:16:55

confused I am glad my DC are 14 and 11 I think. Buggy snobbery? Not in 1999.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Sat 13-Jul-13 18:17:00

I've got a quinny buzz second hand as it suits my needs.
I've been told, it's chavvy!!! I got it as the tyres are excellent to walk the dog

WestieMamma Sat 13-Jul-13 18:17:30

Really? I didn't know this. I'm in Sweden where nearly everyone has either Brios or Emmaljungas. They're built like tanks and I can't lift them up a kerb let alone into the boot of my car. Everyone here looks at me funny and wonders why I'm using some inferior foreign junk grin.

Fairydogmother Sat 13-Jul-13 18:18:53

Seems to me that people judge EVERYTHING baby related! What buggy you have, what car seat etc.

If you have the one you want then stuff them grin

I bought an uppababy vista - wonder what people think of me?!

SconeInSixtySeconds Sat 13-Jul-13 18:20:07

I know sparkling. Not much in 2003 either. Mind you I was the gimmer who refused to spend s fortune and got a second hand can't even remember the brand on eBay thing for £25. Which I walked the wheels off.

Different strokes for different folks innit.

ComposHat Sat 13-Jul-13 18:20:58

if it is the Audi of buggies are they pushed by utter twats who tailgate other buggy users whilst bellowing into a mobile phone?

NotYoMomma Sat 13-Jul-13 18:22:04

I am obsessed with my icandy strawberry grin

it was my one extravagance and I love it.

when I see other people with them I give them a nod. I dont know if they know I consider us to be in a club lol

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-Jul-13 18:22:46

I feel like I missed out now Scone. sad My Graco travel system was my pride and joy. blush And it lasted two DC. DS2 should have had a new one shouldn't he? <panics>

NotYoMomma Sat 13-Jul-13 18:22:59

fairydogmother, they conside you well researched and wise wink

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-Jul-13 18:25:22

Is an icandy pushchair an Apple one Not? grin

So what's good and what's not in the world of buggies/prams/pushchairs and what's not?

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 13-Jul-13 18:27:18

My DP drives an Audi. I'm definitely not getting a buggerboo then as our cuntitude will double.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Sat 13-Jul-13 18:31:39

I don't judge brands because its different strokes and all that. I do slightly judge people who get a £700 pram on installments for the sake of having the brand name when they are already up to their eyeballs in debt (and complain about it all the time).

DoctorRobert Sat 13-Jul-13 18:32:09

I know what pushchair I have (Mothercare Spin) and that's it.

I don't know what kind of pushchair that is perceived as...and I wouldn't be able to recognise any other make of pushchair. I literally have no idea what an icandy or bugaboo or anything else looks like, and I couldn't care less.

It astounds me that people actually do care. It's a pushchair.

NotYoMomma Sat 13-Jul-13 18:33:27

I only like it so much because I also live in a street with strawberry in the name and dress dd in strawberry themed clothes.

apples... oh no.

I do realise I may have a problem confused

Pascha Sat 13-Jul-13 18:33:33

<hides small collection of buggys and invoice for the next one arriving next week>

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