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Wibu to buy dd a new pushchair(dolls)

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DizzyDancer Sat 16-Jan-16 16:31:45

My nan for Christmas (dd's great nan) bought dd for Christmas a silver cross ranger dolls pram and kitted it out with knitted blankets and everything.
However it's just so big for dd and she struggles to turn it. She had a bit of a paddy today shouting "it's too big!"
Her birthday is at the end of March and I think she would love to mamas and papas armadillo buggy as the wheels turn.
Problem is I really don't want to upset or offend my nan and I can't even tell her that the buggy is no good.
Would you buy the armadillo and explain and let my nan lick her wounds or would you try and get dd get used to her silver cross?

LIZS Sat 16-Jan-16 16:33:23

How old is she? Don't know what an armadillo is but just get a £5 umbrella fold until she grows into the other one. She can still tuck dollies into bed in it.

DizzyDancer Sat 16-Jan-16 16:37:34

This is the armadillo

She will be 3 so I know it's a big purchase but she loves her dolls and dolls buggy.
She's had a £5 foldable stroller and got on well which is why I wanted to upgrade it

FlatOnTheHill Sat 16-Jan-16 16:37:35

OP its not hard surely hmm Just buy dd the smaller one. Tell kindly great gran that dd will be using the big pram in the not to distant future as slightly too big at tbe mo. Although dd loves it and its beautiful etc...and she will be using a new smaller one until she is big enough for grannys one. Thats it, thats all you have to say. Its a non issue. Did you not think of this?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 16-Jan-16 16:39:34

Having just googled them & seen the price I'd be inclined to do what LIZS suggested. It's only until she grown in to it after all.

DizzyDancer Sat 16-Jan-16 16:40:15

My nan has done so much for us I really don't want to offend and upset her.

bornwithaplasticspoon Sat 16-Jan-16 16:41:53

My dd had 3 prams/buggies on the go at one time, she loved them all! I'd get the new one for her Birthday, as she's only 3 she's got at least 4/5 years of dolly play ahead of her so the posh one will get used plenty smile

Excited101 Sat 16-Jan-16 16:44:07

I think she'll get used to it, it's no different than having to get used to a scooter or bike or anything surely? If she has an easier one, chances are she'll not bother with that one making it a waste and offensive to Nan.

Learning how to use something is a fantastic learning thing, she'll soon get the hang of it.

FlatOnTheHill Sat 16-Jan-16 16:44:19

If you explain you will not offend. Just tell nan dd will be using it in the future. Or even better when nan visits get big pram and little pram out and say dd likes playing with both. I actually think thats the better option. You dont have to mention or explain anything then. smile

Littlef00t Sat 16-Jan-16 17:30:33

£50??! Just use the foldaway one nil she's big enough for the other one.

DisappointedOne Sat 16-Jan-16 17:38:11

There's clearly lots of money to be made in the gender stereotyping economy!

noisytoys Sat 16-Jan-16 17:41:31

I paid more for a toy buggy than the real one the children went in as babies. It's a well used toy that has been passed down and is still good as new.

NerrSnerr Sat 16-Jan-16 17:46:01

I'd get the one you want and bring the big one out when nan visits.

bornwithaplasticspoon Sat 16-Jan-16 18:46:34

Disappointedone - would you have made that comment if op's child was a boy?

DisappointedOne Sat 16-Jan-16 18:47:45

Obviously not. Check the reviews on the Argos site - not many pushchairs being bought for boys. ;)

NerrSnerr Sat 16-Jan-16 18:50:24

Disappointed- my 16 month old loves dolls since she played with one at a baby group. In the run up to Christmas she would reach out and say 'baba' every time we walked past dolls in shops. There was no influence, she chose to like them. She spends hours cuddling (and giving to me to cuddle) her 'baba'. Nothing to do with stereotypes. We'd of course done the same if she was a he.

SquinkiesRule Sat 16-Jan-16 19:35:36

I'd park the big one in the corner of her bedroom and make it the baby bed. Then get her a smaller one she can manage.
My Dd had two going at a time, one Little tikes plastic thing she could manage and a fold up stroller.

bornwithaplasticspoon Sat 16-Jan-16 19:37:47

My ds loved toy pushchairs. He used to put his Buzz Lightyear in his and walk it everywhere smile.

DizzyDancer Sat 16-Jan-16 19:54:55

I never intentionally encouraged my dd to like dolls etc. I had her brother 10 months ago so she has copied me with feeding, rocking and pushing a baby about.
She also likes "cooking" in her kitchen and playing with Disney princesses. Not because I encouraged her or because a she's a girl. Because she wants to. She also loves Dinosaurs

MrsAmaretto Sat 16-Jan-16 20:07:57

My 2.5year old got the Silver Cross Ranger pram for Christmas. Have you altered the handle for it to suit her height wise? Is it manovering it around the house she's struggling with? It does take a bit of getting used to, but we've had it out on a couple of walks and it's perfect for that.

I think YABU, your nan clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it and I think it's ungrateful to reject it.

redskybynight Sat 16-Jan-16 20:12:54

My DS used to have a pink pushchair smile

OP I see no problem with buying a small pushchair if Nan's one is too big. Personally I'd want something cheaper and smaller on the basis it was meant to be a stop gap, but obiouslythat depends on how much space and money you have.

Crabbitface Sat 16-Jan-16 20:17:26

Dissapointed Toys are ALL general neural. It is how they are marketed and gifted that causes gender stereotyping. Playing with dolls and prams offers children opportunities to learn about care giving and develops imagination. My two year old LOVES her babies... and her car transporter...and her princess dress...and her pirate ship.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 16-Jan-16 20:20:50

why not just buy something like this for now until she grows - £50 is a lot for a pram she'll grow out of

Minisoksmakehardwork Sun 17-Jan-16 08:56:56

It's got an adjustable height handle from what I remember. We bought dd one when she was 2 as a present from her newborn baby brother. She managed just fine once she got used to it, and we did that by letting her take it outside where there was more room to learn the manoeuvre. We did drop the handle right down as low as it would go to start though.

I'd save the money and encourage her to use the one which was bought for her. If she really doesn't get on with it, sell it then buy a more suitable one. But give her enough time and encouragement first.

We've only just got rid of that pram now dd is 7 as it got broken - dts tried to push each other round one too many times and they're too heavy for a dolls pram.

VashtaNerada Sun 17-Jan-16 09:01:54

If it's a toy she uses a lot then it might be worth spending the money and saving the other one for when she's a bit bigger. DS is nearly four and would probably push his to the park and back but doesn't play with it quite so much now.

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