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Wives tale.. Of keeping pram in your home before baby born

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CinnamonAndSpice Wed 25-Oct-17 20:07:13

So what do u think on this.. For storage it's going elsewhere anyway but my aunt was like make sure you do its bad luck blah blah. I will bring it back to build and check it then go elsewhere for storage

AccrualIntentions Wed 25-Oct-17 20:09:17

A few people told my husband this was bad luck when he said we were going to collect ours. I told him it was total bollocks and pram is assembled and waiting in the spare room.

Stiddleficks Wed 25-Oct-17 20:09:48

I kept the one we bought for my eldest at my parents, with our second we bought one on eBay and kept it at home. I’m a bit superstitious though, it just seemed to tempt fate and someone I know who was due three months before me had a stillbirth too so that didn’t help.

TheNumberfaker Wed 25-Oct-17 20:10:05

Superstitious bullshit woo

raffle Wed 25-Oct-17 20:11:32

Kept ours in the garage till the baby came home from hospital

bettydraper31 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:13:49

We had ours at home for a few months beforehand. We had a dog so needed her to get used to all the bits and pieces before baby came. Put all the baby gates etc up as well so it wasn't all too strange.

I honestly wouldn't worry x

MalmMumma Wed 25-Oct-17 20:14:22

We kept ours at home because we have no family close by. It came in super handy though when DS arrived 5 weeks early and it was ready and waiting. I’m not hugely superstitious but a few people made the same comment to me. I just tried to ignore them and think practically. We had no other choice!

Callamia Wed 25-Oct-17 20:15:54

What about subsequent kids? The pram has been here for YEARS.

greenapplesplatter Wed 25-Oct-17 20:17:55

DM kept mine at hers, personally I'm not superstitious but she is. She's anal about them all such as not putting new shoes on the table, throwing salt over her shoulder if she spills it etc. Bizarrely her mind wasn't changed when she dropped the bathroom mirror & smashed it then won 5k on the lottery the next evening confused

Madbum Wed 25-Oct-17 20:18:34

It’s utter bollocks and bloody sick too playing on the fears of expectant parents.

DropZoneOne Wed 25-Oct-17 20:19:10

Superstitious bullshit. Believe me, your health or that of your baby is not influenced by the presence or otherwise of equipment or clothing.

mintich Wed 25-Oct-17 20:21:04

Mine was in the attic until I have birth. Had the car seat down though from 3 weeks before due date

QuantamBaby Wed 25-Oct-17 20:23:22

Ridiculous superstition! If your pram fits in your house, keep it there, no point shipping it off to storage!!!

BelafonteRavenclaw Wed 25-Oct-17 20:25:05

I lived in a tiny flat when we were expecting DS1 so it sat assembled for months before he arrived.

CinnamonAndSpice Wed 25-Oct-17 20:25:25

Yeah I'm not generally superstitious but my aunt is.. And I was like.. Of I had the room indoors I would. But I haven't. So once built it will go to either in laws or my dad's lol

Blackcatonthesofa Wed 25-Oct-17 20:28:08

Never heard of it here in the Netherlands. Lots of us still alive here so you might not want to fret about it.

ChocolatePancake Wed 25-Oct-17 20:31:33

Lol

CinnamonAndSpice Wed 25-Oct-17 20:33:46

Oh I wasn't fretting.. I just wondered peoples opinions on it. Lol as everyone believes different

Kittymum03 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:38:11

My mum is completely paranoid about this, I had both of mine ready & waiting 3 months early & my baby's are fine! I liked having them here.
Anyway, the only other place we could of kept them is my mum's, & then they would of stank of smoke so not going to happen, she will just have to be paranoid!

bettydraper31 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:40:03

Yeah and like PP said.. what about 2nd/3rd etc babies? I'm not directing that question at you OP but it's interesting isn't it. Our pram is upstairs from DD while waiting for this baby to arrive xx

ChocolatePancake Wed 25-Oct-17 20:42:30

I feel such superstitions are just left overs from the times where we used to drown and burn women for witchcraft if their neighbours milk turned sour. Some people never let go and continued to pass down random shite through family lines and believe every other random shite story they pick up along the way.
I can't imagine if there was any mysterious magic in the world that it would specifically target the lives of those who brought a pram into their house before a baby was born

MaryShelley1818 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:07

Absolute nonsense and a truly horrible thing to think. For all of us who've lost a baby I can guarantee none of the reasons were because someone brought their pram into the house. We put ours together last weekend at 32wks...it's all ready now for our little boy to arrive.

pigeondujour Wed 25-Oct-17 20:54:56

Are people really going round telling or implying to pregnant women they could be bringing a stillbirth on themselves by getting a pram? I don't have kids yet but if someone said that to me I would be gobsmacked and absolutely furious. Bang out of order.

GoodMorning1 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:56:47

Never heard of this! We had one in the house from six weeks pregnant onwards cos I happened to find exactly what I wanted whilst shopping for something else!

Santawontbelong Wed 25-Oct-17 20:57:12

It's only a bad idea if you have a dcat! . Once got half way down the St with the little buggar asleep under the cover!!

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