Sunday, 24 November 2013

Doing it with flair

We did our nursery on a budget, we had a pram second hand off a friend, we did our best to cut corners and keep costs low.  It was of course very sensible to be so careful with money but I still regret not splashing out on a proper pram. 

It is the one purchase every mum I have ever known has got very excited by!  Unfortunately I was not blogging at the time mine were requiring one otherwise I might have had a chance to review one.  I know a couple of bloggers who have a rather large fleet of review prams!

I guess starting off wheeling your child round in a chic pram is a good way to cultivate a sense of style in your little one from a young age.  We have always made do.  I guess back then we had little choice hubbie was on a low wage and we did not have many options.  It would have been nice to have a pram with finesse but we had other priorities.  But if we were starting out now I would definitely do things a little differently.

Seeing the pictures on my crib rocks of a number of nurseries beautifully staged and the extensive range of prams is very tempting!  I am not in any danger of having any more children, but I hope my brother when he finally does can be a little more indulgent.  It would be nice to think that his girlfriend and him could create the nursery vision they want and wheel around a sophisticated pram.

I do not think I would have ever been one of those girls with a pram addiction I know some people forever moving from one to another.  It becomes quite the obsession, I think if you find something suitable and it works then I would not be swayed to see what else is on offer and always on the hunt for the next new pram!  I just wish I had bought one shiny new pram and I would have been happy…

I think the bugaboo would have done the trick after all it seems to work for so many celebrities, supposedly a status symbol for yummy mummies according to the Daily Mail – perhaps that is where I have been going wrong, rather than being yummy mummy I was make do mummy!  But to be honest my boys are no worse off for it!

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