Pushchair Envy

When we got the first pram/ pushchair for Erin, I didn’t pick it. It was an absolutely wonderful gift from friends. As a new and first time parent I had no idea what I would have been looking for anyway. However, I quickly realised that the pram wasn’t really suited for where we lived. It was really wide and heavy and didn’t fit through doorways very well. I wish I’d done some research early on and looked at a strollers article for inspiration and to find out what my options might have been.

I soon decided to buy something new and, after having more experience, knew more of what I wanted. I did quite a lot of research, tried out friend’s pushchairs and finally decided on the Mamas&Papas Armadillo Flip XT. You see, Erin may be nearly a year old but I love that she still parent faces. I love chatting to her and singing crazy songs to her while we’re out. A parent facing pushchair was my biggest priority. I got this and a lot more so I was really happy. Erin has got a cold weather foot muff to go with the pushchair and it’s doing us really well this winter!


Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Armadillo Flip but I walk around spotting other people’s pushchairs and I get big time pushchair envy. I end up seeing something I hadn’t seen before, or something I hadn’t seen properly.

A fantastic example of this is the Quinny Moodd. On a recent trip into the city I’d seen someone walking around with a pushchair with a white chassis and I loved the look of it. The seat seamed a little higher up than I was used to and I loved the safety bar. What I didn’t realise was that this had been one of my top 3 choices when buying a new pushchair. I’d seen a black version but not the white. I thought it was a different pushchair altogether!

Anyway, realising how nice the Moodd was, and what it could actually do, made me regret my Armadillo purchase a bit (the prices are quite different though). I keep seeing the Quinny Moodd wherever I go and I wish I had one.

I have to go out with Erin on my own most of the time and the Moodd seems to fold down so easily. I also think this would be perfect for us during the summer. Erin would be a bit cooler and more open than in the Armadillo, even with the foot muff taken off. I love the look of it, I love the colours and I love the style. I get drawn to the Moodd every time I see it now.

Are you like this with any particular pushchairs? Maybe you wish you’d bought something else or have been through a few!

7 thoughts on “Pushchair Envy”

  1. I’m really happy with ours, as I know it is the best for fitting in our car / carrying up all our stairs etc, however, I still look longingly at other ones! Don’t know why!

  2. I had a Silver Cross pram for my first son, used it for the second too and it is lovingly stored in the loft now. We always had it set so that they faced us, otherwise you look like you are singing nursery rhymes to yourself!

  3. I remember having my first pushchair, it was a gift and I picked it. I loved it; it was beautiful. It was so modern and I bet it would look old fashion now as it was nearly 23 years ago, ha!! Were does the time go!

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