Are prams a fashion accessory in the UK?

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  1. WTTMommy

    WTTMommy Mama to Rach

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    It seems in the UK, prams (or strollers) are a huge deal. Is it me or is this not the case in North America (to that extent)? Reading through a few threads regarding prams, I can't help but think you guys take it very very seriously :D Like a good quality stroller is nice, but I think it's a bigger deal on your side of the pond? :shrug: Does that sound somewhat accurate?

    I hope I'm making sense. :wacko:
     
  2. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    I think you would be right, yea :D
     
  3. jen1604

    jen1604 Well-Known Member

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    Yup I would say youre definitely right.
    I think in the UK theyre a bit of a status symbol and a fashion accessory xxx
     
  4. Rach276

    Rach276 Well-Known Member

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    v2007 Well-Known Member

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    yip, yip, yip!!!

    My lo is 5 months nxt week and im already eyein up her 4th pram:blush:

    Vxxx
     
  6. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Well i wouldnt want to push my baby around in a pile of crap :rofl: she deserves as much luxury and comfort as i can give her and if it means spending £££'s then so be it.
     
  7. It is a big deal yes! Im constantly checking out other peoples prams!
     
  8. paula85

    paula85 very proud mammy to 3!

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    Yep sure is...x
     
  9. HannahGraceee

    HannahGraceee *Hanny Spammy*

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    Yeh, im always looking at new ones!! :rofl:
     
  10. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

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    yeah is it i have 6prams now lol and im always looking at new ones and other people lol
     
  11. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i just love prams! and i wanted/want maddi to have the perfect one for us, regardless of price :blush: x x
     
  12. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Hmmm. Apparently I'm not with the masses as I don't care what he's in as long as it moves and is safe! I have two prams, a big travel system that was from birth and a light summer pushchair but sticking in the car. Not quite the minimum necessary technically I suppose for our purposes it is. They're not fancy brands either and they were both fairly cheap.

    I don't get paying loads of money for essentially nothing.:shrug:
     
  13. DizzyMoo

    DizzyMoo Guest

    To me i don't see them as a fashion thing, I think that's daft. Of course you want one that looks nice, but more importantly has to offer certain things for baby. I don't understand how people pay for over the odds prams..in my opinion over the odds is over £500 ... i think over £400 is expensive but i understand most of these come with everything. I guess its all about each persons budget too.
    Alot of people defo see them as a fashion item though .
     
  14. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    I agree, I can't find myself spending £600 for something that'll only be used for a few months.
     
  15. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    Yup, Halen is 10 weeks old and has....3 :blush: ok none of them where bought new, all second hand and one was a freebie, but yeah 3. We have 2 high end pushchairs (m&p pliko and quinny buzz) and a cheapy chicco stroller for holiday. I couldn't imagine pushing Halen round in something that was cheap and tacky. Shallow I know but my pushchair is like a fashion accessory
     
  16. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    That's what I think too :rofl: Helena is 11 months and still has the same stroller as the day she was born. :shrug:
     
  17. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Its something I use everyday of my LOs life so yes, I want to be happy with all aspects of it including design and how it looks. The most I'd ever spend on a pram is £400 though.
     
  18. jenny82

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    Have to admit that I got a high-end buggie - a quinny :/

    I didn't actually realise they were a fashion accessory though! I was recommended the quinny and figured it would be good also for some jogging in the park - I realise now how wildly optimistic I was with the jogging though lol!
     
  19. WTTMommy

    WTTMommy Mama to Rach

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    :rofl: Well I appreciate everyone's honesty!
     
  20. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I have noticed that too. It also seems like your basic ones are much nicer than ours. Like I have one of our nicer ones here, but it's a Chicco which seems to not be nearly as nice and modern as some cheaper than that there lol
     

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