Travelling in style… baby edition! 

Hello to all the new followers I seem to have accumulated over the last 2 days. If I’d have realised blogging about Lush stuff would cause such a frenzy I’d have included more along the way! 😊

For those who are new to the blog, get used to a lot of random posts. Yes some beauty will pop up, but at the moment a lot of baby related posts will also fit in the mix as it is pretty important in my life at the moment! Hope you enjoy a bit of my life and the randomness that lives inside my head! 

As its sale time and we are now officially half way through the pregnancy, me and hubby thought we would go and look at some prams! It’s such a big purchase that we want to get right, but honestly had no idea where to start. I’d love it if someone could just tell us which one to get! 

After looking in the Internet, talking to friends and stalking pram pushers in the high street to read the brand in the side of prams I liked, we had a few ideas on some we’d like to look at. 

We took a little trip to Toys R Us, Mamas and Papas and Mothercare, thinking Mamas and Papas would be a quick pit stop as weren’t bowled over by there products for the prices they charge! But we fell I love with one from their range 😍

The Armadillo Flip XT travel system. Amazing! We felt that at £720 for the bundle it was a good value sale offer for the spec. But we are total newbies so might be completely wrong! 

       
 
  
It seems so much more stylish (less alien spaceship type than some!) and better quality than others. Although I like the real, I think the navy looks a bit more classic and is hubby’s favourite too. I had originally thought I wanted a Silver Cross but the one we tried looked and felt very cheap. 

   

 
The ideal would be an Uppababy Vista and although we haven’t tried it, it seems perfect! But it stretches the budget a little too far 😬

So what to buy? We are leaning towards putting out deposit down at Mamas and Papas at the weekend unless something else pops up between now and then. 

Any recommends on great travel systems that are value for money but have great style as well? 

Anything we should definitely avoid? 

Becky xx

4 Comments

  1. January 4, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Ooh, funnily enough, we just bought our pram! I was going to wait a bit longer before taking a plunge, but I’d seen a style I liked (Mothercare Orb) and then bizarrely my friend bought the same pram and LOVED it so meant I could have a little test drive of it with her baby and knew it was the one for us. I waited to see if Mothercare had a sale on in January (which they did) but then even better… we found one on eBay for the BARGAIN price of £30. I thought for that price, even if it’s not in good condition – it was worth a shot. And I couldn’t have been happier. It’s pretty much brand new! It also can be adapted to fit a Maxi Cosi car seat (which we’ve found one of on eBay too! Fingers crossed) so we could be getting a whole travel system for less than £50. I know buying second hand isn’t for everyone, but I’m over the moon with it!

    Can’t wait to see what you decide to go for!

    • January 4, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Wow! Much better than the £690 for the travel system we’ve chosen (but that does include isofix base for car seat and will take us 0-4) We would have looked at second hand too but we were lucky that mine and hubby’s parents have been keen to give us some money towards a pram so we could spend a bit more than we planned. My friend had an Orb and she had a few problems with hers so it was one of the prams that weren’t on our list, but it was always easy to push around and get in car with her. Like you say at that price you can’t go wrong! We had a great 20 week scan today so happier to start to buy now 😊

      • January 4, 2016 / 4:55 pm

        Our 20 week scan was today too!!! All good our end as well – lovely way to start the year! LPMx

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