I joked in a prevous post that the third question you always get asked when people launch into making your pregnancy conversation fodder, is ‘do you know the sex?’ but there is a fourth, and that is ‘what pram are you getting?’ I have to admit, researching prams has never been something I am particularly interested in or could get enthusiastic about. I’m of the opinion that if you were given a pram, you would probably think it was great, regardless of the brand and features as you wouldn’t know anything else. If however you happen to be on your third pram with more than one child, that kind of user comparison is pretty useful. Either way, with travel systems being a major financial investment, I can see why people feel the pressure to get it right.
We haven’t had any big factors to consider when making our choice, like easy collapsing for swift use on public transport or the size of the car boot, which has left the field wide open. I’m really keen to get something bright and colourful instead of black and I like the bassinet components but I wouldn’t pay extra for one. A lot of our friends recommended the iCandy Strawberry, and a few others the Bugaboo’s – either the cameleon or the bee (which I loved in bright yellow,) but my head was turned by the Cosatto range. We ended up going to a local shop and pitting the Bugaboo Cameleon against the Cosatto Giggle (they didn’t have any iCandy’s in store,) and given that the Cosatto was half the price I couldn’t find anything about the Bugaboo that made it worth spending so much more. The Cosatto includes the bassinet carrier for use from birth, the push chair for older babies, the usual things like a rain cover and fun extras like a matching changing bag, (- thankfully as I just cannot get excited about any of them right now either.) There are also matching car seats.
We are just at the point of placing our order, so before we go ahead I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Have you had a Cosatto or loved your choice of another brand? Are there any you would warn me off, or things I should consider before we place that order? I really haven’t been able to motivate myself to research much beyond what I’ve written here…