When we shopped for a pram we found one that suited our pocket and off we went. Well in hindsight I wish there was an antenatal class on prams: how they open and close; how the car seat fits into the pram and the car for that matter; the size of the pram relative to the size of the boot; and most importantly, “will my child be happy in it?” My boy Cameron has pretty much hated being squashed into the seat with the ‘snuggle safe’ engulfing his head from day one! He gets hot, then fidgety, which makes him even hotter and the screams just get louder. I hope that the seat is something he will grow to love … really I am. Who knew my child would hate his pram? And here I thought that kids loved to be pushed around in prams. Guess not. Maybe we should have bought a different one? Bigger? Softer?
Then the sling. Um, we had no luck there either. He is obviously the type of child who hates to be compacted in any way – no wonder he kicked the living daylights out of me for so many months! Perhaps the cooler climate in the UK would make the experience different.
In the end the kid always wins. Whatever makes him happy and whatever stops the screaming will do (especially in public). P.S. Cameron is only three months old!
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