Mission Impossible – the perfect double buggy

Since finding out that baby number 2 is on the way I have been trying to decide if I need a double buggy or not. Baby boy will be 22 months old when the baby arrives and after talking to a few people I have mixed views on whether he will still need a buggy. Some people think that he will be more than capable of walking so I could use our existing buggy with a buggy board whereas others believe that he will still get tired at that age and want to sit down. If I am honest I think that I am with the second group. Baby boy only started walking at 15 months old and can still fall over his own feet on a perfectly flat surface. A quick walk around the supermarket a few days ago resulted in 4 steps at the most before he sat down in protest! I know the situation would have improved by December but do I really want a toddler sitting in the middle of a supermarket aisle refusing to move plus a newborn? 

I am therefore now on the hunt for the perfect double buggy. Only problem is that I don’t think that it exists!

I have certain criteria that this buggy needs to fulfil:

1. Baby 2 must have a lie flat parent facing option.

2. Baby boy must be able to sit up (within reason) and not be forced to lay back.

3. The buggy must be fairly narrow to fit through small shop doorways and past the cars that selfishly park up on the curb making walking past with a single buggy sometimes difficult.

4. It must fit in the relatively small boot of our Hyundai i20 car.

5. It must be reasonably priced i.e. less than £250.

Now I am perfectly aware that it is a bit of a list but am I really asking too much? After extensive research I believe that I am. I have sadly come to the conclusion that the perfect double buggy does not actually exist!

Can anyone prove me wrong?

Image credit –  http://giphy.com/search/impossible

I’m a Mum?


6 months and 8 days ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He was PERFECT!

In all honesty though I still don’t think that I feel like a mother! Don’t get me wrong, I love him with all of my heart but I don’t actually feel like a mother. I still feel like me! I was supposed to change though wasn’t I? Everyone said that I would. “You’ll feel so different when you have a baby” they said “You won’t be you anymore, you’ll be a mum”. But I am still me. Does that mean that I’m not a good mum? Was the magic switch, that was supposed to flick on as soon as I saw him, broken that day?

All I know is that I have a 6 month and 8 days old baby boy currently asleep on me right now as I write this and when I look at him I know that I love him BUT I am still me. Whether that is right or wrong, good or bad I don’t care – it is just how it is!

Image credit – http://m.lovethispic.com/image/228836/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-perfect-parent.-so-just-be-a-real-one