The biggest gift so far has come from the In-Laws. On a short visit to Oz recently, they took us out pram shopping, to see what we liked, and specifically to try out a couple of Swedish brand prams (Brio and Emmaljunga) they wanted to get us as a baby gift. I was told before they arrived that this would be happening....I was not prepared for how involved it would be!
a canvas seat suspended in a frame with 4 wheels, that folded up into this long skinny item that was easy to fit in the boot of dad’s car. This definitely isn’t the case anymore!
These days prams are far more complicated.
These days, prams come with OPTION'S.
My car came with less options!
- You can choose colour
- Wheels (as in the style of Rims)
- If you want fixed front wheels or the swivel kind, or lockable swivel wheels
- What kind of matching diaper bag you want
- Different Chassis Options
- Textile options
- Optional Sun Protection
- Ventilation Options to keep baby comfy (I checked, it surprisingly does NOT come with air conditioning)
- The list goes on and on...
That’s right, I took a pram on a test-drive, how cool am I?
Well, I was informed by the girl behind the counter that it was actually one of their best selling models, and costs almost $3000 dollars!!
For a PRAM! That's more than my first TWO cars cost put together, it boggles the mind...
The girl then showed us to the prams we wanted to look at, and while still trying to wrap my head around $3000, we took them for a test drive (around the store), and my wife made her decision. Happily, she decided on red for the colour, because as every guy knows that means it will go faster!
Anyway, we pull it all out and start assembling. Now being a Swedish brand, they have decided to make their instructions those very “helpful” info-graphics with no words describing what to do (not that I’d understand Swedish anyway), so building this contraption takes me a little bit longer than I imagine it would for most people, but we get it done.
...it’s a bloody Transformer!
Then when baby gets bigger, the bassinet gets replaced with a fully adjustable reclining mini La-Z-Boy seat that also face both ways, and can be removed, and has a sun parasol if baby doesn’t want to work on it’s tan, and comes with a built-in 5 point racing harness and cross brace bar. I really like that last part, I have no problems fostering an early love of Formula 1, I could have the next Jensen Button my hands here!
I’m still looking to find the iPod jack and the built in Sat-Nav, I’m sure they’re in there somewhere, I just haven’t found the right info-graphic yet. I’m a guy who loves gadgets (who doesn’t, right fellas?) and this thing is a pretty cool gadget!
I didn’t think the pram would be something I’d get excited about, but now I really wanna take it for a spin, so I called dibs on being the first who gets to take baby for a walk to the park.
Yup, prams have seriously evolved since I was a kid. This thing is awesome, and I NEVER thought I’d say that about a pram. During our last trip to the baby shop I even saw After-Market parts for it...Cup-holders you say, um yes please!
Oh, and the best part was when I took a photo of it to show all the parents... it has light up reflector strips...that's right, not only is my baby’s pram a Transformer, it also looks like a Light-Cycle from Tron!
Clearly we are gonna have the coolest baby on the block!
Now I wonder what else we’re, I mean baby is going to get next...