Posted on 09-06-2009
Couples with kids always provide me with some sort of entertainment value. This week while strolling through one of Dubai’s various malls, something new caught my attention – baby prams. Now my mum never had the luxury of dumping us in a four wheel buggy and wheeling us around whenever she wanted – she would carry us around until we were old enough to walk (or crawl for that matter). But parents today seem to love nothing more than strapping their kids in and carting them around for the world to see. Frankly I don’t see anything wrong with this, but what really gets me giggling is the prams that I see the kids in. Some of them require an engineering degree to set up, as I see parents struggling to get the right parts to snap and lock into place so that the damn thing doesn’t fold up with their kid still inside. Like a car, buying a pram for the first time can often be a daunting task – with so many models available on the market, which one is the right choice for you?
Fear not loyal readers, for I have compiled the perfect pram-buying guide to help you make the right choice for your baby needs:
Pram 1.0 – the Pram 1.0 model is a lightweight choice with collapsible hinges for easy storage in your car’s boot. Slight risk of jamming fingers is expected, but wearing welder’s gloves during handling helps greatly.
Zipper MX 200 – the Zipper model is an easy selection for the parent who wants to keep their child snug and safe. You can attach another Zipper side by side to accommodate twins, though you risk increasing your pram’s width to the size of a Hummer. With padded interiors, detachable visor and anti-skid wheels, this little gem is quick enough to dart through crowds while still giving people a long enough glance at your little bundle of joy.
Trimate VT 225 – this cute three wheeler may look like a robot from Terminator 3, but don’t let its looks fool you. With a pivoted cradle and dual-swing basket, it’s tough enough to stay balanced even when you stupidly pile all your shopping bags in on top of your kid.
Pramtron GX 4000 – with all-terrain wheels, alloy bodywork, ABS, NASA-certified cushioned interiors, and reverse warning beepers, this little powerhouse is the choice to make when you want only the best. May require driving permit to operate.