What MFM mums really think about buggies – revealed!

How many buggies, who chooses them and what you love and loathe - find out what 1300 mums say about their travel systems, pushchairs and strollers

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We can now announce the results of our great MFM buggy survey! More than 1300 of you answered our questions and we heard some fantastic stories – including your most embarrassing buggy disasters!

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So what did you tell us? We discovered the average family own three buggies. But a staggering 2% of MFM mums own more than 11 buggies. Wow!

We know buying a buggy is a big decision (which is why at MFM we have step-by-step buying guides) and less than half of you (49%) choose your first buggy all by yourself.  Nearly a third of you (27%) share the decision with your partner, and we were surprised to hear that 10% of you let your partner make the decision by themselves. That’s trusting! And what about the 5% who let your mums choose, while 2% let your mum-in-laws choose!

We think that’s asking for trouble – and yes, there are buggy wars! OK, disagreements. While 10% of you had arguments over which buggy to buy, an incredible 59% of those buggy battles ended up with you losing.

So where are you getting your buggies? Over 60% of you bought your first buggy in a shop, with 16% buying online, 9% buying secondhand and 9% receiving your first buggy as a gift.

And when? Nearly half of you (43%) buy your first buggy during your third trimester of pregnancy,  38% in the second trimester and 6% in the first, while 14% left it until after your baby was born (although for a few of you, your baby was delivered before your buggy). Our favourite was the mum who was so excited about buying a buggy she bought it “two years before conceiving” as the “buggy was on offer at a VERY good price”! That’s what we call a savvy mum-to-be-to-be.

Finally, what are the best and worst things about your buggies? You told us…

Your Top 5 buggy loves:

  • being easy to use
  • lightweight to push and carry
  • looking stylish
  • convenient size
  • comfort for your baby

Your top 5 buggy loathes:

  • too heavy
  • too hard to fold
  • too big and bulky
  • small basket
  • difficult wheels
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