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!
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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