New mum Pippa Middleton spends £1,119 on a Bugaboo pram: Is it worth the price?

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Pippa Middleton’s pushchair is worth £1,119 from Bugaboo. [Photo: Getty]

Pippa Middleton was recently pictured strolling in London with her newborn baby son in a designer pram.

The pushchair she was using is the Fox Classic model by Dutch mobility company Bugaboo, a brand which is loved by celebrity mums and known for its sky-high price tags.

This particular one retails at the eye-watering £1,119 on the company website.

Of course, Pippa – who not only has a large fortune in her own right, but is also married to a hedge fund manager, James Matthews, and sister to the Duchess of Cambridge – has plenty of cash to splash.

But it does beg the question whether parents really need to be spending this much on a pushchair – or should we be leaving Bugaboos to the likes of the Beckhams, Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow?

On the Bugaboo website – where prices range from £579 to £1,420 – the products are described as “Made to use every day. Designed to last a lifetime.”

But Cathy Ranson, editor of ChannelMum.com, isn’t so sure.

She told Yahoo Style UK: “‎Do you really need to spend the price of a secondhand car on a pushchair? Probably not.

“When it comes to selecting your baby’s buggy, there are only four things that matter.

“Firstly, your baby’s safety is top along with comfort, and you should also factor in durability. So does in convert to a car seat or can you use it from newborn to toddler and is it easy to use?

“The final thing to consider is whether it suits your own personal style. Pippa is married to a multi-millionaire so can afford whichever pricey pram she wants – but it’s worth remembering many celebs are gifted expensive buggies by brands as a form of advertising, so even they haven’t splashed the cash on them.

“Whichever buggy you buy, go to a good retailer before you decide.  Try them out first and ask other mums online and in real life. Some cheaper brands like the Argos Cuggl range are rated as well as prams which cost a grand, so don’t spend more than you need too. 

“The cash maybe better used paying to give you more maternity leave which ultimately will mean more for your baby than a set of trendy wheels.”

 

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