Are Prams & Pushchairs a Must?
I tend to agree that prams and pushchairs aren't necessary for everyone, and to some parents they've become a bit of a fashion or status statement which is silly. There are some good reasons to consider owning a pram though, especially when your baby is very new, with little ability to support their own weight and delicate bones it's often a safer bet having them well supported and secure in the lay-flat position of a pram.
Each parent is different though, and each mother and father really should be respected for their own private decision on these sorts of things I think (so long as there are no serious dangers involved) ..so yea, your mum shouldn't particularly be "forcing" this kind of stuff on you.
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