“Not only am I the very lucky mummy of six wonderful children, I also have another family too, it’s a rather special family of phil&teds pushchairs (strollers, buggies, prams, pushers)!
My first P&T was bought for my 4th child, a Phil & Teds Sport in Charcoal. I loved it but fancied something a little different to the charcoal so after a while I replaced it with another Sport, but in the fabulous Camo blue colour. (I would love Phil & Teds to make liners in those Camo blue and Camo Pink colours, they would look fab!)
I thoroughly enjoyed using my Sport pushchair as a single with my young son and when I found out I was expecting again I was really excited at the prospect of using it as a double. Rather unexpectedly my sonographer revealed that I was carrying twins so the visions of my newborn snuggled in the cocoon while my son rode in the “king seat” on top were far from the reality.
The wonderful news that I was expecting twins meant a serious pushchair dilemma, I needed one to cater for a 2yr old and newborn twins and sadly the Sport wasn’t going to work. I was quite sad to have to part with it but as soon as the twins were big enough to use a P&T, I bought them one, a phil&teds Vibe.
I’ll be honest and say that this is probably the point where my love of phil&teds pushchairs went a little crazy! The Vibe was great and worked really well with the twins in situations where my side by side double wasn’t suitable.
However, shortly after, the original Sport model was discontinued and replaced with the new Explorer, I loved the new features that the Explorer had so I bought one of those to use in place of the Vibe (which was actually passed onto another twin mummy to use alongside her side by side double too).
Meanwhile, the lovely people at P&T were busy updating the original Vibe model and when the new version was released it included some of the brilliant new features of the new Explorer and I was torn. Whilst the Explorer was great, I really missed my shiny, sleek looking Vibe, so I changed again. The Vibe 2 was our new inline pushchair and it was fab.
Alongside the Vibe 2, I really liked the idea of having two single pushchairs for the twins so that on family days out my husband and I could take one little one each. There was no question as to which ones I’d buy and that was the point where the two phil&teds Smart pushchairs joined our family. They are like the little brothers of the Vibe 2, shiny and very sleek, and they’ve been great, especially on messy days out as they just wipe clean.
At that stage I thought that my P&T family was complete but shortly after I was tempted again. Being a massive phil&teds fan I was intrigued by the release of the Verve, a shiny new 4 wheeled pushchair, very similar to the Vibe & Smart style, which I loved. Before I knew it I had a Verve on the way too, which after using I discovered was definitely “THE ONE” and the P&T that I had been waiting for. It is simply superb!
So, my P&T family now consists of 2 x Smart pushchairs and the Verve and they are brilliant. I recently tried another Sport but after having the Explorer, Vibe2 & Verve I’ve been spoilt with all the new features. The one handed reclines, the follow the sun hoods, the easy folds and newly designed breaks are just so good that I really missed them. P&T have done a fantastic job with all the updates and by the looks of things there’s more great pushchairs to come from them too…
Unfortunately I think they’ll be released too late for me to use with my twins but I am confident that the P&T love which has spread throughout my family over the years will mean that my future grandchildren will most definitely be P&T heads too!” Theresa, UK
So there we go: Theresa – mother of 10 strollers… How many strollers have you had? Share your stroller number with us by leaving a comment below!
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