Technology isn’t always about big TVs, games consoles and robotic lawn mowers, it’s also great for simplifying some of those tasks which are just plain difficult. What I’m talking about will resonate with a lot of people up and down the land – getting around with multiple children, especially more than two, so you don’t have enough hands to keep hold of them!
We’ve had pushchairs for a long time, certainly since well before I was a twinkle in my parents’ eyes. They’re contraptions that go everywhere, from the daily school run and weekly supermarket visit, to the infrequent treks to the beach on the annual holiday, and out on that walk down the canal that Dad thought was a great idea. They’re the most inconvenient things to store, fold up and down, and cram into the back of the car, but parents will go nowhere without them.
So, what is it that technology has done to improve them sufficiently to talk about them on this website? Quite simply, they can now seat more than one child, and they’re smaller than you’ll remember, they incorporate features that were once considered impossible, and they’re cheaper than ever to boot. So, gong back to not having enough hands, it’s no longer a problem! As you’ll see from the reviews of double pushchairs that you’ll find if you do a quick web search, you can strap in up to three kids in seats, and even sit/stand an extra one on the back too in some cases. Marvellous, I’m sure any parent will agree.
Take a quick look at youtube, and you’ll even see examples of them being folded up and down…
…removing the long hours spent looking at the so-called manuals trying to work out which way up the diagram should be. No more looking for catches to release, getting fingers trapped in the mechanism, or tempers fraying because it really should be much easier. The world has moved on!