Gylisa Jayne was NOT afraid of telling it like it is when it comes to the price of prams
Is anyone ever prepared for the eye-watering cost of children's equipment?
Pre-baby, if you'd had to guess how much a pram costs, what would you have said? £100? £250?
But we now know, don't we, that we were foolish to think that.
You're in a constant pickle – if you splurge on literally one thing, you're broke.
But if you scrimp on something, EVERYONE will give you judgemental side-eye.
Ladies, you know what we're talking about.
Gylisa Jayne is a Facebook blogger who writes about the realities of motherhood (Credit: Facebook/ Gylisa Jayne)
And that's what one mum in particular is speaking out against.
Gylisa Jayne, 24, penned a Facebook post about how unfair it is that mothers look down on others who haven't spent truck loads of money on their children's equipment.
The mum-of-one, coining the term "Pram Envy", eloquently made the point that certain brands' items may be more expensive, but this doesn't necessarily make them more effective - or safe.
Gylisa with her little girl (Credit: Facebook/ Gylisa Jayne)
She wrote: "When I was pregnant, I gave less than half a shit about what type of pram we got. One with wheels and that went along was all I cared about.
"It sort of became my partner Ryan's job to find what prams were best, and I felt he would do us well with his choice.
"Turns out Pram Envy is a 'thing', cos every where we went, Ryan would gawp at people's choice of pram."
The mum-of-one posted her brutally honest words alongside this photo (Credit: Facebook/ Gylisa Jayne)
She continued: "I hadn't noticed prams before, or even really cared. But now I was introduced to the world of Pram Snobbery. I mean, no one wants to be pushing around a 'Ladybird' pram when you could have a Quinny 3?!
"What you chose to lay your child in was important. Obviously. So we went to Mothercare a few weeks before D Day - and had a look around the prams in there. I discovered two things that day."
Gylisa goes on to, ahem, "colourfully", explain: "Firstly, there's a reason the floor in Mothercare is 'wipe clean' and it has nothing to do with children/babies. No no no. It's because when you see the price that they are charging for a baby carrier, your excitement for the future literally drops out of your arsehole.
"Secondly, I learnt that everyone else is either way richer than me, or it's just normal for a pram to cost more than we've ever spent on a CAR.
"I read the specifications on those things, and apparently for a pram that costs the best part of a thousand pounds - it won't change a nappy, drive itself, or be worth anything as an heirloom.
"Anyway, fast forward a year or so - and we got a second hand pram."
With her daughter and other half Ryan (Credit: Facebook/ Gylisa Jayne)
Gylisa writes that her daughter quickly grew out of the second-hand pram that they'd bought, so bought one from Aldi for £40.
She continued: "I was excited to join the 'New Pram' club. Yes, everyone else's was worth at least 10x what mine was... But mine actually came out of a BOX this time, and not off a car boot stall for a tenner.
"Needless to say, the excitement didn't last long. And do you know why? Because no one tells you, when you are parting with your hard earned cash that you can have the Top of the Range, Ferrari-equivalent, Needed a loan for, flashiest pram in the whole world...
"But when they can walk, will they sit in it?
"Will they f*ck."
What a little cutie! (Credit: Facebook/ Gylisa Jayne)
We must admit, it's really quite refreshing to hear someone talk so honestly about motherhood!
Have you ever paid less for something for your child than your peers? Do you think the price of something matters if it does the same job as a cheaper alternative? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.
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