Being from Bendigo, I have always loved visiting my mates in Sydney. There is just something about the excitement of the city that I cannot get enough of. When my daughter Lucy was born, I couldn't wait to share my love of Sydney with her. When she was 18 months old, I had the chance to take her for the first time.
I consider myself to be pretty physically fit, so the stairs, hills and crowded streets of Sydney were no match for me in the past. However, I was in for a rude awakening when touring the city with my daughter. The hilly, narrow footpaths were incredibly difficult to navigate with the pram, and I often found that others walking on the streets seemed to be annoyed by my presence.
How dare this woman has the audacity to push a pram on the footpath!"
However, being the dutiful mum that I am, I soldiered on, determined not to let the experience dampen my love of this amazing city, nor ruin it for my impressionable young daughter. Little did I know that my resolve was soon to be tested.
I was walking along Pitt Street in the CBD with Lucy in the pram when a nearby pedestrian stumbled and fell onto the pram. Fortunately, my reflexes kicked in to keep the pram upright, and the person thankfully did not fall on my little bub. This was the last straw for me though, and I threw my hands up in the air and yelled in frustration. I'm sure that was a pretty sight!
I vowed never to push a pram in the city again.
I wasn't ready to give up just yet so I scoured the internet for reviews of baby carriers. Everything I found was either designed for smaller babies, too expensive, not supportive enough or just didn't look like something I felt comfortable with. I must have gone through dozens before the clouds opened up and a ray of light landed on the Panda Child Carrier. It was exactly what I had been searching for!
Designed for taking bub on hikes, the Panda Child Carrier provides great back support and keeps bub safe and comfortable all day long. From the first time I tried it out, Lucy absolutely loved it, and still does to this day. She gets so excited to see the world as I do, watching over my shoulder everywhere we go. Her experience of Sydney completely changed after that and it was so much easier for the two of us to get around.
Best of all, the company was able to ship the carrier to my hotel room in Sydney in just two days so I didn't even have to wait until I got home. Not only that, but the easy payment plan let me cover the cost over four instalments, making it much easier to work this new carrier into my budget. Let me tell you: it is worth every cent!
We use the carrier all the time (I really mean it. All. The. Time.), and it is still showing no signs of wear and tear. We look forward to many more years of using it in the future and many more exciting city (and bush!) adventures together.
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