BOSTON, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Thousands of unused pushchairs are lurking in the nation's homes and garages but parents still have their favourites and seem reluctant to dispose of them, a survey has found.
Pushchair Trader, the ultimate website for the UK's pushchair-aholics, asked its plethora of fans how many pushchairs they own, and uncovered more than a few dusty pushchairs in the garage.
Eight out of ten people surveyed claimed to own pushchairs that they simply do not use, as it was found that on average at least four pushchairs per family were lurking around the home. The pushchair-aholics admitted to only using two of the four sets of baby-wheels they had in storage.
In most cases more children equalled more pushchairs, with the exception of parents with more than four little ones. Parents with more than four children, had on average, the same number of pushchairs, or fewer, than parents with just one child.
Bugaboo and Quinny came out on top with almost a quarter of people identifying a Bugaboo pushchair as their favourite. Four out of ten pushchair-aholics specifically identified the Bugaboo Cameleon as their favourite model.
Parents from across the country were eager to take part in the survey, with Pushchair Trader receiving responses from Scotland to Somerset from mums and dads of different ages ranging from twenties to 45-plus.
A self-confessed pushchair-aholic, Heather Bilton, says: "I've had more than 100 pushchairs over the years, some of which have been the same model but in different colours. Pushchair Trader is a really important community and resource; it's so helpful for parents to share their views on the pushchairs they have found to be the best over the years because other parents are comforted by a review that they know they can trust."
Pushchair Expert, Jo Studholme, Pushchair Trader, says: "The overwhelming response has highlighted the most loved brands and that parents tend to have more pushchairs than they need. We are amazed everyday by how much people love pushchairs. It's such an important and expensive purchase when having a child and parents want to get it right first time so they will spend a lot of time researching."
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SOURCE Pushchair Trader