Lauren from Belle Du Brighton has just had her second baby. Here she shares her thoughts on buying a buggy for your baby. 

When I first found out I was pregnant I will readily admit that a buggy wasn't something I thought too hard about. I had absolutely no knowledge of the range of buggies out there and naively assumed they were all pretty much the same! How wrong I was! A friend of my husbands offered us one of her old buggies for next to nothing, it came with a carry cot too so job done I thought!

Fast forward to six weeks post birth and I was battling daily with a buggy that had a mind of its own! It frequently veered off to one side, took me about seven minutes to fold and un-fold and weighed a tonne even with a tiddly newborn in it! Ohm and the hood didn't really keep the sun out and the rain cover blew off if you sighed too close to it! All in all not great and we ended up getting a fantastic buggy after a few hours pushing all sorts of prams and pushchairs round the shop!