My Grandma told me a story of how she wouldn't buy a pram for her first born until she held him in her arms. Two days after he (my uncle) was born she went down to the pram shop and brought a brand new silver cross for him, she went on to have 2 more children who were pushed, soothed, and enjoyed that pram.
I have coveted these pram for ages, and to be honest I don't have my Grandmas patience....so I spent rather a long time on Ebay until I found one that was the right pram for the right price.
It was a total bargain and I NEVER win anything on Ebay so we were very excited about our first purchase for our little Pip.
I know they are not practical, but hey, a happy, sleeping baby is worth the impracticality... we adore our vintage pram!!