I am getting a pram with a carrycot as we will be using it as a moses basket too. With our windy wet country come november, I think baby will be glad of the shelter in it.
So I would invest in one myself.
I just went with a travel system i got my carseat and carrycot with it.. I was advised to get the carry cot because a baby can only stay in the carseat for so long and it meant if i was out i wouldnt have to worry about the baby sleeping to long and hurting its spine. xxx
Personally if the carrycot is an option, i'd say go for it. we had the bugaboo cameleon with first daughter and she was in there for a good 6.5 months, fab! this time we've gone for the bugaboo bee with the cocoon - so baby can lay flat. it reminds me of a soft carrycot actually and it's nice and snug for our winter daughter!
the car seat option is handy, but like's been mentioned, not for long periods of time
We have gone with a carrycot option as OH was adamant that it would be far better for baby... He hates the idea of baby being stuck in a car seat and says it's no good for the back! He's very opinionated!
However, I'm rather small and I wanted something that wasn't to heavy as he will be at work whenever I want to go out so we have chosen the oyster which ia so lightweight and comes with everything! Mothercare have litterally only started to stick it in the last week and you can put it on their baby plan. (pay 10% now and then whatever you can in the weeks/months running up to birth) if you just go with the oyster car seat you are looking at £413 for the full system! Xx
Thanks girls for all the comments, I have been looking again earlier but decided to leave for a bit as I am getting stressed with it lol. I defo think my first choice is the best choice, just to say to everyone in case they think I was going to be leaving her in the car seat all day, that wasn't my plan, I just wanted a system where the car seat can fit on it so that if I nip the bank in town I can just add the car seat to the chassis if that makes sense, but aside from that I would have the carrycot or pushchair for her.
The one I want is on offer, RRP 500.00 and on offer with free car seat for 342.00 until end of July, will need see if my OH will agree, he wants to be involved so I need to just consider him more, I just hope he considers my need to shop a bit more too lol xx
Id say go for the carrycot hun, we used our untill kyle was sitting by himself so it lasted a while and its much nice for newborns, I dont think i would like having to strap my newborn into an actual pushchair, its also easyer for blankets etc Once this little one is sitting she will then go from the carrycot to the seatunit parent facing
I am having a similar dilemma. Having had a pram disaster last time, I want to make sure I make the right decision for this baby.
I plan to use a sling in conjunction with a pram and part of me thinks well what is the point of forking out an extra £100-odd for a carrycot that will only get a few months' use. If it was a summer baby I'm not sure I'd bother. However as I am due in January I am thinking a carrycot might be cosier for them.
I was debating this with my oh the other day. The carrycot on the icandy peach looks so small I don't imagine that a baby would fit in it for very long. I worried that we would spend all that money on it and then never use it as like you we are due in december and if winter is anything at all like lat winter I can't see myself getting out and about with the pram as much. Also, I know that some babies once they become a bit more active will just not lie flat in a pram, they want to be able to see everything that is going on around them. My neice refused to lie flat in a pram from about 2.5months old.
i've decided on this bad boy, and, i've manage to strike a deal; it was €669 for the chassis, seat unit, car seat and carry cot. I'm getting it for €585 + 15% off the accesories i need e.g. rain cover, foot muff and change bag
I find this discussion fascinating because "carrycot" or buggy type strollers are pretty much never seen in the US. I don't know anyone who has used one and I'm not even sure I would be able to see one in a store.
I think most people here use systems that strap the car seat into a wheeled frame. We're also probably a bit less pedestrian based though. I plan to split walk time between a Bjorn type carrier and the car seat/stroller, which is basically what my parents used for me and my sisters.
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