Is 3 months too early to use the seat but of the pushchair rather than the carrycot bit?

(7 Posts)
tomatoplantproject Fri 22-Mar-13 08:59:30

I switched dd to the seat at about 3 months and it went immediately from being a battle to her loving it. Make sure he is well supported and you'll be fine. We now babble at each other whenever we're out. She also loves forward facing in the sling but my back won't take it she only has that pleasure when dh is around.

honeytea Thu 21-Mar-13 21:02:53

Thanks for all the tips! I am going to try it out, I think DS will love it. I am going to keep him facing me for as long as I can, we are attempting to bring him up bilingual so I need to talk, talk talk and sing all the time.

Overberries Thu 21-Mar-13 20:28:51

Absolutely fine! DD had reflux so the carrycot was a nightmare. The pushchair bit of the bugaboo fully reclined just gave a better angle and she loved it. Much better than them sliding into a little heap at the bottom of a propped up carrycot mattress just because we feel we ought to!

abbyfromoz Thu 21-Mar-13 20:23:11

We also have bugaboo cameleon. DD was huge always in 98th centile (10.5lbs at birth) she was in the sitting up bit at 9 weeks. I have a photo of her on the first day she sat in it (a trip to wimbledon). She was happy as larry but might i suggest you have it slightly reclined and minimise the amount of 'facing out' time to avoid overstimulating him? You may think I'm being OTT but i realised it used to make her overtired and irritable. She is 2 now (almost) and that buggy is like her second bed. Best buggy everrrrr!

Dinosaurhunter Thu 21-Mar-13 20:14:40

Hi my ds went into the seat ( same pushchair) at 3 months , no problem at all just recline it a bit .

Slipsliding Thu 21-Mar-13 20:12:34

Hi, I don't know the bugaboo, but could you recline the seat a bit so that he was supported well? I had definitely started using the seat bit of my iCandy by 3 months as ds hated lying flat (reflux). Like your dc, he could hold head upright by himself. I thinks it's fine.

honeytea Thu 21-Mar-13 19:44:28

My Ds is just 3 months but he is huge (nearly 17 pounds) He is really strong, when you hold him he sits upright rather than leaning on your body, he uses his door bouncer and can hold his neck/head/back strait for as long as he likes.

We have a bugaboo cameleon, at the moment he is in the carrycot bit but he hates it, he wants to look around and he wants to see me, he constantly tries to sit himself up and gets very frustrated/angry. Today I propped him up (in his sheep skin and blankets) so he could see out and he was very content looking around and babbling at me, I found it much easier to chat to him and keep eye contact with him.

I know it isn't very safe to prop him up like that, I wonder is he too young to start using the seat bit?

We also use a sling lots (much more than the pushchair) so we could use that untill ds is old enough for the seat bit but I would like to have the option of the pushchair.

Thanks smile

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