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Sitting up pushchair before 6 months?

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pineapplesherbert Fri 08-Mar-13 14:37:13

DD is too big for the carrycot attachment we bought with her pushchair, but the instructions say don't use the upright seat attachment until 6 months. She is 4.5 months with good head control -- is it ok to try the sitting up seat or is there a clear reason not to? Thanks

munchkinmaster Fri 08-Mar-13 14:40:30

I popped mine in at 5 months as she seemed to have the head control. You can always lie baby back. My baby was bored staring at the sky.

QTPie Fri 08-Mar-13 15:13:17

Which pushchair do you have? Many (travel systems at least) have considerable recline (often to flat) with the pushchair seat. Have seen many tiny babies in pushchair seats, but reclined flat...

pineapplesherbert Fri 08-Mar-13 15:39:48

I have icandy cherry. Ditto munch mine is bored and cries and much prefers baby carrier (but so heavy!)

My 16 week old is now sitting up in hers.

I have left the pram liner on for now as its warmer, and shes always supported with blankets, but she was so bored and whiny facing me and lying flat.

Shes not completely upright, but enough to see out. Tbh I think its fine!

pineapplesherbert Fri 08-Mar-13 15:48:00

Ah! And does she prefer it? Mine is bored and whiny too (not to mention wedged in like a sack of potatoes to too small carrycot!)

Yes. The transformation was instant.

It was in the middle of Lidls. She was whining so I flipped the hood round and turned her round (bebecar pram from 4 years ago) and put the seat up right there and then and she just stopped crying. Sat the rest of the way round as good as gold!

Shes been in it since and hasnt cried once. Before that I hated taking her anywhere because if she wasnt sleeping she was crying!

Shes a nosy baby anyway. Has to see whats going on grin

pineapplesherbert Fri 08-Mar-13 16:08:02

Yes mine's the same. I think I will try it thanks ladies!

munchkinmaster Fri 08-Mar-13 16:29:52

I had resorted to using the car seat on wheels before 5 months. My baby is a skinny wee thing so couldn't have gone in before she did.

forevergreek Fri 08-Mar-13 17:43:50

tbh i wouldn't. mainly because babies do all their growing whilst asleep. so sleeping in car seats/ baby seats/ pushchair non flat seats isnt recommended for more than a short period of time. (i think its like 30 mins in a car seat)

forevergreek Fri 08-Mar-13 17:50:06

the icandy cherry carrycot should be 70cm long. an average 2 year old is 86cm according to red book, so i cant imagine many 4.5 month olds really being too long.
maybe add a baby pillow to slightly raise head


ZuleikaD Fri 08-Mar-13 17:50:49

My two were both in a recline (rather than lying) position from 3 months.

pineapplesherbert Fri 08-Mar-13 17:51:40

Seriously she is 70cm long!

QTPie Fri 08-Mar-13 18:08:20

I am pretty sure that, with an icandy cherry you can recline the pushchair seat to flat (or almost flat or you want to): I had an icandy apple and you could do it with that. I wouldn't go too upright at that age: they can hold their heads up, but as they get tired, they can seriously loll.


munchkinmaster Fri 08-Mar-13 18:26:54

I've got a strawberry. Interesting all the people on this thread had to dump the carry cot before 6 months. Obviously sizing is a problem with I candy. I'm not sure how much more wear we will get out of pushchair as babies head near top at 10 months

woopsidaisy Fri 08-Mar-13 20:48:15

I never had any of mine lying flat in the pram/carrycot. I put a pillow in and had it like a reclined seat IYKWIM. So the were cosy and could see around them. If they fell asleep I pulled the pillow flat with them on it, pulled up hood and they slept. DS is nearly 7 mo and still likes this for walks. The angle of pillow can be changed, is at 90' now.

ZuleikaD Sat 09-Mar-13 06:06:27

I did generally prefer the sling, though, tbh - I like to have my hands free.

KatAndKit Sun 10-Mar-13 09:31:07

I changed at just after 5 months as DS developed pram rage. It made a massive difference to his enjoyment level. I just used the stroller attachment fully reclined to begin with.

MamaBlue4 Sun 10-Mar-13 16:41:40

I have the City jogger mini GT double, and I didn't see the point in buying 2 carrycots for them when they'll just grow out of them pretty soon (twins are just over 5months) so they are in the recline position with head support for extra safety.

whatsoever Sun 10-Mar-13 18:14:27

My son is a big 'un and he's been in the seat since 3.5 months. He was touching the ends of the carrycot! I just put it on the most reclined position & have the foot muff liner in. He's fine and prefers looking around. I still have him facing me so everyone's a winner.

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