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Would you put petite 3 month old in a pushchair for 6 months+ ?

(21 Posts)
DakiniMum Mon 19-Oct-15 08:51:41

The pushchair is an Uppababy Vista. DD is 3 months and absolutely hates the infant carrycot attachment and screams every time I put her in. Tried her in the other attachment for 6 months + and she loved it. Beamed at me for ages then slept for over an hour. Is there any harm me putting her in it early? Would love to be able to take her for walks.

EdithWeston Mon 19-Oct-15 08:55:38

No, not really.

It probably won't lie as flat as those sold for younger babies, but if she's comfy and you're sure the straps aren't digging in anywhere they shouldn't, it's fine.

DakiniMum Mon 19-Oct-15 09:05:16

Thank you ! Just looking for reassurance I guess smile

PosterEh Mon 19-Oct-15 09:08:35

I would in the situation you described. In fact I did similar with da when he outgrew the baby bit of the Phil and Teds. I bought a headhugger thing from tkmaxx and just made sure he wasn't in it for very long stretches.

Chococroc Mon 19-Oct-15 09:58:48

We moved over at 4 months for similar reasons

SurlyCue Mon 19-Oct-15 10:01:21

I would if her head isnt lolling about.

TheOriginalWinkly Mon 19-Oct-15 10:03:33

I put my DD in the Vista at 3 months using an infant support thing for the same reason. It was this thing.

MrsExcited Mon 19-Oct-15 10:12:27

I'm going to remember this thread, also have a vista, but at a week old she is still content in the carrycot.

With the support in it looks as if they would be as supported as in a car seat, I would just be wary as to the length of time she is not flat in the same way as a car seat.

TheOriginalWinkly Mon 19-Oct-15 10:15:09

The infant snug has a wedge thing which means they aren't wedged in as far as a car seat and are fairly flat when it's reclined

ODog Mon 19-Oct-15 11:03:16

I put my DS in the 6m+ bit at 6 weeks as he hated the carrycot. He was big (91st centile) and fitted in fine with straps done up tight and reclined back.

Otherwise, try a sling. DS is not a lover of buggies even at 16mo but will generally be happy in a sling unless he is desperate to walk.

Defenderwife Mon 19-Oct-15 11:26:22

I have an uppababy vista and put ds in it at 4 months. You can buy a snug made by uppababy for it. It is brilliant and has a wedge to support the back and a donut type ring to support head. I felt comfortable putting baby in it as long as seat was reclined a bit so he didn't have to hold head up by himself.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 19-Oct-15 11:28:58

I would with the infant snug. We have a vista and due to the fabric it's quite easy for the baby to slip about. My 14 week old DD2 is in the toddler seat with the insert (went in the carry cot 3 times and hated it!). Bizarrely, DD1 was more than happy in the carry cot until 6 months.

WitteryTwittery Mon 19-Oct-15 11:36:17

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Thurlow Mon 19-Oct-15 11:39:11

With one of those inserts to support the head, I would. We moved DD to a pushchair (Maclaren Techno XLR with an infant insert) at 3mo as she too hated lying flat and wanted to see the world.

Jenijena Mon 19-Oct-15 11:40:58

I did, with the insert for the vista, for similar reasons.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 19-Oct-15 12:41:50

Wittery I loved pushing DD1 round in the carry cot, I was really sad that DD2 hated it!

DakiniMum Mon 19-Oct-15 13:22:14

Thanks all, especially for the snug seat link. We have a sheepskin liner but we had better use the snug seat until she's a bit bigger.

Mummybear1984 Mon 19-Oct-15 14:15:12

Sorry to hijack your thread but can I ask if you're all happy with the uppababy vista?

I'm expecting ds2 in December and think I've decided on this pram as the double (ds1 will be 21months)


MrsExcited Mon 19-Oct-15 14:41:33

Like I said we are only on day 9 but so far I love the vista. We are using the carrycot as a day bed so when she goes out in it it smells familiar to her.
I love how manovable the buggy is and the size of the basket.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 19-Oct-15 14:43:48

Yes love our vista. Have a bugaboo too and much prefer the vista.

Scotinoz Mon 19-Oct-15 16:25:20

I have a Vista and the snug seat insert thingy. DD1 went into the seat/insert around 12/14 wks because she cried every time in the bassinet. I think she could't see enough. DD2 went into the seat/insert straight away because DD1 was in the rumbleseat which does fit on with the bassinet.

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