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Do you need a carrycot?

(28 Posts)
CurlsLDN Tue 14-Jan-14 08:36:53

Hello! I'm planning to buy the babystyle oyster, and maxi cosi pebble. I was planning to buy the carrycot for when baby is small, but now I'm having second thoughts!

We live in London so have limited storage space, and I will be going up stairs/on buses/on the underground very regularly, so would I be better off just having baby in the car seat on the wheels? Do you need a carrycot so they can lie flat?

Advice very much appreciated!

Shellywelly1973 Tue 14-Jan-14 20:29:43

I also live in London. I won't be buying a carrycot for this baby. I did with previous babies but they hardly got used.

Totally impractical on public transport. Can't store it in the car...

I think the plan to use the sling is the most practical.

getagoldtoof Tue 14-Jan-14 21:43:03

Carrycot was amazing for us. I could get the bus to my mum's and if I couldn't face going home - volia - baby could stay in carrycot next to spare bed. It just made life a bit more flexible.

TransatlanticCityGirl Tue 14-Jan-14 22:55:02

I'm not familiar with the Oyster but we had a Stokke Xplory and the regular seat is suitable from birth so we never bothered with a carry cot and in fact, I was very pleased that I didn't because all my friends who did had screaming babies who HATED being in their buggy and many gave up and used a sling instead. I've yet to meet a baby who likes a carry cot. I'm sure they exist, I just don't know any!

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