Actually you could just use a strap to wrap around the car seat and seat bit to make it secure. One with a clip and is sdjustable in length, it's certainly all many of the proper 3 wheeler pushchairs use as their Car seat attachment system! Think mountain buggy does that!
I used the primo viaggio on the pliko. The primo viaggio wasn't that bad. Although the straps had a really annoying way of getting twisted and it took me months to work out the really quick way of straightening which was v annoying.
Thanks 1mum1. TBH I didn't really use the car seat with the pliko very much at all. I was always concious of the advice about not leaving them in the car seat for extended periods, so I usually took DS out. When I did use the car seat, I found it made the pram very heavy and quite hard to manouvre (but them I am a weakling!)
Having said that the maxi is much lighter so if there is a way of fitting it in then maybe it wouldn't be quite as bad.
I've got the pliko and the viaggio - I bought them together because I thought I'd find it useful to attach the car seat to the pram, but in fact haven't done this once. You can only use them together if the pliko is in buggy mode, and it's far too much hassle to keep converting it. Btw I've found the viaggio fine, I gather there can be problems with babies' heads drooping forwards, but this never happened with my dd.
Same as Leedsmum - I have both the Pilko and the Viaggio and I have not used the carseat on the pram once with DS2 - far too much hassle to keep converting the pram into a pushchair - by the time you have done that, you could have just got your baby out of the car seat and into the pram
I have used this car seat for both DS1 and DS2 and didn't think there was a problem - in fact, it is only in the last couple of weeks that I have discovered that it is getting really crap reviews!! But now that I have read the info about the car seat, I realise that, yes, both DS1 and DS2's heads used to fall forward a lot (only when they were asleep) but I just assumed all car seats were like that (having never used any other baby car seat )
Thanks so much for the replies. I have no idea yet obviously, but I just get the feeling that I won't be using the car seat on pram combo all that much so I'm not going to worry about the mismatch of makes.
Like you say Leedsmum it would seem like it's more hassle than it's worth and I agree earplugs about hearing the extended use of the carseat not being great for the LO.
It's so helpful to have all your experience to draw from! Thanks - think I'm going to opt for the Pliko pram with the Maxicosi carseat.
Sounds sensible 1mum1. Just a word of warning - I'm now wishing I'd gone for the Pliko Switch so I could have it forward-facing in buggy mode... something to think of for the future? They grow out of the prams so quickly...
lol,yep a few friends of mine have had the pilko/the silver cross 3d and found it great as a pram,but once their lo's got to 4/5months they didnt want to be lying down all the time,so they had to turn them away from them, which they (the mummys) didnt like,
I agree with Leedsmumof1 and sazm, go for the switch! They didn't have this when i bought mine but would go for it like a shot. I loved my pramette, but the only downside was the front facing buggy which is great for when they get a bit older, but when they are only just big enough to sit up it made me feel like DS was a bit too 'exposed'. Still prefer it to many of the other models out there though!