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Buggy for newborn, small to fit in Nissan Micra boot, with flat bottomed carrycot and easy to take on an airplane.Does it exist?
I am looking for a buggy, have got only 6 weeks until the due date. I live in a flat (one flight of stairs, very narrow common part of the corridor, not much of the storage space), drive a Micra and have family and friends abroad. I would love to have a carrycot removable from the chassis but then how is that to travel by plane? Ideally the carrycot should also be able to fit cocoonababy by Red Castle, this fantastic mattress for new borns. Plus obviously I need a car seat which could be mounted on the chassis. I have tried Bugaboo Cameleon but it is too big for Micra (with the carrycot it takes the whole car - boot plus back seat, no room for any shopping, etc), folded chassis just about fits in my hallway but the with inflatable wheels it is not (apparently) appropriate to take on the plane. HEEELP!
I am currently in the same position and am looking for something that will fit in a mini. Thinking either city jogger mini which now comes with a soft carrycot attachment or a mamas and papas luna mix, again with soft carrycot. Neither carrycot is as robust as the one on my big pram, but I think it would be fine for daytime use and travelling (my parents are in Belfast so I want something plane friendly too!)
Try a Baby Jogger City Mini? It folds very slim and has a carrycot. There are travelling bags for flying too. I would think if you got the compact rather than the hard carrycot that it would squash down flat and go in the travel bag or else in a large holdall for the flight. A car seat would mount on the chassis but because of this I would recommend the more stable four wheeled City Mini rather than the three wheeled one. Did you fold the Chameleon carrycot flat for travelling BTW? Another bigger option but very flat folded is the Baby Jogger City Select. The chassis should stand on its end in your car, the carrycot flattens down to not very much and I hang my seat on the back of a door. The chassis would probably hang off a hook too. It too takes a car seat. But it's heavier.
hmmm, thank you. Cocoonababy is actually quite thick but if it fits in a moses basket, should be ok for a bassinet/carrycot? I suppose I will order cocoonababy anyway as it can go in the cot on top of the normal mattress in baby's bedroom and see how I get on with fitting it in the carrycot.
fairimum,thelittlebluepills, scarlettsmummy2 - thank you for your suggestions, most likely a trip to a buggy store at the weekend should be scheduled. At least I know what models to ask for.
Tiggywunkle - not sure actually if I need my car seat to be mounted on the chassis, if the chassis and carrycot fit in the boot I can just transfer baby into it, leaving the car seat in the car. Right? Blooming thing, it is so complicated!
Folding the carrycot flat is quite a lengthy process though, ideally i just want something which gets in/out of the boot easily as this is where I plan to keep the buggy permanently anyway. Cameleon really didn't fit in the boot, the back wheels were too chunky and I couldn't bring myself to undoing them.
It depends on the carrycot. Some collapse flat really easily. Have a good look at them. No you don't need the car seat on the chassis but you did mention that. Sometimes it's handy to have if you are just nipping into somewhere rather than waking the baby. Happy looking!
i would always want the carseat to clip on - if just popping to the shop etc you really dont want to wake baby just for a 15 min dash to the shop! SO easy if car seat clips out (base in the car fab!) and onto pram (or even into trolley!) and then clips back into car again - wouldnt be without that option! Lol
I'm a MINI driver and used a petit star zia from the beginning. Forward facing, but it does have a lie flat option and it was cheap. It's still going now he's 2.5 years although has a minor repair.
I left my Britax, rear facing seat in the car and found the easiest way to get him into the car was through the boot, lifting him over the back seat, down into his seat. Did get some odd looks though. Couldn't have done it whilst he was asleep, but as he never slept anyway that wasn't a problem!
I've got a micra, i got the silver cross surf and it fits in fine (i did slide the backseat forward a little bit) you can get a carrycot for that. I've just got the buggy, but there seems enough room left in the boot to fit a carrycot and I still manage to squeeze some shopping bags in.