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Babystyle Oyster owners, where do you find used bits??

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welliesandpyjamas Mon 05-Sep-11 21:05:43

Been going mad trying to get hold of a different colour pack for my Oyster. Or basically just a used hood that won't cost the earth! They rarely come up used on ebay or gumtree, and naturally are never reduced on any baby equipment websites.

Has anyone got any suggestions of where else I can look? Has anyone ever seen them reduced? I've put wanted ads anywhere I can think of but have had no responses sad

suzie38 Mon 05-Sep-11 21:32:41

I'll be listing an apple pack on eBay soon...Just need to wash a slight mark off it first...Not decided on the price but it's been used for about 2 hours of buggy use.

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 13:09:41

Aw, bless you, suzie, for posting - thanks! The timing of it, though...I finally managed to get hold of a black hood on ebay yesterday for a bit more than I can afford so now I am in the same boat as you, just about to sell my grape colour pack. I wanted to change the colour to something a bit more boyish for my 2 yr old!

saoirse86 Wed 07-Sep-11 16:55:09

I'm looking for a new colour pack for my Oyster in grape, tomato or claret. How much do you want to sell yours for wellies?

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 17:44:43

Oh, cool grin I just listed it on ebay this afternoon for £25 here but seeing as it's a fellow MNetter, I'll do it for free postage, if you're interested smile

saoirse86 Wed 07-Sep-11 17:48:29

Hehe wellies, I've just added that to my watch list! grin I'd actually already bid on one that finishes tomorrow evening but if I don't win that I'll have yours, if no one else has bought it. I'll let you know tomorrow. smile

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 17:50:12

Ha ha so that's you!!! grin I love small-world moments!

Yes, no problems, that'd be great smile

Deesus Wed 07-Sep-11 17:52:23

My parents have kindly bought me an oyster as i'm pg with my first. Was just wondering - do any of you have the carrycot bit as well and how useful did you find this? Not clear if you can use this like a moses basket or not and feel a bit daft for asking but i know nothing about babies and am panicing a wee bit

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 18:02:05

Hi Deesus and congrats! I don't have the carrycot as I didn't have the oyster when my babies were erm, babies iykwim! But I am expecting again and if I decide to keep the oyster (very likely as I luuuurve it) I will probably be getting the carrycot for dc3 because I do a lot of walking (assuming ds2 is ok with walking the 4 miles of school run a day next June onwards hmm otherwise it will be him in the oyster and baby in a sling). The pushchair seat isn't suitable for newborns either because it doesn't recline flat, which you need before three months. If you think you will be walking lots at the start then get the carrycot (lots used on ebay, usually found 'as new' because they are used for such a short time). Alternatively there are car seats that fit (don't know which, sorry) but this would be for shorter periods only as it isn't ideal for little ones. So you're looking at carrycot, car seat, sling, or stay home grin

Deesus Wed 07-Sep-11 18:04:16

Thanks wellies - that's a really helpful answer. Sounds like i will need the carrycot as i'm likely to be walking a fair bit. It's good to hear people saying such good things about this brand too!

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 18:07:52

PS everyone feels clueless and panicky before baby arrives! It'll be fine, just listen to your own instincts beforre listening to anyone else's nagging advice, and if you're not sure of anything, you can bet your life your question will already have been asked and answered a dozen times before on Mumsnet smile

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 18:09:01

Glad to help. The carrycot look easy tomove around once off the chassis too so handy to move in to the house if baby falls asleep while you're out

Deesus Wed 07-Sep-11 18:15:05

It's like i've suddenly just realised how clueless I am. We were at the baby show at the weekend buying loads of stuff and for some reason got on to 'how many times a day does a new born poo', realised we didn't know that (i do now and still can't feckin believe it!) and in fact don't know much about babies at all.

But your right mumsnet has already helped us with quite a few pg questions that we've had so i'm sure we'll be ok in the end! As people keep telling us babies are tough little things - they have to be to survive new parents! grin

saoirse86 Wed 07-Sep-11 18:30:16

I didn't have a carrycot either. DD was 3.5 months when I got mine so I used the liner and footmuff together on the seat and that was ok. It wasn't exactly ideal but I couldn't bring myself to spend £100 on a carrycot, and there weren't so many on ebay then.

I'd definitely advise you get one though. If you get one second hand, maybe get a new mattress (a moses basket one should fit fine) as apparently they can have dribble/sick/etc that becomes toxic in old ones. This one should fit.

And I'd advise getting the air tyres too, I've only had them a few weeks but wish I'd bought them sooner! Here.

Deesus Wed 07-Sep-11 19:01:27

Thanks for the advice saoirse86. Tis much appreciated. smile

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 19:14:43

Suzie, the colour pack just sold <<<whispers... Was it you?>>>

suzie38 Wed 07-Sep-11 21:35:00

No it wasn't me as my Oyster is listed on eBay at the moment.

welliesandpyjamas Wed 07-Sep-11 22:32:13

Sorry, suzie, I actually meant saoirse, sorry! My mistake...

aswellasyou Wed 07-Sep-11 23:06:31

It wasn't her, we were at her in-law's house. She'll be kicking herself about it if she doesn't win the other one! grin The grape's my favourite and I've been trying to push her into getting it for months now.

suzie38 Wed 07-Sep-11 23:25:25

I wish i'd got the grape instead i let DD choose apple.

saoirse86 Thu 08-Sep-11 10:30:33

Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! sad I better win this other one now or I'll be even more annoyed!

welliesandpyjamas Thu 08-Sep-11 12:27:33

Oh, so sorry you missed it sad Grape is lush but I just feel a tad mean putting a very boyish toddler in it grin good luck with the bidding!

gosiakkkk Fri 09-Sep-11 18:11:20

Hello Ladies. I've got a second hand carrycot and car seat to sell. My little one just grew out of them so I need to get rid of it. Please let me know, I'm sure we can agree to the price ;)
p.s. it's in silver - looks like new smile))

gosiakkkk Fri 09-Sep-11 18:12:03

oh and I also have a grape hood to sell as I've bought a colour pack but I'm only using the padding.... ;)

welliesandpyjamas Sat 10-Sep-11 08:39:53

Bumping gosia's posts for saoirse to see....

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