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Carrycot not suitable for overnight?!?

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Garnett Tue 18-Feb-14 11:23:31

Hi All, another 1st-timer question - sorry!

We've bought our pushchair - Baby Jogger Versa GT - and it seems awesome.

One problem we have just discovered though: the carrycot is apparently NOT suitable for overnight sleeping.

I'm a bit thrown. That seems like a bit of an oversight. (Or is it as big an issue as I think it will be? It seems very handy to be able to use it as an overnight cot).

It seems the reason might be that the mattress is not aerated enough. Is this right?

I've found a site that makes custom matresses for carrycots:-

http://babymattressesonline.co.uk/custom-made-mattress-to-fit-baby-jogger

It's not clear which options would make a mattress suitable: aerated foam seems clear, but wool would do too, I'm gussing and might be nicer...

Gah! ANy help very gratefully received.

Garnett Fri 21-Feb-14 20:17:03

Anyone?

I'm slightly amazed there's not more information on this, and that it is so hard to find out which models are suitable and which are not.

Perhaps it is not that big a deal, and really it's okay...

louloubellamozzarella Fri 21-Feb-14 20:21:17

I think it's to do with the mattress and also the base of the carrycot being adequately ventilated. Not sure if a new mattress would be enough (but it might be!) - I'd contact the manufacturer and check. We got a joolz day partly because the carrycot can be used for overnight sleeping - but not that many can be which surprised me. I guess there's always a Moses basket instead...

Ihateparties Fri 21-Feb-14 20:24:14

I think that's the problem, there really isn't much easily available info on this. From memory it's to do with ventilation and depth.. Possibly other stuff...

I don't think it's a big deal though, slightly useful yes but only for a limited time, eventually you need to figure out another travel bed solution anyway. 2/3 of mine were too mobile to sleep in carrycots by 12-14 weeks anyway, the other could still have safely slept there at 9m, it's impossible to predict how long a overnight suitable carrycot would even be useful for.

BonaDea Fri 21-Feb-14 20:28:17

Don't have this pram but certainly used our bugaboo carry cot as an overnight bed in a hotel for several nights. I get that it shouldn't be an every night thing but don't see the issue occasional IF the carrycot is completely flat...

AliceMum09 Fri 21-Feb-14 20:44:03

I thought it was to do with how 'rigid' the carrycot was.

I had a Mamas and Papas Ultima pram for DS (who is now 8) and that had a proper, separate carrycot that could be independently attached to the pram wheels. I used it for overnight sleeping for all three of my babies every night for the first few weeks (the pram seat part of the Ultima also went completely flat, so I used that outside the house and kept the carrycot for in the house). I bought a mattress for it, and it had a ventilated base.

I think the problem comes when you try to use a 'soft' carrycot, as in one that is not rigid and is just put on top of the pram seat to create something more 'protective' for a newborn than a pushchair. You wouldn't be able to use that for overnight sleeping because you can't put it on a Moses basket stand and just placed on the floor it would not be supportive enough for a baby to sleep on.

KirstyM2014 Sat 22-Feb-14 10:25:25

Hi, I had this problem to, bought the city versa elite version, I contacted baby jogger and there reply was that it wasn't aireated enough and not tested so it wasn't safe, think I'm gonna go for a crib as most people say babies aren't in Moses baskets long enough - found cribs reasonable prices at kiddicare. Its a mindfield really!!!!!

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