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Newborn in a Phil & Teds Navigator? HELP!

(18 Posts)
skippyhop7 Sat 07-Jun-14 09:33:50

Hi there,

I have a p&t's navigator (not v2) with just a maxi cosi car seat.

Decided against the snug carry cot due to cost and it looks like baby could outgrow it quick so prob not worth it.

So my question is, will a newborn be comfy in the main seat when its flat and would you strap them into the harness? Otherwise they could slide out by the looks of it?!

Looks a bit of a harsh environment for a newborn? Did anyone line it with blanket/ cosytoes?

Will use car seat quite a lot I guess but have heard you shouldn't use them for hours at a time.

Have thought of getting the cocoon but this will be June/July baby so looks like it could be too hot plus again may outgrow quickly so not worth it?

TIA, ftm, bit clueless :-) x

P.s. is the parent facing option worth it a few months down the line?

Ihateparties Sat 07-Jun-14 13:12:51

IMO yes, as it's your first and you have no other restrictions like using the second seat etc. personally I would get a carrycot. I would then also freak out and buy something fully parent facing after the carrycot was outgrown so I'm possibly not the best person to answer this question! grin

On a more practical level if you really don't want to get the snug then I would have a look around the internet for a cotton liner and absolutely yes, use the straps!

VeloWoman Sat 07-Jun-14 13:14:13

If you don't want to get the carrycot I would get the cocoon at least, plus you can use the carrycot if you have a second with an older child up from.

I am not comfortable putting a newborn front facing in a open pram seat but everyone is different.

VeloWoman Sat 07-Jun-14 13:16:18

you can use the cocoon if you have a second child with the toddler up front

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 13:17:21

You can get parent facing seats that go on the nav, maybe look into one of those. The cocoons dont last long and yep may be hot

The seat is called the face to face seat and I think is about £50 but it does look more suitable for a new born than the main seat of the nav

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 13:17:49

They sell them on amazon

VeloWoman Sat 07-Jun-14 13:22:10

The face to face seat is the same angle as a car seat though, so the 1-2 hour limit may still be applicable though?

Ihateparties Sat 07-Jun-14 13:30:16

£25 on Kiddicare but I'm pretty sure not suitable for a newborn. Because it's the same angle as the car seat I'm not totally sure what the benefit is over using that.

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 13:33:18

Dont know, dont think its a solid seat like a carseat so I would imagen it would be more comfortable/less hot etc

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 13:38:01

It says 6 months, probably because its the same angle as the carseats.

skippyhop7 Sat 07-Jun-14 13:40:07

Hmm, thankyou all, food for thought. We are really just loath to pay 140 quid for the sung/ even 50 or 60 for the cocoon when he might outgrow in 8 weeks as i have heard some report. I feel like he could be a big baby too, hes measuring big on growth charts. Plus with it being high summer, just don't know if we will get the use out if it if it is too hot, ooh wish money was no object!! smile smile might try and get 2nd hand one in case...

skippyhop7 Sat 07-Jun-14 13:43:10

Yes I believe the parent facing are more for 6 months plus

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 13:51:03

You can pick the cocoons up for about £20 second hand gumtree or fb phil and ted selling pages, havent seen many snug carrycots second hand though

Ihateparties Sat 07-Jun-14 14:17:32

It's a pity the snug is so expensive (didn't realise until I looked), what are the maxi cosi adaptors like? There are Quinny and micralite carrycots that fit on maxi cosi adaptors, I have seen the micralite one used on the bugaboo bee and those are definitely available second hand.

HavanaSlife Sat 07-Jun-14 15:01:05

Between 15-30 on ebay for the carseat adaptors, do the quinny and microliye use carseat adaptors or some other adaptors?

Ihateparties Sat 07-Jun-14 18:10:31

On the micralite pushchairs the carrycot uses the maxi cosi adaptors, thus it also does unofficially on the bee.. That's what some people have done anyway. I'm not sure re quinny, it's possibly the same set up. The joi

Ihateparties Sat 07-Jun-14 18:14:56

... The joie gemm also fits on maxi cosi adaptors (I like it better than I did my cabriofix, it seems a lot roomier).

skippyhop7 Sat 07-Jun-14 18:52:37

I have the ts26 adaptor coming for the MC. had not thought of using a diff carrycot, that's interesting, thx

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