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They both look to me as if they would only fit the stroller as they have the "chair shape". But what about the carrycot? Baby is due in 4 weeks so will be still in the carrycot at least half the winter. Can anyone tell me which of these two work with both carrycot AND stroller??
Alright.. that means I need to get smth like a winter suit/overall for the baby if I don't want to wrap it in 100 layers of clothes and blankets? Any advice on such winter packs which I could use with the carrycot?
And another question: how long do babies fit into these footmuffs? I dont need to get one if I can only use it for 1/2 season, they are super expensive! Up until what age can it be used?
They are a good size, an average 3-4 year old could still fit in if needed. They fold down at the front for smaller age. And unzip so you can take top off and leave bottom when warmer
Tbh a baby in carrycot should be fine in just babygrow/ vest and warm cardigan. Add hat/ booties and mittens as needed. Then wrap baby in thin blanket and add thick one over. Then when you go indoors can just take blankets off so they don't overheat
Look at a bug in a rug if you want a blanket with feet ( can use in sling and car seat also)
I found a star wrap really good for use in the carrycot instead of blankets - they're great because you just lift the baby from the carrycot into the car seat without unwrapping the blankets. They're also great to use in a sling - tuppenceandcrumble.com/shop/star_wraps.
I second the Tuppence & Crumble star wrap. It is easy to fling open when indoors (e.g. Shopping centre) or inside the car without disturbing them when they have fallen asleep. I found trying to squeeze their arms into a snowsuit a nightmare when they were newborns. I loved them so much that I bought the next size up each time until DS could walk.
Another option for the carrycot is to buy a wrap for the carrycot/car seat like the Kaiser Coo Coon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kaiser-Swaddle-Blanket-Coon-Black/dp/B0050GC5XY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436213485&sr=8-1&keywords=Kaiser+co+coon).
I live in Germany and the Kaiser wraps/footmuffs are very popular in Munich where I live as if often goes down to minus 20 in the winter.
I have not used it yet but it does get 4.5 stars from 75 reviews on the German Amazon site.
It is thick, looks like it is very good quality, and looks cosy. Unlike the Tuppence & Crumble wraps, it has holes in the back for car seat harnesses. The only issue that people have mentioned is that the foot bag is as small. Most people said that they just put the baby in without any other outerwear and then fling it open when indoors.
I also own the Bugaboo High Performance footmuff. It is very expensive but Bugaboo keeps its value when resold. eBay often has a few second-hand ones once the autumn starts to set in.