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Prams better than buggies for babies to sleep in?

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mears Sat 13-Aug-05 15:27:21

I have been thinking about babies who don't sleep in a pram and am wondering whether anyone uses Silver Cross type prams any more or are all babies in buggies? I have a theory that babies do not sleep so well in buggies. Prams have a bit of bounce to them that rocks a baby to sleep where buggies don't. Also young babies look much more relaxed lying stretched out in a pram then overheated in a buggy. Another plus is that they can sleep undisturbed in the fresh air in an enclosed garden or next to door which IMO helps them sleep longer. Any thoughts?

mears Sat 13-Aug-05 15:28:51

Also pram is much better inside when mimicking rocking sensation of going over pavement cracks by rolling wheels over flat slipper on floor. Great for unsettled fractious babies

Enid Sat 13-Aug-05 15:29:52

we had an old silver cross that I used to bounce the dds in when they were tiny - they loved it and slept really well - dh hated it however and said it looked like something out of The Omen

lockets Sat 13-Aug-05 15:32:31

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misdee Sat 13-Aug-05 15:38:02

i have always wanted a silver cross coach pram or similar. if i had a big hosue with space to store one, then i'd have one. dd3 sleeps very well in her hammock section of the phil and teds, bit not so well it a buggy or car seat. she just looks too unconfortable and sweats more.

bran Sat 13-Aug-05 15:44:09

My 3-wheel buggy has suspension and rocks about when being pushed, it also lies flat and ds sleeps very happily in it. However, I didn't have ds when he was a tiny baby (only since he was about 10 months) and I can see you point about having a bit more space in a pram. Prams probably have more comfortable, matress-style bases too.

starlover Sat 13-Aug-05 16:33:52

i have a "proper" pram!
we ALWAYS get comments on it and people are forever asking me where i got it from
DS sleeps beautifully in it, and we use it for him to sleep in when we're at my parents (including in the garden when it's nice). I definitely think he is much more relaxed and comfy sleeping in there than strapped into a pushchair.

starlover Sat 13-Aug-05 16:34:19

unfortunately he is nearly too long for it so we've just invested in a new pushchair

lockets Sat 13-Aug-05 16:36:58

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Tipex Sat 13-Aug-05 16:39:44

we had a carrycot attatchment for our buggy so that Ds could lie flat and he loved that in the early days, but it doesnt have the bounce action that the silver cross does mears. they are seriously expensive now tho arent they and would really only be for back garden use as cannot imagine getting one in the boot or on the bus!

starlover Sat 13-Aug-05 16:41:25

lockets.. no we went for the i'coo platon 4. it's really fab!

IlanaK Sat 13-Aug-05 16:42:10

I have a real Silver Cross coach built pram and love it. Unfortunately, when we moved to central london I had to put it in storage as it won't fit in the lift of our flat. I am so sad everytime I walk through Regent's Park as I think that is exactly where I should be pushing a silver cross!

IlanaK Sat 13-Aug-05 16:43:28

If you are looking for the bounce factor, you could get an Emmaljunga Pram. That is what I replaced the silver cross with as I too wanted that proper pram feel. It is a three in one with fixed wheels and serious suspension. I love it and still use it now as my main pushchair.

lynny70 Sat 13-Aug-05 17:04:25

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starlover Sat 13-Aug-05 17:05:40

i do think they are becoming more popular though.
not necessarily big coach built ones.. but smaller prams

tortoiseshell Sat 13-Aug-05 17:09:37

We had this sort of thing and in fact the children slept at night in the carrycot bit, so was great for sleeping in when out.

DelGirl Sat 13-Aug-05 17:21:27

I bought a pram/carrycot and am so pleased with it. DD naps in it during the day. The car seat attaches to the chassis as well and I do put her in that sometimes when I go to the shops in the car but often walk her in the pram. Then when she gets a bit bigger there's a separate pushchair attachment too. I'm really pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend it.

sparklymieow Sat 13-Aug-05 17:29:22

I had a proper pram for all my kids, I only started using a buggy at about 7 months. They all slept all the pram during the day.

suedonim Sat 13-Aug-05 20:40:34

My Marmet coachbuilt pram has been used for all four of my babies and there's still plenty of mileage in it. It's much easier to push than the M&P system I had for travelling with dd2 but I agree they're not practical for cars. I love the elegant, streamlined look of a 'real' pram, modern ones are so clumsy and galumphing, imo.

bagpussmice Sat 13-Aug-05 21:22:56

I agree about the look/feel and comfort factor of a pram for young babies, however, my dd2 who is now nearly 2 has always slept in her pushchair (which lies almost flat) and still does in the garden whatever the weather so it must be fairly comfortable... she is small though I should add

mummyhill Wed 17-Aug-05 16:46:36

I have been given a carrycot and base for this one (yipee), it also has a pushchair attachment, as I got fed up with dd looking all scrunched up in the travel system. I am not bothered about what fashion dictates, baby's comfort is much more important. Will see how well bean gets on with it when he/she arrives in 20 days(ish).

geekgrrl Wed 17-Aug-05 16:54:18

I used a cosatto riga with all mine when they were tinies - fab, bouncy suspension and yes I think it's much better for them. They sleep longer in it and it looks far more comfortable.

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