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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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).