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rear facing pushchairs from birth.

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frazzled74 · 12/03/2012 14:57

which would you recommend? are soft carrycots necessary? are most soft carrycots able to be used with any pushchair?

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ItsMyLastOne · 12/03/2012 15:32

That is a very difficult question to answer as all parents' needs are different.

A soft carrycot is certainly not a necessity. You can use a hard carrycot, or a lie flat seat. A soft carrycot will only work on a flat seat anyway (ie not a bucket seat or a seat with not much recline). The need for a soft carrycot will differ depending on when the baby is born as well.

The questions you need to answer before anyone could recommend anything are these:
What's your budget?
Would you want new or second hand?
Do you go off road much?
Do you need it to be small (for cafes, shops etc)?
Do you use public transport?
Do you need it to go in a boot?
Do you need it to be light?
Does it need to fold small?
Do you want one to last until your child is out of pushchairs?
Are you planning to have another child soon after this one?
How tall are you and your OH?
Do you need good storage space in the pushchair?

I'm sure I can think of more questions but that will do for now!

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frazzled74 · 12/03/2012 15:56

budget is £400 or less, dont mind buying second hand. I need something that i can wheel on trains and buses and that folds very easily. If i have a cocoon, i would lift it out and then fold buggy before entering the house as its a very tight hallway and storage space is virtually nil. we are tall but less than 6ft.
Ideally it would have good storage for shopping etc. If I spend £400 i would want it to last but i dont mind spending less and then getting another buggy later on if need be. I think i am probably looking for the impossible! oh no more children after this one.Thanks, your help is appreciated.

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