Is a carry cot a must? If not, which lightweight pram/stroller do you recommend?
Hope54321 · 09/08/2020 13:08
In a bit of a dilemma here. Is it extremely important to use a carry cot for a newborn, or is a fully reclining pram sufficient? If a fully reclining pram is sufficient, which one would you recommend? I live in London and am a very small person lol, so would prefer something lightweight.
Also, how long are babies able to use the carry cot for? It seems most babies outgrow the carry cot by a few months.
Thanks for your help.
teaandlotusbiscoff · 09/08/2020 13:11
Carrycot isn’t necessary, as long as the pushchair seat reclines flat. Depends on the type of pushchair as the bucket style seats won’t be able to fit a newborn as well as something with a fully lie-flat seat. Some babies don’t like the carrycot anyway!
Newdaynewname1 · 09/08/2020 13:11
Carrycots are overrated. 2 kids, never bad one, never missed one. We had a bugaboo bee with the cocoon, and ut worked well.
teaandlotusbiscoff · 09/08/2020 13:13
Do you have a budget? As you’re in London BabyZen YoYo would be great, but it does have a carrycot to parent face for the first few months. The Bugaboo ant is slightly cheaper I believe (than buying the newborn for Yoyo) and can parent face and lie flat for newborns
ShyTown · 09/08/2020 13:15
For London I wouldn’t bother with a carrycot. They’re kind of a pain if you take public transport or need it to fit in a small car because the carrycot has to come off before you can fold the frame. I’d look for something lightweight with a suitable from birth newborn cocoon instead. I have the Babyzen YoYo which is great but the Bugaboo Bee is another good option to consider.
Jargo · 10/08/2020 17:25
Babyzen Yoyo (very flimsy though)
PeachPotato · 10/08/2020 20:56
I have a cyber eezy s twist if you want parent facing longer term but I’ve heard the handles are a bit longer if you’re shorter than average (I’m 5ft 6 and it’s fine). I bought a foot rest for it from eBay.
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