(Closed) What do you think of these prams?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you get one of these prams for yourself and try to leave your sleeping bub in the car capsule?
    Yes, I think they're worth it : (14 votes)
    82 %
    No, I think a normal pram is easier : (0 votes)
    No, I think baby needs to lie flat as much as possible : (1 votes)
    6 %
    No, they're too expensive for me : (2 votes)
    12 %
    No, other reason : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are expecting our first in September and our plan at the moment is to get the Quinny Buzz Xtra which isnt a travel system when you buy it but you can turn it into one with adapters. You can add a car seat on top or a carrycot. We will obviously buy a car seat but we are undecided on the carrycot as the Quinny comes with a newborn insert that allows for the baby to be laid flat, which is a much better position for them to be in. 

    At the moment I am not planning on leaving the baby in the car seat but that’s mainly because the car journeys I tend to make are usually 30 mins + so they would probably need to come out and move around. I might bring them into a place in the car seat and then get them out but I wouldnt leave them in it for a long time. 

    I don’t know how easy it is to get the car seat on and off as I’ve never done it but hopefully it isn’t too complicated. I would make sure the brake is on!

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    flossy.lou:  We, too, are expecting our first. I plan to purchase the Uppa Baby Vista. It comes with a bassinet that is rated for sleep, as well as a toddler seat that can recline to flat so it can be used at any age. I do plan on getting car seat adapters for the stroller, so I have that option, but we are planning to buy the Cybex Aton Q as our infant car seat. It lies the baby much closer to flat than most other car seats so I would feel more comfortable leaving baby in for long periods if neccessary. 

    I do have experience with infant car seats and they are not difficult to get in and out of the car when they are installed with a base. Just click and go. When you use a belt it is more cumbersome but still totally doable, you just have to practice getting it in and out a few times. Either way, baby may be jostled and roused in the process but the movement of strolling is sure to lull them down again soon. 

    I also plan on babywearing often so that negates the need for a seat or a stroller but I understand it will not always be practical, especially as baby gets older and more aware of their surroundings. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We have the cybex aton q for my 9 month old (she’s just now growing out of it). 

    I love it. It’s really easy to get it in and out of the car with the base – really is just click and go. We have the Baby Jogger City Select stroller and it’s pretty easy to pull the car seat out of the car and put it on the stroller without waking her up. 

    Our stroller also lays flat but most recommendations say not to have baby just in the stroller until about 3 months when they get better head control. Having them in the infant seat attached to the stroller is safer for them

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    flossy.lou:  Absolutely every one of my friends has given me the same advice – get the bucket and base and stroller that work together.  Do not try to take sleeping babe out of the car seat and into the stroller without it.  It’s literally the one piece of advice they have all agreed on.  I was considering a car seat that went from birth straight to 8 years (you have to be in a booster here about that long.)  And everyone told me, get the convertible one when I no longer need the bucket seat, but use the bucket seat for when they’re really young. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

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    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    flossy.lou: I think a lot depends on the type of area you live in and the weather. An urban family that doesn’t use a car might do well with the bassinet/stroller combo and skip the bucket seat. For us, LO will be arriving at the start of winter in the Midwest US, so I’ve decided a bucket seat is a must for getting into/out of places easily in the cold. We won’t leave LO in the bucket seat out of the car for extended periods, but the ability to keep LO warm and let them finish a nap seems worth it!  DH thinks we could take or leave it, but my mat leave will be through the winter so we’ve decided together that I’ll probably use it a lot when out by myself even if we babywear or carry more when all 3 together. 

     MrsM914:  what carrier(s) do you have? We plan to baby wear often too, and are excitedly awaiting our Tula! 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    I had a Bugaboo Cameleon when my daughter was a baby and I LOVED that stroller. I still have it, because I cannot get myself to part with it. I really didn’t use the bassinett part to often, just when she was a baby to go on walks around our development. I never took it with us in the car- it was too big. I had the Graco car seat attachement and that was great. I loved the seat attachement when she was older- because she could sit upright or lay flat, with a lot of in between positions.

    The foam tires were great- no matter where we where that stroller pushed like a dream and it would turn on a dime! I think the high end strollers are totally worth it- I only ever had 1 stroller- I didn’t see the need for the cheapy umbrella strollers when I had the Bugaboo.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    flossy.lou:  which strollers are you looking at? 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    HeyJude72:  I haven’t purchased any yet but I’m still thinking between the Lillebaby All seasons and the Tula. My first will be a Solly Baby Wrap for sure and then if I like that, I will get a woven when baby is bigger. I was also thinking about a ring sling. For right now, I will probably only get the Solly. I’ll wait for a few months after baby is born to get the Tula or the Lillababy. 

    Since I am a first time mom, I can’t predict how all this will go but I can’t help but wonder why more people don’t wear their babies. Especially in the super market when they are screaming and usually have their infant carrier placed precariously on the child seat. It just seems like it will make life so much easier. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    MrsM914:  just a tip on Tula-Amazon has a few in stock if you’re not picky on print-they have 2-3 options. (But Amazon doesn’t have the infsnt insert).  Also sometimes the tula store has a decent number in stock and sometimes they don’t so just keep checking if you can’t find what you want! I didn’t care about special stockings or new prints. We got hummingbirds on the tula site (takes about a month to ship) which was on DH’s list of “manly enough” prints : ) 

    I think we will get a Moby also for the early days. Esp for ease of nursing. 

    Yep I think of babywearing as an ease of use thing too. Some people get super into collecting expensive wraps or having 6 Kinderpacks or shaming people who don’t baby wear (my friend is part of a crazy FB group like that!) but for us it will be less of a lifestyle/hobby and more of a practical thing! 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I voted they are worth it but we are choosing a model where baby can lie flat in the car when in car seat mode as well as on the Chasse. I’m not keen on the ones where the baby is scooped up all of the time.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    HeyJude72:  well, for every baby trend there is a group of crazies who take it too far, right?

    I am hoping to join a local babywearing group when baby arrives and hopefully they will have a lending library so I can figure out which soft structured carrier works best for me before dropping a lot of money. 

    I can’t justify buying tons of carriers just to have all the prints like some people do. That’s just not practical. 

    I am a member of the group  “babywearing 102” on facebook and so far, doesn’t seem like there are a bunch of crazies and tends to be low drama, if you’re looking. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    MrsM914:  Haha so true he group is my area is way crazy. They have a large lending library and tons of meet ups. I joined the facebook group to learn more about carriers, but I couldn’t ever go to a meeting bc I’d say 75% or more of the active ladies are very outspokenly anti-vax which I wouldn’t be comfortable with knowingly going into a large group with unvaxed kids either pregnant or with a baby! On top of that, a large number of them are SAHM’s openly/proudly talking about being on WIC/Medicaid/Food Stamps so they don’t have to work. I don’t think I could relate! Bummer, cause it seems like a great resource to learn about carriers. 

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