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    Default Babies head flopping down in normal baby seat.. Capsule any better?

    Hey everyone I need so help pls!!!

    My DS was born 3 1/2 weeks early and came home weighing 2.4kg. It took a fair while for him to hold his own head up so it used to hang down alot in his safe n sound AHR meridian car seat, it looked so uncomfortable
    Was thinking of getting a capsule this time around hoping capsules recline more so bubs head wouldn't hang as bad??
    I've never used a capsule so any advice would be great

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    I love a capsule, so convenient. DD's head would still loll to one side or the other in the capsule so I rolled up a cotton wrap to support her head.
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    s your car seat installed correctly? Does it have the rear facing insert in?

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    Yeh that's another thing Capsules seem really convenient.
    Yeh it is rear facing and was installed correctly.
    Bub #2 will prob be even smaller so was thinking the capsule would be more comfy?

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    if you get an extra head support cushion that would stop the head rolling sidewards (goldbug have good ones).

    the recline of the capsule or carseat depends on the angle if the backseat its installed on.
    youll notice in flat ground the seat is much more reclined than when she same seat is installed due to the slope of the backseat. often the middle seat doesnt slope as much as the side ones

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    RmumR- Thankyou I will look into getting one of those!!

    Yeh I found in my car the seat dosnt recline as much as in DH 4wd. I will have DS car seat in the back as well so unfortunately it wont fit in the middle. Was hoping that capsules reclined at least a lil bit more then a regular rear facing seat thou?

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    We were advised by Red Cross (who we hired our capsule through) that a normal seat is not recommended for newborns as it does not offer the same security as a capsule. We used a capsule until our other child was six months old then moved him to a normal seat. We were so impressed we bought one for the newbie that is due this year.

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    I have never used a capsule (although by the sounds of it might have to look into it?) but I did use an extra head support cushion.

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    We have used a capsule that we hired from the get go and DS was 2.3kg born. At the start we just used 2 cloth nappies rolled up either side to keep him more snug and secure and that worked but we ended up getting a padded insert thing which is great and we still have it in there and he's now 3months.

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    Capsule is heaps better for head support. It does bend them like a banana when they're bigger (our boys were both big and tall by 6mo) but for newborns they are brilliant. The safety factor and convenience of being able to carry sleeping baby inside rocks too!


 

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