Experienced mums - I'm hoping you can help me with some advice about pram bassinets! We've bought a Baby Jogger Versa pram which comes with a stroller seat that the manufacturer says is suitable for 6+ months. We've also bought the adaptor so that we can use our Maxi Cosi Mico capsule on the stroller frame. Unfortunately, the bassinet attachment for the stroller comes separately at a price of $200!
Being a first time mum-to-be I've got no idea - is the bassinet useful, or is it just another way to gouge a bit more money out of you? We already have a Tasman Eco Amore bassinet that we'll be able to roll between rooms at home, so we wouldn't get much use out of the stroller bassinet there. And I don't know that we'll be spending a lot of time at friends' houses for the first 6 months, so we wouldn't use it much for that either. The one advantage I can see with having the stroller bassinet attachment is when we go for walks – on the one hand, the manufacturer says that the stroller seat is unsuitable for newborns, but the baby shop suggested it was twaddle, and we could just recline the stroller seat back and accept that his legs aren't completely flat. (Their rationale was that it's okay to have the baby in a capsule, and their legs aren't flat in there either.)
If it’s going to be useful, we can afford to buy it. But I don’t want to get taken for a ride if it’s not actually going to justify the $200 price tag!
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.