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    Default Detachable baby capsule

    Is it worth buying one?

    Do you think it'd make getting from A to B easier with a 2 year old?

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    It was so much easier to have a capsule for number 3 and now with number 4. My babies while big born grow very, very slowly so they are used for 10-12 months.

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    We have one, we used it a little to get around with DS, but really it's so big and heavy it's a real PITA. It was really useful for:

    -Transferring asleep into the house
    -Taking to restaurants/cafes with little space for a pram
    -Visiting friends houses
    And the big one is that we got bases for mum and MILs cars, much cheaper than two extra car seats.

    Also if you have a small car the ones that turn around may not fit. Not a consideration for many bit was the deciding factor for us!

    But with a two year old, if you are out on your own I would say it's not a good idea. A baby carrier or even a pram would be much better options. They're just too awkward to carry.

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    We got one for DD2 as she's so small I was scared about her going into the seat we had already purchased.

    Honestly? I'm counting down until she's big enough and we can stop using it! I hate carrying it anywhere, I'd much prefer to transfer her to the pram. But, I have a sleepy baby who doesn't wake so I imagine for a lot it is a good way to transfer a sleeping bub.

    You also can't leave a baby in them for too long as they're not good for their neck/back, a few hours at most is all that's recommended.

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    I got one for DS2 and it was fantastic. I could carry him in to childcare when I was dropping off DS1 and not wake him. It was great for cold winter mornings, I could put him in it in the house, cover him up and carry to the car without him getting cold. I would leave him in it and sit it on top of the toddler seat in the trolley at the supermarket, meant I didn't have to wake him up. It didn't fit my pram but that didn't worry me because by the time I drove to town, dropped ds1 off and did a couple of errands he would want to get out and stretch his legs in the pram. Hiring is a very cost effective way to go if its your last child. Most hire terms are 6 months and normally that's all the time you use it to carry buns around. There are convertible seats now that are the same size as a capsule so space shouldn't be an issue if you decide not to get a capsule. Bonus of them is you can rear face a lot longer which is heaps safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpingInMuddyPuddles View Post
    I had one and didn't think it helped, but others say they found them to be invaluable. Think about the main things you are doing and imagine how it would work. For instance, shopping with two kids is easier with a capsule, but only if it clips onto a pram. Going to a friends house with a short walk up the driveway, and it could help. Walking with a toddler holding one hand and carrying a capsule is slow going (they are surprisingly heavy). Especially if you have an unwilling toddler.
    I bought one second hand and then sold it a few months later for what I paid for it. You can also hire them relatively cheaply ($50 for six months or something) so why not give it a go and see if it is helpful?
    Where can I hire one from???

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    Where can I hire one from???
    Depends on your state, try hire for baby website and see if any are local to you.

    I am still undecided on mine but only cos DS3 hates it.

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    I love mine!!!! Used for DS1 and using now for DS2. Mine clips onto the pram which makes it even handier.

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