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    Default Travel system bundle- stroller and capsule combos

    I'm 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby and starting to look into prams- and getting very overwhelmed. We are looking for something affordable and would prefer a stroller that is compatible with an infant capsule- so we can easily get bub in and out of the car without disturbing her (that's the plan).
    I've found a good priced travel bundle system from Mothers Choice online but can't find many reviews of it and can't find it in store anywhere near me to take a look.
    Has anyone bought the carter stroller with the one safe black and white infant carrier?
    I know it's not the Rolls Royce of prams- but just hoping for some feedback.
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    Hopefully someone gives you feedback but here's what I found when my dd was a newborn.
    I had a carseat and she never woke when I moved her to the pram so wasn't a drama for me. Although my best friend loved her capsule.
    Some babies if big will only fit in the capsule for a very very short time (like some only 4 months!) It's a lot of money in my opinion when I bought a more expensive carseat which will last 4 years. Again my opinion.
    Also we went with a small pram, we wanted something compact which is great now that dd is a toddler as we still use the same pram, it's light and small. Some friends got massive peaks and have now gone on to buy cheap target strollers because the pram is too big for a toddler who just sits up in it. Again could be a waste of money if it can only be used for a short period.
    Do what you think will make most sense to you and fit with your lifestyle.

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    I had the steel craft agile travel system. I can't fault it. Was awesome. Easy to use. Lightweight. I had the one before the latest one. My dd used the capsule til she was over 12 months but she is small.
    I only recently sold it and bought a more upright stroller that's smaller. I used it for 2 years. Sold the capsule easily after dd grew out of it.
    Good luck in deciding!

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    I don't know about the mothers choice combo you mentioned. We had a safe n sound unity capsule and a phil and teds explorer pram combo which we found great when DD was a baby. I loved being able to transfer her without waking her and the capsule was great even just as a carrier when going out for coffees etc. I often took it into cafes instead of taking the whole pram. DD fit into her capsule until about 8 months. Phil and teds pram suited us as we live on dirt roads and I like walking. Pram still gets daily use.
    My sister bought a cheaper steel craft pram and ended up getting rid of it and getting a phil and teds as she found the steel craft too hard topush on long walks.
    So it really worked for us but I guess like PP said you need to think about what your lifestyle is like and what you probably want to use the pram etc. for.

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    I have a Steelcraft Strider Plus that's about 4yrs old. I didn't have the capsule for DD and she would often wake getting get in/out of the car. When DS came along we got the capsule and I'm so glad we did. It's so much easier being able to pop him in and out without messing around with buckles and disturbing him too much. It makes life a lot easier when getting out with a bub and a toddler.
    DS still fits comfortably and he's 5mo. He's also on the taller side for his age.

    I can't comment on the brand you're looking at but I do recommend using the travel system if you can.

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    Another one to recommend a travel system - are you planning on having more children close in age? I have a 2yo and will have a NB in April and am buying the baby jogger duo package from thinkprams will accomodate 2 kids, a travel system and converts to 1 seat when my dd2 gets too big!

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    Thanks so much for your thoughts. Seems like it's different for everyone- I guess I'll only really know if I make the right decision after putting whatever I buy to use

    Quote Originally Posted by Steph12 View Post
    Hopefully someone gives you feedback but here's what I found when my dd was a newborn.
    I had a carseat and she never woke when I moved her to the pram so wasn't a drama for me. Although my best friend loved her capsule.
    Some babies if big will only fit in the capsule for a very very short time (like some only 4 months!) It's a lot of money in my opinion when I bought a more expensive carseat which will last 4 years. Again my opinion.
    Also we went with a small pram, we wanted something compact which is great now that dd is a toddler as we still use the same pram, it's light and small. Some friends got massive peaks and have now gone on to buy cheap target strollers because the pram is too big for a toddler who just sits up in it. Again could be a waste of money if it can only be used for a short period.
    Do what you think will make most sense to you and fit with your lifestyle.

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    Thanks for the feedback

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    Cheers for the advice

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