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    Default Capsule - buy vs hire

    Hi mums

    Has anyone recently done some research on the benefits of hiring vs buying a capsule?

    I know hiring is cheaper but are the capsules as safe? (Eg obviously they're not brand new).

    Any thoughts/opinions welcome

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    I am also considering this as its our last baby so looking forward to reading others response

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    We're going to hire a capsule for DH car this time as our safe & sound meridian doesn't fit in his car when in the reverse position.

    The hire capsules are perfectly safe. Just ensure you hire them from a reputable place and have them professionally installed. In Qld it used to be done through the ambulance but now it's through Kid-safe. Unsure with other states where is the best place. It's about $100 for 6 months (by which stage they should be fine to sit in forward-facing baby seat).

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    We hired through Hire For Baby in Qld. You can look on their website - they have quite a few options and will swap the capsule over to a different seat of your baby gets too big within the hire period. It looks brand new and the lady was lovely - made sure we had the correct one for our car, checked the straps and fit it. I always used to hire through Qld ambulance and third time around have no issue with second hand. We have a 0-8 seat for Bub but I wanted a capsule first so I could pull it out of the car if she was sleeping

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    Depends if you plan more kids.

    We are about to use our capsule for the third time (it's only 3 years old - we've only got little gaps!) and I think we paid about the $260 mark. We used it for about 8 months for DS1 and around 11 months for DS2 (I think!) so we have already covered what we would have paid hiring and we are yet to use DS3.

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    Thanks ladies

    The plan is for this Bub to be our second and last!

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    Or could you buy one second hand then on sell later? That's what we've done. Picked one up practically brand new for $70

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    We are hiring via the hospital so know it's good- $60 for 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    We're going to hire a capsule for DH car this time as our safe & sound meridian doesn't fit in his car when in the reverse position.

    The hire capsules are perfectly safe. Just ensure you hire them from a reputable place and have them professionally installed. In Qld it used to be done through the ambulance but now it's through Kid-safe. Unsure with other states where is the best place. It's about $100 for 6 months (by which stage they should be fine to sit in forward-facing baby seat).
    At 6 months it is legal to sit in a forward facing seat but it is MUCH safer to keep a child rear facing especially when you consider that the bulk of 6month olds won't fit the entry height market on seats marketed for 6 month plus.

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    We bought as we've used it for our second baby for 12mths and now using it for our third. Plus all the family that borrowed it when visiting in between.


 

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