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    Question Baby Capsule Hire vs convertible car seat

    Hello,

    i'm due to have my first baby early Feb and am trying to decide whether to hire a baby capsule for 6 months then buy a car seat or just to purchase a car seat from the start.

    The car seat me and DH are looking at is the turn-a-tot by secure.

    Money also isn't really an issue as my in-laws have said they'll pay for the car seat as a present for the baby.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    I would just cut out the capsule all together if you are going to get a convertible anyway.

    On the other hand, you could hire a capsule and keep baby in there until it is time for them to turn around then you could get the in laws to purchase a Maxi rider, that way you will have that one for the rest of your childs carseat days........

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    I hired the baby capsule for 6 months. You could get one from your local council. I hired mine from a co called Maxam (based in Eltham) as my council didnt have such service. I found the capsule handy as I could carry it out from the car and leave bub in the capsule (handy when bub is fast asleep..but I won't leave them in it for too long)

    I bought a Safe-n-Sound Meridien AHR once I returned the capsule.

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    We brought dd a capsule and seriously its the best thing every. As we have the carseat in the car first just to try that and it was a night mare. Becasue we found with the capsule we could settle her and get her to sleep in the capsule before we were to go out then we would only have to lift the capsule in the car insted of waking her to put her arms etc in the buckles for carseat. Also it was great if we was to go shopping as df could carry the capsule or put it in the pram so she would stay asleep. As i found if you wake newborn or any baby for that fact while there asleep its quite hard to get them back asleep.

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    I just used a convertable car seat, but wished that I had a capsule!
    You will probably need a convertable car seat after bub has grown out of the capsule, as most of the mums in my mother's group have found that their bubs have grown out of the capsule, but are still too little to face forward in a car seat.

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    We bought a capsule (well my sister and i bought one to use between us) and it was the most handy thing i ever bought! It was fantastic to just be able to pick up bub and move him in and out of places without waking him by getting him in and out. It made every day tasks so much easier. I could put him down on the ground to open doors if needed (hard to do i found while juggling a new born, and finding keys in my bag, plus the nappy bag etc.)
    I have seen some people go out and have to buy reversible seats after hiring a capsule because they had to return the capsule after 6 months. If your baby is smallish, then it may need to be in one for longer.
    Even more so with your 2nd bub, the capsules are worth their weight in gold. It makes it so much easier to get bubby into their capsule safe and sound while in doors, then go outside with a toddler and a capsule than it is to have a toddler and newborn, and try to buckle them in at the same time.

    If you are planning on having more children later, i really really recommend you buy a capsule now, as it's use on further children is great. Also, when you have finished, you can often sell them 2nd hand, and get some of your money back.

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    Thanks ladies for your replies, it looks like you all have the same opinon in that capsules are the way to go.

    MNB i have contacted Maxam to get a quote so I'll probably go through them to hire the capsule.

    Thanks again ladies

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    Default Daily Mail Article on Babies in Car Seats

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...breathing.html

    Just thought I would post this FYI - not sure it applies for very small infants, but the idea is that they should always be flat on their back if possible while sleeping...

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    I hired a capsule and bub HATED it. He sat up to much and it wasnt very cushy, he used to scream everytime we would get in the car. I used to think he just hated the car but he is fine now that he is in the convertable seat. He has a safe and sound and its really soft and comfy so he loves it.

    I wouldnt waste your oney on a capsule and just get a fang dang convertable.

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    I absolutely loved having a capsule and pram travel system. You can take bub straight out of the car in the capsule and attach it to the pram without disturbing them.

    She one I have (babylove) the capsule takes bub up to 9kg and DD went straight from there into a Safe n Sound MaxiRider, which starts from 8kg.

    The advantage of going from capsule to MaxiRider it that these are the only two seats you will ever have to buy. The MaxiRider does up to 26kg which is roughly a 7 year old, replacing the need to later on by a booster seat.

    With the new laws that came into effect (in qld anyway, not sure of other states??) a child of this height/weight must be in an appropriate booster. Here is a link http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/Home...ld_restraints/


 

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