Ok so I have my PT explorer has arrived & we are trying to work out how to configure for a newborn and toddler who weighs 14kg and is about 90cm long.
I did not buy a cocoon or basinette/capsule attachment so we tried the toddler seat on front with the newborn laying underneath at top and can access the newborn from the back. BUT the space for the newborn underneath is very limited ' my toddler seat is touching the newborns legs slightly...aahh can anyone help?
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09-05-2012 13:29 #1
Help with PT Explorer?!
09-05-2012 13:37 #2
Can you move the newborn higher up the seat? Sorry I never had this issue maybe a photo would help?
09-05-2012 14:11 #3
Yes I thought I could do this but the belt to strap newborn in is down low & places Ds legs underneath the toddler seat?
09-05-2012 14:57 #4Senior Member
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I actually have the same problem although I have PT sport. It has driven me crazy as i had not read about anyone else having this problem, so thought I must be doing something wrong, but I really do not seem to be. it does not seem safe to me, especially as my toddler is very big and heavy for her age and prone to tantrums.
I asked a lady at playgroup who has the same pram and she said you can buy like a wedge thing at the bottom to prop the nb further up the seat to get them away from the problem. Havent looked into this myself but you wouldnt want a very long nb for this to work, i imagine. Not sure how this works with the straps. I'm too tired to think about it any longer and have gone with using my stroller for toddler and carrier with nb until DS is big enough to go in toddler seat at the back. Disappointed this hasn't worked out for us though
Last edited by Cas79; 09-05-2012 at 15:00.
09-05-2012 15:03 #5
You can obviously move the shoulder straps higher, is there a way to move the crotch strap higher? In my mountain buggy it has a piece of material sewn higher up on the seat (where an older child would place their thighs) where you can thread the crotch strap through.
I'm sorry I never strapped DD in when she was that little
09-05-2012 16:20 #6
Oh wow - that is disappointing! Yep even without strapping nb in I think nb would gravitate down there anyway. Interesting with the wedge I wonder where I can get this from? DH suggested rolling a towel and placing under there.
What age can I put nb in below and toddler in top?
09-05-2012 16:21 #7
Will also check out if crotch strap an be moved higher..
10-05-2012 09:16 #8Senior Member
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a youtube video i watched said 4 months for baby in toddler seat. i know someone who did it much earlier
11-05-2012 11:23 #9
Thanks I thought it was four months because the seat is quite upright.
23-06-2012 13:47 #10
I saw a pic of the mountain buggy plus one with the newborn and toddler seat - and the newborn had its head against the toddler seat?
I have had newborn head at the back, am I doing it wrong??
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