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    Default Bassinet for Baby Jogger Versa

    Experienced mums - I'm hoping you can help me with some advice about pram bassinets! We've bought a Baby Jogger Versa pram which comes with a stroller seat that the manufacturer says is suitable for 6+ months. We've also bought the adaptor so that we can use our Maxi Cosi Mico capsule on the stroller frame. Unfortunately, the bassinet attachment for the stroller comes separately at a price of $200!

    Being a first time mum-to-be I've got no idea - is the bassinet useful, or is it just another way to gouge a bit more money out of you? We already have a Tasman Eco Amore bassinet that we'll be able to roll between rooms at home, so we wouldn't get much use out of the stroller bassinet there. And I don't know that we'll be spending a lot of time at friends' houses for the first 6 months, so we wouldn't use it much for that either. The one advantage I can see with having the stroller bassinet attachment is when we go for walks – on the one hand, the manufacturer says that the stroller seat is unsuitable for newborns, but the baby shop suggested it was twaddle, and we could just recline the stroller seat back and accept that his legs aren't completely flat. (Their rationale was that it's okay to have the baby in a capsule, and their legs aren't flat in there either.)

    If it’s going to be useful, we can afford to buy it. But I don’t want to get taken for a ride if it’s not actually going to justify the $200 price tag!

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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    You probably don't need a capsule and a bassinette. One or the other really. Capsule up to approx 6 months then into the normal pram from there. Most 6 month olds probably won't like laying flat in a bassinette anyway they'd rather semi recline or sit up in the pram. If you still wanted one try getting one second hand.

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    I have the Versa and I got it when my bub was 5 mths old and personally think that they do slouch too much if I was to use it any earlier. I used a pram with a bassinet and a friend gave me capsule and attachment which I used until the 5 month mark. I think if you have the capsule attachment it's not really necessary . Of course if your planning on having the same pram for more babies in the future then you could get it as in the long run it may get enough use.

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    I have the city select and did buy the bassinet, however.. We don't have a capsule.

    I think it's one or the other probably don't need both.

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    I had a pram with both and only used the capsule

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    I think it probably depends on how long bib will be in there. We had a capsule but I found that by the time I drove to town, did my groceries and drove home bub was sick of being bent in half and got very windy so I had to take him out while I did the groceries. Depending on how long you will be out/walking for you may need to get the bassinet.

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    Thanks all for your advice! I think we'll start out using the capsule and see how it goes. If it turns out that we spend a lot of time with him in the stroller/capsule, we can pick up a bassinet later. I suspect that a carrier might be the preferred mode of transport when DH is around, anyway.
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