Is it worth buying one?
Do you think it'd make getting from A to B easier with a 2 year old?
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21-09-2013 10:36 #1
Detachable baby capsule
21-09-2013 10:42 #2
It was so much easier to have a capsule for number 3 and now with number 4. My babies while big born grow very, very slowly so they are used for 10-12 months.
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21-09-2013 10:44 #3
We have one, we used it a little to get around with DS, but really it's so big and heavy it's a real PITA. It was really useful for:
-Transferring asleep into the house
-Taking to restaurants/cafes with little space for a pram
-Visiting friends houses
And the big one is that we got bases for mum and MILs cars, much cheaper than two extra car seats.
Also if you have a small car the ones that turn around may not fit. Not a consideration for many bit was the deciding factor for us!
But with a two year old, if you are out on your own I would say it's not a good idea. A baby carrier or even a pram would be much better options. They're just too awkward to carry.
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21-09-2013 10:54 #4Senior Member
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We got one for DD2 as she's so small I was scared about her going into the seat we had already purchased.
Honestly? I'm counting down until she's big enough and we can stop using it! I hate carrying it anywhere, I'd much prefer to transfer her to the pram. But, I have a sleepy baby who doesn't wake so I imagine for a lot it is a good way to transfer a sleeping bub.
You also can't leave a baby in them for too long as they're not good for their neck/back, a few hours at most is all that's recommended.
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21-09-2013 11:32 #5Senior Member
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I got one for DS2 and it was fantastic. I could carry him in to childcare when I was dropping off DS1 and not wake him. It was great for cold winter mornings, I could put him in it in the house, cover him up and carry to the car without him getting cold. I would leave him in it and sit it on top of the toddler seat in the trolley at the supermarket, meant I didn't have to wake him up. It didn't fit my pram but that didn't worry me because by the time I drove to town, dropped ds1 off and did a couple of errands he would want to get out and stretch his legs in the pram. Hiring is a very cost effective way to go if its your last child. Most hire terms are 6 months and normally that's all the time you use it to carry buns around. There are convertible seats now that are the same size as a capsule so space shouldn't be an issue if you decide not to get a capsule. Bonus of them is you can rear face a lot longer which is heaps safer.
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21-09-2013 13:05 #8
I love mine!!!! Used for DS1 and using now for DS2. Mine clips onto the pram which makes it even handier.
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