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27/05/2013 at 20:02
Two weeks until due date is probably not the time to be having a wibble about this!
we have the Stokke Xplory pram but just the seat and the carseat adapters. We do not have the carry cot. The seat lays flat and comes with a wedge so it is suitable for use with newborns. We also have the footmuff that zips up as high as the carry cot IYSWIM.
We'll be ok without it, won't we? Goodness knows why I am worrying as we didn't use one for M as we had a lay flat all terrain thingy. Pops has the Xplory like us and also produces big babies. This baby is going to be big (measuring 9lbs 13 at 37 week scan). Pop's T was in the carry foot for two weeks or so before outgrowing it. Buying it seems really silly!
27/05/2013 at 20:15
I think you'll be fine, absolutely fine.
Only thing I (attempted) to use the CC for was daytime naps downstair, assume you've got that covered though.
27/05/2013 at 20:16
We had/have the quinny buzz and used the carrycot about 3 times because P hated it. She was either in the sling, carseat on wheels or the main seat when a bit bigger. Didn't miss it at all, you'll be fine.
27/05/2013 at 20:17
Yes, we have a Moses basket downstairs.
27/05/2013 at 20:19
We could have managed quite easily without it. It's been used on cold wet do walks so come in handy, but i could have sling'd/used the car seat and a rain cover
27/05/2013 at 20:28
I have 2 friends who had the Stokke Xplory and neither had the carrycot, and this was for babies born in January. I am sure you will be fine.
27/05/2013 at 20:30
We didn't have a carrycot and I've never missed having one! You'll be fine :)
27/05/2013 at 20:49
We have a Bugaboo Bee so never had a carry cot either and managed perfectly fine without.
N slept in his crib in his room and everywhere else he slept on us, the floor, the sofa etc etc. The Bee has a cocoon instead which was far more space saving when he grew out of it.
27/05/2013 at 20:52
Thanks all. This 38 week pregnant lady is feeling much better now!
27/05/2013 at 20:55
We had a carrycot, but rarely used it with both boys, they were both sick when going along lying down or cried the whole time.
27/05/2013 at 21:01
We don't have a carry cot either, not a problem
27/05/2013 at 21:23
I've bough a new pram this time round and been debating over the carrycot issue too. Mine both outgrew the old one by about 10 weeks but it was nice to have for downstairs naps as we didn't have a moses basket. I've been trying to find one on Ebay or Gumtree but no luck yet. I might just get a nice cosy pram liner instead but can't make my mind up as to what to do. I do have a cradle swing, bouncy chair and Fisher Price seat that I can use for downstairs sleeps so really don't need one ...
28/05/2013 at 07:13
I think for a baby born this time of year you will be just fine and if you've never had one you're unlikely to miss it. However id never buy a pram without a carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping personally. Ours just makes my life easier now we're not reliant on it for winter.
I used mine so much in the winter when E was teeny as she just looked so much more snug. I also use it every day for naps and when we walk anywhere plus anywhere we'll be out more than two hours but again nothing to stop you takin baby out the car seat for a stretch its just not so practical with my sleepy baby. We also travel lots and stay with family and our teeny baby didn't like the travel cot so she still sleeps in it now at 20 weeks and vein 91st percentile for height.
28/05/2013 at 08:32
Just to add we have the Stokke Xplory and no carrycot even with the January baby. When he was teenytiny we put him in a sling to take him out, and then when he was a little bigger the pram was absolutely fine. It's got a very warm and cosy pram cosytoes thing.
Also when they are newborn you don't need the footrest, so take that off and then it's super easy to take the seat off the frame if you need to. A would sometimes fall asleep while we were out, and as I didn't want the pram inside the house, I would take the seat off the frame and bring him in. It doesn't sit properly by itself so I used to prop it upright and that would be fine.
28/05/2013 at 08:41
Saisi, lovely to hear from someone who has it. Great stuff!
Thanks for the tip re the footrest. Will take off for now then! Xx
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