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03/04/2013 at 03:10
J is 5 months and so will, in the not toI distant future, be moving from him 'lie flat' part of his travel system- when did you change? I believe it's 6 months but is it more dependant on head control/ whether they can sit? Also he currently faces me, did you turn then to face outwards straight away?
03/04/2013 at 05:48
We have already when we use the double. I know you shouldn't, but M refuses to stay in the flat part and likes sitting up to look around. I don't keep him in it too long and make sure he's taken out regularly if we are out all day. I use the stroller if it's just him and I too which lies flatish but claims to be suitable from NB. M has very good head control and is really strong. People regularly look shocked when I say he's 3 months and compared to his little friends here, he is a lot stronger. E was 5 months before she had the ability to hold her head like he does!
03/04/2013 at 06:48
I was told by my pram lady its about how strong their backs are. She's obviously not a health expert and wanting to sell me a carrycot but she was very keen that babies didn't go in till 6 months (obviously their backs must get so strong in that one night between five months and 30 days and six months)..
There was a woman with same pram as me and her 14 week old was in the seat when I visited the shop and the lady was very adamant telling the mom she risked future damage (she'd already bought the carrycot so suggested that she should be using it).
03/04/2013 at 07:00
I think we waited until E could sit unaided for 45 minutes which was about 4.5 months for her. Not sure where I got that idea from but I guess it makes sense as it would suggest their head adn back are strong enough.
She is now 8.5 months and is still parent-facing although might be switched soon as she is straining to see what's around her all the time x
03/04/2013 at 07:02
Think C moved into the seat part around 5ish months, though it was usually reclined quite a bit. I used it facing me for quite a while after that, and still have her facing me in her double a lot of the time so I can chat to her!
03/04/2013 at 07:13
I think I moved N up a notch or two when he was about 4-5 months old. He was also really strong and didn't like lying flat. His back was still straight and I waited until he was at least six months before moving him to sit up properly else he would slouch to the side a bit.
03/04/2013 at 07:16
About four months. We didn't have a carrycot as the Bee has a cocoon instead. N was getting too hot in it so I took the cocoon out and tilted the pram so he could see out which made him happy. He's always had good head control so he was fine, and he loves being nosy.
03/04/2013 at 10:42
I guess they'll be ok once they have good head control and sit up well without slouching. S is 23 wks and I've just assembled the Oyster for her as she can now sit unaided. I saw a newborn 'sat' up fully in a silver cross not long ago and the poor thing was almost doubled up a looked so uncomfortable. Still wish I'd said something.
03/04/2013 at 10:58
We waited until a bit over 6 months, as J fitted in the pram part still, and I often used it to try to get him to sleep, and felt he'd be more comfy lying down. He wasn't always stunningly chuffed to be lying down, but he's not always stunningly chuffed to be sitting up in the push chair now, sometimes he just takes against being in the pushchair and there's not a lot I can do. He's still parent facing at 9 1/2 months - we span him to face outwards when he was having a tink the other day, but it didn't make any difference, so I span him back. I like being able to chat to him whilst we're walking along.
03/04/2013 at 12:56
About 6 months I think
03/04/2013 at 13:35
Thanks ladies, I think I'll go in between so not fully sitting up but not flat, he's got really good head control and can almost sit unaided so will see how we go.
03/04/2013 at 13:40
P wouldn't tolerate her carry cot so she was in the seat from tiny. However, we have the Buzz which is suitable from birth when you have the seat part flat. Tbh i usually had her in the car seat on the wheels as we didn't use the pram for any length of time really. We then gradually moved her more upright as she got bigger. Only recently (she's 13 months) have i turned her around to face out and had her in the very upright position.
03/04/2013 at 14:33
We moved N about 12 weeks
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