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#1 beej75

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hi there,

Forgive the newb question, but I was trying to figure out if there is a stage in a baby's growth where they are too big for a capsule, but not yet able to sit upright in a stroller?

Reason I ask is that in my research for "which twin stroller to buy" I am looking at models which are able to have 2 capsules plugged into them. One of these in particular, the Bugaboo Donkey Twin, seems to come with 2 bassinets as well as being able to have capsules plugged into it (if you buy the adapter). The bassinets are clearly longer and more spacious than a capsule, so I was trying to figure out  - if we're going to hire two removable capsules for the car - then is there a need for the bassinet? Are you supposed to go Capsule -> Bassinet -> Chair as they grow? And is that why the bassinet seems bigger than a capsule? Or can you just go Capsule -> Chair? Or is every kid different and it's one of those un-answerable questions?

I get the impression that pushing a kid around in a stroller which has a bassinet attachment means:
- for when you go out straight from home and don't travel in the car
- OR, you have to transfer from capsule to bassinet when you get where you're going in a car, and back again when you leave (and thus have to take the bassinets in car as well as stroller).

I'm new to this - like I said. So, forgive me if this is a dumb question.

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

I just used capsule then seat as my kids had bad reflux and hated being flat in the bassinet.

Bassinet I only  ever used in the first 3-4m. Capsule was used much longer then this. Using the reclined seat position my kids were in the seat from 3-4m.

Damn you auto correct

Edited by lsolaBella, 03 December 2012 - 03:59 PM.


#3 AdelTwins

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

I didn't use any inserts in the pram/stroller. We have a Baby Jogger City Mini Double & seperate convertable car seats. The seats in the Baby Jogger go flat so you can just put a blanket under them.
However, my two were born late in the year so the weather was warm/hot.
If I was having Autumn/Winter babies I would get the bassinet inserts and convertable carseats. They outgrow the capsules far too quickly.

#4 premmie_29weeks

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

I had a mountain buggy and only used the bassinet attachment for maybe 8 weeks, it wasn't big at all, or wide enough for comfort much longer than that. Thereafter they sat in a partially reclined front facing stroller.

Capsule can hook onto your stroller if you wish, ceritainly easier that waking a baby to transfer. I had one the second time around and tended only to use it on short trip, as their not really supposed to be in a capsule for hours at a time.

#5 beej75

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE (premmie_29weeks @ 04/12/2012, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had a mountain buggy and only used the bassinet attachment for maybe 8 weeks, it wasn't big at all, or wide enough for comfort much longer than that.

As in, the mountain buggy wasn't big or wide enough? Or the bassinet attachment wasn't big or wide enough?

QUOTE (premmie_29weeks @ 04/12/2012, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thereafter they sat in a partially reclined front facing stroller.

As in, a new bigger wider stroller? Or the same mountain buggy minus the bassinet? I ask because the Mountain Buggy Duet (smaller than Duo) is on the list, and I'm keen to hear whether people find it too small.

QUOTE (premmie_29weeks @ 04/12/2012, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Capsule can hook onto your stroller if you wish, ceritainly easier that waking a baby to transfer. I had one the second time around and tended only to use it on short trip, as their not really supposed to be in a capsule for hours at a time.

Interesting - I didn't know they weren't supposed to stay in the capsule for long periods. I thought the whole idea of capsule friendly strollers was so they COULD stay in the capsule the whole time, thus preventing the need to transfer into bassinet. Thank you for bringing that up though .... I'll endeavour to find out more.

I just saw and spoke to a mum with a MB Duet that had a 2.5yr old boy and (I think she said) a 3 month old. She didn't use a bassinet at all - just straight into a laid back position in the Duet. He looked pretty snug & cosy so at least I know it's possible without bassinet.

So that just leaves this 'not too long in a capsule' thing to determine whether the whole idea of capsule friendly strollers is worth it. Time for more reading (since having a baby - twins at that - doesn't seem to involve much reading anyway....)

Edited by beej75, 04 December 2012 - 02:40 PM.


#6 beej75

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Mo2k @ 04/12/2012, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you fit 2 capsules it also makes the pram wider fyi.

Yeah I saw that in the brochure - about 960 wide which is beyond most door widths. I probably should have been clearer, but I wasn't really interested in the BB Donkey anyway is it's too $$$ive. I was just using its list of components as a way of asking the question - since it comes with bassinet, seat, and capsule compatibility - so I didn't know whether you were supposed to go from one, to the next, to the next.

Back to width - the Mountain Buggy models seem to offset the capsule widths by placing them at different heights in the frame - rather than next to each other - thus making the whole thing narrower. Pus they're cheaper. So that's where I'm leaning at the moment.

QUOTE (Mo2k @ 04/12/2012, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also the capsule is just for short trips. I found that sometimes I used it a little bit too long and this made DD very unhappy so best to either lay flat in bassinet or in a reclined seat (for spewy babies).

They say that the baby should be flat ntil 6 months but good luck with that! DD got tired of it at 4-5 months.

So that's two of you suggesting no long-term capsule sitting. I thought capsules were flat? Or do they put the baby in a slightly crouched position or something?

Thanks for the replies so far, by the way original.gif

Edited by beej75, 04 December 2012 - 02:39 PM.


#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

A capsule puts a baby's spine into a c shape - which is why SIDS & Kids don't recomend them for extended periods.

Jump onto their website & it should tell you more. It was a few years ago that I was reading that information.




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