Jump to content

BJCS for newborn


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 sarkazm76

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

I have a lovely purple BJCS.  Bought it just before we found out number 2 is on the way (surprise!) so pretty happy about that.  I was going to rent a capsule that works with the BJCS for the first 6 months but the only two that work with BJCS both rate only 1 star safety rating and that puts me off.  I think I'd rather use the 4 star capsule I have!
Only thing then is when I have both kids with me out and about will need a 2nd seat for the BJCS now instead of later.  So my question is - if I buy the 2nd seat can I put a newborn straight in without needing the bassinet kit/ option?  And are there 2 options for the BJCS?  I'm confused - saw one at mothercare that looks like it is a bassinet you buy.... but then I also thought I saw a thing where you buy a 2nd seat AND a kit that makes THAT into a bassinet?
I don't want to buy a bassinet at all if I can help it and just use the 2nd seat.  Is that possible?


#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

I've been looking into this pram too but I won't be getting a second seat. From what I can see, the shape of seats are not recommended for newborns and this is why you are supposed to buy a bassinet or use a capsule. Which ever pram I decide on, I plan to get a bassinet for newborn anyway though.

#3 tinkster23

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I always used mine from newborn, they aren't perfectly flat but its flat enough.


#4 Zahhy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

To use two seats on the BJCS you need to buy a second seat kit, regardless of whether one seat is a bassinet, capsule or seat.
One of the ladies on here suggested leaving the velcro strap that goes under the bottom of the footrest undone, and that would possibly make it flatter for a newborn.

I bought the bassinet kit, you take apart one of the existing seats and clip the bassinet attachments to the frame from the seat.

Edited by Tonberry, 15 January 2013 - 10:47 AM.


#5 engineerk

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

I did the same as Tonberry. I found the bassinet great, and he even slept in it when we went to people's houses (didn't take the whole pram into the house, just the bassinet part). You buy a bassinet kit that uses the frame of the seat. To have a second seat, you need to buy a second seat kit.

#6 HurryUpAlready

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

The seat really isn't suitable for a child that cannot sit up or support their head well. There is even a warning on the seat saying not suitable for under 6 months.

I used the bassinette for DD which was great. Like a PP I used it for naps and to take to people's houses. But yes, you'll either need to buy the full bassinette (several hundred $$$), or the bassinette that you use the seat frame to assemble. You'll need the 2nd seat once bub is old enough anyway, so really it's just the $180 or so (from memory) that the bassinette kit will cost you.

Have a look on Gumtree, you might grab one second hand for cheap.



#7 sarkazm76

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Thanks ladies original.gif  Initially I was hoping I could rent the capsule and by the time bubs comes out of capsule and into seat... DS1 will be over it and ready to use the skate-board attachment instead and maybe I'd never need a 2nd seat, lol.  If I do need to buy the 2nd seat then having to pay for the bassinet kit on top of it doubles the price.  Ugh.

Would be easier if DH didn't get made redundant before Xmas!!!  Might check 2nd hand as suggested - at least for the bassinet kit.  So the bassinet kit converts the std seat to laying flat?!


#8 J3NN1

Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

I used the Maxi Cosi capsule and thought it was awesome. Really easy to get in and out of the car and is the easiest capsule to use with the pram with regards to the attachment. Made getting out and about with a newborn SO much easier as well.  She didn't reach the weight limit until 8 months as well so was able to use it for quite a while. Keep in mind you do have to buy the capsule attachment for it to work as well though. Think that retails at about $90.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.