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Pram advice: Capsule to pram Unit?
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:25 PM
Hi all! This may be a silly question, but I am a first time expecting mum and am just starting to look for baby items, and here is my question...
Are there systems out there where you can put your newborn in a capsule that snaps into the car as well into a pram? And then the pram can convert to bigger baby sizes as well?
We live a fair way out of town and I can certainly forsee baby falling asleep in car and I would hate to have to wake him up to transfer to a pram!
Any suggestions? Brand names?
How do I decide between 3 wheel and 4 wheel prams as well? eek!?!?
Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:07 PM
The Steelcraft Strider DLX has what you're after. It also has a bassinet that can attach to the pram, instead of the normal seat. The seats can be positioned facing towards or away from you, which is great. I'm thinking about buying one my self. The pram itself has a RRP of $629, capsule around $300, bassinet around $180. But you can get them much cheaper if you shop around.
The whole package is on sale here for a very good price. The pram price of $629 actually includes rain cover, mesh cover, foot muff and something else I think, which you would normally have to pay extra for.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:17 PM
There are a few options out there:
Peg Perego Viaggio capsule goes on the Peg Prams (such as the Skate) and it also goes on the Bugaboo with special adaptors.
Steelcraft offers two options (or possibly more..I'm not au fait with Steelcraft; the Strider DLX system with a capsule that accommodates up to 9kg. The Safe and Sound Unity capsule also goes on the Profile stroller and the Terrain three wheeler. The Unity can take a child up to 12kg.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:24 PM
I have this system
If you dont like the jogger you can get a stroller instead - the capsule retails for $299 and the jogger is usually the same.
I really like the system - the only negative I have is that its quite heavy - I also tested out the steelcraft model and it was the same.
Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:47 AM
thanks very much for the advice ladies! quick qestion ashtonsmum... can newborn go right in jogger without capsule if needed?
Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:01 PM
Another suggestion that might help (it's what I do). I have a traditional SnS Capsule (boxy one called a Polo - you can hire them across Australia) and I just put it in my Maclaren Techno XT. Works perfectly. I can put the capsule in forwards or backwards and pull the hood over if I want.
I wanted a very lightweight stroller that folded up small and was good for shops etc. The strider and those type of prams were not what I wanted for long term.
I also wanted a dedicated capsule (so I could keep baby in it asleep - good theory but my DS2 won't sleep in it anyway or the pram for that matter) and the old style Polo rates highly on safety tests at 4 stars. The Unity only rates 2 stars (also sold as a Fisher Price seat at Target in red/grey). The Babylove Snap n Go which I assume goes with a pram rates 4 stars also for information but I don't know what this seat looks like.
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