Carrycots are lighter cots with handles, which are smaller than the body of a pram. Carrycots can be attached and removed from the pushchair, which makes it possible to buy them separately. You can buy a pushchair that only comes with the seat this can be used for your newborn if you adjust it enough, but they usually advise you to get carrycots which make it possible for your newborn baby to lie – flat. If you buy a pram and you don’t like the carrycot it comes with, it can be the design or maybe its not in good quality you can buy a separate carrycot. That’s why it’s important to buy a stroller or pushchair which’s detachable.
Why Are Carrycots Safer?
The newborn baby carrycot is for your newborn to lie in a horizontal or a flat position. This isn’t only for your newborn, but also for your baby until they are 6 months old. When your baby is at this age they must lie flat because this is important for their necks. Babies are fragile and need to lie down for the most part until they learn to sit or when their bodies are stronger. If not it might course damage to their bodies especially their necks, because it can’t support the head.
It’s good for you to use the carrycot until your baby is 1 year when they are much stronger. I will advise you to do this because its safer. You can also use a car seat if you find that easier. I already mentioned the importance of having a carrycot in my post about prams, so I won’t repeat myself in detail. Carrycots protect your baby better because of how concealing it can be. Its hood, handle and sunshade makes it more unique, and if you buy it separately it’s usually bigger which gives more space to your newborn.
Buying the carrycot separate is cheaper even if you buy from a brand which has the best quality and best features which help your newborn even more. The features it has the more secure and safe it will be for your newborn. Below I will mention some carrycots I consider to be good and safe for your baby.
Baby Jogger Foldable Pushchair Carrycot. For City Mini 2 And City Mini GT2 Single Strollers. Jet (Black).
Pros: The carrycot offers your newborn a soft and comfortable spot to sleep on with a luxurious quilted interior, it has a large uv50+ canopy and footrest to protect your baby from elements. This matches with the city mini 2 and gt2 pushchair that give your baby a comfortable ride and it’s from birth up to 1 year and even more, depends on your baby’s weight. The adapters are included so you can take a stroll straight away and the plush mattress is washable so you can use it for a long time. The carrycot is unisex and forward-facing.
Features and details:
- The city min 2 and gt2 and easily folded and includes a carry handle that’s simple for transportation.
- Has a 5 – point harness. Etc.
Cons: It can be expensive and it’s not suitable for every pushchair. It only has a forward-facing option.
Maxi-Cosi Oria Lightweight Pushchair Carrycot. Nomad Black.
Pros: The carrycot is wide and has a lot of space which turns the Maxi-Cosi into a big and comfortable pram that allows your newborn to lie flat. The pushchair is suitable from birth up to 3.5 years depending on your baby’s weight and height. The Maxi-Cosi is compatible with these pushchairs:
- Maxi-Cosi Stella.
- Maxi-Cosi Mura.
- Maxi-Cosi Elea.
- Maxi-Cosi Loola.
Features and Details:
- A comfortable and spacious mattress. It’s good for overnight sleeping, your baby can sleep safely without feeling uncomfortable.
- High sides and boot cover.
- A sun canopy protects your baby from the sun and wind.
- It has a 2-click module system memory buttons which allow easy attachment and removal from the pushchair’s frame with just one hand.
- Comes with rain cover, mosquito net.
Cons: It’s not suitable for every pushchair.
Mamas & Papas Flip XT2 Carrycot, Sage Green, Pushchair Accessory.
Pros: The XT2 carrycot is very comfortable to sleep on and it creates a quiet environment for your baby. The lie-flat position makes it that the baby can have a natural and healthy sleep. The magnetic apron handle tucks baby away fast and quietly. The front release handle lets you move your baby’s carrycot and the hood has an optional air vent which keeps the baby cool and comfortable. The mattress offers comfortable naps on the go and it features a compact and lightweight travel system. It has a 5 – point harness and its unisex. The XT2 has a front and parent-facing option which makes it very good for your baby and you
Cons: It’s not suitable for every pushchair and the colour it’s limited. The colour doesn’t match that many pushchairs.
Keep Your Baby Satisfied.
The reason why carrycots are important is that they are important to have for your newborn. Your newborn must be in a flat position all the time until they can support their necks. The carrycot makes it possible for your baby to lie flat as much as possible, with the help of adjustments. This is also a better option for babies who are 2 months up to 1 year because they won’t feel uncomfortable and won’t struggle and will be able to enjoy the stroll or trip with the parents. The reason why we take strolls with our babies is to give them fresh air and for them to enjoy the outside world and without satisfaction, there won’t be any enjoyment. Keep your baby satisfied by keeping them safe and comfortable.
What do you think, are carrycots safer to have?
All the best,