Is a carrycot the same as a car seat?

Can I use carrycot instead of car seat?

The short answer: yes. Unless you have a pushchair with a seat that lies completely flat, then a carrycot is the safest way to transport your baby in those first 3-4 months.

What is a carrycot used for?

Carrycot on wheels

A carrycot is a light, portable cot with handles, similar to but smaller than the body of a pram, and often attachable to a wheeled frame. Your baby can sleep in the carrycot for the first few months, and the cot can be attached to the frame to go out.

Can you use a bassinet as a car seat?

The bassinet itself on the majority of bassinet strollers can be used for 3 to 6 months depending on the model. However, most bassinet strollers can have the bassinet removed and easily be converted to toddler seats with one hand. This allows the same stroller be used with different seat attachments for years.

How long do babies use carrycot?

Babies should be parent facing in a carrycot from birth until around 6 months or until they can sit up unaided, at which point they can progress into a seat unit.

Can baby sleep in Oyster carrycot overnight?

The Oyster 3 carrycot is suitable for occasional overnight sleeping, the carrycot has a flat foam mattress allowing little ones to stretch and grow in comfort.

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What makes a carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping?

To be suitable for overnight sleeping, a cot has to comply to the standard of Cribs and Cradles (EN1130). This standard requires a minimal side height of 275 mm from the mattress, since the height of the side of the cot does not meet this we can not advise it as a qualified baby bed.

Are cot bumpers safe?

Avoid using cot bumpers in your baby’s cot – they are a hazard for choking, suffocation and strangulation.

Where do you put the Moses basket?

For the first 6 months the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot, crib or moses basket in your room beside your bed and in the same room as you for all sleeps. You’ll also be close by if they need a feed or cuddle.

How many cellular blankets does a newborn need?

Two or three sheets should be enough. Cellular blankets can be layered, which means you can keep your baby at the right temperature by removing or adding covers as needed. You shouldn’t need more than about three.