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      31.10.2013 17:01
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      Nice one

      We bought this as part of our 'travel system' before Baby B was born. A travel system is basically a pushchair that does everything- it is a set of wheels to which a car seat will attach, a pram and then a seat for a pushchair. It means that it will accommodate all ages and stages of your baby. This carrycot is designed for the first few months of life.

      The carry cot

      The purpose of a carrycot is to be like a pram. Babies are supposed to lie flat for the majority of time and so instead of putting them in car seats and pushing them around a carry cot/pram is ideal as it keeps them flat and they can sleep away or nosey around as they're wheeled around. Usually they stay in this until around 6 months old when their backs are stronger and they are able to sit up and be in a pushchair. Often, though your baby may be too big to be comfortable in this for all that time so you may switch a bit earlier.

      How it looks

      Our carrycot was blue. It had dark blue on the outside and pale blue inside which we chose because we thought that it was more interesting than black and so that when our baby was lying inside it, there was a nice colour for her to look at. It is quite long, the same length as a moses basket and is robust. It is not flimsy at all, I have seen other prams such as the Silvercross 3D which is so soft and flimsy it's good for squashing ito a car but perhas not as good for being robust and protective.

      It has quite hard, plastic sides and a plastic bottom with a hood that pulls up. Although it sounds fairly hard this doesn't effect the baby as it's lined with a waterproof fabric and has a mattress on th ebottom. The mattres is the same size as a moses basket mattress and so getting a sheet to cover it is no problem at all. The hood that pulls up has a window in the back which lets a bit of light in but it's got a mosquito type cover on it so it wont dazzle the baby. The hood actually stays up very well too, it doesn't flop back down- once it's up it stays up!

      How does it work?

      Well this is probably the most technical bit of the review and even then it's simple so you don't have to worry about if you'r enot a technical person, it is still very easy to use.

      The wheels come with two slots which you just have to pop up and then these slot into the base of the carry cot. You have to align the carry cot up with the slot sand then pop it and there you go! This is around the middle of the carry cot and you can see without having to bend down and look underneath where exactly it is. Once it's in place and you push it in it will click so you know it's in properly. To release it you press a button on either side and pull it up. This can be a little difficult if you have a sleeping/heavy baby inside it as it does take some strength.

      Comfort

      I always thought that this pram body was very comfortable indeed as it was cosy with the hood being pulled up and the sides being lined with a nice pale blue. Baby B certainly thought it was comfortable, in fact it got to the point where we would take this off the wheels and use it as her moses basket as she would sleep better in this than she would the basket!

      Practicalities

      This is practical in that you can take the carry cot off from the wheels so if your baby is asleep in it whilst you're on a walk but when you get in you want to take your baby into a room which the wheels can't go in then you can simply unpop it from the wheels and carry your baby through still fast asleep inside it. It's also practical as we would use this as the pram and the moses basket if we went away so it meant we only had to pack this and not the basket as well. It is practical as it is wide too, compared to some other prams this is definitely full of room which meant that we were able to use it for longer than our friends used theirs.

      The negatives I can think of us that it does take up a lot of room so if you have a small car you wil have the wheels to accommodate and then this as well and it doesn't collapse down any smaller. In our case the boot would have the wheels in and the back seat would have this and so there wasn't very much space but if you do have a bigger car then this shouldn't be a problem!

      Opinion

      I was very happy with this. It looks sturdy, comfortable and different and it works really well. The hood stayed up, it was easy to unclip from the wheels once you had a little practice and I think that Baby B enjoyed being in it. I liked how she would sleep well in it and would enjoy looking up at the pale blue inside the hood as we walked along with her in this.

      It is expensive compared to others; we bought the entire travel system for £600 and this was on an offer too but it's comfortable, it works well and it was worth the money for us!

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      03.04.2013 09:49
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      We've got our money's worth!

      We bought this as part of our 'travel system' before Baby B was born. A travel system is basically a pushchair that does everything- it is a set of wheels to which a car seat will attach, a pram and then a seat for a pushchair. It means that it will accommodate all ages and stages of your baby. This carrycot is designed for the first few months of life.

      The carry cot

      The purpose of a carrycot is to be like a pram. Babies are supposed to lie flat for the majority of time and so instead of putting them in car seats and pushing them around a carry cot/pram is ideal as it keeps them flat and they can sleep away or nosey around as they're wheeled around. Usually they stay in this until around 6 months old when their backs are stronger and they are able to sit up and be in a pushchair. Often, though your baby may be too big to be comfortable in this for all that time so you may switch a bit earlier.

      How it looks

      Our carrycot was blue. It had dark blue on the outside and pale blue inside which we chose because we thought that it was more interesting than black and so that when our baby was lying inside it, there was a nice colour for her to look at. It is quite long, the same length as a moses basket and is robust. It is not flimsy at all, I have seen other prams such as the Silvercross 3D which is so soft and flimsy it's good for squashing ito a car but perhas not as good for being robust and protective.

      It has quite hard, plastic sides and a plastic bottom with a hood that pulls up. Although it sounds fairly hard this doesn't effect the baby as it's lined with a waterproof fabric and has a mattress on th ebottom. The mattres is the same size as a moses basket mattress and so getting a sheet to cover it is no problem at all. The hood that pulls up has a window in the back which lets a bit of light in but it's got a mosquito type cover on it so it wont dazzle the baby. The hood actually stays up very well too, it doesn't flop back down- once it's up it stays up!


      How does it work?

      Well this is probably the most technical bit of the review and even then it's simple so you don't have to worry about if you'r enot a technical person, it is still very easy to use.

      The wheels come with two slots which you just have to pop up and then these slot into the base of the carry cot. You have to align the carry cot up with the slot sand then pop it and there you go! This is around the middle of the carry cot and you can see without having to bend down and look underneath where exactly it is. Once it's in place and you push it in it will click so you know it's in properly. To release it you press a button on either side and pull it up. This can be a little difficult if you have a sleeping/heavy baby inside it as it does take some strength.

      Comfort

      I always thought that this pram body was very comfortable indeed as it was cosy with the hood being pulled up and the sides being lined with a nice pale blue. Baby B certainly thought it was comfortable, in fact it got to the point where we would take this off the wheels and use it as her moses basket as she would sleep better in this than she would the basket!


      Practicalities

      This is practical in that you can take the carry cot off from the wheels so if your baby is asleep in it whilst you're on a walk but when you get in you want to take your baby into a room which the wheels can't go in then you can simply unpop it from the wheels and carry your baby through still fast asleep inside it. It's also practical as we would use this as the pram and the moses basket if we went away so it meant we only had to pack this and not the basket as well. It is practical as it is wide too, compared to some other prams this is definitely full of room which meant that we were able to use it for longer than our friends used theirs.

      The negatives I can think of us that it does take up a lot of room so if you have a small car you will have the wheels to accommodate and then this as well and it doesn't collapse down any smaller. In our case the boot would have the wheels in and the back seat would have this and so there wasn't very much space but if you do have a bigger car then this shouldn't be a problem!

      Conclusion

      I was very happy with this. It looks sturdy, comfortable and different and it works really well. The hood stayed up, it was easy to unclip from the wheels once you had a little practice and I think that Baby B enjoyed being in it. I liked how she would sleep well in it and would enjoy looking up at the pale blue inside the hood as we walked along with her in this.

      It is expensive compared to others; we bought the entire travel system for £600 and this was on an offer too but it's comfortable, it works well and it was worth the money for us!

      Review written by my husband

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  • Product Details

    At a Glance Easily attaching to the Maxi-Cosi Mura 3-Wheeler Pushchair, the Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot converts your pushchair into a pram allowing your gorgeous newborn baby to lie flat. Features and benefits for Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot - Black The Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot can be attached to the Maxi-Cosi 3-Wheeler Pushchair to convert it into a pram Allows baby to be in the lie-flat position when out and about Suitable from birth until baby is able to sit upright The Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot provides comfort for your baby due to all-over padding Soft and comfortable liner is washable and so is easy to keep clean The soft-touch carry handle makes it easy for mum to carry baby The Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot comes complete with a large, adjustable hood, mattress and apron. Mothercare Loves:.Convert your pushchair into a pram by allowing your little one to be in the lie-flat position; the correct way to transport your newborn baby.Want To Know More?Easily attaching to the Maxi-Cosi Mura 3-Wheeler Pushchair, the Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot converts your pushchair into a pram allowing your gorgeous newborn baby to lie flat. The lie-flat position is the correct and optimum position for you to carry your little one around as it encourages crucial spine growth and developmenet.The Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot is suitable from birth until your little one is old enough to sit upright. All-over padding ensures that your little one will be extremely comfortable when in their carrycot. The soft and comfortable liner is washable so mum can easily keep it clean and fresh.The large, adjustable hood allows you to alter your view of your little one when out and about. The soft-touch carry handle makes it easy for you to carry baby around. The Maxi-Cosi Mura Carrycot also comes complete with a mattress and apron.Don't Forget...Check out our large range of blankets and bedding to soothe and comfort your little one when out and about.