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It took me a long time to decide which pram system I wanted to buy for my son....after all it is a big purchase & there are so many options & features nowadays, making it difficult to figure out which combination will suit you best. I opted for the 'Mutsy' (pronounced 'Mootsy') 4-Rider light. Mutsy is a Dutch company, making their products a little harder to find here in the UK (which suits me just fine - I like to have something a little 'different'!).
There are several options available for sitting/laying baby down - all of which can be attached to the chassis with great ease, & can be positioned either forward or rear facing. As well as buying the pushchair & car seat, I splashed out on the carrycot too. Carry cots are recommended for use until babies are 6 months old, as a flat position helps the spine develop correctly.
The Mutsy carrycot is available in 3 styles - 'Active', Team' & 'College'. Each style is then available in several colours. (See mutsy.nl for the full listings). I knew I wanted the College style which has takes on the style of an American sports team, with logo's such as 'Mutsy Sports' & 'Baby Team 01'. Having opted for the pushchair & carseat in 'Ocean' colour, I went for the green carry cot, just to vary things up a little (by the way the colour in the above picture is a little misleading - the shade of green is more of a khaki green).
The carry cot is full size (same size as a moses basket), & can also be used for overnight sleeping & daytime naps. (Personally I used a seperate moses basket, but you could save some money by using the pram carry cot for this purpose). The cot comes with a mattress & also features a carry handle which can be unclipped & stowed away in a pocket on the front - this is useful for anyone wanting to take the carrycot off the chassis with baby still sleeping in it.
The cot has a removable padded liner which can be machine washed - a very useful feature! There is a full-size hood which can be easily put up or down by pushing 2 buttons - one on either side of the cot. A removable apron is included, which is easily fastened on by 2 press-studs either side. The exterior of the apron also features a very useful large zip pocket, which is discretely hidden. One downside is that the apron cannot be fastened on, but with the raised flap down so that you can keep a closer eye on baby. I find that when my son is awake, he would prefer to see more of what's going on, but then ends up kicking the apron off if it is not tethered!
Another useful feature (which also contributes to the overall styling of the 'College' range) are several zip pockets around the exterior of the carry cot. There is a large pocket on the rear of the hood, & 2 further small zip pockets along either side of the cot exterior.
The carrycot retails around £120-£130 (internet prices tend to be around the same as in-store prices, but since the Mutsy brand is often difficult to locate, it is probably easier to purchase from the internet). Package deals can often be found on the internet, such as chassis & carrycot together. This saves a few quid, but not usually a great deal.
Overall I'm really happy with the carrycot. It's such a unique style & I am frequently stopped by people in the street who want to know where I bought it.
The mutsy carrycot is the perfect environment to place your new born baby, they offer complete protection and comfort for your child.