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I brought the Quinny dreami carrycot to go with my Quinny buzz 3 pushchair. It is without a doubt the loveliest carrycot I have seen or had. The lining is so warm and soft and I believe would be very comfortable to lie on, this lining goes all around and on the mattress too so baby can be all warm and snug. The large hood and apron can keep out any wind and also protects baby from the sun. The hood also comes with a great carry handle which makes moving it around very easy.
I don't think the carrycot is essential as the Quinny buzz lies flat, it is also very expensive in my opinion especially when we only used it for 3 months before baby got too big.
Saying this me personally I wouldn't have been without it, even though its pricey I can say it is defiantly quality for the money
In my opinion the Dreami Carrycot is an essential when purchasing the Quinny Buzz travel system and keeping your newborn happy and secure.
***Why do I need this?***
In baby shopping lingo a travel system is a set of pram, buggy, car seat parts and so on that can be clipped into a base allowing a much easier way of transporting your baby. When my little monkey was born in May this year I decided to buy the quinny buzz system. I felt it was good value but still a quality purchase. So far I have been proven right!
Along with the car seat I have used the dreami carrycot extensively since my little one was born. It is easy to clip into the base and (most of the time!) relatively easy to remove. It allows a traditional pram element to be added to a trendy modern system. This means you can have the peace of mind that comes with a peacefully sleeping baby while benefitting from the maneuverability of a modern design. The removable mattress with separate cover is particularly well designed in case of any little accidents your child might have in the cot.
Like all the quinny products I really like the simple modern style of the carrycot. It feels solid and not too feminine so my husband doesnt look silly pushing it. It is available in a range of colours to suit your travel system, and I went for classic black which fits with my other quinny products. It also means that if we have another baby in the future the pram will suit a boy or a girl.
***Ease of use***
The cot clips into the base easily with the adaptors, although these are not always supplied with the cot so you may have to buy them separately. Once on it is secure although the suspension means it does move a little. This is useful when frantically trying to get the baby to sleep by jiggling the frame! The only problem I find is that with the baby in the carrycot it becomes very heavy and I would not be able to lift it from the base. This isn't too much of a problem for me as I am quite happy to leave the cot on its base if baby is still asleep after a walk. And of course if you or your partner have strong arms it may not be as much of an issue!
***Is it worth it?***
There is no denying that the cot is expensive. We paid well over a hundred pounds for ours although there are generally deals to be had on ebay. You could also save money by buying the cot as part of the travel system from baby shops such as mothercare or mamas and papas. Despite the cost I do think it is reasonable value. It is solidly constructed and still looks brand new after several months of use. Also, it is no more expensive than other similar brands on the market.
Overall I do consider the dreami carrycot to be an essential part of the quinny travel system. It is comfortable and stylish and my baby has given his verdict through many hours of happy sleep. The only small issues are the weight and the need to buy separate adapters that stops it from being perfect.
I bought the Quinny Dreami carrycot as part of the Quinny buzz pushchair set in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first baby. We really wanted a modern looking pushchair, but with a more traditional carrycot.
The Dreami comes in a variety of different colours but I chose strawberry. The Dreami comes with a Quinny blanket, rain cover and insect net. The carrycot is really easy to attach to the Quinny base and also really easy to put the hood up and down.
I absolutely loved the carrycot and used to get lots of positive comments from people about how lovely my pram looked. I had absolutely no issues whatsoever with the carrycot. However, I did have several issues with the Quinny buzz pushchair base and this is therefore why I cannot really recommend this product as you need the pushchair base to use the Dreami carrycot.
In summary, a really lovely carrycot that looks stunning and is practical and sturdy and easy to handle, however the fact that it is coupled with the buzz pushchair is what unfortunately let's this product down.
After looking at many prams my husband decided the Quinny Buzz three wheel pram was the one for us. I on the other hand wanted to push around a more tradition pram. The Dreami Carry offered us the ideal solution.
This fits quick and easily onto the Quinny frame and is ideal for your newborn. Your baby has the comfort of a moses basket whilst you have a practical mobile solution. I liked the fact that my baby was laid completely flat and didn't have to have straps around them at such a young age.
I especially like the fact that you can take it off of the frame. You just push a button on each side and then lift up. I used mine as a temporary Moses basket when visiting relatives.
The hood can be put up or down so allows you baby privacy when they are sleeping or they can look around and see the world.
It came complete with rain cover and mosquito net so is ideal in both winter and summer.
The outside material is completely waterproof whilst the inside as extremely soft. The mattress can be removed in order to wipe down easily although I would recommend covering with a moses basket sheet which can be easily washed.
I paid £150 for mine which does seem quite expensive since my daughter only really fit in it for the first three months however she looked so comfy and I felt like such a proud mummy pushing her around I never regretted buying it.
Why did we choose this pram/pushchair?
Last year it seemed as though we had made a bit of a mistake with our new car purchase. After three fantastic months with our beautiful Fiat 500, I found out that I was expecting a baby! I was over the moon, though more than slightly worried that we would not find a travel system which would fit in our 182 litre boot! The shape of the boot in a Fiat 500 meant that even some of the smaller travel systems had no chance of fitting. I spent a fair few trips to pram centres before finding that this was only one of two models which would accommodate the chassis in the boot!
How did we get on?
At first I was not overly enamoured with the look of the Dreami carry cot, but after spending the last three months using it, I am definitely a convert! The outer material is extremely durable material, and the inner is really nice and soft. I always feel that my baby is nice and cosy when she is sleeping in this. This was particularly important to me, as my baby hates wearing a big outdoor suit, so will often be placed in her pram with just blankets and a hat. I also liked the fact that most of the inner materials can be taken off for washing, much needed as things get grubby so quickly when they're well used!
Was it easy to use?
The carry cot has a handle at either side which click on and off the chassis, which was really easy to do. This was particularly important to me as I had a c-section and, for the first few weeks at least, I found even the simplest of tasks quite difficult.
How to make the hood stay up was a mystery to me, and for the first six weeks I thought that I had broken it, because I couldn't get it to lock into position. After speaking to someone at my local pram centre it turns out that you have to pull it towards you with a reasonable amount of force. Once I knew what I was doing it was easy to use.
My only gripe about this product, is that she will not be able to use it for much longer. Baby is now 4.5 months and I should probably have moved onto the buggy already. I like her being able to lie completely flat when we are out and about so I have avoided this for as long as possible. It does, however, fit in our tiny car so I guess you can't have it all ways!
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007, after much time spent mulling over which travel system to buy, we finally decided on the Quinny Buzz (see my other review) . We bought the pushchair from Kiddicare for a bit cheaper than the rrp. We wasn't sure at the time weather or not we should buy the Dreami carry cot to fit to the pushchair as being pregnant with our first child, it is hard to know what you need and don't need and for the rrp of £130 it seemed a bit of a risk if it wasn't going to get used and was just something that looked nice and wasn't really practical. After much time speaking to other parents and reading reviews, we decided that we would purchase the carrycot at the same time as the pushchair. We chose the bright pink and orange colour as we had discovered we were having a girl at the scans.
When the delivery man delivered it in it's big box, I was very excited!! We got it out of the box and unwrapped it from it's plastic, as soon as I saw it I was very impressed by it's vibrant colours and good quality. It came with raincover, mosquito net and co-ordinating blanket. We put the adaptors on to the pushchair (these can also be used to fix the Maxi Cosi cabrio fix to the frame as well) and placed the carry cot on top, it made a solid 'click' sound to let us know that it was properly placed. The carrycot looked magnificent on the frame and looked so cosy and comfy.
When my daughter arrived, she wouldn't sleep in the crib that we had bought for in our room. On the first night we brought her home from hospital, she cried everytime she was placed in the crib. As first time parents, we had no idea what to do. After ages of crying, I thought it might be worth trying her in the dreami carry cot. Almost straight away, our little daughter settled down to sleep! Chatting with the midwife about our bad night the day after, she said it was probably because the carry cot was cosy and felt more secure. After that, our daughter wouldn't sleep anywhere else and it quickly became apparant that we had made a good purchase. She used it for daytime and night time sleep for a few months until she felt more secure in the crib.
When we took the pram out for walks, people used to comment and admire it - which was a downer really because people failed to notice my gorgeous new baby girl laying inside!
The inside of the carrycot is covered by a flannelette type material, the outside is splash proof for light showers. The mattress has a removable, washable cover - I am so glad it did because of the amount of use it got, it needed washing quite frequently.
When my daughter outgrew it at 6months old, I was able to take off most of the fabric bits to wash. I washed and dried it, put the bits back on and it still looked new, even though it had 6months of solid use. The only small thing that wasn't perfect was that the inside of the carrycot goes bobbly where baby rubs against the material inside. I did manage to fix this though and make it look new again by using one of those de-bobble machines that you would use for wooly jumpers! (I like to keep everything looking in good nic') I packed it away and put it into storage for our next child. I am currently pregnant with number 2 but we are having a boy this time so we have had to replace our bright pink and orange Dreami Carrycot with the bright Sulphur green Dreami.
Overall the carry cot was an excellent purchase and got used solidly for the first 6months of our daughters life. It was such a good purchase that we have bought another one for our new baby that is due shortly and I am very confident that we will get good use out of this one this time as well. Would recommend to anyone who is thinking of buying a Quinny Buzz.
I bought the Dreami carrycot to fit my Quinny buzz. It comes with two adaptors which can also fit the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix car seat. The carry cot is simple to fit and the adaptors can be left in situ in the buzz frame. The cot is quite expensive; I paid £130 which I think is about average.
The cover is easy to wipe clean and the mattress has a removable machine washable cover. The carry cot has a hood which is a must for the summer. It also comes with a fitted top cover which again allows the baby to be sheltered from the sun in the summer and protected from the elements in the winter. With the cot you get a very useful mosquito net which simply zips around the hood and is elasticised around the bottom. The rain cover is quite odd to be perfectly honest, it has a big hole in the middle which I believe is designed to allow the baby to breathe, unfortunately, this also allows the baby to get a bit wet! Do be warned, this isn't the longest carry cot, so if you have a tall baby, you may not get six months out of it.
The cot is very handy for travelling as it can be put only any flat surface for the baby to sleep, we used it a lot in the caravan. It can also be used as an alternative to a mosses basket, so you can save a little bit of money there.
I would say if you've got the Buzz its worth getting the carry cot, if only to allow the baby to sleep in the recommended totally flat position.
We bought the Quinny Buzz pushchair for my son before he was born and we didn't buy the carry cot at the time because we didn't think we would need it.
However after a week we soon realised the pushchair isn't really suited for a newborn- - although it is marketed this way. I felt it wasn't suitable because it didn't recline flat, so we bought the Quinny Dreami Carrycot.
It is a large carrycot, in the traditional shape. It has well padded sides and a very soft interior. The covers are all machine washable which is a real winner for me. The rain cover came with the carrycot which is very handy, but don't lose it because as with all things Quinny -they are very expensive to replace.
If you have a wriggly baby, we found a small harness attached to the base of the carrycot, although we never used it.
The carrycot is easy to detach, so you can transport your little one while they are sleeping and not disturb them. We used it instead of a mosses basket when we were visiting friends and relatives, so I definitely think we got our moneys worth.
It comes in the same colour range as the Quinny pushchair so everything matches., and has a reasonable second hand value
Quinny dreami carrycot
I love this carrycot for following reasons
spacious for baby
Good quality thick material
Attaches easily to buzz frame
very cosy for baby
hood seemed nice and wide
Came with special raincover
Apron easily removeable and machine washable
Comes in striking range of colours to match quinny buzz
After trying the bugaboo carrycot which is quite flimsy and not as good quality as the Quinny carry cot made me think Quinny definatly offers better value for money.
The downsides I guess is the additional expense as does not come with the buzz has to be purchased seperate but you can get some great value packages online.
It is quite heavy to lift and quinny could do with maybe bringing out a stand for it like Mamas and Papas so could be used around the house.
Overall fantastic buy for newborn should last up to 6months and turns your funky buzz into proper pram which call me old fashioned is fantastic as babies need to lie flat in early months not continually in carseats!
With my first daughter we had a Mamas & Papas carrycot, car seat and pushchair. I think that she only went in the carrycot a few times, because every time we took her out in it she would scream the place down - honestly you would never think that a baby a couple of weeks old could cry so loud. It would end up with one of us pushing and the other carrying her.
Fast forward to five years later..............I was pregnant again and we had got rid of all the other stuff. We decided (well me) that we wanted the Quinny Buzz & as everything that I had read said that the main seat unit was from 6months onward we took the plunge and bought the Dreami carrycot.
We got ours in the strawberry colour and I have to say its fab. A lovely colour, it comes with a love mattress, rain cover - which is easy to use and a colour coordinating Quinny fleece blanket.
The carry cot looks very roomy and has lasted her to just over 6 months, which we felt we got value for money. Also we took it on holiday with us for her to sleep in and she slept very well in it like she does at home.
We are now going to pass it on to friends, who are having a baby in the spring.
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