6mth+ guidelines, buggys, when did you start?
Jan 19, 2011 11:25AM
When did you start using the buggy or part of travel system with a 6mth plus guideline? Lo is 3mths and hates laying flat in her pram and gets aggitated in carseat attachmen. Is it dangerous to use buggy part early?
Jan 19, 2011 4:30AM
I started using ours at about 5 1/2 months but DD was managing to sit for short periods unaided. I have to say I would wait until he can sit with minimal support at least.
Has she got any toys on her pram? I found that Aila got boredin her pram but I then bought her a Tiny Love musical mobile so she had something to look at and she started to get better in her pram.
Jan 19, 2011 4:41AM
Our pram has 3 settings - flat, upright (for older baby) and somewhere in the middle of lying at an angle so they can see out. We first put my son at that angle when he was about 13 weeks as he was getting grumpy sometimes and liked to look around. We started off only doing it for a few mins at a time and always putting it flat again when he nodded off. He's now 3 and never had any problems with it. T is almost 12 weeks and she's the same wanting to nosy around so yesterday I put the pram up for her when we went into town and she spent a good 10 mins having a nosy around and she was loving it till she fell asleep.
Tbh I think its the same as anything else theres warnings about - be sensible about it. Our pram at least puts lo at a similar angle to being in a car seat and the guidelines on car seats are 2 hours so I figure 10 mins at a time can't hurt and I'll carry on doing it
Jan 19, 2011 4:50AM
We have a P&Ts, so it is either lie flat, or in the second seat at about 45 degree angle.
Ds2 is 19 weeks tomorrow and we moved him into the second seat at 17 weeks.
He seems to prefer it! Can see lots more and has not kicked off when tired, just dropped off.
I am careful not to leave him in it too long as I don't want his neck to become tired.
But I am paranoid!!
Jan 19, 2011 5:17AM
We have an icandy peach which you can recline so they're lying quite back, and I put Sophie in hers at just before 4 months. She sits up well when supported though and when I recline it she just tries to sit up properly in it anyway.
She's also outgrown her carrycot for the pram as she's a really long baby anyway, so along with her showing signs of wanting to see around more, we thought it was the best thing for her. xx
Jan 19, 2011 8:56AM
i started my baby in her buggy at about 5 months as we were travelling in a plane and only the stroller section of the pram is collapsable so had to get her in it early. no probs though as i have a babystyle oyster and it reclines. i wouldn't worry about the guidelines too much as they seem to change ALL The time.
Jan 19, 2011 11:14AM
i think they are not advised as they should be lying flat, our LO outgrew his carrycot at 12 weeks and we didnt like him in the carseat if we were out for longer than a quick trip so used it from quite early on x
Jan 19, 2011 11:20AM
We used ours from about 4 months. The harness made sure she was very secure and wasn't lolling about x
Jan 19, 2011 11:25AM
My dd started sitting for short periods unaided at 20 weeks, so I started proping her then, as she was trying to pull herself into a sitting position anyway. We have a Pliko and there are about three or four different positions, so she was not bolt upright until 6 months.
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
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