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Baby carrycots

Advice on what to look for when you choose a carrycot for your baby, plus the opportunity to purchase a range of single and pram carrycots.
A Carry cots usually come as part of a 3-in-1 pram, so that your newborn can lie flat on their back. They can also be bought separately to slot onto the frame.

The benefit of a carrycot is that your baby can sleep in the carrycot overnight, and then travel around on the pram frame during the day, saving you having to buy an additional Moses basket or crib.

A carrycot is one option for your baby's first bed. It is portable and small enough to keep next to your bed. However, as with Moses baskets or cribs, a carrycot will only last for the first few months of your baby's life.

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hello i dont think a carry cot is essential unless it comes with the pram that ull be getting. if its just the car seat with the pram i wouldnt worry to much about a carrycot as moses baskets can be picked up for a few quid. even tho the moses basket may not last the child that long i think that it would be a lovely thing to pass down to the next generation.
by debbie04 1st Jun 2009, 9:06am

I'm 22 weeks pregnant at the moment and starting to think about what I need to buy for the new baby. Could you pls let me know if in your opinion, it is essential to buy a carry cot? I'm receiving conflicting information so I'm not sure what to do. Any comments/advice would be very welcome.

Thanks in advance!!
by cmartinez 31st Mar 2008, 8:19am