Am I OK to put my 3 month old in her forward facing pushchair

Charlotte - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I've got a Travel System with a carseat and pram attatchment. I know she's not allowed to stay in the carseat all day and putting the pram attatchment on is very fiddly. I was just wondering if it's OK to have her just in the buggy mode, although she hasn't always got great control when it comes to holding her head up right.

Any ideas anyone?

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Jo-anne - posted on 08/16/2009

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i hate carseats on pushchairs never used one never will! my baby is 4 months old and always been forward facing in her pushchair! my little girl loves to look that way as she is very noisy and likes to look around!

Marcia - posted on 08/15/2009

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Hi there,



For the safety of your child rather than convenience, I'd go my the manufacture guidelines for your pushchair. Having a child so young that still has a developing spine and organs, it's best to have the in the recomemened position, why you're not to leave babies in car seats for more than 2 hours.

Especially as she can't hold up her own body weight properly till she's around 6 months.



We've only started using a proper car seat the past 3 weeks now Aaron can sit up on his own, and doesn't like his carry seat that came with his travel system because he can't sit up. And the pushchair itself he's on the last setting, where's in a totally sitting up position and that's only been in the last 3 weeks also, and he's 6 and a half months now.



Be safe and good luck.

Toni - posted on 08/15/2009

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Id definatly try it, she how she reacts, but just watch her carefully with her head control, if shes bobbing it a bit too much for your liking, add some rolled up blankets to either side of her head or use a head positioner! good luck :)

Sarah - posted on 08/15/2009

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Quoting Charlotte:

Yeah, it does recline, I think pretty much completely flat.
Thanks everyone for your help, I've had the question going through my head all day.



they don't need to be completely flat at 3months old hun

Sarah - posted on 08/15/2009

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yeh its fine when they get to that age they like to look around .. most prams have seat adjustments so just set it to the reclining level.

now that my sons 6months old and sitting up unaided i push his seat right up. j

Zoha - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son hates the car seat and he is 3 months. I had no choice but to put him in the front facing stroller. Sometimes they just want to see the world. He can hold his head and so we are good, but if not, lie it more flat and you are good to go.

Samantha - posted on 08/14/2009

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If she can hold her head up, yes. We were putting our son in a front-faceing umbrella stroller around that time.

Ashley - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son is 6 wks old and i have put him in the stroller without the carseat. i have a double stroller and it lies all the way down so he wasnt the least bit elevated.

Charlotte - posted on 08/14/2009

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Yeah, it does recline, I think pretty much completely flat.

Thanks everyone for your help, I've had the question going through my head all day.

Charlene - posted on 08/14/2009

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Does your stroller have a recline option? A lot of travel systems have their strollers with a recline option for the seat so the baby can be in it from day one if you choose, just lying down or super reclined or whatever works best for the baby.

Tiffanie - posted on 08/14/2009

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A car seat that faces forward? Bad Idea. If you were in an accident I couldn't imagine what would happen to her little neck. If they face backward they're head won't bounce back and forth in an accident. I don't know what a pram is, so I hope this helps.

Amber - posted on 08/14/2009

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i used my stroller with out the carseat when my daughter was that young and all i did to keep her under control was place a blanket around her to kinda keep her in place and used the headsupport from my carseat so her head was supported. try it once or twice and if it is to much for her or you then don't do it. the only thing you can do is experiment thats the only way to know whats going to work for you and your baby or not. good luck!!

Candice - posted on 08/14/2009

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you can buy infant headrests seperately...that might help. i would also worry about how tight the waist strap is. my friend tried it too soon and her baby slipped right out. but if the waist/crotch strap is snug and you get a headrest (that thing that keeps baby's head from dropping to the side) it might be ok. i would also recline the seat back a bit if possible, so she doesn't slump forward.

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