A carrycot is a light, portable cot with handles, similar to but smaller than the body of a pram and often attachable to a wheeled frame.
Your baby can sleep in the carrycot for the first few months, and the cot can be attached to the frame to go out.
Take your little ones on outings in a carrycot without discomfort. Carrycots make it convenient to carry babies without disturbing their sleep. Apart from carrying, they can be converted into a feeding chair, rocking chair and car seat mode to perform different activities.
While purchasing a carrycot for your baby, there are various features like weight, material, safety belts and size to be kept in mind. To help you choose the best baby carrycot.
Baby Nursery FAQs
How long can my baby stay in a carrycot? A carrycot can be used from birth until around 9kg, or until your baby can get up on their hands/knees. For most infants, this is about 3-4 months.
When your baby is just five months: Use a baby travel carrycot or crib as it gives you the freedom of staying almost anywhere you want without having to worry about where the baby will sleep. A travel cot can also provide an extra sleeping place for babies who come to stay at your home.
To be suitable for overnight sleeping, a cot has to comply with the standard of Cribs and Cradles (EN1130). This standard requires a minimal side height of 275 mm from the mattress. Since the height of the cot side does not meet this, we can not advise it as a qualified baby bed.
The carrycot can also be used for occasional overnight sleeping. Features: Suitable from birth until approximately six months (max child weight 9kg) Can be used for occasional overnight sleeping.
Yes, the great news is every iCandy carrycot is suitable for permanent overnight sleeping, so your iCandy pushchair purchase means there is no need for any additional sleeping solutions in those first six months.
Why Carrycots Are One Of Our Best-Selling Baby Accessories
Safe, Comfortable, Portable
A carrycot is one of those pieces of baby gear that some parents swear by but others don’t even consider.
Although you don’t technically need a carrycot, as most strollers and prams are suitable for newborns, they can make things a bit easier during the first few months. And – as any parent will tell you – anything that helps during the newborn stage is worth its weight in gold.
Here’s how a carrycot can help:
Safe, Comfy Sleep
Carrycots are completely flat, so they’re comfortable and safe for baby sleep. If you get home from a walk and your baby is asleep, you can detach the cot and carry it inside without waking her. Unlike a capsule car seat, which is unsafe for longer sleep, a carrycot has no sleep limits.
You generally don’t need to strap your baby into a carrycot, which makes it easier to get him in and out – no need to fiddle with buckles while he’s screaming or unswaddle him if he’s sleeping peacefully. During the newborn stage, this is a very helpful feature.
Because carrycots are portable, they’re also a great option when you’re out and about. If you’re visiting friends, for example, you can set the carrycot up in a spare room and put the baby down for a nap while you socialise.
At home, you can move it around the house if you want to keep an eye on your baby while she sleeps. Many people use their carrycot for holidays during the first six months as well – because your baby will be familiar with the feel and smell of the cot, she’s more likely to sleep well, wherever you are.
Warm And Secure
Most carrycots include a padded cover that fits your baby’s legs and a canopy to shade his face from the sun. This makes them a great all-weather option for smaller babies – in winter, they’re cosy and warm. In summer, they’re well-protected.
The downside of carrycots is the price and their relatively short-term use. However, depending on the size of your baby, most can be used up to six months – which feels like a long time in the early days. And if you have multiple children, you’ll get even more value out of your purchase.
We think the benefits – easy transfers, safe sleep, and a portable bed – are well worth it.