When one becomes a parent or expects a child, one of the first concerns the purchase of the stroller. However, during the search for the right model, you hear different terms of which often there is great confusion, not being able to perfectly understand what you are referring to. Let’s try to clarify in particular two important elements of the stroller, the egg, and the carrycot.
Shuttle: what it is
The carrycot, also known as the carrycot, is the typical cradle of baby carriages, a seat that offers very high comfort for the baby, thanks to the internal padding and the completely horizontal structure. It is suitable for newborns from 0 up to 3-6 months of life, depending on the needs and speed of growth of the baby.
It can be either fixed, as in prams, or mobile, which can be installed for example in some models of a duo or trio stroller. It is usually equipped with practical handles, to carry it without difficulty and prevent the child from waking up, with reinforced protection in the structure to cushion any bumps and can be customized with cushions, mats, and games for children.
Baby egg: salient features
Unlike the carrycot, the egg is an actual seat it allows the child to stay seated while maintaining a position more suited to the phase of getting to know the outside world. These models are suitable for children aged 6 months and up, up to about 3 years of life, or up to 15 kilos of body weight.
Some eggs are fixed on the strollers, while others can be mounted and unhooked at will depending on the need. It is usually also possible to recline the backrest, adapting the inclination of the egg to the needs of the child, for example, to leave it straight, slightly lying down for greater comfort, or completely reclined to make it sleep in peace.
Car transport of shuttles and baby eggs: are they safe?
Both the carrycot and the eggs can allow the baby to be transported even in the car, as long as it approves them for this purpose. To check compatibility, just read the label or check the manufacturer’s instructions, taking into consideration the relevant legislation and the weight of the child.
The baby eggs are safer than the carrycots, for which the maximum speed is 50 Km / h, otherwise, we recommend the use of the classic car seat. However, for more information on the specific model, just follow the tests performed by bodies such as ADAC and TCS, which periodically publish the results of the crash tests of thousands of products for children.
Egg or carrycot: which one to choose
The ideal for children is to use the carrycot for the first months of life, and then go directly to the car seat and seat, opting for the car seat that offers high safety. To optimize the costs associated with the purchase of these components, it is possible to opt for a trio model, a modular stroller that offers a seat, a carrycot, and a carrycot with a structure that can be adapted to any seat.