Those that have been following know that there has been a raging double buggy debate going on in our house, this is now solved and we are the proud owners of a (second hand) Baby Jogger City Mini Double.
And alongside this I also purchased (new) the Baby Jogger CompacCarrycot, which is compatible not only on the mini double, but also the mini single, the mini GT, the City Elite and the Summit XC Single (according to Amazon!).
Now I am not going to pretend to you that a side by side is what I wanted, it wasn’t.
I wanted one I could convert into a single, and I honestly lusted after the Phil and Teds Promenade stroller, however, when it came down to it, the field was narrowed by the fact that my toddler is not only tall, but carries all his height in his torso. So didn’t fit in most prams.
But fits wonderfully in the Baby Jogger. And squeezes into the carrycot…..
Speaking of the carrycot, this was my big want for any double pram I had. I like the ability to lie the baby flat, it was one of the things that put me off the Bugaboo Bee for a newborn as I dislike the idea of strapping the baby in when they are tiny. I didn’t realise until after I had bought the Baby Jogger that a carrycot was available, and you should have seen me dance around the room when I realised. Have you ever seen a pregnant lady dance? Let me tell you it wasn’t pretty!
My issue with the carrycot? Well, it’s not available in the UAE so I had to get it delivered from Amazon (can be found here) UK and sent to my mum to bring out when she came out to save me from being on my own during the husbands big marathon debut. Which, bless her, she did.
My second issue with it; the instructions to attach it to the double are useless!!
And there is no handy YouTube video or any sort of other guide.
I figured it out in the end through finding a choice comment on the MumsNet forum. So I thought I would share with you how I did it!
How to attach the carrycot to Baby Jogger City Mini Double
2. The hood needs to come off the side you are attaching the carrycot too. (This is the piece that had me stumped for a while hitting pieces of plastic against the frame). To do so is simple, you click the grey button on each side of the frame (see photos) and gently pull out. Taaaa daaa you now have somewhere for the adapters to click into
3. The outer adapter clicks into the outer edge.
4. The slimmer adapter clicks into the part of the frame which is connected with the second seat. Again, push in until you hear a click.
5. Lay down the seat
6. Taaa daaa, the carrycot simply slides onto the adapters and you are ready to rock.
7. Try not to let your toddler climb in…….
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