For the first 6 months we’ll use the carrycot (bassinet) feature and will then convert to the stroller reclining seat when she’s bigger. The stroller seat comes with it and we bought the carrycot separately.
A friend had recommended the iCandy to me as it’s modern, lightweight and converts for 2 children and at 3 months, it hasn’t disappointed us so far.
We got it in the colour Black Jack – black and grey. It’s so compact and light and easy to manoeuvre around and fold down. The carrycot or stroller seat detaches from the base in 2 clicks, then you just pull up the strap that’s above the basket and the base folds into itself easily. You can then carry it with the strap over your shoulder and use your free hand to carry baby in the carrycot – simple! Well it is once you get the hang of it.
Another thing I love about it is that the carrycot and stroller seat can face either way – towards you or the outside world.
When I’m brave enough to have another baby (!!), we’ll just buy the Peach Blossom Converter which means we can travel with both children together as long as they’re no more than about 3 years’ apart.
We got our iCandy for around $1300 (in Australia) which included the base, stroller seat, carrycot, raincovers for both and a free Nappy Bag. The nappy bag was huge and cumbersome so I didn’t use it.
My advice: It’s wonderful – couldn’t recommend highly enough!