Hauck Duett – Raincover / Possible Newborn Mode for Rachael
Here are a couple of photos of today’s outing with the Hauck Duett. We do not have the “offical” raincover from Hauck so improvised with a B-Dual raincover and it worked very well.
Rachael asked me to see if I could put the upper seat of the Hauck Duett parent facing, in half carrycot mode ie the toggle lowered so that the seat was flat for a newborn, with the foot rest up to allow room for a toddler. Please note I do not recommend this, but it is a question I am sure people would like the answer to.
First of all please note that there are D rings inside the upper seat and also some loops which would allow for another safety harness to be fitted. I put my ten month old baby in. He seemed very comfortable in the upper part of the seat. However, he does like to stick his feet into the air and I am not sure he would sleep with them like this! There is 48cms between the seat crease and the top of the carrycot with the hood up, but once the hood is folded down, there is only about 42cms useable space. My son at 8 weeks was 54cms long (he was tall) but it isn’t really sufficient for a young baby – certainly not until 6 months when they could move into the main seat.
It really is such a shame that Hauck haven’t put the strap / toggle recline system on the lower seat instead of the upper seat. I really hope that Hauck consider for future Duett models where a newborn could be carried with a toddler sat in an upright position.
It is also worth noting that although you could lift the carrycot part off the frame, there is no bottom to it, therefore it wouldn’t lie on the floor without collapsing flat.
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