Having a baby means going everywhere together, they depend on you since they can’t be mobile by themselves yet! So, maybe you’ve got the infant car seat already, maybe you are still researching. But did you know, baby strollers and car seats can combine, and be sold separately or together?
Chicco Brand Travel Systems
Chicco offers many travel systems, and their website is very easy to navigate and help you through the process. They have a tool that will ask you questions and get you recommendations on what you need. I highly recommend if you are just starting the research on travel systems, or really don’t know where to start.
The Bravo Travel Systems are a personal recommendation of mine. These strollers are very easy to fold and carry. Out of all the brands, these strollers seem to fold up the most compact if taking up space is a concern for you.
All the KeyFit, KeyFit 30 and Fit 2 infant car seats fit into the stroller via the child tray, and it clicks right in. Very simple.
Then, once your baby is bigger, the stroller has multi-positioning reclining backrest, a canopy, tray with 2 cup holders, and an extra seat cushion. There is also a parent tray with 2 cup holders and a storage compartment. It has a padded push-handle with 3 height positions (awesome idea, all moms aren’t the same height!), and an all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride.
This stroller can fit your child up to 50 pounds.
Baby Trend Travel System
This is the travel system that I purchased a few years ago. The big difference between this one and the Chicco one, is the wheels. This stroller is considered a “jogger”, meaning it has 3 wheels, and they have air in them like bicycle tires, it is made for all terrains. I live on gravel roads, so this really worked better over having four smaller wheels.
It is recommended that if you are going to use the stroller for jogging/running, that you don’t do this with the infant car seat attached. This is for when your baby is big enough to be strapped in the 5-point harness system in the stroller.
Any of the Baby Trend Flex-Loc infant seats are compatible with the stroller. They click into the child tray and release with the push of a button.
Features of this stroller include: lockable swivel front wheel, all-terrain tires, parent tray, a children’s tray with 2 cup holders, a large storage basket, extra wide push handle, adjustable canopy with sunroof, 5-point safety harness, and reflectors on the footrest.
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System
The Evenflo Pivot Modular System is one of the best-selling baby stroller and car seat combos out there. There are 4 color varieties from what I can find.
While this stroller does have 4 wheels, Evenflo says they are “soft, but sturdy cruiser tires”. The rear tires are larger than the front.
This system is different than the first two in that the stroller’s frame has 6 modes of use. It converts from an infant car seat frame stroller, to stroller seat, and also to carriage mode. It really is a luxury travel system!
The system comes with Evenflo’s Rollover Tested SafeMax infant seat. One of the few car seats to ever be tested for rollover impact, compared to just an impact accident.
The maximum weight for this stroller is 35 pounds.
These systems all include an infant car seat, one base, and the stroller. Keep in mind, if you have already purchased an infant car seat, there is probably a stroller to accommodate it! You don’t have to purchase a new seat just to get a stroller.