Strollers and car seats should be among the first things you buy when welcoming a new member into the family, and nowadays there are endless options when it comes to purchasing these products: from travel systems and car seat strollers, to lightweight travel strollers, and removable car seats. The options are endless. These products below are considered car seat strollers, where the main product is a stroller that either transforms into a car seat, or a stroller base that can hold your favorite car seat. The goal is to provide a transition from car to a mobile stroller with ease.
No matter what products you’re looking at, safety always comes first. Make sure your products follow current safety guidelines, such as a 5-point harness for car seats and some type of braking system for strollers. Also make sure you are choosing products that fit the appropriate weight and height of your child, with room to grow.
Car Seat Stroller vs. Travel System
It can be easy to get the two confused, so what is the difference between a car seat stroller and a travel system? Car seat strollers is more of a stroller frame, or a car seat that transforms directly into a stroller. When using a stroller frame, you simply attached a car seat that is sold separately. On the other hand, travel systems are multi-piece sets that are sold together as a package and they typically have matching styles. These sets can also somtimes include addtional accessories such as extra bases and storage options. Below, you’ll find our top-rated car seat strollers.
Perhaps the easiest to use and coolest car seat stroller on the market is the Doona Infant Car Seat with Latch Base. In one simple motion, it converts from car seat to stroller and it features all the safety mechanisms such as a 5-point harness, 3 layer side impact protection, and it is TUV and FAA aircraft approved. The fabric is removable and washable and it supports 4-35 pounds in the rear facing infant car seat with a max height of 32 inches. The base weighs only 10.3 pounds and the car seat itself weighs 16.5, making the only downside its weight. You can also purchase snap-on storage here. Other than that, Doona thought of everything for this product.
This universal infant car seat carrier is Amazon’s choice when it comes to car seat carriers with over 2,000 reviews and 4.5 stars. It’s a BPA-free stroller frame that accepts infant car seats, more specifically Baby Trend brand infant car seats, to form a travel system. The car seat attaches via adjustable straps on the carriage frame and a securing strap. It includes a parent’s tray with 2 cup holders and covered storage compartment, as well as a large storage basket below. The wheels lock via rear-wheel breaks and the max weight is 45 pounds. This item is also available as a Double Snap-N-Go Stroller frame that fits two infant car seats and has the same features as the single stroller.
Hot Mom Baby Stroller: Baby Carriage
This Hot Mom Baby Stroller not only lives up to its name with its trendy and fashionable leather design but it is also an ultra portable travel solution in the form of a lightweight, easy-to-use aluminum stroller. For the stylish parents, it features a height-adjustable handle, easy to assemble bassinet, and 6 piece luxury gift pack of carrycot attachment and cover, wrist band, cup holder, mosquito net, rain cover and adapter. The carriage has an adjustable seat height and four-wheel shock absorption for a smooth ride on any surface. This is the stroller that perfected the blend of luxury and flexibility with the reversible stroller seat and 3 lie & sit positions. This stroller is a top choice for parents looking for a quality, functionality and flexibility.
Specifically designed for the Chicco Keyfit 22 and 30 and Chicco Fit2 infant car seats, this stroller frame by Chicco features a premium ultra light anodized aluminum frame (only 11 pounds!) and easy one-hand, free-standing fold for storage and transportation. It offers all the convenience of a travel system without the added weight of a stroller seat. The over-sized, expandable storage basket has rear and front access, there’s toe-tap rear brakes for parking, and the padded handle has 4 positions to provide a wide range of heights to accommodate mom and dad easily.
Although this car seat stroller is geared towards Joovy brand infant car seats, you can purchase adapters so that it can be used with multiple other major car seat brands such as Chicco KeyFit and Graco SnugRide (other stroller products reviewed above). This double twin car seat stroller holds 2 infant car seats, but it’s also available in a single size. This stroller features one-hand flat fold, front wheel suspensions, rear brakes, and swivel wheel locks. The large storage basket includes an organizer with 4 cup holders for bottles and beverages. In the twin stroller, you can orient your babies sideways, with options to face in opposite or in the same direction, making it easy to pull them up to a booth or table at restaurants.
It’s easy to lose track of all the options and variations when it comes to buying a car seat stroller. There are several available on the market, and you need to pick something that is the best for you based on you and your baby’s needs and lifestyle. Once you have narrowed down your list to a handful of products, prioritize safety, comfort, and usability.
As far as strollers go, there tons of options! For example: double strollers, jogging strollers, umbrella strollers, and jogger travel systems.
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