Best Infant Travel Systems

Best Infant Travel Systems

Instead of buying a car seat and stroller separately, it’s possible to buy them in combination as a multi-piece travel system. Most are geared towards infants and include a stroller and matching infant car seat with base, and may include extra accessories like additional car seats bases.

The car seat portion is normally geared towards infants, while the stroller can typically hold more weight, so even if your child outgrows the car seat, they can still use the stroller. Plus, most products allow you to snap the infant car seat into the stroller, meaning you can take your baby straight from car to stroller without moving them. This is an amazing feature for times when you need to change from car to stroller (or vice versa) without waking baby.

When looking at these sets, it’s important to consider that quality is extremely important for the longevity of the product, so don’t skimp out on something cheap. The point of buying a set is to make it easier on you, so avoid having to spend more money down the road upgrading or purchasing again in the future. 

If you are unsure about committing to a set, consider purchasing separately instead, such as a convertible car seat and a lightweight travel stroller.  When purchasing separately, you are able to shop according to specific likes/dislikes when it comes to each product. If you are looking for easy and convenient though, you should consider purchasing one of the travel systems below.

chicotravel

Debatably the best set on the market right now is the Chicco Bravo LE Trio Travel System, which includes a Chicco Bravo stroller and the #1 rated Chicco KeyFit30 infant car seat. It boasts an innovative fold/carry handle for one-handed, free-standing quick fold. Something that sets this apart from other products is that you can detach the stroller seat and canopy to leave behind a lightweight stroller frame. This 3-in-1 versatility means it can be a frame stroller, toddler stroller, or a travel system – all in one purchase. This feature takes travel systems to the next level, plus is still has those basic features we’ve come to love like a large storage basket, cup holders, and height-adjustable handle for mom and dad. 

evenflostroller

This 3-piece set by Evenflo includes the Sarema  SafeMax infant car seat with Safe Zone base, and an Evenflo stroller. The set features a modular frame with 6 modes, including carriage mode and frame stroller. The stay-in-car base allows for a quick and safe infant car seat connection from car to stroller and vice-versa. There’s a removable snack tray, over-sized storage basket, and versatile cruiser tires for all types of surfaces. Plus, the car seat boasts safety with a multipurpose travel seat that has been tested for rollover and side-impact and an integrated belt lock off system so you can be sure the base has been securely installed.

doodleDots

This stroller features dual front wheels for great maneuverability, a large storage basket, and a large canopy with peek-a-boo window. There’s a swing away child tray with snack and cup holders, as well as a tray for parents and a height-adjustable handle. The car seat features a five-point safety harness, padded seat with soft head support. The rear-facing infant car seat has a weight limit of 35 pounds, just like the Doona above, and is engineered with higher, deeper side wings with EPS foam for optimal side impact. Base installs with LATCH clips or seat belt.

fastaction

This travel system includes the FastAction SE Stroller and SnugRide 30 LX  infant car seat by Graco. The stroller is a 25% smaller fold than the current FastAction fold and features Graco’s new signature FastAction one-second, one-hand fold for ultimate convnience. It has a parent’s tray with two deep cup holders and storage, as well as a folding child’s tray and a multi-position recline. The stroller holds children weighing up to 50 pounds and folds small to be stored in tight spaces. 

The infant car seat is rear-facing and supports children weight 4-30 lbs and up to 30 inches. The car seat can be attached directly to the stroller for easy mobility.

chicobravo

This travel system includes a Chicco Bravo Stroller and a Key Fit 300 infant car seat with base. The stroller has a removable seat that transforms into a frame carrier for the car seat and features a one-hand fold and a self-standing, compact folded position. There’s a parent tray with storage cup and holders, multi-position reclining seat, and an adjustable canopy. Plus, there’s full suspensions, front swivel wheels, one-touch brakes, a height-adjustable handle, and a large storage basket below.

The car seat is similar to other car seats and is designed for infants 4-30 pounds and up to 30 inches tall. This car seat is one of the top rated car seats int he market right now.

All Things Considered

When shopping for a travel system, make sure you are considering what you are personally looking for in a stroller and car seat. These systems are not intended to be particularly lightweight, so if that’s an important feature for you then I would consider buying these items separately. However, if you would rather have a matching system that you can take the car seat right out of the car and put on a stroller, then a travel system could be the perfect match for you.