Why an Infant Travel System is the Way to go

Why an Infant Travel System is the Way to go

What is an infant travel system?


An infant travel system is a car seat that clicks on a pram or stroller. Instead of buying an infant car seat or baby capsule and stroller separately, it’s possible to buy them in combination as a multi-piece travel system or as others simply call a car seat stroller. 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 infant 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 up your 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 an infant travel system 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 an infant travel system, 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 infant travel systems below.

chicotravel

Debatably the best car seat stroller combo 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 infant travel systems 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 an infant travel system – all in one purchase. This feature takes car seat strollers 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 SafeMax Rear-Facing Infant Car Seat with SafeZone base, and an Evenflo stroller. The Evenflo infant travel system 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 infant 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 car seat stroller combo 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 infant  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 infant 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 infant 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 infant 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 baby car seat is similar to other car seats and is designed for infants 4-30 pounds and up to 30 inches tall. This infant car seat is one of the top rated car seats in the market right now.

Should you buy an infant travel system?

When shopping for an infant travel system, make sure you are considering what you are personally looking for in a stroller and car seat. These car seat stroller combos 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 travel system that you can take the car seat right out of the car and put on a stroller, then an infant travel system could be the perfect match for you.