Once you have a baby, it can be easy to pile up appliances, furniture, and tools that make life as a parent effortless from time to time. However, since babies grow right before your eyes, you end up using some things several times before you have to buy something for the next age up. Thankfully, technology in the children’s department is allowing for things to be multifunction or interchangeable for years of use. And in the stroller department, it is undoubtedly a lifesaver during the growth from baby to toddler. Check out these eight stroller systems that change into car seats and baby carriages.
This travel system makes going from car to stroller a breeze. The Maxi-Cosi stroller comes with an infant car seat that supports children up to 30 pounds and the Zelia Stroller, which works for kids up to 50 pounds. The car seat features a five-position safety harness, machine washable fabric, sun canopy, and a one-click latch car base that permits easy in and out. The stroller doesn’t disappoint with its extra-large storage basket, all-wheel suspension, carriage mode that allows for babies to lay flat, fully reclining seat, and more! This system is quite the investment at $349, so go for it or make it a must-add on your next baby registry.
Evenflo’s travel system is similar in many ways to the Maxi-Cosi in terms of features, but a lower price point at $279 makes a huge difference. Some of the specs the Evenflo car seat has are a five-position harness, an anti-rebound bar in case of a car accident, machine washable car seat pad, and SensorSafe Technology in case of forgetting the child or the chest clip gets unfastened. The stroller allows for the car seat, carriage, or toddler stroller to be forward facing and reversed. It also works up to 50-pound children, has a parent cup holder, removable child snack tray, large storage basket, and more. The only downside is its 90-day limited warranty, but it’s worth looking into.
The Baby Trend travel system is excellent for a jogging parent, or for frequent visits to the park due to its large, suspended wheels. It stays true to the transformative theme. The car seat has a four-position recline base and supports children up 32 pounds. While the stroller supports children up to 50 pounds, has multi-position recline, carriage conversion, single cup holder, and a side pocket for a cell phone and keys. This Baby Trend system being $399 is undeniably pricey. Especially with its limited 6-month warranty and the spot clean only fabric. This is another stroller that can definitely be added to a baby registry.
This Graco travel system is similar to the BRITAX in that the carriage mode is primarily for infants since it’s unable to lay completely flat. The weight limits, on the other hand, are similar to the earlier mentioned travel systems. Nonetheless, this stroller features one hand folding, nine-riding options with rear facing and forward facing, removable trays and cup holders for child and parent, and latch attachment for easy install and removal of the car seat. Graco has this priced at $399 for its safety focus on the car seat, which is car crash tested and made with absorbent foam. Plus, this comes with a one-year warranty.
At $295, the Safety 1st stroller system does what the top three mentioned do. The 6-in-1 alludes to its ability to operate forward facing and rear facing during its car seat, carriage, and stroller mode. It’s also pretty lightweight at only 18 pounds, has machine-washable fabrics, folds away for storage, and it’s made out of sturdy, recycled materials. Also, it comes with a one-year warranty!
The BRITAX travel system changes it up a little bit with its carriage mode being more reclined, rather than lay flat for the baby like the rest. The stroller also works for kids a little heavier, with its 55-pound weight limit and the car seat supports babies up to 35 pounds. Other features include its one-click car base to the car seat, one hand fold for the stroller, zippered pocket on the back of the canopy, and removable hand washable fabric. BRITAX provides a one-year warranty with this travel system, and its priced at $319 on sale compared to its usual $399.
This travel system by Chicco is comparable to the rest but at a price point of $379. Children being supported up to 30 pounds in the car seat and 50 pounds in stroller remains the same. Removable, washable fabric, parent tray with cup holders, one hand fold into a compact stroller, multi-position recline in the stroller, adjustable harness for both modes, and a storage basket with rear and front access. It comes with a one-year warranty, but you’re bound to keep it for years based on the reviews.
The Doona Car Seat & Stroller was designed to provide parents a safe and easy solution to get your children in and out of the car. It is the world’s first infant car seat with a complete and fully integrated travel system, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. This car seat and stroller combo is priced at $499 and comes in multiple colors.