After outgrowing the weight and height limit for the above described seats, it’s time to buy your kid a booster that uses a car’s own seat belt. Boosters raise a child up in the car so the seat belt fits correctly in that way (over the sternum and the center of the collarbone, not the neck and low across the upper thighs, rather than the abdomen). There are two main styles of this seat: high-back and backless. Backless versions are pretty portable and easy to install, but we recommend high-back models, because of better position of the shoulder belt and the side protection to a child. There are many states having booster laws. Some of them require children as old as eight and as heavy as 80 lbs to use a booster. Price range: $13 to $300.
CR’s take: This duo perfectly highlights what you can get by mixing and matching brands. It's the most expensive of the three travel systems designed by CR's experts, but it still costs less than some strollers in our ratings. Bumbleride makes a number of top strollers, including the Indie, which gets some of the best marks of any traditional stroller in our ratings, thanks to its nimble handling and easy-to-use features. But the company doesn’t make car seats.
But money is still an important factor for most families. If you buy your car seat along with a stroller in a travel system, it can save you some money. For instance, a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 car seat is about $300 alone. The Peg Perego Booklet stroller is about $350. Buying them together in the Peg Perego Booklet Travel System is about $600, so you’re saving at least $50. That might not seem like much, but every dollar saved can really help when you need to buy essentials like diapers, baby food, etc. 

Purchasing a travel system means that you will also be purchasing an infant car seat. Unless you have another dedicated seat for the car, the car seat part of your travel system is the most important part to consider. Your child will most likely spend more time in the car than the stroller, so look for a travel system with a car seat that has a higher weight limit (35 + pounds). The seat should be highly rated and really easy to install in the car.
Hi Evelyn, if you want to use both car seat and stroller until that age, you’ll want a car seat that allows for extended rear-facing. The weight of your child may be higher or lower than average. However, the average 3 year old is between 29 and 34 pounds, so if he or she falls within that range, you should opt for a 35 pound or more weight limit for the car seat. Most strollers will carry up to 50 pounds or more, so those should last a good while.
The BOB brand was found as a neccessory brand for bicycle riders and morphed into one of the most reliable manufacturers of strollers – optimal for the active parent. Because of multiple advancements in their technologies over the years, BOB has become known for their smooth-riding strollers. The strollers standardly have pneumatic tires, rugged suspension for all terrains, adjustable handlebar, 5-point harness, swivelling (and lockable) front wheels, rear brakes, total seat recline and more. This carrier model is certified for air travel, constructed with energy absorbing foam for safety, with level indicators on their adjustable car seat base. Colors available: Orange, Navy, and Black.
The great thing about double strollers is that it’s easy for one person to push them, but they can also be pushed by two people comfortably. One obvious downside to a double stroller is that they can be heavy and wide (depending on design) and aren’t the easiest to push through busy areas. They’re much better suited for wide outdoor spaces like paved zoo paths where you won’t be on crowded sidewalks or having to go through narrow doorways.
This premium side-by-side stroller has many premium features you can’t find in cheaper strollers. True all-wheel suspension (not just front wheels), oversized UPF 45+ canopies with extensions, soft rPET polyester fabric made from 53 post consumer water bottles per stroller, and certified free of harmful chemicals. Adjustable foot rests keep little feet supported for no more dangling legs.
After outgrowing the weight and height limit for the above described seats, it’s time to buy your kid a booster that uses a car’s own seat belt. Boosters raise a child up in the car so the seat belt fits correctly in that way (over the sternum and the center of the collarbone, not the neck and low across the upper thighs, rather than the abdomen). There are two main styles of this seat: high-back and backless. Backless versions are pretty portable and easy to install, but we recommend high-back models, because of better position of the shoulder belt and the side protection to a child. There are many states having booster laws. Some of them require children as old as eight and as heavy as 80 lbs to use a booster. Price range: $13 to $300.
While travel system strollers aren’t an absolute must, they do offer a couple key benefits. If your family takes frequent trips in the car, you can relax knowing that if baby happens to doze off, you don’t need to wake him when you reach your destination—simply lift the car seat from its base and click it into the stroller frame, and you and your sleeping babe are ready to roll.
Write a list of features which your car seat stroller combo must have and try and adhere to this list when buying. If you would prefer a system which has a front facing car set, then only consider brands which have this feature. Decide whether you want a three wheeled stroller with bicycle tyres which is all-terrain or whether you would be happier with a conventional four wheeler. By using a specialised website, you can ensure that you are going to be completely satisfied with your purchase as you can tick things off your check list while you shop.

Because it is so much the norm now to buckle baby into an infant seat in the hospital room and carry them out to the car, it is helpful to talk to your birthing place ahead of time and mention that you’ll be using a car seat that will be installed in your vehicle. Due to security restrictions to reduce the risk of infant abductions, both our babes were rolled to the car in a bassinet by a nurse and then we buckled them in their car seats.
Custom combos. Sometimes a custom combo is the way to go, especially if you already have a car seat you love but need a stroller to go with it. Many brands like Graco and Britax have strollers that are compatible with several of their seats. Or you can often purchase a car seat adapter so your car seat will fit on a wide variety of strollers. Example: the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller can be used with a LOT of different car seats if you buy a specific car seat adapter.

After outgrowing the weight and height limit for the above described seats, it’s time to buy your kid a booster that uses a car’s own seat belt. Boosters raise a child up in the car so the seat belt fits correctly in that way (over the sternum and the center of the collarbone, not the neck and low across the upper thighs, rather than the abdomen). There are two main styles of this seat: high-back and backless. Backless versions are pretty portable and easy to install, but we recommend high-back models, because of better position of the shoulder belt and the side protection to a child. There are many states having booster laws. Some of them require children as old as eight and as heavy as 80 lbs to use a booster. Price range: $13 to $300.
This fun-looking travel system is super affordable and has great prints and patterns that parents seem to love. The well-padded seat on the stroller has multiple recline settings plus a removable large head support pillow that can also be used in the car seat. Parents like the padding and say the car seat straps are easy to buckle. They love the many compartments in the stroller, especially the bottom basket and the covered parent tray.
The FastAction Fold Click Connect 30 is almost equal to aforementioned Sport Stroller travel system. Significant difference is, off course, with 4-wheel version – which, typically are less maneuverable than their 3-wheeled counterparts – and perhaps, as reviews are concerned, may have a smaller basket, perhaps due to distance in wheelbase in the 3 versus 4-wheel cart. However, this stroller comes nearly identical in available options, with the benefit of a reduced price tag. The Classic Connect 30 Carseat is also top rated and similarly produced with energy absorbing foam, 5-point harness and level indicator. Colors available: Nyssa, Farrow, and Finley.
With a car seat stroller combo, you have the ability to securely strap your baby into the car seat carrier in your home. You can then carry baby to the car and snap the car seat into place. When you reach your destination, you can unsnap the car seat from the base and snap it into place on the stroller. Throughout this you didn’t need to disturb your infant by having to remove them from the car seat to put them into an infant stroller or carriage. This provides much less work for you and more comfort for your child.

A booster is the last type of car seat your child needs. These are not appropriate for babies but for larger children. Booster seats can have a high back or be backless. High-back boosters or belt-positioning boosters use the car's seat belt once put into the appropriate position across the child's chest. A backless booster sits the child up high enough to keep the seat belt in a safe and comfortable position. How long a child must sit in a booster depends on the child's size, age and state laws. Many states have requirements for children up to 9 years old.


Britax has been mobile safety brand for over a half-decade, pioneering innovations in child safety along the way. It is another top selling baby products manufacturer that is leading in the line of baby strollers and car seats, also evident by their recent purchase of the entire BOB brand. Their B-Agile, 3-wheel Stroller comes with infinite recline, 5-point harness, rear parking brakes, all wheel suspension and large canopy. The B-Safe Car Seat also has energy absorbing foam, 5-point harness, level indicator and is certified for air travel. Also, the travel system is compatible with other car seat brands, such as Graco, Chicco and Peg Perego. Colors available: Black, Red, and Sandstone.
The only real knock that I can give this stroller is that it weighs quite a bit, making it unsuitable for all-purpose use. This is especially true for new mothers. We've taken it on the trail a few times, and it's a smooth ride, but this is not the stroller you want for taking quick trips to a grocery store in my opinion. I will contend that the weight of ... full review
The BOB brand was found as a neccessory brand for bicycle riders and morphed into one of the most reliable manufacturers of strollers – optimal for the active parent. Because of multiple advancements in their technologies over the years, BOB has become known for their smooth-riding strollers. The strollers standardly have pneumatic tires, rugged suspension for all terrains, adjustable handlebar, 5-point harness, swivelling (and lockable) front wheels, rear brakes, total seat recline and more. This carrier model is certified for air travel, constructed with energy absorbing foam for safety, with level indicators on their adjustable car seat base. Colors available: Orange, Navy, and Black.
From my experience, starting babywearing early is very helpful for getting your baby used to it. I’ve collected a total of 4 carriers (several were purchased used) and have different preferred uses for each and have found that each of my babies had one that they most preferred in the first two months - the Baby K'tan with my firstborn and the Moby wrap with my newest addition.

I really hated to spend the money for a travel system! It just did not make good sense to me. I was not sure exactly what type of stroller I wanted and decided to wait until after I had baby and then decide! Besides, there were irrestible sales on infant car seats too sweet to pass up! I purchased my infant car seat and got the one I wanted. Then found this little contraption! LOVE IT! 

The EvenFlo JourneyLite Travel System is an upgraded version to their previously successful model Travel System 300. The newer version still includes the highly-rated Embrace Carseat, which is subject to EvenFlo’s 2-times the Federal Crash Test Standard. When it comes to functionality, it has a peekaboo window, parent and child cup holders, deep tray for child, a covered parent storage area, ample baggage area, multiple recline positions and a lockable front swivel wheel for extra maneuverability. Colors available: Marianna, and Koi.
Custom combos. Sometimes a custom combo is the way to go, especially if you already have a car seat you love but need a stroller to go with it. Many brands like Graco and Britax have strollers that are compatible with several of their seats. Or you can often purchase a car seat adapter so your car seat will fit on a wide variety of strollers. Example: the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller can be used with a LOT of different car seats if you buy a specific car seat adapter.
CR’s take: Our testers found that you get the best (and easiest) fit between car seats and strollers when you stick to a single brand, and this duo from Chicco is a prime example. But Chicco doesn’t sell the Activ3 stroller with the KeyFit car seat as a travel system. Building this bundle yourself means you can have all the advantages of the jogging stroller, which handles nimbly and, once you’re removed the KeyFit car seat, collapses flat using one hand.
“It was very easy to use. The base was easy to install and remove which is important when you’re using them in multiple cars. The infant carrier easily snapped into and released from the base and the stroller. We still use the stroller every day. My favorite things about the stroller are how easily it folds up and the storage compartment underneath.” - Lindsay R.

LOVE IT !!!! Really made my life easier. At first i thought maybe we didnt need this (since we had a travel system) but i'm so glad i registered for it!!! On many an occasion, I have been in and out of 5 stores all in one day's worth of errands and it was very easy for me to use and more importantly, my baby (now 2 mths old) was very much undisturbed. It's just that easy to take out of the trunk, snap the baby seat on there and GOGOGO... I was really better off with this rather than hauling the Graco Metrolight out and putting the car seat in there. The SnapN'Go is very lightweight and actually sits the car seat a bit lower so it's easier to put the baby in. It's also narrow enought to get in between smaller aisles and lightness helps you negotiate tight turns. The rubber (like?) tires make for a really smooth ride also. They had squeeky issues in the beginning but a couple of shots of WD-40 took care of that, no problem. It has a decent sized basket perfect for quick trips, not for a good shopping day at the mall, if you know what i mean (when the entire stroller is no longer for the baby LOL). We use this with our Graco SnugRide (2002 model) and my hubby had NO problems following the directions to adjust for the particular model. The car seat snaps quite securely in it. I don't understand the trouble some of these reviewers had. Frankly, i'm puzzled. Maybe Graco fixed a typo? Anyways, In my opinion, the SnapN Go is one of those xtra luxury items to own that makes traveling with baby just a bit more pleasant. Definitley a great purchase!!!! OH also forgot to mention LOVE the two cupholders it has on the parent tray.......two different sizes to accomodate 2 different sizes of cups........Like the JetBlue of car seat carriers. Just what u need and nothing more.....but makes you very happy. I'll be sad when my baby grows out of it.....


The Baby Trend Snap 'n Go FX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier  is the  convenient alternative to a conventional carriage or stroller. Fits most Infant Car Seats including the new 35 lb models. Folds so easy for storage or travel with the press of a single button. The oversize drop down storage basket adds extra  storage capacity and will come in so handy. The snap and go is so lightweight and is the perfect stroller for those parents on the go Two large cup holders come in very handy while strolling as well as the  covered storage compartment perfect which is perfect for keys and cell phone. The adjustable handle makes strolling a breeze.
It is important, and also the law, that all children be properly restrained while in a motor vehicle. Protective seating types change as a child gets older, taller and heavier. For information on child seating and restraint systems visit The Province of British Columbia – Seat Belts, Car Seats, and Booster Seats, BCAA Child Passenger Safety, and ICBC Child Car Seats.
I was hesitant to purchase this, but I needed a way to carry my infant in a carseat while leaving myself available to hold my toddler's hand and chase him if needed. I had no idea how I was going to get my toddler in and out of the car safely while negotiating my newborn. Unlike what negative reviews suggest, this is not a substitute for carrying your baby in arms or in a sling. It is for those circumstances in which you need to carry your infant's carseat, such as going into a restaurant. Even though it's great for two little ones, I would have loved to have had this with my first as well, because I am short and have a hard time carrying the carseat by the handle in general.

When you are searching for the best baby travel system you may find in a market, you need to make a tandem purchase –beside the carrier/car seat, you’ll need a reliable stroller as well. The combo needs to be safe, lightweight and easily interchangeable amongst other things. There is a concerning fact that almost 80 percent of child seats are installed incorrectly, and that increases the risk for child to be injured in a car accident. All car seats must meet federal safety standards in a 30 mph crash test. The safest car seat is the one installed correctly and securely every time, and fits your child properly. Spending much money at the infant car seat/stroller doesn’t ensure that you’ll get the best performing seat. There are certain mid-priced models in the market that work equally or better than the higher-priced models. Regardless of price, some seat models may simply just not work with your car due to their design, shape or size.

We got this stroller base about a few months ago, I thought it was perfect since we already had the car seat that was compatible... OMG the struggle to open and close it! Seriously wish I still had the receipt to return it only used 4-5 times. We don't even use it anymore because it takes us longer to open and close it than it does in the actual store -_- I give this a 3 star because it's good for the price and it's cute everything about it is good just that the problems I named above are VERY VERY frustrating
The other major upside to travel systems is that you only have to buy one stroller that’ll see you and your child from birth through the toddler years. Newborns can’t ride in a regular stroller seat until they can sit up on their own (usually around 6 months), so if you don’t opt for a travel system, you’ll have to hunt for a stroller with a seat that fully reclines or stick with a baby carrier. Plus, buying a car seat-stroller combo instead of purchasing the gear separately can save you some money.
For our first baby, we opted for a single stroller that reclined flat and began using that once baby was about a month old (the Baby Jogger City Mini). With our second babe, on most outings we still use the single stroller for the toddler and I wear baby. The nice thing about this option is that when toddler is out and exploring (at a park or library, for example), I can recline the stroller seat flat for the baby.  
We got this stroller base about a few months ago, I thought it was perfect since we already had the car seat that was compatible... OMG the struggle to open and close it! Seriously wish I still had the receipt to return it only used 4-5 times. We don't even use it anymore because it takes us longer to open and close it than it does in the actual store -_- I give this a 3 star because it's good for the price and it's cute everything about it is good just that the problems I named above are VERY VERY frustrating
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Since I can't load toddler into his car seat while wearing baby, If I happen to be loading the car on a rare outing without a stroller I quickly place baby in her seat unbuckled, load and buckle toddler and loop back to get baby buckled in. I leave my car keys next to baby to remind me to go back and buckle her (since I have only 2 remaining brain cells left and could totally imagine forgetting to strap her in!).

Other nice features are extra padding that can be added to the stroller for more napping comfort. Premium fabrics are self-wicking to help keep baby dry on hot summer outings. A self-standing fold, height adjustable handle, large canopy with flip-out visor and peek-a-boo window and ample storage make this a comfortable and efficient ride for parents and baby.
One of the biggest advantages that this stroller car seat combo has over other models is that it offers something for children who may be too big to sit comfortably in a regular stroller seat - a jump seat or standing platform. It still has the options of two regular stroller seats or two car seats. A covered parent tray with two cup holders and extra large storage basket keep all your essentials at hand.
Try to find retailers that will let you test-install a seat in your own car, which is great, since we’ve found that cushion angle or seat belt placement can make a car and child seat incompatible. You should also consider a store that accepts returns and defaults. Large department stores like Babies ‘R Us, Walmart, and Target offer a limited range of products in stores with a wider selection available online. Online retailers such as Albee Baby, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Amazon offer an even larger selection of seat brands and models. Most of the retailers offer free shipping on child seats. Make online shopping only after you’ve seen the models in real life. You can find higher-end models at specialty stores or boutiques.
It’s one of the most important pieces of equipment that you’ll buy for your baby. A properly installed one will protect her during a car accident. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants ride in a rear-facing car seat until they’re at least 2 years old or until they reach the highest weight or height that the manufacturer allows. There are three types of rear-facing seats:

Because car seats are critical to keeping your child safe, Consumer Reports puts each model through a rigorous series of real-world tests, noting how easy each model is to adjust and install properly in a variety of cars with both LATCH mechanisms and seat belts. We also subject child car seats to a crash test, separate from those mandated by government agencies. For more information, read a full description of how we test car seats.


Even if your child is older than one year and does not need help walking, seat the child facing the rear. As long as you follow the safety guidelines, rear-facing installation affords better protection for the child's head, neck and chest in the event of an impact. Your child will be safer, even if his or her legs are touching the back of the vehicle seat.
The only real knock that I can give this stroller is that it weighs quite a bit, making it unsuitable for all-purpose use. This is especially true for new mothers. We've taken it on the trail a few times, and it's a smooth ride, but this is not the stroller you want for taking quick trips to a grocery store in my opinion. I will contend that the weight of ... full review
Be sure to check the expiry date before you buy an infant car seat or, if you’ve ordered it online, check as soon as you receive it in the mail. By law, this info must be placed on the actual car seat itself (not the box). Car seats do in fact wear and weaken over time, so if you plan on using the car seat for a second or third child, make sure the expiry date will accommodate those plans.

If you are only taking one small child to the Walt Disney World Resort, you only need a single stroller. But what if you have two children under the age of about five? You're going to need a double stroller for them. You don't have to have twins to be on the lookout for Disney stroller rentals that include double strollers. As long as the children weigh less than 100 pounds combined, any two can travel safely in a double stroller. I'm sure that you can imagine the possibilities, ranging from genuine twi...


We got this stroller base about a few months ago, I thought it was perfect since we already had the car seat that was compatible... OMG the struggle to open and close it! Seriously wish I still had the receipt to return it only used 4-5 times. We don't even use it anymore because it takes us longer to open and close it than it does in the actual store -_- I give this a 3 star because it's good for the price and it's cute everything about it is good just that the problems I named above are VERY VERY frustrating
A booster is the last type of car seat your child needs. These are not appropriate for babies but for larger children. Booster seats can have a high back or be backless. High-back boosters or belt-positioning boosters use the car's seat belt once put into the appropriate position across the child's chest. A backless booster sits the child up high enough to keep the seat belt in a safe and comfortable position. How long a child must sit in a booster depends on the child's size, age and state laws. Many states have requirements for children up to 9 years old.
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