A car seat and a stroller are the two most important investments you’ll make as a soon-to-be parent. When you buy a car seat stroller combo system, you take most of the guesswork out of the purchase because the two are meant to seamlessly work together. You simply click the car seat into a base in your vehicle and then, just as easily, transfer it to your travel system stroller. It’s magic. Even more magical: If your baby is asleep, you can move the infant from the car to the stroller without the risk of waking him or her up.
The name of game here is ease of use. You want a car seat that easily attaches to the stroller, without requiring any acrobatics or pricey tools. And of course, you need a car seat that’s on the list of those approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which all of these are. Another thing to keep in mind is the weight limit of the stroller, which usually hovers at around 50 pounds. You want to get as much use out of it as possible. The options on our list all have an easy fold, as well as sizable storage baskets. The rest, from fabrics to color schemes, is a question of taste.
Parents who love the durability and ease of use of the Britax will appreciate the new details on this updated stroller: A bigger storage basket as well as front access to the basket, a footwell for your kid, larger window for them to see out, a zippered pocket and 2 open pockets on the back, so you can tote more stuff around and access it more easily. A great everyday stroller, the Britax has all-wheel suspension and a one-handed fold. Included is the AAP-approved BritaxB-Safe 35 car seat, which fits babies 4-35 pounds. The stroller, meanwhile, fits kids weighing up to 55 pounds.
For ease of use when pushing a stroller, you truly cannot beat this model. Why? Its wheels have a suspension system and 12 ball bearings, so they're at home on a variety of surfaces, not just concrete. The seat is detachable, reversible, and can be folded right on the chassis. Because this stroller is only 20 inches wide, it great for tight spaces. This combo includes the AAP-approved Primo Viaggio Nido car seat, which fits infants 4-35 pounds, while the stroller fits kids up to 50 pounds. It folds inward, so it stays cleaner, and the very roomy basket is expendable so you can schlep ever more stuff around.
This is pretty much the perfect car seat stroller combo for active parents who like to jog or hike, thanks to its adjustable handlebar and a control console that lets parents lock or unlock the handle position. With this set, you get the AAP-approved KeyFit 30 infant car seat, which fits babies 4-30 pounds. The stroller, meanwhile, is suitable for kids up to 50 pounds, so you'll get plenty of use out of it. It has a three-wheel design, a lightweight aluminum frame, and dual suspension. The front swivel wheel can be locked or unlocked from the handlebar console and there's a rear parking brake, also controlled from the console. Plus, it has a one-handed fold.
Parents who want options and more options need this stroller, which has up to 22 different travel configurations and is particularly perfect for growing families. If you add another baby to the mix, don't fret: This stroller goes from single to double thanks to its slide and lock system, which accommodates a second toddler or infant seat. You can use it in rear-facing or forward-facing mode. It has a compact self-standing fold. And it has a two foot long storage basket with front and back access. Plus, you get front-wheel swivel and rear-wheel suspension. The set includes the AAP-approved SafeMax car seat, which fits babies 4-35 pounds. As for the stroller, it works for kids weighing up to a whopping 55 pounds.
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