A car seat and a stroller are the two most important investments you’ll make as a 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. An even more magical feature of baby strollers with car seats: If your darling child is asleep, you can move the infant from the car to the 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 genius system has an infant car seat that's got its own stroller and integrated wheels built into the base. Granted, you get limited use out of the thing: It only fits babies 4-35 pounds, period. But damn, is it convenient. When you fold it, it's in rear-facing car seat mode. When you unfold it, it's in stroller mode. And, you're done.
Minus the base, this car seat weighs less than 8 pounds. No that's not a typo. It's just about the lightest one you can buy. The stroller fits babies from birth to 50 pounds; the car seat accommodates babies 4–32 pounds. The stroller has an adjustable handlebar, which is a nice add. The AAP-approved car seat has a one-handed, four-position true-flat reclining backrest and adjustable calf support so babies sleep in total comfort. The stroller has an automatic click fold and one-handed open, plus a three-position recline. Plus it has lockable front swivel wheels; front- and rear-wheel progressive suspension technology; and a one-touch rear-wheel braking system.
You want options? You get seven different ways to ride with this combo stroller. It fits kids up to 50 pounds, while the AAP-approved Graco SnugRide SnugLock 30 car seat fits babies 4-30 pounds. The stroller seat is reversible. There's a self-standing fold, a sizable storage basket, and best of all, the stroller works with all Graco Click Connect car seats. The newest model has a three-wheel design, so the stroller is much easier to maneuver.
Every product on Fatherly is independently selected by our editors, writers, and experts. If you click a link on our site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.