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Arguably, the most favored aspect of the travel system is that you can easily move baby between your car and stroller without disturbing them. With the handle on the car seat, the car seat can easily be used as an infant carrier to move baby freely from destination to destination. Simply un-attach the car seat from the stroller and attach it to the back seat of your car, and you’ll never have to wake baby. Many travel systems also come with a stay-in-car base; however, some travel systems require a stay-in-car base to be purchased separately if desired. With a stay-in-car base, moving baby to and from the car is a snap! After your stroll, just snap the car seat into the stay-in-car base and you’ll be ready to hit the road. You no longer have to struggle adjusting harness straps, unbuckling and buckling until you get the right fit – you’ll already be just a “snap” away. If you’re tired of maneuvering your infant between their car seat and stroller, then a travel system might just be the perfect option for you and your baby.
Travel systems, however, are not just great for infants, they’re perfect for older babies and toddlers too! Once your baby outgrows their infant car seat, the car seat can be removed from the stroller, and you’ve got a standard stroller great for older babies or toddlers. Since travel systems adapt to the needs of a growing child, many parents find them to be a worth while investment. Although, prices will vary depending on the stroller features, car seat model and brand, most travel systems are reasonably priced, and are oftentimes more cost effective than making separate purchases.
The unavailing of the baby travel system has sparked a new craze in the baby industry. Many of the most trusted brands in the industry, including: Graco, Baby Trend, Chicco, Orbit Baby, Peg Perego and Combi, have jumped on board with the travel system concept and are manufacturing a quality line of such products to meet the needs of parents and children. Backed by such brands, the travel system has advanced along way, and your options are virtually endless. Today, baby travel systems feature strollers of many different shapes, sizes and styles. From lightweight strollers, to full-sized, feature-filled strollers, and even jogging strollers, you will be able to find a travel system with a stroller that works with your lifestyle.
When selecting one of these systems, there are several things to consider. The infant car seat is probably the most important aspect of the travel system. You will want a car seat that you feel safe with and that baby will be comfortable in. Many of the strollers are designed to accommodate car seats from other manufacturers, but many parents looking for a travel system prefer to make a single purchase. At the forefront of your selection, you will want to consider the car seat.
At the other end of the spectrum, the type of stroller that is included in the travel system also needs to be considered. When selecting, think about your lifestyle. Are you looking for a convenience stroller? Maybe you want a more feature-intensive stroller for that extra comfort? Or maybe you want that jogging stroller to match your active lifestyle?
If you’re looking for a larger, feature-filled model, check out BabyHaven’s line of Graco, Chicco, Evenflo, Eddie Bauer, Orbit Baby, Peg Perego and Baby Trend Travel Systems. With its one-hand fold, covered parent tray with cup holders and # 1 rated infant car seat with stay-in-car flex-loc base, Baby Trend’s Travel Systems are popular among parents looking for quality at an affordable price. BabyHaven stocks many systems from Baby Trend, and many of Baby Trend’s Sit N Stand Strollers are also compatible with infant car seats for easy conversion into a travel system. The Evenflo Aura Select, the Evenflo Aura Elite, the Eddie Bauer Deluxe, Chicco Cortina KeyFit30 and Chicco Cortina KeyFit22 have also earned their place among the top travel systems on the market today.
The Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 and Chicco Cortina KeyFit22 combine innovative memory recline seat technology that remembers the last position the seat was in when folded to their design. Graco’s line of full-sized travel systems have also scored points among parents and babies alike. Combining a full-sized, feature-filled stroller with their popular SnugRide Infant Car Seat, Graco has developed some of the most luxurious, sought-after all-in-one systems on the market today. If you are looking for reasonably priced luxury, check out BabyHaven’s line of Graco Travel Systems including: the Graco Quattro Tour, the Graco Vie4, the Graco Spree and The Graco Passage.
Although most large travel systems are designed to be easily folded, you might find the size of some of these large models makes travelling difficult when space is limited. The weight of some of the larger designs might also make pushing the stroller around more of chore than some parents are up for. If you still want a travel system, but are concerned about the travel difficulties associated with some of the larger models, take a look at BabyHaven’s line of Lightweight Travel Systems. Designed for easier travel, more compact folding and of course, lightweight travel, Lightweight Travel Systems are great options for many parents willing to part with some of those additional features for added travel convenience. Many brands including: Graco, Combi, Safety 1st and Quinny have developed such products featuring a lightweight, easily portable stroller that makes traveling with your travel system a whole lot easier.
The Quinny Zap and the Safety 1st Acella Sport are scoring high marks among parents for their lightweight, easily maneuverable strollers that still provide many sought-after features that make for very comfortable travel. Graco’s line of lightweight systems has also won over many new parents looking for quality and portability. If a Graco seems like an option for you, check out BabyHaven’s line of lightweight Graco Travel Systems including: the Graco MetroLite, Graco LiteRider and the Graco Alano.
If you feel that a standard stroller travel system doesn’t match your active lifestyle, check out BabyHaven’s Jogging Stroller Travel Systems. These jogging stroller models are perfect for smooth strolling around the block, at the mall or for that jog in the park. It is recommended, however, that parents do not jog with a baby that is under 6 months old. BabyHaven offers several jogging stroller travel systems such as the Baby Trend Jogger Travel System. Increasingly, manufacturers such as InStep, Schwinn, Bugaboo, BOB and Baby Jogger are making their standard joggers car seat compatible, so that you would be able to create your own travel system while utilizing the jogging stroller of your choice.
When selecting one of these systems, it is safety and lifestyle that need to be considered. If you are really just looking for a way to transport an infant car seat, but aren’t ready to make the commitment to a travel system, you may want to consider one of BabyHaven’s infant car seat carriers. The Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Stroller Frame and Baby Trend’s Snap N Go and Double Snap N Go allow parents to attach an infant car seat to a stroller frame – and without waking baby, you now have a functional stroller.
A travel system is not the only option, but it is a good option for many parents. We know all the choices may seem overwhelming, but with BabyHaven’s easy category search and advanced search options, we can help you find what you are looking for.