How to Choose a Travel System
How to Choose a Travel System
Being the parent of a newborn is challenging enough. You’re sleep deprived, confused, and constantly traveling with so much stuff you can’t keep track of it all. So when it comes to getting your little one safe and sound, that makes your life a little bit smoother.
In the event that you're anticipating a little beloved newborn and haven't chosen a stroller or car seat yet, here's the inside scoop on all that you want to be aware of child travel systems.
What is a Baby Travel System?
A travel system takes the guesswork out of finding a compatible stroller and infant car seat. Travel systems are also usually a better deal than purchasing a stroller and infant car seat separately.
A travel system typically includes a stroller, detachable stroller seat, infant car seat, and stay-in-car base. Once the base is installed in the car, the infant car seat can be quickly moved from the car to the stroller and vice versa with a simple click.
Why Use a Travel System?
Travel systems make getting around with your baby as easy as possible. Instead of constantly buckling your little one into and out of the car seat and the stroller separately, you just buckle them into the car seat. Click the car seat into the car in an instant and when you arrive at the park or grandma’s house, you can remove the car seat just as easily and click it into the stroller.
The best part? If the baby was finally (finally!) down for a nap, you don’t have to wake her up when you need to move her from the car to the stroller or the house.
Choose a Travel System?
It provides a means of transport for your child that is clean and safe, but also convenient. Because choosing the right travel system can be tricky, there are some critical factors to consider before making an expensive investment in one. There's no question that buying a set of baby wheels will be much more cost effective than having to buy individual ones as they grow older. So it's worth seeing if you can find a second hand or half-used model that you can simply pop out the back panel onto another buggy frame and seat when they get big enough.
What are the Benefits of a Travel System?
The main benefit of a travel system is that it gives your baby the security he needs to sleep or stay at home with you. It also allows him to go on longer walks, so he can get more exercise than if he was in only one seat. And anyone who has ever been stuck side-by-side in an airplane knows how helpful it is to have your little one close by.
With a traditional stroller and an infant car seat combined, there are several major advantages: You know where your child is and can easily monitor your baby's safety and save you from being spotted by a stranger! You have the freedom to take your child out of the car whenever he needs some fresh air, and isn't sleeping peacefully in his Graco car seat. You get two great seats for one. Not only does this cut down on space needed, but it also ensures both will be safe at once so there is no risk that they might collide with each other while in the buggy. You don't have to keep purchasing and storing separate pieces of equipment (the stroller with a baby seat; big carrier, little carrier etc. when they grow up so your child has just one set. A travel system effectively means that you can get on public transport without having to pay extra for bassinets or hire an additional highchair!
Do You Need a Travel System?
Travel systems are not for everyone. Some new parents don’t think they need one, but it’s a smart investment if you want to make traveling with your baby easy and hassle-free.
Some parents need a stroller that can use seat belts or is tandem so they can put the kids in buckled car seats at restaurants or on plane flights. A travel system is also great if you have multiple children, because each one will fit into his or her own infant car seat—instead of buying an entire late-model stroller set just for your second kid.
If you have a new baby, all parents need help getting around with their child. Therefore, many people purchase a stroller and car seat when they are first expecting.
Some of the main reasons for purchasing these items as a set are convenience and ease of setup. A car seat that attaches to most strollers is convenient because it allows parents to just one click go from pushing a stroller to strapping in their child.
What Should You Look for in the Stroller?
The first thing you should consider is the brand. Do you want something that can hold an infant car seat? These strollers come in both single and double models, but they’re typically sold as a package that includes a full-size and/or compact foldable stroller frame (often compatible with multiple brands of car seats). There are also some standard frame models that add additional features like storage bins or organizers.
Second, do you prefer a lightweight model or one with added features? The lighter ones usually cost more than their heavy counterparts. Look for corrosion-resistant materials but check to make sure your car seat will fit—some models may not be compatible with a frame that has storage space.
Third, do you want extra features like air-filled tires or a rear bumper bar? While these can be advantageous for working mothers who need to make scoots around parking lots and sidewalks, many parents would rather choose strollers with practical conveniences over the additional costs.
Models in particular categories include basic lightweight options for everyday use and models suited for traveling with toddlers. There are also unique strollers marketed towards parents who need extra mobility, or to keep their sons and daughters in the same direction within a seating arrangement—the double jogging wheel is ideal for this purpose.
The best way to determine price ranges of these products is by checking on infant car seats that come outfitted with each model (lessen overall cost).
Choosing What’s Right for You
There is a wide range of stroller prices in the market. Prices may be based on material, quality, and features that they offer inside each model at different brands (note though this can change significantly with time).
The price also depends on whether you are looking for an inexpensive one or a high end model .Price varies from $100-$500 to be fair.
Choose Best 5 Travel System Stroller in Canada
Baby Jogger City Select Carbon Stroller, Car Seat Black Charcoal and Adapters
Patented quick-fold technology folds your stroller quickly, and the removable automatic lock keeps the stroller closed when folded. Multi-position seat reclines to a nearly flat position and footwell tilt for better leg support.8" / 20 cm front wheels, with lockable front swivel wheel, suitable for all terrains.
Price Only: $750
Graco FastAction 2.0 Fold Travel System, Mullaly
Graco's FastAction 2.0 travel system features FastAction Fold, a one-second, one-handed fold that makes it easy to bring with you at a moment's notice and is also self-contained for added convenience on the go. A car seat makes it easy to move from car to stroller. The FastAction 2.0 travel system is perfect for all your adventures with a baby.
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Travel System, Mansfield
Graco®’s FastAction™ Jogger LX Travel System features a one-second, one-hand fold, giving ultimate convenience to parents on the go. This crossover stroller combines all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional jogging stroller, while being easy to fold and compact. It's also loaded with family-favorite features, including a child's tray, parent's tray, and height-adjustable handle. The travel system includes Graco®'s SnugRide® SnugLock® 35 Elite infant car seat which protects rear-facing infants from 1.8- 16 kg (4-35 lb) or up to 81 cm (32 in) tall.
Price Only: $485
Graco FastActionâ„¢ SE Travel System, Layne
The Graco travel system makes it easy to take your baby with you. It comes with the FastAction SE stroller, which features a comfortable reclining seat and one-handed folding feature. It also includes the SnugRide 30 LX car seat, which converts from car to stroller in one easy step.
Price Only: $300
Graco FastAction Jogger LX Travel System, Seaton
Graco®’s FastAction™ Jogger LX Travel System features a one-second, one-hand fold, giving ultimate convenience to parents on the go. This crossover stroller combines all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional jogging stroller, while being easy to fold and compact. The jogger has a removable seat pad that converts the stroller into a lightweight infant car seat carrier. It's also loaded with family-favorite features, including a child's tray, parent's tray, and height-adjustable handle. The travel system includes Graco®'s SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 Lite infant car seat which protects rear-facing infants from 1.8- 16 kg (4-35 lb) or up to 81 cm (32 in) tall.
Price Only: $529.99
Bebelelo Canada is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing a Travel System to Canadians since 2003. We have a wide variety of Travel System strollers to choose from, all of which are designed to be stylish and comfortable. Our goal is to provide the best Travel System stroller possible for those who want the best for their little ones.