Moms- what would you recommend? (stroller/travel system)

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which jogger/travel system would you choose?
    Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Graco FastAction Click Connect Jogger Travel System : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Go with separates. (suggestions below) : (2 votes)
    25 %
    Neither of these sets, try this one (suggest below) : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
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    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

     

    I highly recommend amazon reviews and checking all these out at the store.  I haven’t seen this baby trend in person, but my cousin gave me a different baby trend stroller and it seems pretty cheaply made (to me). The one benefit of the one you have listed above is that the handle is adjustable which is nice if you are on the taller or shorter end or you and your husband are drastically different heights.  I did see this graco in the store and unless I was doing it wrong, it was huge even when folded.  Even if you have a big vehicle, you’ll still need room for the diaper bag, groceries, and other random stuff you carry.  Imagine going away for a long weekend with all your bags, pack n play, etc and this stroller! A benefit to both that you have above is that the cupholders and baby trays come with it and the carseat clicks into it easily.  For our choice (below) we have to buy those things separately.

     

    We decided to go with the baby jogger city mini gt.  It folds really small and felt good overall.  We got the last year’s (2013 model) on amazon for $227 (full retail price is $350).  We are getting a britax bsafe carseat ($145) to go with it.  We have not started using them (baby isn’t due until July), but we feel confident in our selection.

    Post # 4
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    419 posts
    Helper bee

    We went back and forth on travel system vs seperate and ended up doing seperate based on local observations. We live in a city and I walk much more then drive. After she’s born I’d like to get back to long walks, but it’s so hard to tell in advance what type of kid i’m going to have. I’m starting with the car seat (we got the chicco key fit) and the foldable caddy frame. I know travel systems seem like more for the money, but most people i know with toddlers ended up buying more then one anyway. If you do that you just lugged around a huge thing during newborn phase for no reason. This way it’s really easy to get on/off the train, upstairs- whathave you. Later when she’s older we can look into maybe even an umbrella stroller (if she’s more active) or at least test out with the kid the actual stroller

     

    Post # 5
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    3011 posts
    Sugar bee

    wandering_gypsy:   I have a Chicco Keyfit 30 seat, the Keyfit Caddy and a Baby Jogger City Mini. My son in 4 months old now.

    My advice is choose the carseat based on safety and comfort ratings you are ok with and go from there. So many people ditch the bulky travel system ASAP. The caddy was super handy in the beginning, but now he rides in the city mini no problem. I got the caddy at consignment and am happy I didn’t pay full price for it.

    I loooove pushing the city mini. I live in the city and it glides across the sidewalks with no problems.

    Post # 6
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    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We have the baby trend, not that exact one but the same green color and we love it. We get compliments on it too everywhere we go and it’s perfect for where we live plus it’s great for cruising the mall. I walk with the baby on Mondays to mommy and me classes at the library and it’s been a breeze with this travel system. Plus my dh has a small trunk and it fits pretty good in there.  there are some drawbacks to the system, but overal more positives for us, than anything. No system is perfect unless you have boku bucks for the pricey ones lol

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would definitely go with a travel system. I had a C-section and can’t lift more than 10 pounds for 6 weeks. I can’t carry a carseat around with me so I have to use the stroller. I have a Moby wrap and a couple other slings and DD hates them. She likes to move around and hates feeling constricted. It is so easy to grab the carseat and put it on the stroller and go. We have a Britax travel system and it is fantastic. We went with grey because we plan on having more kids and have the B-Safe and B-Agile combo. The stroller is so easy to use, I can open and close it with one hand. The carseat is really safe with side impact protection. It is a bit pricey, but definitely worth checking out. http://www.britaxusa.com/travel-systems

     

    Post # 9
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    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Ou. Baby jogger would work on smooth paths, but not curbs and big bumps. City mini summit is a traditional jogging stroller. 

    Post # 10
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    1449 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

     Lot of strollers have car seat adapters too. We have a maxi cosi car seat and a britax b agile stroller. id say find a stroller you like and then look at your car seat options.

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