Today’s Pearly Wisdom topic is:
For us, we used the following and have loved them all!
Infant carseat: Chicco KeyFit 30
Stroller: Chicco Cortina Stroller
Smaller infant carseat stroller: Snap N Go
Next level carseat: Britax Boulevard 70 CS
Next level stroller: Graco Mosaic Stroller
Now, let’s hear what the other Mama’s have to say…
The carseat from our travel system is awesome. The stroller is cumbersome and has been barely used. It's the Safety 1st Aerolite in Pegasus. The stroller we love best is the Mia Moda Atmosferra. It has the functionality and style of many high end strollers at a lower price. It's excellent quality and we love being able to see Sam while we stroll with him.
I love, love, love our stroller. It's a Baby Jogger city mini. It is so light weight and it literally takes one finger and the whole thing collapses!
We just have a Graco travel system. It's basic and simple, but I like it. It gets the job done for us.
I do wish I got one of those snap n go stroller frames that are smaller to use with the infant seat. Our stroller is a little heavy and this would have been nicer and easier to maneuver when he was smaller.
In regards to a car seat, if you can swing it financially or someone else can off your registry, go for the Britax. It’s WAY more expensive but it’s the only car seat company that will release its testing guidelines to the public. The rest will not, which basically means they could’ve taken a baseball bat to the side of the car and say it was “crash tested” whereas Britax actually drives cars up to 80 mph at the sides of the doors to test their car seats. They are actually “Side Impact Approved”. We didn’t for the infant seat (because I didn’t know about it) but did for the convertible car seat and will for the next infant seat. Oh and get a stroller that attaches to the base of your car seat. There are several that are compatible will all sorts of car seats. The rest? Get whatever is coolest at the time. It probably is.
- Whether you plan on running with your baby or not I highly recommend a jogging stroller like the B.O.B. - they are typically lighter and just handle better.
-We used the Quinny Buzz. Without a doubt the best stroller ever. It is so easy to push and folds up really flat! It is compatible with the Dreami Bassinet which we had and the Maxi Cosi car seat which we also had
-We now use the Safety 1st Air Protect Convertible car seat and LOVE it. Our little one can see so well out of it and it’s really safe so it’s a win win!
-Also, I always have the diaper bag stocked and ready to go. So, on a moments notice you grab it and be out the door.
-The Relax and Sleep sound machine app on my phone is wonderful.
-Chicco travel system
-Britax 70 car seat
We love our snap and go frame stroller for our Graco SnugRide, it’s so easy and convenient. We will be transitioning to our McClarren soon. We have a Graco SnugRide 30. The only bad thing about it is the car seat would get stuck in the base for the first two months.
Thank you to this week’s contributors!
Shanna, Mama to Samuel, 1 year, Author of The Life and Times of Lubey
McKeever, Mama to Grayson, 10 Months, Author of The Cobia Family
Melissa, Mama to Landon, 7 Months, Author of Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage!
KW, Mama to C, 15 months, Author of Snips and Snails and Ponytails
Sara, Mama to Saige, 3 years & Gabe, 3 months, Author of Saige Wisdom
Emily, Mama to Georgia, 8 months, Author of Live a Charmed Life
Becky, Mama to Elliana, 14 months, Author of From Mrs. To Mama
Erika, Mama to Savannah, 6 months, Author of The Frieze’s Little Bean