Authored by Kate Beswick in Parenting
Published on 08-13-2009
When you’re looking for a stroller so that you can take your baby out for walks or trips to the mall, you’ll definitely want a stroller system. Stroller systems are strollers that can be used in many different ways. These systems usually include not only the stroller itself but also a car seat and a base for the car. But there are so many different systems on the market that it can become very difficult to find the best one for you and your baby. And you may not even be able to tell one apart from the other after looking at all the different systems available. To help you better understand what’s out there, here are the three top rated stroller systems.
Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller
This stroller system is truly unique but it also comes with a huge price tag. The Bugaboo Cameleon stroller system is over $800 USD. But with its slick look and many features, you’ll soon see why. Unlike other stroller systems, which only have a car seat for your baby to sit in, the Bugaboo Cameleon has an entire bassinet! This allows your child to lie down and have a snooze while you go about your business. This bassinet also attaches right onto the stroller so you never have to disturb baby if they’re mid-nap when it’s time to go out.
The stroller that comes with the Bugaboo Cameleon is also sleek and easily moveable. The stroller has three wheels so you can easily maneuver it around tight corners and other cramped situations. Plus, one wheel can also be kept tucked up underneath. This comes in especially handy when you’re traveling through dirt, sand, or snow. The other added feature of the Bugaboo Cameleon that differs from other stroller systems is that the rounded and padded handlebar is in front of the baby. This means that you can keep watch over your child. This can be much more comforting as it allows you to keep your child in your sight at all times.
Chicco Cortina Key Fit 30 Travel System
This stroller system may not come with its own bassinet but it does cost $500 less than the Bugaboo Cameleon. What it does come with is its own lightweight car seat and a weighted car seat base. Having a heavy base is important to ensure that the seat won’t slide around while your baby is strapped in. Both the stroller and the car seat also have an extended sun canopy. This is extremely helpful when it’s bright outside and you don’t want your baby getting burned. And of course, it will protect their very sensitive eyes too!
Another great thing about this Chicco system is that it comes with multiple car seat bases. This means that you don’t have to waste time and energy changing the base when you want to switch cars. And the stroller has extra features too. With double wheels in the front, you’ll always make sure that baby is getting a safe and secure ride. The seat also reclines so baby can sit up while having a snack and then lie back for a post-fiesta siesta! For easy storage the stroller folds right up. And when it’s time to take it back out, the memory feature allows you to keep the recline in exactly the same position.
Graco Passage Travel System: Bancroft 08
You can’t talk about stroller systems without mentioning one made by Graco. Not only is Graco a leading manufacturer in baby products but they also have one of the lowest price points too! But a budget-friendly system doesn’t mean that it lacks features. And on this Graco, there are plenty! The system includes the stroller, a car seat, and a car seat base. The stroller can be opened and closed with only one hand. This is perfect for moms and dads that always have their hands full! And you won’t need to drag around all those diaper bags either. Simply place what you need into the storage compartment or put the whole bag in there. It’s big enough for any option you choose!
The Graco Bancroft 08 also has a parent’s tray with two cup holders. This means that you can keep your coffee, spare change, and keys all within easy reach! And baby has their own snack tray too for when it’s time to nosh or when they need somewhere to put their toys. What’s best about this stroller though is that the child’s tray pivots right out. So you never have to worry about making sure your baby’s legs don’t get banged around while you’re trying to fit them into the stroller.