Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller Review – Discovery

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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (616 reviews)

Chicco Cortina Travel System in Discovery, the aluminum frame Cortina stroller with one-hand fold comes loaded with extra features you and baby will enjoy. Multiple position, fully-reclining seat and adjustable leg support provides comfort for your baby. The seat has memory recline for your convenience – it remembers the position you last left it in before folding. The adjustable, removable canopy is water repellent. Large basket accessible when the backrest is fully reclined providing plenty of storage for all the things your baby needs. Linked rear brakes and a 5-pt harness provide safety and all-wheel suspension gives just the right ride to baby. A height-adjustable handle make strolling comfortable for Mom or Dad. The KeyFit infant car seat accomodates infants from 4 to 22 lbs. The car seat harness has one-pull tightening & loosening for quick harness fitting. The thickly-padded infant insert gives extra support for a smaller baby around the head, neck, back & bottom. The carrier shell is lined with energy absorbing foam. It features an innovative LATCH management system, easy belt routing and a spring-loaded leveling foot to make the infant car seat installation easy. The one-pull, centrally located tightening strap has made securing the LATCH attachment simple. The KeyFit base also has wide belt routing loops with a built in belt locking system for vehicles without LATCH. Leveling the base is easy with a spring-loaded leveling foot and easy to read liquid, bubble level guides on both sides of the base. The enclosed underside of base protects vehicle seats from damage. Conforms to NEW FMVSS 213. Usage: from 4-22lbs, newborn insert from 4-11lbs.

Features

  • Chicco Cortina Travel System – Discovery
  • Height adjustable handle, canopy and leg support.
  • Parent’s and child’s trays with cupholders.
  • Multiple position, fully-reclining seat with 5-pt harness and “memory recline.”
  • Comes with KeyFit Infant Car Seat & Base.

Additional Info

103824

D4B2F243

049796603033

05079022220070

1 lbs

50 lbs

Travel Systems

1

Yes

Sunshade,Cup Holder(s),Cargo Basket,Tray / Bar,Adjustable Canopy

City,Walking,Shopping,Travel

48

45.2 pounds

29.7 x 23.2 x 19.3

Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller Review - Discovery4.25616
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616 Reviews for “Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller Review – Discovery”

  1. Evan's Mom on June 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is definitely worth the money. The stroller is a smooth ride and it turns easily. It only takes a few seconds to take the baby in or out of the car.

    Some say the carrier is heavier than others which may be true, I haven’t had any other. The carrier also does NOT fit on most grocery baskets but I don’t do much grocery shopping alone. My husband and I feel the benefits outweigh the cons to this product.

    It is also very easy to clean. The infant carrier can be stripped down and washed in the washer.

  2. New mom on June 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great system, very safe and award-winning, etc…and very easy to use. Unfortunately, what I didn’t know when I bought it was that Chicco car seats are NOT COMPATIBLE with ANY car-seat-carrier-frame on the market. Chicco does not make a car-seat-carrier-frame. So you have to use the LARGE stroller every time you take the baby out, which takes up a whole person’s seat in my car. Other than that, the system is great.

  3. boys are my life...mom of three boys on June 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller system! I searched and searched but kept coming back to this one. The infant carrier base was so easy to install. I love how easy it is to attach carrier to stroller. The stroller is so great. It is so easy to manuever it around, even with one hand and through some of those tight aisles some stores have. I love the parent tray and the storage basket opening is wider and lower so it is easier to access. another great thing is the adjustable handle. my husband and I are always switching it back and forth to adjust to our different heights and it is extremely easy to do that. We are just starting to use the stroller seat and the reclining positions are plenty and easy to adjust. I love, love the way the stroller folds and unfolds. it is so easy you really can fold it up with one hand (I tried it while holding baby).

    The only one thing that I would say is a con is that the infant carrier material tends to get a little heated. my son gets a little sweaty in it sometimes but I noticed that it’s more when he is going through one of his crying fits and gets all squirmy in his seat. but overall this is a definite keeper

  4. Mom of 2 on June 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this set because the car seat is rated number 1 with consumer reports. It was the easiest car seat to install EVER!! And it’s much lighter than other infant seats out there. It’s quality is exceptional.
    The stroller is wonderful. Works excellent with the car seat and has all of the features I love. Cup holder, basket underneath, easily folded, reclines beautifully for a newborn or sleeping child. The only con i have is that the stroller itself is bulky even when folded. Takes up more space than I’m use to in the back of my car.
    This is a must buy for any parents with a new baby!!!

  5. Ami's Mommy on June 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this travel system. As a paranoid first time mom I was relieved to find that the car seat is rated #1 with Consumer Reports. Our daughter has always been comfortable and the fabric is easy to clean. The stroller manuevers well but is a bit bulky to transport. Overall, great quality, looks great and is super safe for the newbies. We are hoping to find a forward facing Chicco car seat to replace this one!

  6. Lily's momma on June 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller/car seat is a great set. I checked many reviews before finally deciding on one. The car seat is extremely lightweight compared to other products such as Graco. A few cons is that when the stroller is down there is not very much room in the basket. I also wish that it came in more femine colors. The only other thing that bothers me is that you arent really able to put this on top of a grocery cart if you are shopping (which I guess we shouldn’t really do anyways!) But it is smaller and it moves great while shopping in tinier stores. Lightweight and compact..a must have!

  7. Happy First Time Mom! on June 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love the way it looks and performs. It is light and easy to clean which is a plus. I am very happy with the stroller that is really easy to fold and move around. The car seat is big and comfortable although it gets heavy as the child grows.
    I would recommend this travel system to everyone.

  8. Laylie's Mom on June 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My hubby and I LOVE the stroller/carseat combo! It is SO easy push through cramped stores. And we are both fine with it not fitting in the top of a shopping cart because you are not supposed to put babies in carseats on top of the shopping cart. My only problem with it has been that the shoulder strap covers do not easy come off. You have to remove the shoulder straps to get the pads off to wash them. But we still LOVE this combo!

  9. Alex's Mom on June 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I picked out this system in the store because I could open and close the stroller with one hand. Works great and easy to steer.

  10. Molly's mama on June 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We got this travel system for our first baby and it was the best baby gear buy we made. The seat was easy to install in my 2007 Camery and the stroller is a nice smooth ride, easy to fold and lock with one hand. My daughter just grew out of the car seat at 22lbs and I will miss it. It was one of the lighter infant carriers. It is still in great shape and we plan to use it for our next child. It was worth every penny. Some other systems that are less expensive do not last as well and the ride of the stroller is not as nice.Over all a great package to get you through the first 8-10 months.

  11. Family Juwels on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Being first time parents, we picked out this item before we even knew what would be important to us other than safety first. After researching we discovered it had fantastic safety ratings so we put it on our registry. We have NO regrets and are sooo happy that this was the option that we ended up with. Love the ease of lifting out the car seat and snapping right into the stroller. Tons of space for everything – cup holders, adjustable hand area (cause I am short & my husband is tall). Our son is now 7 months and we have been using the combo the whole time. He is getting close to outgrowing the car seat, but the stroller will be around for a long while still. We just started using the stroller without the car seat, and the baby loves to look around and see everything, it is like a brand new experience for him. I would HIGHLY recommend to all. The only downside that we encountered is that sometimes the padding in the stroller would make it difficult to snap the carseat in and out, so we removed it until we needed it. Worth every penny. We will keep it for our future children.

  12. Audrey's Mommy on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The infant seat was a godsend for my baby’s first 7 months–she slept in it a lot while we were on the go. The car seat base and the seat itself were soooo easy to figure out, set up and tighten. Now we are loving using the stroller “big-girl style”. The stroller part is very versatile with options for shade and storage. I made my friend buy this one. She was going to buy a pink girly one, but I sold her on the versatility of the Chicco. It looks nice and is such good quality that we will both be able to use them again, even if we have boys next time!

  13. Sophi on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this travel system! The carseat is so easy to get in and out of the base and the stroller. We are especially in love with the stroller because the “canopy” on it adjusts forward so that it can shade the sun at any angle. We also love that we can tip the foot rest up and our daughter can lay in the stroller without fear of her slipping out. This was especially wonderful when she was a newborn. The only thing that I don’t like about it is that the basket underneath is a little bit small and it hard to access when the seat is reclined. I can deal with that though because I love everything else about it! (Oh, it’s lightweight too and very easy to open!)

  14. Allison on July 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I researched travel systems before buying. I was going to buy the Peg Perego but it was really heavy without a baby, so I bought the Chicco. I loved it. The infant carrier was lightweight and I could still carry it until my daughter moved up to the next size Britax car seat at 20 lbs. She was preterm and still fit comfortably in the infant carrier without any additional padding. The side head padding is great so that a baby’s head doesn’t flop over like other brands.
    It was easy to wipe clean. The stroller worked well too even when the infant carrier was not attached. Having 2 bases was wonderful for each car.
    The only con is that it does not fit into other brands properly such as the BOB jogging stroller. It also does not fit into the top of the grocery shopping cart. It was fine with us that it didn’t work with other adapters. By the time you need need to use other products, they are too big for the infant carrier, which occurred for my daughter at 10 months and 20 lbs.

    I also enjoyed the neutral colors, quality fabric, and ease of use.

  15. Heather new mom on July 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We use this all the time! I read all the reviews and liked this one the best. It is a little pricey but well worth it. SO easy to get in and out of the car base with just one button and the clicking lets you know it got put in right too. When we had our seat inspected at the firestation the lady really liked the features of the seat, so that made me more confident in the seat. The stoller portion does take up quite a bit of room in the trunk but it steers wonderfully and it SOOO easy to open and close with the one handle. My son is only two months old so the seat of the stroller is always reclined so I can’t fit a bag in the storage underneath yet but I can throw some smaller things like a blanket diapers and wipes in there if I am going for a walk. As far as putting it together- it was really easy. My dad and I put it together pretty quickly and I was 8+mon pregnant. I could have done it myself if I’d had to.

  16. Alison on July 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We are first time parents and were SO nervous about choosing the correct car seat for our son. We shopped and shopped for the best…this is it! It was so easy to use from DAY ONE. The straps are easily adjustable as he got bigger, car seat was easy to carry him in it, easy to transfer him from vehicle to stroller so as not to wake him, and it fit in our vehicle (Ford Explorer) snug. The adjustable foot on the base made it a perfect fit; there are 2 levels on the base that show you when it is level, so no need for a purchase of a platform.

  17. Tammy (mom to one) on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love my Chicco stroller and carseat. I’m using the stroller now that my daughter is 6 months. It has great suspension and I love the fact that I can open/close it easily with one hand! I hadn’t used the stroller in the first months because I had a c-section and the stroller is heavy. I used the Baby Trend Snap and Go which the infant car seat fits in, contrary to another person’s review. The car seat can be used for preemies which is great! When my daughter outgrows it I’m storing it away to be used for my next little one. I would have given this 4 1/2 stars due to the heaviness and the fact that when it’s stored it doesn’t stand upright but has to be laid flat.

  18. Bmsluss on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I looked at so many different stroller, carseat travel systems we almost went insane. Then we found this one. My husband loved the construction and sturdyness of the stroller and carrier and I loved how light it all is! We love our travel system and look forward to using for our next child.

  19. Bacigirl on July 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I chose this travel system while I was registering. My sister (mom of 3 helped my pick it out). She showed me that it’s light, has a nice size basket, the tray is removable, you can open and close it with one hand, and it ‘drives’ real nice. I was very pleased to see that it was rated #1. I have to say I love the stroller, and the car seat is super easy to install. The carseat is a little bulky, but not heavy. I use the Baby Trend Snap N Go frame with it, and it fits perfect and has a strap to hold it in place – although the seat definitely would not fall out. So easy to tote my son around in that if you want a frame. I use it because the stroller takes up a lot of space in the car and does not fit in my trunk. I have a mid-size sedan, and can’t upgrade to something bigger until the lease is up next year. So I’m basically using the stroller for walks around the neighborhood since it won’t fit my trunk. Make sure to check that before purchasing.

  20. Tracy II's Mommy on July 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Product is excellent. Stroller was EXTREMELY easy to assemble, and is very light weight. Car seat is extremely light as well, until you put your bundle of joy in there 🙂
    The car seat only goes up to 22lbs, so you may want to just buy the stroller-depending on your budget, and not the entire travel system.

  21. Mom to Be on July 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was easy to put together. While we haven’t had our baby yet, I’ve found this stroller easy to fold up and fairly durable. The carseat was extremely easy to install.

  22. New mom on July 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This product is great for everyday use. I am always going in and out of stores so it makes it easy to take the baby out of the car and then into the stroller. The only negative is that the base doesn’t fit into any carriages at stores, so it makes grocery shopping hard to do alone. I would still buy this product again and again.

  23. dnise03 on July 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’m a first time mother and I chose this product because of the rating and the unisex color. Now that I’ve used it I love it. The color is perfect for any gender, it’s truly easy to use and quite practical. The car seat is very easy to install.

  24. frostiemama on July 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have this travel system in race – the red color which is a fun and bright alternative to the boring neutrals most travel strollers come in (I bought it elsewhere as babiesrus does not carry this color). So user friendly in regards to popping in and out the car seat and folding up the stroller, and I am 5’3″ and not very strong. A quality product. I wish the cargo basket was larger and that there were 2 cup holders for parents that were also deeper. The snap top compartment for parents is an odd shape that is not so useful for my purposes.

  25. lvmom on July 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The seat is sturdy but know that the material is not very breathable so my daughter gets really sweaty in it, even when it was winter. Now that is summer in the desert, it’s a struggle to get her in her seat without through a fit. Plus, it’s heavier than the other brands. SHe’s 6 months old and almost 20 pounds. She doesn’t have much longer in the seat and it strains my back to carry her in it.

  26. Donna M. on July 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use this system everyday. We stroll and ride with no problems. The car seat has been comfortable and safe for my baby from day one. The stroller is the best part. It has been used roughly for the last 4 months and it is still going strong. There are family and friends requesting it as a “hand me down”. They can’t wait to use it! One handed fold and unfold, easy to load in the truck. I take out the car seat and use the flatten stroller seat as a mini bassinet 🙂

    As far as cleaning, everything comes out to clean or wipes clean with Spray N Wash with Resolve cleaner!

  27. jcrew216 on July 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is the best. The car seat is so easy to use (I use it with the LATCH) and the seat seems to be very comfortable for my baby. The stroller is so lightweight, folds easily, stands upright when folded, and lays very flat when in the back of my car. The stroller is also very easy to control (it turns on a dime!). I can’t say anything bad about it!

  28. Mo Mama on July 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I do not recommend a travel system. I would recommend doing more research and buying everything in pieces. The stroller is great… it works great, but it is a monstrosity! I have a Ford Escape. It takes up the whole trunk. Also, it does not fit on the floor of the back seat or up right in the back seat. I tried! I know they have frames available that fit most car seats. I would buy one of those and also buying a sporty light weight stroller once the baby can sit upright. The bin on the bottom barely fits anything when the car seat is in the stroller. You need to really smoosh things into. Now onto the car seat. It seems pretty comfy for the baby. The straps seem pretty secure. It is a heavy car seat. It is very heavy. My daughter is 14 pounds / 4 months and I’m 5’5. I’m starting to really think about leaving it in the car and carrying her. No, carrying the car seat will not help you work off the baby weight incase you thought you might use it for that. Lastly, and this was something I never ever thought about. Our car seat does not fit into shopping carts. The car seats that fit into shopping carts have a cut out piece on the bottom that sort of gives it legs. This is rounded and it will not hook into a car seat. I’m well aware you shouldn’t put the car seat into the shopping cart, but its hard shopping with babies in bjorns sometimes.

    Also, this is expensive!

  29. Expecting Ashley on July 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was recommended by a mom […]AFTER deciding on another one. This is our very first baby-buy and I couldn’t be happier about it. The carrier/carseat is heavy, but I can’t complain about ANYTHING else about it.

  30. Danielle & Amelia on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My Husband and I Love this System, The car seat base is super easy to install and once it’s installed it doesn’t move like other car seats. I really feel that my daughter is safe. Also the fabric is very easy to clean. and for really big messes, you can just throw it all into the washer and dryer and it comes out just like new! And it’s very easy to put back together when you take it all apart. I highly recommend this product.

  31. CK on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love the car seat. It’s super easy to use, the strap loosens and tightens easily. It’s roomy and baby seems comfortable in it. The only negative would be that it doesn’t fit nicely on most grocery carts. Baby ends up tilted forward in a weird position.
    We hate the stroller. We actually ended up buying a jogger stroller because this one is just too big and doesn’t handle well on anything other then pavement. So you can forget walks in a gravel park or even on the grass. It’s also very large for a single stroller.
    All in all good product just the stroller is bulky and large for everyday use.

  32. Mom of 1 on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Brought my daughter home from the hospital in this. Base was very easy to install with LATCH. I love that the stroller stands up even when fully folded. When she was an infant I could get her and the stroller in and out of the car in about 30 seconds. Everything snaps in easily. And, the color is great for a boy or a girl. Strap pads come off and can be thrown in the washer.

  33. Susy Homemaker on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use this stroller to go on walks almost every day with my 10 month old. It is very comfortable and an easy ride for my daughter. The storage basket is a good size and overall the stroller is easy to open and close. I really didn’t think this stroller was bulky, I mean it is a full size stroller so you kind of expect that. I am 6 months pregnant now and I can still lift the stroller in and out of the trunk with no hassle.

  34. Dani the on-the go Mom on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is the most durable that I have seen. Both pieces (car seat and stroller) are heavy duty, washable and safe. I feel that this system is the absolute safest on the market. I do have 2 cons though: (1) The car seat, itself, is heavy (especially with a 15 lb. baby in it.) (2) The material traps heat and makes my son VERY warm. The latter is a great feature for the winter months, however, right now he drips with sweat. I’ve now started to put a towel behind him.

  35. jen on July 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great, stylish product!

    PROS:
    -Easy to spot clean!
    -Sets up in a flash! I can get the baby out of the car (and ready for the mall) in about a minute.
    -Adjustable for those of us who are tall (I’m 5’10” and my husband is 6’5″).
    -Functional! Wheels turn easily, maneuvers nicely.
    -SUPER EASY to install in the car.
    -“Gender Neutral.” We will use it for all our kids.

    CONS:
    -In the hot summer months, the baby gets overheated. I have to give him “breaks” from sitting in the carrier.
    -Heavy. (But so is every other brand)
    -Extra bases are higher priced.
    -Stroller is a little bulky. It takes up over half the space in the back of our mid-sized SUV.
    -Bottom storage compartment is difficult to use when the stroller and carrier are used together.

    Overall, this review seems a little negative- but I’m just being picky. I love this system and would buy it all over again.

  36. mom again after 13 years on July 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this product. It is easy to use, store, and clean. It has easy to understand assembly and use directions. Nice color for boy or girl. The car seat is a bit heavy but after you get used to it – no problem. LOVE IT!

    The only cons…not a lot of padding – easily fixable though. The car seat keeps the baby HOT. I hear this is a problem with alot of infant car seats – so no biggy there.

  37. Cole's Mommy on July 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really like this travel system. The car seat is really easy to load and unload and it is really easy to load into the stroller. The stroller is lightweight and easy to fold and unfold. I would like more room in the undercarriage of the stroller. It fits the diaper bag….barely…and thats it. It would also be nice to have 2 cup holders. Other than that, I really like it.

  38. New mom on the block on July 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We reviewed every stroller out there. This travel system was by far the best. It took us over a month to get it due to a recall issue. I am glad we waited. Very easy to put together. My only concern right now is with the weight of the carrier. I am concern it might be too heavy for me once a baby is in it.

  39. Tiff on July 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The functionality of the product is GREAT – it is easy to install the base and easy to get the car seat in and out of the car. The stroller is easy to fold and unfold and whips around corners with ease. I also feel that my son is 100% safe when we strap him in. The cons however, are quite [*] – the car seat is HEAVY and the stroller is HUGE! My husband even has a hard time carrying the car seat when our 13 pound 3 month old is in it. The stroller barely fits in our trunk and putting it in the backseat of the car is definitely out of the question. If I had to do it all over again, I would probably do more research. Another con, the travel system itself is very expensive and you might think twice about buying additional bases because it runs close to $100!

  40. Mom on the go on July 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very east to open and fold. I got caught in the rain with my daughter and was very pleases at how quickly I was able to get her car seat out of the stroller, into the car, and the quickly fold her stroller. It folds upwards to you so you do not have to bend down like other strollers to close it. It also is very smooth on rough surfaces and I love how you can adjust the handle to your height. The only thing is that your baby bag can’t fit under the stroller because the storage space on the bottom is kind of small (but that may be only with the car seat attached).

  41. mamma on July 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    this is the best stroller and safest car-seat it is easy to clean its lightweight and safety locks
    on its own if you didnt lock it right. if you love your baby this is the comfortable seat.

  42. B'smomma on July 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a nice system. I use this system almost every day. It maneuvers pretty easily and is very sturdy. I never worry about it tipping! However, it is EXTREMELY heavy. When my son was first born it was fine, but once he reached over 10 pounds I could barely carry the infant carrier by myself anymore and I work our regularly. The stroller is even heavy to lift into the trunk of a car or van. So, while I like it, I wish it was a bit lighter. I tell my friends to look for something lighter!

  43. Z, S, and J,s mom on July 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this product. Our son is now 5 months old and we are so glad we spent the extra money. The stroller is so easy to fold and unfold. We tried other models in the store but are glad we purchased this one.

  44. Anna on July 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am so glad I chose this travel system. The carseat and the stroller are both amazing. First of all, the carseat is really nice. The newborn insert and the head support come out easily for washing, and they’re really comfy. Other reviewers say the seat is especially heavy, but not having any previous seats to compare with, I don’t think it’s bad at all. I am not a big person (5’4″) and I don’t have trouble carrying my 13.5 lb son in it. As far as fitting in shopping carts, it doesn’t fit too great at certain stores, but it’s not a big problem.

    The stroller is awesome. The adjustable handle is great and it’s really easy to fold up and store in our car. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it is still quite large when collapsed, but it fit in our SUV for a road trip just fine, even with the ton of other stuff that we took.

    Very much worth your money. The nurse at the hospital said that no Chicco carseat has ever had any kind of recall! You can’t beat that for safety.

  45. first time mom on July 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this, the car seat is easy to lift in and out of the base/stroller. the stroller is easy to fold and does great on any surface. i have no problem putting my diaper bag in the storage as long as i put it in before the car seat. I did a lot of research before buying this and despite a few cons like (doesnt fit in shopping carts and stroller is quite bulky) we absolutly love this stroller and car seat.

  46. Candis on July 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely LOVE this travel system. I have already written a raving review about it, but I decided to write another one because of our current situation. My son will be 20 months when our new baby is born and I wanted a double stroller that would fit the Chicco carrier. Chicco doesn’t make a double stroller that an infant carrier and a toddler can fit into:( Some of the walk and rides of other brands may be able to fit, but the reviews weren’t so good. Soooo…we’ve gotta get a Gracco double stroller and a Gracco infant seat:( If you don’t plan on having your babies close together, this is a GREAT product, but if you’ll need a double stroller sooner rather than later, there really isn’t a great one that’ll fit the Chicco infant carrier (at least I haven’t found one!)

  47. newmom on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very comfortable for my baby. He falls asleep in it everytime he rides in it. When I tested this stroller versus others in the store, this one was much smoother and much more sturdy. The cons, it’s kind of long when you fold it up. I have a small SUV and length wise, it touches both sides of my cargo area. So it’s a bit bulky. But I believe my babies comfort is worth putting up with the bulkiness.

  48. Aubrey's Mommy on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use this all the time. The stroller is easy to open and close. The carseat is so easy to put in the base. I purchased this from reviewing on Consumer Reports being the top safest carseats.

  49. Jackie aka Diaper Goddess on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I mostly love this travel system. It is easy to clean, easy to use and has a groovy, gender neutral look. However, my beautiful girl sweats like a barnyard animal when she’s in the car seat and this will probably continue when she starts sitting in the stroller-same material. This material is very easy to keep clean but is very poorly ventilated. Keep this in mind if you live in warm weather climates!!

  50. PUNKY BREWSTER on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband is 6’3″ and I am 5’2″! We love this its perfect for the both of us and easy to use. it fits great in my grandvitara trunk space and it is so simple to use unlike what my sisters had! we love using it in the store and everything. yes the car seat is a bit heavy but its worth it with how safe it is and any carseat is heavy once you add the baby into it! and for the price of the whole travel system it is well worth it with how long you will be able to use the system. yes the extra base is expensive,but wouldn’t you rather spend money well worth it versus having to buy a whole extra seat for the secondary car?? we really love this whole system and we suggest it to anyone we know who is pregnant or looking for a new system for their little ones. my sister in law is so impressed with our system and the car seat and how great it is, that she wishes she had one for our nephew who is now 6 months old!!

  51. First time mom on July 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is definitely worth the purchase. After much research, my husband and I decided on this one, and we are glad that we did. Our son is now 9 mos, so has outgrown the carseat (which, by the way, was easy to use, install, and place into the stroller), but although we have a Maclaren umbrella stroller, I still prefer using this one. All of the features that I didn’t think were a big deal, but use ALL of the time… cup holder (for me and our son), compartment for keys, and the adjustable handle are all nice to have. The underneath basket is easily used as well except for when you’re using the carseat, but overall.. worth the money!!! Very happy with it!!!!

  52. First time mom on July 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I wish I had not chosen a travel system. As a first time parent I wasn’t sure what I needed and bought this thinking it had everything. I am very dissappointed with the fabric. It gets too hot for my 5 mo. old after 1 hour. The shade doesn’t cover his face, and the peek a boo window lets the sun shine if the baby reclines. I need to buy an additional shade. The ride is bumpy, the latch got recalled, the basket is hard to access if the carseat is installed. The folding is easy, but it is cumbersome in the trunk.

  53. fraujoolie on July 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Pros:
    It’s really easy to snap in and out of the base and stroller.
    Stroller unfolds with one hand and a flick of the wrist.
    Easy to maneuver around.
    Sturdy. Stroller stands upright when folded.

    Cons:
    The basket underneath is virtually non-existent, if you have the carrier snapped on top.
    Car seat is hot and heavy, but aren’t they all?
    Shades on stroller and carseat don’t seem to be big/long enough to really shade my baby.

  54. lango on July 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have had this travel system for over nine months now and I absolutely love it. I would recommend this to anyone, I’m a huge fan of Chicco products, in fact, I have a Chicco highchair which is amazing, Chicco play yard, and then this travel system. It is heavy to lift in and out of the trunk, but it has so many bonuses, like a closed compartment on top for cell phone, keys, binkie! It has a cup holder for mom, snack tray for baby. It just has so many features that rock! I’m very impressed with this item and would buy another in a heart beat. It is spendy, but I believe definitely worth it…. especially for first time moms because you can use it for several more children to come! Love it!!!

  55. new mom on July 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Car Seat-The carseat is easy to carry (just as heavy as the other ones are and not as awkward as some). The base was pretty easy to install in my husband’s car with LATCH. It took about 10 minutes of figuring out where it best fit in the backseat and another 5 minutes to get it tight. My car doesn’t have LATCH and took quite a while longer to install. It took both of us to get it tight enough with the seatbelt-one to pull on the seatbelt and the other to push down on the base. Next time will be easier because we now know what we have to do. Both bases are in very tightly and neither one budges. The carseat is easy to get on and off the base. I wish the sun canopy were a little larger. It only extends as far as the handle. I’m willing to overlook that point because it’s the only negative I’ve found and this is the safest infant seat currently on the market. It doesn’t bother me that you can’t set the seat on a shopping cart. You aren’t supposed to do that anyway.

    Stroller-The stroller is easy to open and close and lift into the trunk. I’m 9 mos. pregnant and I had to take the stroller out of my trunk the other day to get something behind it and had no problems lifting it in and out without banging it into my car. It isn’t a lightweight stroller, but is lighter than many other full-size strollers. I have a large, mid-sized sedan and have no problems fitting the stroller in it along with my usual trunk items. I still have space for things around it and on top of it. It is very long once folded, so I can see where it would eat the trunk of a smaller car. The carseat is very easy to get on and off the stroller. The carseat attaches to the stroller on the inside of the stroller seat, not to the snack tray like most other systems-which never really looked safe to me. I really like the rotating canopy and fully reclining seat.

    Our baby is still a week away, so I can’t speak to using it with the baby, but will add that after I’ve had the chance. This is an expensive system but well worth it. The colors are great-not babyish at all and works for both boys and girls.

  56. Nina on July 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great product and light weight too but I had a difficulty collapsing the stroller and putting it up again. Maybe I am doing something wrong but the Graco is so much easier and faster especially for petite woman like me. Overall, great product. It’s just that part I don’t like as I have to use 2 hands and a lot of effort to put it back up.

  57. alk on July 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Had a preemie and this is the only one that would work for us. I like everything about this system but the stroller basket is hard to get into if you have the seat all the way down. Will not be good if you have a small car, stroller just fits in my Kia.

  58. Madeline's Mommy on July 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Once it was put together it was terrific. The car seat is very safe and durable and very conformtable for my daughter. The stroller is extremely lightweight, very easy to close, I can lift and put in my SUV very easily and push it with one finger. I love both of them!

  59. mom of three on July 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is perfect. I had to buy a new one as my husband and I thought we were done having children and got rid of our first travel system. I didn’t think I would ever find another that I loved as much, but so far the height is right and I think it will work very well for us. The bulk doesn’t bother me, our previous one was from 2000 and they really didn’t fold up very well. This is a wonderful stroller, I’m very glad I listened to a coworker.

  60. Sam's Mommy on July 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research before adding this stroller system to my registry. The main reason I chose it was the safety rating of the carseat which was my top priority. There are, however many things which disappoint me about this system. First of all, the sun shades on both the carseat and the stroller are very short and barely keep the sun out of my son’s face. I find the carseat to be extremely heavy, but most are. The sun canopy on the stroller is very difficult and LOUD to open and close. When my son falls asleep on a walk, he inevitably wakes if I have to adjust the canopy. The storage basket under the stroller is pretty much useless when the carseat is attached, and the wheels look as if I’ve been taking walks on loose gravel for five years. There are some pros – easy fold, adjustable handle, and nifty cup-holder / storage for Mom, but for the price I expected better.

  61. Klee on July 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Being a first time Mom I had no clue what to look for but I new I wanted the best, most safe, lightweight and easy to use travel system.

    Car Seat & Base Pro’s and Con’s:
    PRO’S:
    – Easy to snap in and take out of base
    – Infant positioner is so helpful when they are so small
    – Colors are great
    – Buckles & straps are strong and make sense

    CON’S:
    – Baby gets WAY TOO HOT from fabric
    – Shade does not come down near enough to shade baby from bright sun…
    – Car Seat does NOT snap on shopping carts like the Graco (this is such a pain when the seat takes up all of the interior of the shopping cart, not much room for groceries at all…)
    – Chicco does not make a double stroller (that my infant seat could snap onto) so when I have baby #2 I am screwed!

    Stroller:

    PRO’S:
    – Lightweight!
    – Easy to unfold and collapse
    – stands upright
    – Moves really well
    – Love all of the reclining positions
    – Mom’s cup holder, snap compartment for keys and phone are awesome!

    CON’S:
    – Cannot get anything into basket below if seat is in full recline or infant car seat is in.

  62. Lika on July 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    So easy to set up! If I can do it ANYONE can. I researched alot of units and this is the one I decided on. I have never regretted it. It’s been the perfect travel system for us. I’ve taken it all over the country! Super easy to use and comfortable for my baby girl.

  63. s.g.'s mom on July 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is great, easy to use, not too heavy. I had trouble after the c-section with putting the stroller in the trunk but now I can do it one handed. Only one slight complaint that my baby gets sweaty in the car seat. Its easy to put her in the car seat and take her out. The stroller has been on daily five mile walks,walking fast, on uneven pavement and held up just fine. She doesn’t notice the bumps. Can steer it one handed in the mall. My baby loves the footrest that I keep in the up position, she likes kicking at it. I like that the canopy rotates all the way up and down. Just put your diaper bag in the bottom before you put the car seat in the stroller because its hard to access. I end up putting it over the handlebar, my diaper bag is not heavy at all so its not a problem.

  64. erinleighirish on July 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this… I registered for a different system and my brother-in-law refused to buy it. He told me to pick another and it was this one. I made a great choice. The base is so simple to install. And even using the seatbelt with the carseat (without the base) is easy. The stroller is fantastic. I like how the handle bar is adjustable. The carseat fits in lots of carts. The only drawback is my son gets hot sitting in the carseat really quick, but I think that would happen with any carseat.

  65. Picky Mom on July 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Easy to open and close. I love that i can steer one handed. On vacation my baby was able to eat and nap in the stroller with no problem. Product holds up great!!

  66. Riley's Mom on July 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    So far this has been a great travel system. The only problem that I have is you can’t get anything in or out of the basket while the seat is reclined. The seat also does not fit into shopping carriages at the store

  67. "Do all mom" on July 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have used the car seat since day one and later the stroller. They are both so comfortable for the baby. Very versatile and the best part so easy to use. The seat is very well padded and the stroller is so light weight and handy. My four month old loves it, and so do I.

  68. DJ on July 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love this system! The car seat and base is so easy to use and my child seemed very comfortable and safe. We still use the stroller even though he has outgrown the seat.

  69. Mama DuneJunkie on July 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research prior to choosing a travel system. This one has been awesome! It is easy to use, easy to adjust, and the stroller glides right a long. The fact that the stroller folds up and down w/ one hand makes it so convenient. It has been perfect for us. We travel a lot and knowing that our lil’ munchkin is safe and comfy during our, sometimes long, adventures gives us peace of mind. It is totally worth the money!!!

  70. bails 2 hopper on July 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I was given this stroller/travel system for my third child. I have six different strollers now, so have somewhat of a strong opinion on this one. My daughter is just out of the infant carrier so I am having a different experience with the stroller (I’ll get to that in a moment). I truly liked using it for her first year with the carrier. It was easy to click the carrier in and out (love the latch system) and the base is adjustable…super great. The carrier is VERY HEAVY. I am 5 ft and always had a hard time lifting it with the baby in it. As mentioned by others, the fabric that the carrier cover is made out of is EXTREMELY hot. I had a cover made to use over the existing one and it definitely helped on the baby’s sweat. I LOVE being able to push the stroller and maneuver it with ONE HAND…yes, folks, ONE HAND. It beat all of the other five strollers that I have stashed in my garage. The stroller basket IS wasted space WITH the carrier clicked in. I love the drink holders and covered case on the adjustable handle, but I had to buy hooks for the handle to put my purse and/or diaper bag on. It takes two hands to fold, and does take up considerable space since it is a flat fold and not a three way fold. You are able to take most of the seat cover (parts) off to wash…I have had mine 16 months and washed them several times and they look brand new. Now that we aren’t using the car seat, we are having one other issue. The seat back DOES NOT let my daughter sit straight up. She is always somewhat in a state of recline and it bothers her (and me for that matter). That is what bothers me about my jogger stroller. She is 16 months now and cannot reach the snacks in the tray without straining and stretching. My Graco from 2000 has a better seat option, in my opinion. We are now able to use the large basket underneath (since we are no longer using the carrier)…big enough for packages, diaper bag and/or purse. I am debating whether to buy a Maclaren or Peg Perego ‘umbrella’ because of the seating issue, plus being able to fold up smaller. I was hoping to LOVE it even after the carrier days and I am finding that I just don’t like it too much now (that recline situation is my prob now).

  71. Tracy on July 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We absolutely love this system. The carseat is comfortable for my 5 month old. Although, she will grow out of it quickly b/c she is so big (18lbs). I only wish the shoulder pads were removeable to wash. The bases are sturdy and easy to install in our Xterra. It was difficult to install in the Altima with leather seats. The stroller is extremely durable and easy to use. U really can open and close it with one hand. It is big, so I just leave it in the back of the xterra. I use the system nearly every day and have had no problems with it.

  72. Jen on July 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I liked the look of this system and it is one of the safest car seats on the market, but like alot of the other reviews. The car seat is very heavy,
    the fabric makes my baby so hot, even if we are on a short trip. The basket under the stroller is very small, and the sun shade is only somewhat useful. It does not fit into a shopping cart, so I have to wait until someone can go with me or until my husband gets home…all in all, I would not buy this system if I could do it again.

  73. First time mom on July 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I think that this set it great. The stroller folds up easily and stores in the trunk of my car with ease. I also love the car seat. It came with the insert for a newborn and it has covers on the harnesses so they are more comfortable. The only drawback for me was the size of the sunshade. It is pretty small.

  74. klcasey on July 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My son got way to hot in the car seat…..it made a horrible rash on the back of his head and his elbows and his calves. Chicco is refunding my money…..I would not recommend this car seat or stroller

  75. FoxyMama on July 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My son is now 6 months old and we are still loving this system. The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the “window” on the top of the stroller shade lets light through, which makes the shade somewhat less effective. The fabric cleans up easily, which has been nice since we have a spitter upper! The stroller has been on tons of walks and is still going strong. It is just as nice outside on sidewalks as in the mall. Some friends of mine had purchased less expensive strollers and had them wear out within months. This one will see us through the weight limit, I’m sure. The stroller is a bit on the heavy side when loading in/out of your vehicle, and also, it’s quite large…I don’t consider those to be problems, but something to be aware of if you are a small person, or have a small vehicle.
    The infant seat has been great. As some of the other reviewers mentioned, the seat doesn’t clip into shopping carts, but I’ve found it will sit into the front of any cart. Just don’t leave your child unattended (obviously). The fittings are easy to adjust on the carseat. The only thing I can complain about here is that I sort of wish I’d gotten the KeyFit 30, so that we could keep using it longer! My son is already 20lbs so we’ll be shopping for a convertible seat soon. We drive a honda element, so getting him in/out of a rear-facing convertible is going to be difficult. I wish I’d thought of that when we were purchasing this!

  76. Val on August 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Heavy and big
    Very hot. Safety belt very uncomfortable and did not feet my baby at all, set to high.
    Liked carseat for the base with bubble to level the carseat, but my baby’s back was getting hot and she would start to cry…. Also when carseat in the stroller it faces the stroller back with canopy to close, no view for the baby and she was pretty upset about it… she loves to watch 🙂
    We returned it!

  77. Sarah on August 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have used this product with my almost 9 month old son since he was born and have loved it. The ease of getting it in and out of the car and in and out of the stroller is fantastic. He has gotten hot in the car seat, but I put a cotton blanket behind his head which helped. I prefer this type of material – easy to clean. The car seat is getting heavier as he is (obviously) and I do not have anything else to compare to, but I still manage to carry him around in it just fine. I have not had any issues with it fitting in shopping carts, works well for us. We have also flown with it on a plane and it was great. The pattern is perfect, very neutral – great for boy or girl! My sister is registering for the same one!

  78. Eisysmom on August 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We adore this stroller, and we spent months picking one out & testing as many as we could. The reason we went for this Chicco was mostly because of how sturdy and well made it is. We tested some Graco & Baby Trend strollers, but their cheap parts that didn’t work half the time quickly proved to us that this stroller is above and beyond all the others. It was incredibly easy to put together! My husband had it out of the box and fully assembled in 10 minutes, with all the bells and whistles working. I was very pleased to find that the “ride” is as smooth as the one we tested at the Babies R Us store. It folds and unfolds very easily – this was one of the features that other strollers couldn’t compare with. It has easy to clean fabric and lots of practicality in it’s design. One of the complaints I’ve read on other reviews say that this stoller doesn’t fit onto a grocery store cart. Well, you’re not supposed to do that anyway (it’s dangerous) so thats fine with me. We got this double headrest from Babies R Us as well [@]and it matches and works perfectly with the car seat. It isn’t the lightest stroller system out there, but we looked over the weights and sizes of similar systems, and you really can’t find any that are significantly lighter in weight (except the really crummy ones that I’d never trust anyway.)This system is also one of the best looking strollers I’ve seen, and so durable. I really believe (unless you spent two or three times as much) that no other travel system compares to the Chicco Cortina.

  79. Dani on August 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    All I wanted was this Travel System. I put it on our registry and no one bought it because it was too expensive. So I bought it myself, but I wish i would have gone with something less expensive because it wasn’t that great.
    For the first couple of months our car seat wasn’t locking into the stroller. After awhile I think it was broken-in and it eventually started to lock. I do like the car seat because our baby seems very comfortable and always falls asleep… But when we get home and take him out, he is very hot and sweaty. I also have quit going to certain grocery stores because his car seat didnt fit the shopping cart.
    I am a college athlete and would consider myself to be a strong girl and even I find the stroller to be heavy so I’m sure if you are a petite women it will be difficult lugging that stroller into the trunk of your car/suv.
    Overall it is a good looking stroller, but I’m sure there are others just as good or better for a better price.

  80. Owens Mommy on August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Let me start off by saying that I love this travel system! I only have one gripe and that is its a bit heavy, but arent they all?? The stroller glides with ease and is so easy to get around with. I’ve noticed a lot of people complaining that it doesnt fit into shopping carts, but really thats a safety feature in my eyes. If im going to the store i just put my son in his baby bjorn!

  81. va family on August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Awesome system. Lightweight stroller and carrier. Easy to lift and carry compared to other carriers. Easy to manuver and smooth riding….easy break down to stow…just lock the back wheels first…We love this system….completely worth the $$.

  82. JAMES on August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE GREAT LOOKS OF THIS STROLLER. AFTER OUR SECOND CHILD MY WIFE AND I WENT OUT TO PURCHASE A NEW STROLLER. MY FREIND FROM WORK A FIRST TIME FATHER PURCHASED THIS STROLLR AND SAID THAT IT WAS GREAT! BOY WAS HE WRONG. FIRST UNLESS YOU LIVE IN BELOW ZERO CLIMATE OR AN IGLOO YOU BABY WILL SWEAT AND BE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IN THIS SEAT, THE MATERIAL JUST DOES NOT BREATH. ALSO ATTACHING THE CARRIER INTO THE STROLLER IS A PAIN BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO LINE UP THE SMALL CLIPS INSIDE THE STROLLER. THE BASKET IS VERY HARD TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF AND DOES NOT HOLD MUCH. THE CANOPY ON THE STROLLER AND THE CARRIER ARE WAY TO SMALL AND LET IN WAY TO MUCH SUNSHINE. BASICALLY I PURCHASED A [$] GLORIFIED UMBRELLA STROLLER. IN MY TALKS I HAVE COME TO FIND THAT ONLY FIRST TIME PARENTS LOVE THIS STROLLER BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW ANY BETTER OR DIFFERENT. MY FREIND FROM WORK THOUGHT HIS BABY JUST HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE HEAT AND THAT IS WHY SHE WOULD SWEAT SO MUCH, MIND YOU WE LIVE IN OHIO(NOT KNOW FOR WARM CLIMATE). SPEAKING WITH PARENTS WITH MORE THAN ONE CHILD THEY SAY THE SAMETHING. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS POPULAR OR EXPENSIVE DOES NOT MEAN IT IS A GREAT ITEM. I WILL TAKE GRACO OR EVENFLOW ANY DAY OVER THIS PRODUCT. THAT IS WHY WE REPLACED OURS…..

  83. kathy on August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have been using this system for almost 4 months and love this travel system! The stroller is very easy to handle – I can turn it around with only one hand as well as open and close it with one hand. The car seat snaps in to the base and stroller with ease. Our son has been very comfortable in it from the beginning and he is a big boy (10 lbs 7 oz, 22 inches at birth!). The car seat will not sit on top of a shopping cart, but my understanding is that NO car seat was MADE for that. It can be very dangerous! I had a friend whose car seat was sitting on top of the shopping cart when the cart support collapsed and the car seat fell upside down into the cart! So, even if your car seat does rest on top of a shopping cart it is not recommended for that use! If you are going to take your infant grocery shopping use a carrier like the Baby Bjorn – it works great and you have room for your groceries while your baby is safe! Overall, we love this travel system and have no complaints about it!

  84. new mom on August 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I dread when we have to leave the house. I hate putting my son in the carseat. The buckles are so hard to hook and unhook. I though with use tha they would become easier but they haven’t. Don’t even attempt if you have any fingernails at all. The stroller is so big (and heavy) that it takes up my entire trunk. Good luck getting groceries with this in your car. But that’s not a concern since you can’t fit the carseat into a grocery cart anyway!

  85. mom of a future super star on August 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    stroller is great, easy to push, love the handle with the multiple height & comfort adjustments. baby appears safe & comfortable in both the carriage & car seat. The carseat was easy to install & get in & out of the car. no heavier or lighter then any other infant carseat out there. appears very secure ooking, not like others I’ve used. still looks like new after 7 months of daily use! will definately use for my future children.

  86. Natalie's Mom on August 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    What a great stroller system!! The stroller is so lightweight it’s easy to get in and out of my suv. The only drawback with the stroller is that when you have the car seat in the stroller, it’s tough to get anything into the storage basket. Overall though it’s a great stroller, very smooth ride, and comfortable. The car seat is great…very cushiony and comfy. My daughter is 17 lbs and 27 inches and still fits very comfortably in the car seat.

  87. Girls on the Go on August 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    As soon as I was given the go ahead, my daughter and I were out walking everyday. This travel system is durable on uneven walking paths and smooth on tracks. The wheels turns with great ease in tight store isles. It is extremely sturdy and I can open and close it with one hand. Other models I tried seemed to jam or get stuck. Initially, I did find that not being able to put the car seat on top of the shopping cart irksome, but now I put the seat right in the shopping cart and put my items in next to her or underneath. I save larger trips for when someone is with me and I don’t have to worry about her falling.

    I would certainly buy this system again for its durability and ease. However, if I lived in a warm climate, I would reconsider. It does heat up and sunlight gets in even after my best efforts to close both sides.

  88. Nikki's mom on August 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We got this product because my husband is tall. Great for the cold months, but terrible in the summer. The material is not breathable. My kid sweats like crazy, also the plastic has a funky smell to it. Can’t figure it out. I have washed it several times, and it still smells weird.
    The car seat is very easy to take in and ot of the car, love that. But the stroller is just much too heavy. I just leave it in the garage, and use to walk the dog.

  89. LIZ on August 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    LIKE I SAID I LOVED IT BUT THE ONLY THING I DON’T LIKE IS THE MY SON GET REALLY HOT ON IT AND HE GETS REALLY UNCONTROBLE.

  90. Ayden's Mom on August 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought the set and love it very much!!! The stroller is a liitle big(most I’ve seen are)but its lightweight, moves nicely over most terrain, and collapses very easily. I love that the car seat is very safe but it is heavy, I figure it will just help work my arms out:),no need to lift weights. It goes in & out of the car & stroller easily which is very nice. Car seats don’t belong on the top of shopping carts, if we just need a few things we put the car seat inside the shopping cart or put him in his carrier if we need more. Glad we spent the money.

  91. Jack's Mommy on August 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller does not fit in shopping carts and if it does it is only in the big part and then there no room for ANYTHING else. So if your a mom or dad who goes shopping alone i would look for a differt car seat!! other wise its great !

  92. seahawks_mama07 on August 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I got this travel system after debating and going back and forth between this one and a graco quattro tour. EVERYTHING about this system is sooooooo much better and i am totally satisfied and happy with my decision and purchase.

    -The car seat is lighter then the graco (granted this one goes up to 22lbs and the graco quattro tour goes up to 30 lbs)
    -The fabric is easy to clean and feels more durable then the graco fabric, so far weve had no problems with the fabric
    -the buckles are easy to tighten or loosen and easy to get on and off even with having longer fingernails. The graco one was IMPOSSIBLE for me with nails
    -the stroller is Wider then the graco which to me isnt a size problem because it still folds up smaller then the graco and fits nicely with room to spare in our mid-sized car’s trunk
    -the stroller is lighter but more sturdy and durable then the graco
    -the car seat locks into place in the stroller so you dont have to do anything else besides place the car seat in the sroller and make sure its secure. the graco one would only secure the front when placed in the stroller and the safety clips that held down the back on the car seat are inconvenient and dont work half the time.

    so overall in my 7-month long search for the PERFECT travel system this one is THE BEST by far!!!!!!!!!
    i just wish they made the keyfit-30 in the same color but the regular keyfit works just fine!

    …oh yeah and the color of the fabric is MUCH cuter in person!!!!!!!! more lime green then the computer picture shows and the main color is dark gray…by looking at the pictures online i thought it was navy blue but its not

  93. Sophia's Mom on August 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a very good travel system. From day one, my daughter has not had a problem being in her car seat. It is extremely easy to use, the buckles are very easy to use and actually, you can use one hand to buckle and unbuckle if you need to. It is very easy to install into the car and most importantly, has a very high safety rating. The stoller is big and bulky, but it manuvers very easy and is very comfortable to push around.

  94. Nat on August 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great system, I especially like the newborn insert. Yes, the carrier is a bit heavy, but the safety aspect is worth the extra weight. Glad I bought it!

  95. Jonna, mother of three on August 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After looking at the stroller options at the store, my husband and I both agreed to fork over the extra money for a travel system that was durable, stylish, and trendy. The first couple of months that we were using the stroller/car seat, we had virtually no problems. But once the weather started getting warmer, my son would scream before we can even get out of our neighborhood. We finally figured out that the car seat was so hot, it would make him irritable, sweaty, and just overall angry. I actually could not figure out how to take the cover off to wash without my husband doing it. But I notice that it gets dirty very easily especially since my son sweats in it so much. What makes me so upset about the whole situation, is that this particular travel system is the most expensive one at the store. Ironically, my son likes the cheaper car seats wayyyy better, because the cloth material does not make him so hot.

    Its really rather almost unbareable to go anywhere when you have a screaming child in your backeseat.

    Another con about this product is the storage bin. If you have the car seat on the stroller, you have to recline the stroller all the way, making storage bin unaccessable. I dont know how many times Ive put my purse in the bin and had to take out the car seat to get my wallet out to pay for something.

  96. anyasmom on August 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Honestly I love this travel system for the looks and ease of use, but I have noticed a distinct smell coming from the fabric. Our little one is not here yet so the system has not been used yet. After machine washing, using febreeze and getting replacement parts from CHICCO it still smells. I also checked the Discovery system in the store and it smelled as well. Overall the CHICCO travel systems are great just stay away from the Discovery system.

  97. Radiology Mom on August 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this system for my second child and couldn’t be happier with it!! The safety rating is what really sold me on it, but I love everything from the looks to its convenience. I had a Graco the first time around and can’t believe how much better the Chicco system is. I also liked the fact that it comes with a newborn insert for the carrier. It was easy to put together and works great. It is somewhat heavy, but not any more so when compared to other strollers and carriers – I LOVE IT!! 🙂

  98. Brooklyn'smommy on August 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Car seats were NEVER made to fit on the top part of carts. They make them top heavy and can cause them to tip over. Most manuals clearly state not to place them on the top part of a shopping cart. Only in the basket.

  99. First Time Parent on August 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Easy to use travel system. Easy to open and close stroller. Stroller is hot in the summer. My daughter sweats in it. Need to take off back material to let air in. Can’t fit carrier on top of supermarket cart and takes up all the room inside the cart. Wheels dent easily and cause bumping problems. Store won’t replace wheels even with receipt unless you buy extended service plan. Buyer beware! Other than that, we do like it and use it all the time.

  100. Mama of 3 on August 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This system is nice but it’s still needs a bit of improving to make it more functional. We bought this for our 3rd baby and decided on this system because of the safety rating for the car seat, but I wish I would have payed attention to other things like the width of the stroller, the car seat not being able to be used with a shopping cart from the store, and not being able to access the bottom basket when the stroller is in the full reclining position. We’ve had different stroller systems with our other girls and never had any of these issues. I’ve seen older infants in the stroller and they seem to fit kind of snug, where as other strollers that I used with my other kids seem to have had more room for them to move around in. It’s an inconvenience when you go to a store and you want to run in & out for a bulky items (ex. diapers, paper towels, toilet paper) and have to take out the stroller and have someone else go with you to push the shopping cart. It’s really annoying when you are using the car seat with the stoller and you can’t get to the diaper bag. The stroller does ride smoothly, I must say. Just keep these few things in mind when considering this item because you are spending a good amount of money on this item that you and your baby will use a lot.

  101. Mel on August 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this after I researched and checked out many similar brands. I am glad I spent the extra $ for sure, it is worth the peice of mind knowing that the car seat base is installed correctly (and easy!!) Super easy to get in and out of base and fits nicely on the stroller (it doesn’t click in but sits in snug). No, it doesn’t fit on top of shopping carts – which is fine for me because I am short, so seeing over it is too difficult anyway. Stroller rides very smooth, light, folds very easily. Only thing negative I noticed is that my son gets very hot in it. He is 2 months now and I still use the extra pad, so I can’t tell if its that or not. But he does tend to get uncomfy and sweaty fairly quickly.

  102. Shannon on August 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I think that this is a great stroller! This is the only stroller that I found that had the best look for a boy (all the others strollers patterns are way too girly). Also, it has the best padding and makes me know that my baby is safe and secure! Once I put him into the car seat he is out like a light! It takes about 2 mins to take my baby boy out of the car and put him into the stroller. You can open and close the stroller with one hand!! Its expensive but well worth the price. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

  103. Caroline's Mom on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Our pediatrician compliments this car seat everytime we are in her office. She says that by far it is the most user friendly seat she has seen. We have absolutely loved it. It is extreamly easy to install and easy to get the seat in and out of the base. I was worried about spending that much money but it is worth every dime. The stroller is easy to use as well. It is a little heavy but all of them are. I have gotten so many compliments of the style and color too. Go ahead, purchase or register for this system you will not regret it.

  104. new mom on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I received this at my shower and was unhappy with the stroller part. The car seat is fine but the stroller is very heavy and difficult to maneuver. The car seat does not fit into the stroller easily and actually fell out once. The wheels get stuck in different directions and it is impossible to push with one hand. I donot recommend the stroller.

  105. LAILA'S MOMMY on August 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband picked out this stroller he liked the colors the best compared to Graco. I wish I would have asked an experienced Mom her advice….

    Okay so the Carry seat so heavy once my baby was over 3 months. Did not fit in shopping cart top or basket well. Stroller was bulky and when reclined you did not have access to basket. By 6 months I stopped using carry seat & stroller. now i know for my next child!

  106. First time Mom on August 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Pros: This stroller system is great. It’s easy to move, light (for a system), easy to clean. The car seat is super easy to move from base to stroller. My son was very small and still fit nicely into the seat with the newborn insert.

    Cons: It takes up a lot of room in our trunk, but it’s worth it. The shoulder strap covers don’t come off to be cleaned.

    A note about shopping carts: Some reviewers complain that this car seat does not fit in the front of shopping carts. That is a GOOD thing. Propping your baby’s car seat in the front of a shopping cart is dangerous and leads to accidents (see Consumer Reports).

  107. Avery Madison's Mom on August 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I knew that this wasn’t the perfect travel system before I bought it, but the stroller was the entire reason we decided to get it. The carrier is heavy and won’t fit ontop of a chart safely, but my daughter only used the carrier for the first 5 months because she was so long. The stroller is the best part of this system. It was the easiest to fold up, take apart and adjust the recline. My husband is also tall (6’4″) and this was the most comfortable for him with being able to adjust the handle height. Make sure that if you buy this you have a large trunk.

  108. Me on August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is great. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the stroller does take up a lot of room in the trunk, and I have a saab 9-5 which is a full sized sedan. I don’t know why all these babies are sweaty. My daughter has no problems with the being too warm while in this seat. Do your cars have AC? Also, please do not perch your car seats on top of shopping carts. It’s VERY, VERY DANGEROUS!

  109. first time mom on August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is so cute and so easy to use. it is small and not bulky at all which is exactly what i wanted. is is simple to set up and fold up. the carseat is wonderful too. it has a newborn insert which i did not realize so i bought an additional one. my newborn is tiny and i only needed my additional insert for six weeks so if you have a baby born over 7 lbs, and additional insert probably wont be needed. my only con is it doesn’t seem extremely sturdy. sturdy enough but not as much as i thought it would be. overall this is a very nice stroller and carseat and definitely worth the money!!!

  110. JTSMAMMA on August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great system. I remember when I was researching all the travel systems and reading all the reviews and none of them helped. I bought this system last year. It has one of the highest safety ratings and the weight and height abilities go the highest making it able to be used longer. My son is going to be one and he is very long and in the 99 percentile and we just bought him a convertible car seat so it has lasted us a long time. About the car seat not fitting on the grocery cart. That is very dangerous most of the car seats are not made to go on top of the cart. Being a nurse in the E.R. I can’t tell you how many frantic parents I’ve had come in with there babies because the car seat had fallen off when they hit a bump with the cart. What I have seen some parents doing is turning the car seat and putting it over the very end of the cart. I would still hang on to the seat though. About the seat being warm, well that goes with the shock absorbing foam you have to dress you child appropriately. It’s worth the safety. When I first got my system which is the discovery system it smelled of onions. I called Chicco and they sent me a new one immediately. The seat is really easy to wash and take apart. For those who had a hard time. ????? Good luck with putting together the swing! For not being able to get to the basket when the seats reclined.. Plan ahead. Hang your purse and or diaper bag over the handle. I was still able to get to the basket, so I don’t know. One year later my stroller and car seat still look brand new and are ready for the next baby. Unless you have the extra money for peg-pergo Chicco is the way to go.

  111. kg on August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller system. It clicks in and out of my car with great ease and makes taking baby for quick trips to the store super simple. The stroller frame is very durable…believe me, I’ve put it through its paces. The carrier is a bit heavy…but I haven’t seen a carrier that isn’t. You can’t put it on the top of a shopping cart, BUT YOU AREN’T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT ANYWAY!!! Folds and unfolds easily. I just can’t say enough about this system.

  112. Mel on August 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love the product because the other systems looked very girly. But it does have a strange smell. I still can not figure out how to adjust the shoulder straps on the stroller. You can not acess the bin when you have the stroller back reclined. I notice that my son gets very warm in it as well. But the stroller is very easy to use, i love the car seat.

  113. new mom on August 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this system! The carseat is very user friendly and my son doesn’t look like he is swimming in it because of the extra insert for newborns. I love how it attaches to the base and to the stroller. With the click it is very obvious that it is or is not properly attached. All you have to do is listen. Most other carseats attach to the snack trays of their strollers, making it look like the car seat is perched on top of the stroller instead of sitting in it. With this system, the carseat really does sit down into the stroller because the attachment points are at the base of the car seat, no on the snack tray. This is so much more sturdy than the other systems. You really do need to have a very large trunk to accomodate the stroller when it’s folded because it is extrememly long and would be a challenge to keep in the trunk of a small car. Though it is very easy to fold and unfold. The car seat fits great in both of our cars and is fairly easy to install. Though it is much easier when the car has LATCH. It definitely takes some time and some strength to install with the seatbelt. The stroller is so easy to steer. I agree that the basket on the stroller is hard to get to with the car seat in it. I just put the diaper bag in first with the zipper pointing towards the back of the stroller and have had no problems with it otherwise. I like laying my newborn son in the stroller without the carseat and I’ve found that the straps don’t adjust quite enough to fit him right and that there isn’t any good head support for a newborn. I bought the Boppy Noggin Nest and it has solved that problem. I don’t need to take it out to fold the stroller either. The carseat is heavy but not any more so than other carseats. I know people have complained about the weight of the stroller, but at 5’5″ I don’t have a problem lifting it in or out of my trunk. Before you decide that this is a heavy stroller consider what it is that you are lifting. This isn’t an umbrella stroller. This stroller weighs 20 pounds. The Graco Quattro Tour stroller weighs 32 pounds and they have all of the same features. I don’t believe that 20 pounds is really that heavy.

  114. Minny Mommy on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Our son is 9 1/2 months old and about to outgrow this car seat. My review is mixed because this system has worked fine but I have to believe there is something better out there for the money.

    Car seat advantages: safe, durable, easy to install base into car, car seat easily clicks into stroller, easy to securely strap in baby.

    Car seat disadvantages: heavy and hot, and I’ve noticed the weird smell other reviews have mentioned.

    Stroller advantages: opens easily, fully reclines, can push with one hand and bar adjusts for driver’s height.

    Stroller disadvantages: bulky, sunshade is too small, seat doesn’t sit straight up, fabric is hot, cup holder isn’t very deep (bottled water flops around and sometimes drops out when you hit a bump and, yikes, forget about putting coffee in there.)

    My recommendation….determine your priorities (safety, cost, baby comfort, ease of use, etc), research what’s out there and most importantly go to the store and test.

  115. Anonymous on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’ve been using this stroller for over a year and are very happy with it. We go for walks twice a day and it has held up great!
    Our son loves the eating tray in front of him- we can give him a snack while in the stroller with NO MESS!!

  116. Monica on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My only complaint about the carseat is that it’s heavy especially when my daughter was starting to outgrow it. It lasted us for 6 months because my daughter is a big baby. My main reason I gave it 5 stars and recommend is because when she was 4 months old I hit a deer head on going at least 50 miles an hour. My daughter slept thru the entire thing! And only woke up 5 minutes later because the car had stopped. She showed no signs of soreness later on like myself or my friend who was in the passenger seat. So the weight of the seat was worth it for us.

  117. Mom of one on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this system. My son is now 9months and I have traveled with this system quite a few times since his birth. Tha stroller and carrier work very well together, if you have patience to lift the seat of the sroller up while the carrier is still in it you can access the basket underneath, despite what other reviews may say. My son has always been very comfortable in this system, and gets excited when he see me getting it out. The carrier doesnot work well in a shopping cart, but that is beacuase you are not suppossed to have an infant up there….in any carrier it is very dangerous. I commend Chicco for not making the carrier fit well on top of a basket, maybe more parents will be responsible and not put there child up there. The stroller is very easy for me to push with one hand, it has never given me a problem. i think this system is well worth the money!!!!!!

  118. em's mom on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This car seat/stroller system is FANTASTIC!!

    The seat is so easy to take in and out of the car and it snaps into the stroller with ease. My husband and I are both engineers so we definitely were picky when we decided on a car seat and stroller. My daughter is 7 months and everything is holding up well.

    I agree the seat is heavy – but some of the lighter options are only a few pounds less. A few pounds doesn’t make a difference when you have a 20 pound baby in the seat!

    One thing I wish was better are the brakes on the stoller. It’s difficult to get the brake off since you have to get your foot underneath the lever and lift up. Not the best design, but it works. Still love the stoller though!

  119. New Mama on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have been very disappointed with this product and I would not recommend this stroller or car seat.

    Pros:
    – Nice pattern

    Cons:

    – Carseat material makes our baby very hot which results in lots of crying and stressful driving experiences

    – Carseat is very heavy

    – The stroller does not allow the baby to sit up all the way, so he is constantly pulling himself up

    – The cup holder does not fit a regular sized bottle of water and will continously fall out while pushing the stroller

    – The basket is impossible to access while the baby is in the reclined position and it is also very small

    – The tread on the tires wears very easily

    – The stroller is huge and heavy and takes up a lot of room in our SUV

    If I could do it all over again, I would by a cheaper Graco travel system.

  120. Allen's mom on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is great for a newborn. The car seat is easy to move from the car seat base to the stroller. It was very convenient and it was good for the money. My baby was born in the winter and worked perfectly but when it started to warm up my baby was sweating really bad (even though I had the air blasting directly overhead) and it got to heavy to get out since he started to grow very rapidly. I used my stroller to go shopping and worked really well but when I wanted to go for walks was really bad.

    My son was 5 months when I had to replace both car seat and stroller but I still miss the convenience of the travel system.

  121. #1 MOM on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller was my second choice, I got a Graco first and had to return it b/c it was defective. I saw this one and HAD to have it. It has been the PERFECT car seat/ stroller. The car seat is deep enough that my boy’s head didn’t bob all over the place. And it looks classy- not cheap like most of the ones out there. We’ve taken it everywhere- from Disney to vacation in the mountains. My son grew out of the car seat by 5 months.. he probably could have stayed in it longer, but it was just too heavy for me to carry. I’m either going to save it, or get a new one for my next baby. LOVE IT!

  122. Sansonee on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system even though I’m a first time parent with no other stroller use to compare to. I got the Chicco Cortina for two main reasons: Safety and ease of use. I did do a lot of research before buying this travel system. My decision was solely based on research alone. The car seat is rated #1 on Consumer Reports(well not sure if that has changed since Feb. ’08). I do find the car seat to be a bit heavy but I prefer the safety aspect over anything else. I have never used the car seat on a shopping cart…it is just NOT SAFE! Shopping carts are not designed to accommodate car seats! I don’t care how many people that I see doing it. A plus for premies or small babies: the car seat has removable padding under tush and behind the head. The extra padding can be taken out when the baby is big enough to use the car seat alone. Not sure why someone stated that the car seat didn’t click into the stroller because mine does! FYI, the stroller has to be fully reclined to do so otherwise it won’t click in. I do not have to line it up with any clips as suggested in previous rating…I can do it with my eyes closed.

    The entire system is very easy to clean which I attribute to the fabric used…even the shoulder pads on the car seat are easy to clean. They may not come off to put in the wash but do come clean easily when lightly scrubbing with a wet cloth. The shoulder pads on the stroller come off and I wish they didn’t b/c one of mine went missing!

    I don’t find the stroller difficult to stow being that I have an SUV. Sure, it’s bigger than an umbrella stroller but you know that when you are buying it so I don’t know why people complain about this. If you want or need a smaller stroller just get a smaller stroller. You can see them on display in the store to make comparisons with.

    I also haven’t had any problems with the maneuverability of the stroller…everything works as it’s supposed to. I haven’t had any denting problems with the wheels and they have been used on the pavement which is bumpy where I live. Replacement wheels are available directly from Chicco for $5 (not sure if that was a quote for a set or individuals as I didn’t have to purchase them yet).

    The stoller canopy can be moved as a whole piece, front to back, not just a retractable sun shade that covers the top portion of the stroller. For those that say this doesn’t provide enough shade, get out your manuals and read them!

    The storage basket is roomy and I have had no problems getting to it even when the stroller is fully reclined. Yes, it is a smaller opening but I’m not putting gigantic items in there either. I use it for small toys, a receiving blanket, bug net, a book or magazine, small purse, etc….all of which I have no problem retrieving at anytime. As for storing bulky, over packed diaper bags well get one with a long flexible strap that will fit across the handle bar. I never have to bend down to reach into the storage basket by doing it this way! And no, there is no room for a box of diapers in this basket…that’s just silly! It’s a stroller not a shopping cart! I amazes me that people want bigger everything but them complain that it’s too bulky to store to too heavy to push/carry!

    I love that the handle adjusts, the stroller is easy to collapse, the car seat just clicks into the base, the shade canopy has many positions, the basket is roomy, the ride is a smooth one (no it’s not like having the inflatable tires if you are using on pavement) and probably more that I’m forgetting.

    What I don’t like too much is that the shade canopy and storage compartment lid (at top of stroller) make loud clicking noises when opening or closing. So if you have a sleeping baby they can be woken up as I have experienced. I have just learned to work around those faults the best I can.

    I also have noticed that the fabric doesn’t breath so well and that my son can get a little sweaty but only during really hot weathe

  123. Whitney- new mom on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this product! I feel like my baby couldn’t be safer in this! The carseat is very safe! The stroller is perfect for me when I am alone because I just pull the handle to fold and unfold it!! Totally worth the money!

  124. First time mommy on August 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was a great stroller and car seat. I felt my son was safe and comfy in the car seat. BUT living in Florida it got really hot and when he got bigger 6-8 months old even with the air on full blast he would be way to hot! But at that time he was big enough for a convertible. We still use the stroller its easy to fold and store. I would buy this again!

  125. New Mom on August 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved the look to this travel system which got me hooked. The colors are great! It is easy to use and was easy to put together and it’s not as bulky as other systems. It’s nice and compact, but the basket is hard to get to when you have the carseat attached. The only major complaint I have is that it has this weird chemical like smell to it. I took it apart and washed everything and it’s still there. I can smell it on my son especially on a hot day. A girlfriend of mine has the orange and khaki color Chico travel system and she doesn’t report a smell to hers. That has been my only complaint. Otherwise my husband and I have been real happy with it. I do think it’s a little overpriced and probably would’ve been just as happy with a cheaper travel system, but it’s too late now.

  126. Jenny 1st time mommy on August 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It is so nice to pop the carrier into the base in the car and to pop the carrier right into the stroller. My only down fall with the system it that the carrier is very heavy. But other wise I just love it. The stoller opens in just one movement

  127. New Mom on August 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We too were overwhelmend with all the choices and lack of helpful reviews when we were shopping around. Consumer Reports gave this stroller high marks on safety and quality so we chose this Chicco Discovery system. It’s an easy to use, attractive, (I actually get compliments from stragers on this stroller)and quality built product. While none of the pieces had a peculiar smell to them I still went ahead and washed the fabric portions and wiped down the non washable portions. I do that with everything I buy for my newborn. In any case, it is very easy to take appart and put back together. PS. At first I had hard time stowing it in my trunk but then I figured out that the handles can go down and now it’s not an issue.

  128. First time mom on August 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller after searching for a good safetly stroller. This was rate on consumer reports with excellent ratings, so I puschased it. It is easy to use but very bulky and kindof heavy. If you don’t get it just right when folding it down you have to start all over again. And some times I can’t even tell if the carseat is locked in.
    ~One major complaint is the child strap of the acutal stroller is locked into place. The straps are so cheap. I can barely lock my son in I have to slide him down with his one leg through the side that won’t come apart.
    ~ But over all the strollers right is very nice easy to turn and the carseat comes apart easily to clean and able to throw in the washer.
    We have a 6 week premmie baby and they made him do a carseat test to see if the position is right for them without have a apnea spell. It worked out just fine.

  129. S Hillis on August 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love the color scheme of this travel system and the car seat/base are wonderful. As for the stroller portion I am not exactly pleased with this due to the fact that the bucket portion underneath is not that easily accesible and not very big for storage (shopping bags, etc.). Overall, it is a nice travel system and I really like it, but the stroller could use some modifications.

  130. Sally the Sleeping mother on August 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Okay so I got this system for my baby shower a few months ago, my son is now 5 months, and I also got the gracco travel system. The idea was that I would use this system, since i thought that it was the best thing our baby would have and i wanted to flaunt that MY baby had a Chicco, and my husband had the gracco. Well this system was great for about the first like month, but the material is hot in the carseat my son was constantly crying, the stroller sucks the cup holders barely hold a bottle of water. Now of course I would complain all the time and my husband said he thought the Gracco was great, but of course i said but that travel system can’t be as good right? WELL he let me use his system and OMG I love it! My son doesn’t get overly hot in his carseat and the stroller moves great and i can fit a LARGE soda in the cupholders along with my baby bag, shopping bags, cell phone, it fits so much and is just so much better than the stupid Chicco! If you’re a new mom and think this is the best cause it’s more expensive and you think it looks nicer, well DON’T be fooled the Gracco system I use now is awesome and it was 230 instead of like [$] so there wasn’t that much of a difference. Anyway REAL moms know that Chicco just doesn’t cut it when it comes down to durability, Graco also works great on the BEACH and since i live in the best beach in the world, im a big beach rat with my son and the chicco doesn’t hold up, take it from someone who got both systems go with the Graco or get both if you wanna feel supidly special and say you hae a chicco!

  131. Danielle on August 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I like this system. I love the way the stroller folds down. The visor is a little ustable at times but does it job. The only thing is the carrier does get very heavy.

  132. Mo's Mom on August 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this product! My son seems very comfortable and safe in the car seat, and it adjusts well with him. The stroller rides smooth, and is BEAUTIFUL. Very well made and durable. I will be able to use this with any more children I have. Highly recommend!

  133. LA_Mom on August 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We got this travel system for our 2nd son, largely because we wanted something that looked “cooler” than the Graco Quattro (which we could only find in stock in frumpy patterns).

    I liked the infant seat – my newborn son’s head didn’t flop forward like my older son did in his Graco.

    In all other ways, the Graco Quattro is FAR superior. First, the basket below doesn’t drop down so if the stroller is reclined (with a sleeping baby, or with the infant seat attached), you can’t get your stuff in the basket below. Second, the light colored fabric (on the headrests of both the carseat and stroller) shows EVERY little spot (even drools stains it), and the black isn’t much better. My son sweats a lot more in the rougher canvas-like material. The stroller is far bulkier than the Graco Quattro (which is big too), it folds up strangely and takes up a lot more room. My son is only 9 months old and there are holes starting to wear through the edges of the fabric and it looks very beat up. Maybe the high end strollers hold up better, but if you’re comparing the Chicco to the similarly priced Graco, you’ll be FAR happier with a Graco.

  134. Angie on August 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved this travel system in the beginning. I am a new mom so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. The car seat base is very simple to install and the car seat clicks in and out very nicely. My only complaint about the car seat is that the sun shade could be bigger. The stroller is not my favorite. It is very “rickety” and bulky and makes a lot of noise while walking. I use it mainly for walking in my neighborhood on paved sidewalks and trails and trips to the mall. My biggest issue now is that my son is growing out of it. He is just 7 months old and his shoulders seem squished in the stroller. Also, the strap that comes around his waist is as loose as it gets and is somewhat tight on him. He is a big boy, but not huge. (68th percentile in height and weight at his 6 month appointment) Oh and as mentioned in many other reviews, he always sweats in the car seat and stroller!!! I’ve decided to give up this stroller and have bought a Maclaren Triumph (only 11 pounds or so) for running around and the Bob Revolution for walks, jogging and every day use. SO much better!!!! Although I have no real complaints about the car seat, I’d recommend any new moms to spend the extra money and get an all-terrain stroller, with rubber wheels, and a car seat adapter. Very much worth the extra money. (I do have other Chicco products, including the pack and play and high chair and love them both)

  135. Mason's Mom on August 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did an insane amount of research on strollers and infant car seats and this was by far the system I wanted. You can’t beat the safety ratings and to me that was the most important thing when looking for a car seat. It hasn’t disappointed! This is the full time car seat that we use, but as extras we have a Graco and an Evenflo and they are both flimsy compared to my Chicco. I hate the handles on both of them. Today I was with my mom and we were using one of the others in her car and I complained the whole time. The only negative about this car seat that I have found is that the little canopy doesn’t move as far forward as the Graco so sometimes if the sun is hitting at an certain angle it is hard to keep it out of the baby’s eyes. Aside from that there is nothing else I can complain about. I’ve had friends with the Graco tell me how much they wish they had gone with the Chicco!

  136. Super mom on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved this stroller it was just so easy… loved the one handed fold, it made it so easy to get in and out of the car with having a child to hold on to during the process. Loved the color schemes.. It worked for me from newborn, infant, young toddler all the way to older toddler…. It was a great buy for me and my family…

  137. New Mom on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this travel system for our baby before he was born. He loves the car seat…it seems to be really comfortable for him. The base is easy to install and the car seat easy to get in and out. The stroller is easy to fold and not too heavy.

  138. G's Mommy on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is by far the best stroller/car seat I have ever used. My friends who have Graco or other brands complain about theirs & when they see mine they wish they had gotten it instead. The car seat is excellent, I wish I could use it until she doesn’t need a car seat anymore but she is growing out of it now. The stroller is great too, so EASY to fold & unfold & it takes up less space in a car than the Graco stroller. I HIGHLY recommend any Chicco brand & especially this travel system.
    This is the #1 car seat for a reason!

  139. Mom to a 30 weeker! on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We got this travel system as a gift and we love it. I did a lot of research before putting on my registry and I feel all of that paid off. The car seat is comfortable but my son does get a little hot on his back from it…he’s never complained. He seems comfortable and sleeps easily in it. It comes apart easily and its easy to clean. I’ve even tossed the whole cover in the wash several times and it held up great! The stroller is just as easy to clean and it rolls great! I can easily steer it with one hand. It is a little bulky but it folds easily as long as you wiggle it a little to line up the front wheels as you lose it. We have a van so the bulkiness wasn’t a big problem for us. Its a little heavy but I have major back problems (two surgeries) and I have never been unable to handle it. The car seat is also a bit heavy but once your baby is over 15 pounds you won’t want to be carrying him/her and the car seat around at the same time much anyway. We have two of the bases to “click” the car seat into both my van and my husband’s car.

    The car seat was a great fit for our preemie son who was 5 pounds when he came home from the hospital. He’s now almost 21 pounds and is quickly outgrowing the seat but he still seems comfortable in it.

    The car seat fits great into the stroller but I don’t like how the stroller basket is blocked when the car seat is in the stroller or when the stroller seat is totally reclined. This hasn’t been a big issue for us though. I have a lot of stroller swivels and I just hang everything off of the handle.

    We used this travel system on 5 recent flights and it worked great. The car seat fit into the airplane seat without the base (we brought the base in a duffle and checked it) and we gate checked the stroller with no problem. We hung a lot of the carry on stuff on the stroller to help us get through the airport and it was great!

    We just bought my son’s new convertible “big boy” car seat and I’ll be sorry to not use the travel system anymore. The stroller will get plenty more use and we hope to use the infant seat again in another year or so!

    Again, great system! I would have given it 5 stars except it is a bit bulky and the basket gets blocked in certain seat positions.

  140. Concerned Consumer on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I have been searching for a stroller for months, since we found out we were expecting, since it was one of the larger purchases. We wanted to make sure we got the right one. After many, many hours on the internet and in doing research, we actually decided on a Graco. Before we ordered it, I figured we had better go check it out in the store first just to make sure it was “perfect”. Boy, were we surprised. Yes, it costs less. Yes, it’s rated well. But, when we were testing it out, luckily, our 5 year old neice was with us. We put the car seat portion into the stroller, and as curious as she is, she came up and pulled on the head of the carseat to try and see inside, though not hard, (with it facing the rear of the stroller) and the carseat flipped backwards out of the stroller! After spending 30 minutes messing around with it to make sure we had it right, and making sure with the in-store expert that we had the car seat in the stroller correctly (we did) we decided whole-heartedly against the Graco!!! Just one time doing that with a baby in the car seat and who knows what kind of injuries would result. We couldn’t believe such a design flaw was allowed. Yes, the Chicco is more expensive, but “real moms” also know safety is more important that having big enough cup holders (which, they seem to be big enough anyway). The car seat fit snugly down in the stroller portion, and was overall, simply a sturdier, greatly built stroller system.

  141. New Mommy on August 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My daughter was just over 5 lbs when she was born and the infant seat fit her amazingly. She absoltuely loves the car seat and stroller. I do not agree with others who say it is poorly constructed, I have been using it for almost 8 months now and both the car seat and stroller are still in perfect condition. It does take a little work to keep the car seat clean with the coloring, but removing the inner pads and washing them will definately fix that problem! As for this being worse than the GRACO I cannot disagree more, my sister had a Graco travel system with her daughter, we thought it was a nice system until using this system…it’s so much better!!!!!!

  142. Nikki and Ilyas on the go on August 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My son is now 5 months and I must say this system is holding up pretty well. I love the color scheme and how comfortable it is for my baby. The only cons is that it is a tad large and the carseat does not fit in shopping carts so if I want go shopping ,he either has to stay at home with dad or I have to bring a helping hand along. For all the moms who say that they dont know if it is in the stroller properly ,remember that the stroller needs to be reclined completely for the carseat to click. To be clear I am a satsified customer and will definately use this system again

  143. Shannon on August 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Although the travel system is a bit pricey, my son is very comfortable in it with all the padding and generally sleeps the entire way on long car rides (and we travelled up to 8 hours/day when he was one month old). It is high quality and durable. The only negative aspect of the seat is that it does not fit properly in all shopping carts due to it’s large size and no grooves in the base for placement in the shopping cart as seen in other manufacturers’ car seats. Regardless, I would recommend this car seat and travel system.

  144. Crystal on August 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Our baby was a premie and we got this carseat and I have absolutely loved it. Cleans well, and seems comfortable for the baby. It seems a little heavy but they all are when you get a baby in them. I am glad that i didn’t get an extra base for this one because the Key Fit System is AWESOME it is so easy to transfer. I wish I had a Chicco for my older child. The extra money you spend for a chicco seat is very worth it. I am trying to be critical and just can’t find anything that I didn’t like about it. We had the whole travel system and the stroller is equally good.

  145. Mia's Mom on August 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. The base is sturdy and easy to install in the car. The car seat attaches in one click into the base and stroller. My daughter is 10 mo. old now (18 lbs.) so she’s still in the infant car seat. I don’t remove the seat that often but we use the stroller for walks all the time. It’s not that heavy and it has a big basket for storage. The stroller is kind of bulky when it’s folded down, but all the strollers are. It rides really smooth too.

  146. Mom on the go on August 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love the system as a whole, the only thing I wish it could do is click into a shopping cart!!! I have to set my 3 month old son into a cart than surround him with grocerys.

  147. Jamie's Mommy on August 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We received this stroller as a barely ever used hand me down… WE LOVE IT! I don’t know if it cleans really well or if their baby just never used it but it looks brand new! We also received several car bases which has made it so easy and convenient. My husband and I are taller people so we were very excited that the handles were a lot taller than many other strollers we tested. Although it is definitely bigger and bulkier, it is so easy to fold up, so easy to get the carrier from car base to stroller and from stroller to car base. Definitely recommend!

  148. Evan's Mommy on August 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I went back and forth for a while about this but after talking to a lot of people we felt confident about this system. When I left the hospital with my son the carseat techs checked out our carseat and they were very impressed with the sturdiness and safety features. The stroller is very sturdy (it holds our diaper bag with no risk of tipping). It’s extremely easy to manuever. It does take up a lot of the trunk – but which full stroller doesn’t?

    One side note – it does not click into shopping carts like other carriers do.

  149. Kelly - first time mom on August 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Very sturdy seat and stoller. Easy to move in and out of stroller and in and out of car base. Taken it on 2 trips and it held up well through many gate checks. Love the way the seat and stroller canopies meet to cover the baby in case of rain. Basket is a little unaccessible when using the car seat in the stroller but that’s really the only issue. This is so much sturdier than other popular brands it feels that much safer.

  150. Shanna, first time mom on August 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Very easy to use and very safe! Love it!

  151. Busy Mommy on September 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This product is awesome!!! I did a lot of research and this had the best ratings. I know that doesn’t always mean everything but this time it definatly did. It is light weight fits my child very well and is VERY easy to clean. Well worth the money because I plan on having more kids and my son is 10 months old and this carseat and stroller still look brand new. I love the fact that I can open the stroller with one hand. Very easy to operate and highly recommended!!

  152. Mom on September 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use the car seat every day for my 9 month old and it is great. The car seat is a little big so it will not sit on top of most shopping carts. Though my baby enjoys sleeping and riding in it several times a day. The stroller is also big and may be difficult to put in the trunk of a smaller vehicle. But it is very usuful when shooing because you can place a lot of items at the bottom and there is 2 drink holders on top. The most useful part of this package is that it is sturdy and protects the baby all around. You dont have to worry about anyone bumping into it and harming the baby, and in addition it looks great. Also when in a jam you can take the car seat out and lay back the headrest to the stroller section and change your baby if needed, there is ample room to do so. Lastly, when needed you can wash both the stroller and carrier in the washer machine and it will not tear or mess up in any way.

  153. Kylie's mommy on September 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have been using this system for almost 8 months and we absolutely love it! We have had no problems. Yes it doesn’t fit perfectly in shopping carts, but it wasn’t made for that! Our little girl just outgrew the carseat at 8 months, but we will continue to use the stroller. We love how you can adjust the handles because we are tall and most other strollers the handles were to low. We would highly recommend this stroller to anyone. It might be a little pricey, but it will last a long time! We will definatly be using it for our next baby!

  154. Kobe's Mom on September 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this car seat and stroller. My son was a preemie and I couldn’t have picked a better car seat for him. It is comfortable, easy to install, I could switch the base from car to car with ease, and it is very easy to clean. The stroller is wonderful with plenty of place under the seat, cup holders, and a place to put your keys, cell, etc. This was a great investment.

  155. J on September 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought this travel system for my daughter before she was born (Now she is 18months). I love the fact that I can easily place the car seat onto the stroller without disturbing a sleeping baby. We also use this system to travel in/out of country for few times in her first year. It is nice you can multi-use the stroller on a long travel time. we literally changing her, feeding her in it and also she slept in it as well. The one issue I had with the stroller is bit too heavy or bulky for me to fold/carry it (Unfortunately for me i have to take staircase to a chater flight out on the runway departing from a small city and i am a small person). Other issue we had during the travel is the adjustable handle on the stroller got broken because we did not fold it down when we check it in at gate. the airport handler literally toss it and broke it. I think less unnecessary movable parts would definitely helps for something like this happening. and also the sun shade constantly falls off. I guess the problem i had is not very typical for most of user. But overall, i think this is a great buy for first time parents and new baby. It has great look and sturdy fabric material, very easy to clean and hold dirt. most of all, my baby is really comfortable sitting in both car seat and stroller. Now she is a lot mobile and so we are looking for something more lightweight and so she can gets on and off more easily. I am definitely saving it for my next one and hopefully i can get the stroller handle fixed. 😀

  156. Buggie's Mom on September 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have had this since our son was born, he is now 7 months, he was born in the winter time, so we did not know how hot the carseat gets in the spring/summer. His back gets very sweaty. Also, he is a big child and will soon outgrow the carseat, which weight limit is 22lbs. Overall, I do like how the base and seat operate. The base is easy to install/uninstall. The carseat is heavy, but it is very durable. The stroller is easy to fold but if the carseat is in the stroller, there is little room to put things in the basket below, which is a pain when you are at the mall. It has a nice cupholder for mom and place to put your keys. It has held up nice. It fits easily in the back of our CRV. Overall, this is a nice seat/stroller.

  157. Mommy to a Beautiful Boy on September 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I totally recommend this product. I am in love with all of the Chicco [Discovery] line. I hope that more people consider this wonderful brand. My Husband and I couldn’t be happier!

    I feel safe letting my son ride in this car seat. The color is great. It seems very comfortable. My son loves his car seat! He wants to go out all the time. The stroller is great too! My son loves it when we go for walks. This Chicco Cortina Travel System [Discovery] is worth the higher price. You are definitely paying for quality. Thanks Chicco!!

  158. mom on the go on September 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research for a safe and chic travel stroller system and was so excited to receive this for my baby shower! I love it so far and all my friends rave about it and either want one when they have a baby or wish they had it when thay had one! I am always going here or there with it and have had no problems.
    I love the one click function for installing the car seat in the base and stroller. The only cons I have with this product is that I wish the sunshades had one more section in it (it barely hides the sun when fully opened) and when we walk and the sunshade is pulled on the seat and stroller, there is still a section of sun that streams through on my 3 month olds face. Also, although it says it has a one handed open function on the stroller, it always takes two hands to open and fold (my friend has a one-handed opening/closing Graco that I wish mine had). Also, it would be great if the car seat had a 45 degree measure bubble on it like the base for when it is inserted in a vehicle without the base so I could be positive it is at the correct angle. Stroller stears very smoothly and if strolled with one hand goes off course easily. Though these are VERY MINOR issues, this stroller would be PERFECT if those minor features were improved.
    I do LOVE my system and will continue to use it with the next baby and recommend it to everyone!

  159. LIL MAMMA.... on September 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE THIS CAR SEAT COMBO…AND SO DOES MY BABY BOY! HE WAS 4LBS 12OZ WHEN HE WAS BORN, SO IT WAS PERFECT FROM THE BEGINING. HE PRETTY MUCH JUST FALLS ASLEEP EVERY TIME HE GOES IN IT. EXPENSIVE BUT WAY WORTH IT. THE STROLLER IS AMAZING TOO, IT PUSHES REALLY NICELY. VERY HAPPY WITH THIS SET!!!!

  160. Dawn on September 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I can’t say enough about this product. I have seen other products in stores and, for the price, this is definitely the best. My baby is now 4 months old and I have NEVER had a problem or complained about this product. One of the best features about this product is the ability to tighten and loosen the straps with the push of a button. This makes it soooo much easier to put her into and take her out of the carseat–no forcing her little arms and shoulders underneath the straps. I can put the straps around her and tighten once she is set in place. All in all, the carseat is easily placed into and taken out of the base and the stroller (if used as the travel system). The stroller is easy to open and close, often with the use of just one hand. And, most importantly, it just ‘feels’ like a very, very safe and durable product.

  161. Mom of 7 Week Old Baby Boy on September 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    What can I say? I love this stroller. It’s easily folded with one hand which makes it very easy and convenient. It’s not heavy and folds very easily. The car seat is the best. I was worried with a new born that he wouldn’t have enough head support but there was more than enough and he always looks so compfy in it. My mother-in-law has a Graco stroller and car seat which she uses with him and it’s no where near as functional and he always looks so uncomfortable in it. I also have a friend that had a Graco and after “test-driving” mine, traded her Graco in for a Chicco. The car seat is also so easy to use and locks into place so well. I was impressed by how easy it was to use and snugg and secure it is. You can’t go wrong with this stroller. It’s a little on the pricy side but well worth it.

  162. Kanga and Roo on September 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research and finally added this travel system to our gift registry. We got it at our baby shower, which was great since it is quite pricey, and have had no problems with it. The only cons are that when the carseat is in the stroller, there is pretty much no room to store things underneath it, which will be something we won’t have to worry about when he outgrows his car seat. He’s 5 months old, and recently put him in the stoller to go walking at the beach, as when he is outside, he hates staying for prolonged periods of time in his car seat, probably because it makes him sweat a lot. It was great that we could move him from a complete upright position, to going completely flat when he fell asleep. You also can’t put the car seat on shopping carts, but then again, that’s not what their supposed to be used for, although there are times when I wish this one could. The stroller is easy to get in and out of the cars (we have a corolla and a minivan) and very easy to open and manouver, although it’s hard to do it with just one hand, it tends to go off to one side. The car seat is kind of heavy, but then again, maybe also it’s that my little one is getting big! We got an extra car seat base, so we don’t have to move it from car to car. The shape of the car seat handle also allows you to hang all kinds of toys for the baby to play. I hadn’t realized it, but my cousin has a graco for her 3 month old, and they’re complaining the shape doesn’t allow them to hang toys in a way that allows the baby access to them. So, all in all, we’re pretty happy with it, hope to use it for a long time, and would recommend it.

  163. Working Mom on September 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The infant car seat is perfect. Very easy to use, just snap in and out of the car. Even the base is easy to take out and install in other cars. My daughter was 5 lbs when born and she fit nicely in this seat and was very secure. Now that she is 8 months she still fits in it perfectly and often naps in it. GREAT INFANT CAR SEAT!
    I like the stroller, it’s easy to open and close and I love the cup holder and storage bin. It rides very smooth and the back rest reclines which works great for my daughter to nap in when at the beach. Only con is it’s a bit cumbersome and heavy when lifting it in and out of the car and the stroller safety straps are a little hard to adjust.
    I LOVE the Chicco products and I have been buying more and more of them because they are VERY parent friendly and easy to use!!

  164. Super Granny on September 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Gift for daughter was product she wanted after doing her research for Top Rated stroller/combo.Seemed a little complicated to me to assemble and use.

  165. nic's momma on September 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I received this travel system as a baby shower gift as we had registered for it. I am so happy we did. The car seat is easy to get my son in and out of and he seems to like it. The car seat snaps easily into the base making travel simple. We use the car seat with the stroller all of the time. I have not had any issues fitting bags underneath the stroller while it is fully reclined. I simply place the bags underneath before I attach the car seat and ensure that anything I need easy access to I leave in the front of the storage compartment. When collapsing the stoller it does take two hands most times and it is a bit heavy to lift but I would think most stollers are on the heavy side..otherwise we would complain they aren’t durable.

  166. roxx_tar on September 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love just about everything about this travel system. The stroller and car seat not only function well, but they look great too.

    My only complaint is that I wish the storage basket pulled down so that I could get into it easier when the seat is reclined.

    But I would still buy this travel system over and over again!

  167. Mamaw on September 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    One product covers a multitude of needs.

  168. CsMom on September 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Excellent car seat and stroller. Sturdy and easy to use. Fabric on both has held up well after nine months of use thus far. When I went to have my car seat inspected, the woman who did the inspection told me this was one of the best car seats. We actually used it a lot for naps when our daughter was first born; she had trouble with reflux and we let her sleep in the car seat sometimes during the day to keep her upright. She seemed very comfortable in the seat then and still does. Car seat easily clicks in and out of the base. The stroller rides smoothly; we have no trouble getting over bumps in the sidewalk, etc. The stroller works well both on it’s own or with the car seat snapped in. Easy to fold and unfold; easy to adjust the seat; fairly lightweight to stow. The only downside is that the stroller is quite large and makes it difficult to store much else in the trunk (we have a mid-size sedan). If the stroller is used on it’s own, storage area under the seat holds quite a bit. If you use it with the car seat snapped in (and, therefore, the back of the seat folded down), it is difficult to get more than small items into the lower storage area unless you load them in before lowering the seat back. Convenient to be able to snap the car seat into the stroller for those times when the baby falls asleep in the car seat. Highly recommend this product.

  169. The Other Mom on September 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My baby is 6 months now and my husband and I love this travel system. Things we’ve noticed:

    PROS:
    – Stroller really easy to maneuver. Can do so with one hand while holding a squirming disgruntled baby with the other.
    – Stroller locks and stands up on its own when you collapse it. (The Graco one we tested folds down onto the ground and requires you to manually latch it if you want it to lock.)
    – Handles are comfy and adjust to individual height.
    – We skip the dirty changing tables when out in public by folding the seat down flat and swinging away the tray. We put down a changing pad (just in case) and voila, our own go-anywhere changing table.

    Cons:
    – Basket is hard to access when the seat is fully reclined.
    – Carseat gets really really hot. Baby got a heat rash from sitting in it for too long. (We live in Los Angeles, though, so I don’t know if any other carseat would be less hot and sweaty.)
    – Carseat and stroller are on the heavier side.

  170. Kelly from Kentucky on September 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is the best stroller ever! It is lightweight and easy to handle. I have had so many compliments on it from other people as well. Its the perfect size, not to big or small. I would defintely spend the money and buy this travel system from the start!!

  171. Madalyn's Mommy on September 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is one of the best stroller and car seat combos out there. We went to “test drive” strollers and car seats at our local Babies R Us and we tried the Graco and Evenflo ones, but they seemed bulky, heavy and hard to maneuever. I was reluctant to even look at this one because I thought I would love it but wouldn’t want to spend a fortune on it. Well, forget about not wanting to spend a fortune because it is worth it to invest a little more money to protect your child(ren) and to get a quality product that will last. This carseat is lighter and more compact than Graco or Evenflo. My daughter does get warm in it, but is there one that doesn’t do that? It’s also rated pretty high on safety, too. It is a cinch to install in the car with the LATCH system or even with the seatbelts. The stroller is just great – smooth ride with suspension (husband loves that), adjustable handle (good for short moms like me), good compartments/cupholders, folds up compactly, fits in our Civic’s trunk with room to spare, and so much more. The only issue I have is the sun shade on the carseat is not very big, but just throw a blanket over the top and you’re good to go. Overall, this is a wonderful travel system and it comes highly recommended. Invest a few extra bucks, and you will end up with a product that is safe and efficient – and stylish!

  172. Grandma on September 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this as a gift for my great granddaughter and as far as I know everything is ok.

  173. kristin at home on September 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    i love the color of the system, the stroller moves so great, the car seat comes with the newborn insert which was great for our small baby. the car seat gets heavy to carry and i wish it went up to 30 lbs like some of the other chicco seats, but other than that it is great!

  174. Mom in Ohio on September 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This product is nice – comfortable seat, the stroller is easy to manuever and there is plenty of storage space. The only negative I can mention is that the carrier isn’t designed to fit on a grocery cart. This has proved to be difficult for me to shop with my daughter. Had I known this prior to having my child, I would not have registered for this product and would have returned it if I still had the box.

  175. kati<3easton on September 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is wonderful! The newborn inserts where perfect for when my son was itty-bitty. Easton was born last november and I had the JJ Cole- Urban BundleME-ICE, and it cordinated perfectly with it, I even took the inserts out and put them inside of the BundleMe.

  176. First time mommy on September 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller combo. My daughter (2 weeks) loves the car seat. As soon as we put her in it she falls asleep. She also loves being pushed in the stroller. I like how the handle is adjustable, since my husband is taller than me. Great cupholder and compartment. Easlily assembled and easy to put in and take out car seat from stroller and car seat base. It looks great and I really feel like my daughter is safe in it. Turns great is not huge like some strollers and also folds down easily and I have heard that it is heavy to lift but i could easliy lift and I am 5’7 115 lbs. I can’t say enough good things about it!

  177. 2nd time mom after 11 years on September 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I fell in love with stroller the second we laid our eyes on it, to bad my daughter hated it. When we took her out she was soaked with sweat. Also there’s not enough head room once the baby grows. So just something to think about.

  178. MTip on September 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great. I am a petite woman and my husband is often away on business. My main desire was having a stroller that was NOT bulky. This one is perfect and MUCH less bulky than the Gracos!

    The car seat snaps into the stroller and base easily. After about 4 months I stopped using the car seat in the stroller and let my baby lay or sit like a big boy. Without the car seat the stroller is even lighter and less bulky!

    I bought this stroller after reading lots of reviews. I do notice my baby gets warm in the car seat (I read that in other reviews). But I just put a blanket over him instead of putting on lots of layers in the seat and I never leave him in the car seat for long periods of time.

    I have traveled several times (by myself) and was able to put the stroller and car seat (and personal belongings) through security (while holding my baby) with little help from airport personnel or strangers. I’ve gate checked both the car seat and stroller every time and it has held up perfectly!

    The ONLY issue that could be improved is the fact that you need both hands to raise/lower the car seat and stroller handles (which is hard when you’re holding your child most of the time!) But I just got even better at doing things with one hand and holding my kid (now 7 months old!) with the other!

    We are equally happy with the matching high chair!

  179. emerson's mom on September 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    this is a great system!!! i did my research before buying it! easy to turn with one hand…light when u push it…carseat easy click…easy folding stroller…stylish…easy to clean.
    what i don’t like: heavy carseat…it is hard to get things out from bottom storage when its completing folded down…and carseat doesn’t fit shopping carts!
    but every product is going to have something u don’t like!
    i would buy again if had too!

  180. Baby Boy Wray Mom on September 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this travel system. Everything about it is simple & easy to use. I dread the day my son exceeds the weight limit. My son seems to be very comfortable in both the car seat & stroller. They are both very light weight. I’m able to open & close the stroller with one hand. It is very sturdy & has great storage space. I’ve been using both the car seat & stroller since day one. Will use both as long as possible.

  181. jonlizzy on September 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    we really like the stroller JUST GREAT.The car seat gave my daughter heat rash even when the weather was in the 50/60.I had to buy a new car seat.

  182. Talon's Mommy on September 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is an awesome travel system. It’s lightweight and so easy to manuver, fold, install, get baby in and out of. It’s also rated as one of the very safest seats out there, which is really the point of this right? I love that it’s neutral for a boy or a girl. I can’t imagine a better travel system. I do wish it came in a few more color options because it is such a popular stroller and I see people with the same one everywhere, almost every time I go out..but that says something about this system. It really is great! My baby loves it too. He is very comfortable in it and loves to snooze in the car or while on a shopping trip/ stroller walk. Oh..and it’s easy to clean. I’ve had to take apart the car seat a couple of times and I was able to just throw in it the wash and get it back on with no problem. It is a must have for baby and is so worth the money if you will be using your travel system regularly.

  183. Mom of preemie on September 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’d get this again. We use the stroller/seat combination almost daily with our walks around the neighborhood, and it’s easy to maneuver & sturdy.

    Our son was born early and since the minimum weight on the seat was low — lower than other systems — we had no worries about bringing him home in it.

    Cons are that the seat is heavy and that he does get hot in it. Also, the straps in the seat don’t remove for cleaning.

  184. Jewel's mommy on September 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this product. I received it as a gift on my baby registry and researched several other types of strollers before deciding on this one. It steers smoothly and easily. The car seat attaches effortlessly to the stroller and I also love how the stroller stands up on its own when you are folding it. This makes storing it away much easier. It is stylish, has a great color for either a boy or a girl, and is just an overall quality product. It is definitely worth the price based on its convenience, ease of use, and the piece of mind I have using this product. I would recommend this to others. I do not feel like it is too heavy and I am petite at 5′ 120 lbs. Rather, I trust will provide stability and safety for my daughter. The car seat is the absolute best!!!! My favorite product thus far! This is a great product for smaller sized babies too. It has several features for great support for baby.

  185. Mommy of 5 on September 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Prior to this baby my youngest was 10 years old so preiously I did not have the wealth of information we have today when shopping for an item.
    I have to say I did more than just the standard homework and found this item to be the one I wanted.
    I have heard more and more people shying away from travel systems but I would buy this product again. In fact I just sold it as a complete sytem and regret giving up the stroller.
    My daughter was born in November thus I was in the stores quite often after her birth and the stroller manuvers very well. It has a very smooth ride and handle is adjustable for tall and short alike. Storage space is limited but I purchase hangers and hung the bags from the stroller. Not a major problem. Stroller fold up very easy once you know how to use it. That what the dirrections are for.
    The infant car seat is also great. Very secure and easy to clean. The only downfall is, yes with this material the baby does sweat. It released easily from the car adapter and locked just as easy into the stroller.
    I have purchase the chicco brand playyard and highchair and love them both also
    Once again , what a great item and well worth the money!!!!

  186. Izzy's Mommy on September 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It has taken some time to get used to this system. My daughter hated to be in the car seat because she would get sooooo hot, even with the ac at full blast. She would cry the second I put her in it. I have since purchased a car seat cover and that has helped tremendously. I like the stroller, it is a little heavy, but moves nicely. It is a bummer that the seat does not fit into shopping carts, especially if you shop alone. The material is very durable, but it does have a smell as mentioned in other reviews. Overall, I probably would have picked something that was more comfortable for the baby.

  187. Jackson's mom on September 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this travel system! It comes with the infant inserts which cuts down extra costs a bit. We just realized we were supposed to take them out at 11 lbs, oops, and our 12 week old is probably 14 lbs. He likes it just the same without the attachments. whew. I agree with previous reviews, it is difficult to shop with since it doesn’t fit most shopping carts (either laying down too low or propped too high), but the safety is second to none so it’s worth it. We use the base with the latches in one car and with the shoulder strap in the other car and it is easy to use and feels safe both ways.
    My only complaint is that the sun shield does not nearly cover enough when the carseat is used alone so the sun is always in my infants eyes. When the stroller is added to it, it’s great. It is a bit on the heavier side, but again worth it for the safety features!

  188. Trey's Mommy on September 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We LOVE this travel system. Everything about it makes my life easier as a new mom. Its not heavy at all and even fits in the trunk of my little Saturn. I can open and close it with one hand and the basket under the seat is large enough for even the most serious shopper! I’ve dealt with other brands of travel systems and this one is BY FAR the best. If you’re looking for convenience, this is the travel system for you!

  189. Chrissy on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. The stroller is light and easy to open and close. It pushes with ease and it is really easy to move the carseat back and forth from the base to the stroller. The only reason I don’t give it a five is because if you have the carseat in the stroller you can’t access anything in the storage compartment at the bottom. Also, my daughter gets really hot in the carseat and hates being in it on long road trips.

  190. Aunt Fur on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system!!! Everyone that has used it when I have been out with my 2 month old son loves it too! It was the one thing off my registry that I wanted. It was very easy to put together. The stroller fits well in the back of my 4-Runner with room to spare. The stroller has a very easy ride and so far does well in department stores in between the racks. The car seat is a little heavy but my son also weighs 13 1/2 lbs. Other than that the system is awesome, I would highly recommend this to anyone with a baby on the way!

  191. Vince's Mom on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Within the first couple weeks, a dent formed on one of the front tires while walking around inside […]. Chicco was kind enough to replace it at no charge to me. Otherwise, I LOVE the stroller! Moves well and easy to open and close with one hand. The carseat on the other hand, I do not recommend. My son sweats in it. He hates the car seat. He cries immediatley when I put him in it. I don’t want to replace the car seat because I already spent a lot of money on it. Buy the stroller but skip the car seat!!!

  192. Sruli's Mommy! on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Since I use public transportation to get to and from work/babysitter every day I am thrilled with the easy-fold system of the stroller. I can hold my baby in one hand and just fold the stroller with the other hand! I wish though, that the stroller can be turned around so I can view my baby while we stroll. I wouldnt mind if the stroller had a rain cover and baby liner as it is a hassle to try to figure out which one would match this stroller.

  193. Dislikes Chicco on October 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My son would scream when I put him in the carseat. I saw later why, there was blood on the seam (behind his little head) where he had been rubbed raw! The stroller is very unstable, the carseat does not fit into grocery carts and you have to unbutton everything in the stroller in order to put the carseat into the stroller! And it stinks.

  194. Sarastar on October 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a good travel system except that the car seat is ridiculously heavy. My son is now 18lbs and I can barely lift the car seat out of the car anymore. My friends have other ones and they are definately not as heavy and much easier to carry from the car to the house.

  195. Ethan's picky parents on October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    -Stroller:We were surprised at how light and easy to use it is.I can fold and put it in/out of the trunk with one hand.Turns and rides very smooth.
    -Carrier:Baby loves it.Materials are comfortable for baby, durable for us, excellent.
    -Car Base:The best!

  196. b's mommy on October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been using this combo for 9 weeks now…and I love it with only a few tiny things I would change.

    Car Seat:
    The car seat is easily installed in car, snaps easily into the base and into the stroller. It doesn’t latch onto the stroller snack tray like all other travel systems-this is the only one that snaps onto the stroller itself down near the stroller seat pad. Car seat straps are easy to adjust. My son only gets hot in the seat when he’s worked himself up, but normally is fine. The sun canopy on the car seat works well enough except when we’re in the car and the sun is coming in through the back window. You can unvelcro the canopy from the seat and push it forward but it doesn’t really stay in place then. *The car seat is not intended to be placed on a shopping cart-it isn’t safe, it isn’t recommended by the manufacturer of ANY car seat-the others just happen to fit because of the way they attach to their bases. Having carried my niece and nephew in their carseats of different brands, all carseats are heavy with a baby in them.

    Stroller:
    I love this stroller. It’s so easy to fold and unfold, it auto-locks and then stands on it’s own when folded. It has multiple recline positions (6!) though I’ve only used the flat recline so far…and yes, it is actually completely flat! The seat is really well padded, but doesn’t have a newborn head support, so I added my Boppy Noggin Nest to the stroller and it works great for us. The canopy rotates all the way forward down to the snack tray. It steers easily with one hand. The wheels are a high density foam, not plastic like some reviewers are saying. The basket is pretty big but hard to get to when the seat is completely reclined. I just make sure the zipper on my diaper bag is facing out and I don’t have any problems. It fits easily in the trunk of my sedan with loads of room to spare. The handle is adjustable. My only complaint is that when you move the canopy forward and back it makes this very loud popping noise as it moves through each position. Some people are complaining about the weight of the stroller. I don’t find that it’s that heavy. I don’t have any problems lifting it in and out of the trunk, though it could use a handle on the side.

    Overall, this is a great stroller and highly recommended.

  197. Meredith on October 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system-
    1. Easy to open and close
    2. Car seat is easily adjustable for infants and toddlers
    3. The stroller is great for rough terrain
    4. The stroller is not too heavy
    5. I feel really safe with my daughter in both the stroller and the car seat

    The car seat will definitely last until 1 year for the average child.

  198. Evee's mommy on October 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really love this car seat and stroller. the stroller unfolds and folds back up easily and the car seat is not too heavy and is very sturdy. I would definitely recommend.

  199. mom of 2 on October 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am so glad we decided to register for this travel system. My son was 1 month early and only weighed 4lbs when we came home from the hospital. This is one of only a few carseats that hold babies that are 4lbs. Had I not had this carseat we would have had to purchase a special preemie carseat. Yes, the carseat does make my son sweat but that is pretty much the only downfall to this carseat. My son is 1 years old now and is still in the carseat at only 18 lbs he still fits. The stroller has been a life saver, it stands on it’s own, I can fold or unfold while I’m holding my son. Yes, the storage basket is not really usable when the carseat is in the stroller but I bought the hooks for bags and that seems to work just fine. My husband who is 6’6” tall loves the adjustable handle, and me being 5’2” I can lower it for my comfort. Would recommend this product to new parents.

  200. Always on the go! on October 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I love the carseat but hate the few flaws in the stroller. One flaw is the lever to fold and unfold the stroller. Ours broke after only a few uses. I found the plastic to be very flimsy. Also the first time we went to use the stroller it took us a while to ficure out how the carseat snaps into the stroller. After we finally figured that out we could not get the carseat to release out of the stroller! I did find the carseat easy to clean and my son loved sitting in his carseat.

  201. new mommie on October 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this set! The first time I saw it I fell in love but I did lots of research on it before I bought it. I love it because of the looks and the stroller is great!!! I’m keeping this one for my next kid, I love it!

  202. Jack's Mommy on October 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I got this at my baby shower and used the car seat all the way until he was 9 months old and still use the stroller on a regular basis. Several of my mommy friends and I have the same system and all agree it is wonderful! I see that some moms are saying the car seat is heavy, but if you compare to other products in the store it is the same and less than some. The stroller is remarkable as I take Jack out on some more bumpy terrain and the ride stays smooth. Some other plus features: the stroller has an easily adjustable handle to accomodate taller parents ( like me ). The stroller seat also has several different reclining options so you can forgo snapping in the car seat much earlier than with a lot of systems I’ve seen. The material is so easy to clean. The only con I would say is that the car seat does indeed seem to make the baby warmer, but it’s easily taken care of by a cotton seat cover.

  203. We love pink! on October 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    If you are considering this car seat you need to buy it! We bought it for my daughter and she loves it. A couple times she was hot when I took her out but it never bothered her. I’m more concerned with all the safety features and the pros outway the cons. I haven’t any problems with the stroller yet and I found it easy to open and close (even while holding my baby!). I know the car seat doesn’t fit on the top of a shopping cart but I never put her there anyways (huge safety issue no matter which car seat you buy). Get this car seat – you won’t be sorry!

  204. Zoe's Mom on October 13th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It is easily stowed on any kind of texture and my baby can still sleep well. However, my baby is 8lbs. It seems like the car seat is a little bit big for her. She always slides down and without any head support.

  205. BabyG on October 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It is so big that it takes up your entire trunk of your car. Its very nice, but not practical.

  206. MOM on October 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Unless you live in the North Pole don’t buy this travel system. IT’S WAY TO HOT!! Definately to hot for MIAMI! It made my newborn get horrible heat rashes on his calves, elbows, and back of his head. He hated this carseat and would cry until I took him out of it. There are better travel systems this is not one of them.

  207. New Mom on the Block on October 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I were new to the baby world and clueless as to what products work best. We love our chicco cortina travel system. The base was easy to install (We have two) and the stroller is even better. It was a little intimidating @ first but easy to use now.

  208. On the Go Mom on October 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this item! the material is durable and easy to clean.

  209. MommyWoes on October 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system! I tested it in the store (along with all of the others) And this was the easiest for me to use. I was able to fold it with just one hand, and lift it into my Blazer. Perfect! Once my son was born I didn’t have to worry about waking him to go into stores and I covered him with the sun shields to form a type of sneeze guard/ no touch zone. Strangers weren’t able to walk up and just touch my baby, or even breathe on him …yeah! I’ve read on here that some moms couldn’t figure out how to use the stroller with the car seat….easy fix read the directions while you’re setting it up (it tells you to lift the release handle). Set up was a cinch I was done in less than 5 min. And I take this EVERYWHERE…. off road walks, the park, the mall, gorcery stores…etc. Now that my son is almost a year we only use the stroller and I plan on using the infant seat for my next one due late March. I cannot express how much I love this… the cup holder and enclosed compartment for parents is perfect for keys or snacks, and it’s very easy to clean.I highly recommend this system it is wonderful value!!!

  210. ankarusskaya on October 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’ve had this Chicco system for almost 3 years and its still in great condition. The stroller is very easy to lift up and handle, has a plenty of storage space, cup holder for both you and the baby. We’ve travelled all over the world with it, even to Siberia in winter, and it did great! It folds nicely, perfect for air travel. The best feature is the fact that you don’t have to take your baby out of his/her car seat when he’s sleeping to move him into the stroller. Great quality, great price!!

  211. LA MAMA MAS FELIZ on October 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE IT THE COLOR IS GREAT .I HAVE A 6 YEAR OLD AND A 1 MONTH BABY .WE LOVE IT IS PERFECT

  212. Avery's mommy on October 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is sooo easy to use! It clicks into the carseat base and clicks into the stroller. Couldn’t ask for an easier system. Love it.

  213. Hawaii mommy of 2 on October 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really love this travel system, I had a Graco Travel System with my first child and it was so bulky and flimsy. This travel system not only looks nice but it’s so easy to use, especially in hawaii where the weather always changes from sunny to rainy or windy and so on, depending on what part of the island your on and this one handles any situation. My baby is comfortable no matter what the condition is…Since this stroller was for my second child I did research online and found the chicco website where it shows you on video how to use the system, it was great and I couldn’t wait to check it out myself…I went to our local ToysRus to check it out and I wasn’t dissappointed one bit, My husband was playing with all the other travel systems they had on display and we pretty much just laughed at how ugly, bulky and flimsy they all were compared to the Chicco. I wish I had this with my first child, we could have saved money by not buying a different stroller and gave the graco travel system away for free on the side of the road! I would definetly buy this travel system again, it has all the feature’s I need and fits right in our pathfinder. Any travel system out there will never be able to compare to the Chicco Cortina Travel System! Check out [@] and watch the Cortina Travel System video and you will see why I love this stoller so much! P.S. The stroller has full recline and the leg rest closes so you can use it as a carriage!

  214. Joy on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I used this stroller for my son since he was a baby. He’ll be 2 in December, the stroller still works great. I used it mostly outside, on sidewalks of all quality and grass, worked great, moves easily.

    The only con I can think of: The buckle got warped (probably because I kept the stoller outside on my balcony so it could feel all the effects of temperature with the seasons). So I can’t use the buckle anymore. The buckle was in need of replacement after a year and a half of usage.

  215. Jim on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I believe no product for a baby is more important than a car seat. I spent countless hours researching crash tests, safety ratings, recalls and customer reviews at multiple baby-related retailers. We settled on the Chicco system after realizing we would save a few bucks by buying the complete set. The stroller ended up being a bonus.

    I could go on and on, but let me go into the pros/cons approach to this review. I can select them for the review, but I will expound where possible.

    Pros:
    – The keyfit system is mind numbingly easy to install in our vehicles. Many friends and family members complained incessantly about how hard their systems were to install. I can install the base in my car in 15 seconds with little effort, be it with latch or the shoulder belt approach. I understood the look of ease on the “car seat lady’s” face at the NICU when we checked out after a few exchanges. In fact, this is so simple, we simply put off buying an extra base, so the extra cost of the Chicco is offset.
    – Looks great. We love the color, and think it is acceptable for boys or girls.
    – The stroller is an absolute workhorse. There is no terrain it cannot roll through. Very easy to maneuver, looks good.
    – Materials are easy to clean.
    – We love the storage areas, both in the car seat base and in the stroller.
    – Overall build quality is top notch
    – Stroller is easy to break down with 1 hand and your foot.

    Cons:
    – Expensive, but we feel we saved $$ by not having to get a 2nd base.
    – In warmer climates, you may have an issue. The material doesn’t breathe much. Our son doesn’t have tremendous issues though.
    – Stroller is bulky. It takes up a good amount of space in our trunks. We drive a Ford Fusion and Ford Focus. It does fit in either trunk and is simple to install/remove.
    – As some have pointed out, it will not fit in the bin of most shopping carts. To me, this is not a con. I would be uneasy about resting a car seat in a small, unstable (and dirty) area like this.
    – Weight: Yes, it’s heavy, but build quality is high. That’s worth more to us.

    Overall, we could not be more pleased with the Chicco system. It is without question worth every penny paid for it. The ease of installation is well worth it, as the system installs very easily in our vehicles, and includes the proper adjustments (and handy level bubbles) to make sure you do it right. With a high safety rating and all the features, it’s a good choice. As for the price, the safety of our son is worth more than any amount of money, and this model has proven its worth in countless tests. A few people stated in reviews that the base moves up and down when installed. According to the car seat professional at the childrens hospital our son was at, this is supposed to be the case. It is the side-to-side movement that cannot take place, and when properly installed, this thing doesn’t budge a fraction of an inch.

  216. Presley's mommy on October 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great system to own! The carseat is easy to install and very durable. Other carriers we looked at seemed low quality compared to Chicco. Plus it is very nice to be able to loosen and tighten the harness with just the touch of a button.
    The stroller is easy to fold up. and has wonderful features such as, the cover that flips forward to block out the sun. After 5 months, the handle broke making it impossible to fold the stroller. I sent an email to Chicco and they replaced the stroller within a few weeks.
    Great travel system!!!

  217. NICU MOM on October 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We researched and researched before buying our travel system. The chicco key fit seat is top rated buy consumer reports for 2008 and we can see why. It is easy to install and once installed does not move at all. the straps are adjustable once you put baby in the seat, it is easy! our baby is a small preemie and the minimum weight for the key fit was 4 lbs so we felt much safer with this seat. the seat is heavy if you carry it but all infant seats are heavy, just pop it into stroller and push baby! we feel this system is FAR superior to graco systems. the car seat recieved better ratings and is easier to put into stroller. there are no tabs to push over to secure the seat into the stroller like there are with the graco. if you forget to push the tabs over in the graco system your baby’s seat WILL FALL OUT OF THE STROLLER if you hit a bump! scary! the stroller weighs less than the graco stroller but has the same weight limit as the bulkier graco stroller. i just don’t care for the gracos at all. try them side by side in the store and see if you can lift the graco as it it heavyier. the stroller rides like a dream and can be easily manuvered with one hand. we also love the cool colers!

  218. Shannon - Cooper's Mommy on October 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is wonderful. The stroller itself is lightweight and easy to fold up and up into the car. We walk 4 miles a day with it and it steers beautifully. The carseat makes me feel very safe when my son is in it and he stays nice and snuggly as well. It fits in nearly all shopping carts I’ve tried. I couldn’t have asked for a better travel system!

  219. Christi, busy first-time mommy on October 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller combo is great. It is the first one I’ve ever used and I’d recommend it over and over again. It rides so incredibly smooth that you can actually push it and turn it with one hand if you end up having to hold your baby in the other. The only thing is that the carrier doesn’t fit into the front of shopping carts, but that is easy to overcome. This is a great stroller combo and seems so comfy for baby.

  220. Marie on October 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The first thing we liked was the stylish color. It is simple to assemble and most things snap into place. Love the light weight and lots of functionality of the system. When steering the stroller it is very easy to turn, back up, and make sharp corners..like trying to get in and out of an elevator! The stroller really glides and has great shocks! Love that the back rest reclines all the way with one simple push and then the foot and head pop up to make a perfect bed for baby. My son sleeps in the stroller comfortably all the time. Wish that the bonnet was a little smoother to push to the front position, it does move but you have to force it.
    Also like the variation of fabrics, nice textures. One of the best parts is easy, easy access to the basket for all the those big diaper bags. And of course my husband loves that the handles are adjustable for height, as well as plenty of space between hands and cup holder!
    With your hands full this stroller and carseat are a snap to fold up or place in car!

  221. First time Mom on October 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love, love, love this product. It’s so easy to use. The car seat is great, the extra head support put me at ease on our drive home from the hospital. I have the Manhattan set (which is the blue and brown color) I love the fabric, its not abrasive, and very easy to wipe off spit up. Ive read some reviews saying the car seat is too heavy, which is exactly the opposite. Its lightweight, but of course itll get heavier when you put your infant in it!
    The stroller fits perfectly in the back of my car. I’ve even gone walking in the woods with it, its very durable.
    Very satisfied customer.

  222. Jessica in Cleveland on November 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Positives – Love the color, all the features are easy to figure out/use, price isn’t bad considering what you get. Drawbacks have been the folding feature of the stroller…sometimes it seems to stick, or the wheels need to be adjusted before the stroller can be folded properly. Also, the tray in the front of the stroller popped out and won’t pop back in – And we haven’t even used it yet. The car seat is a bit heavy and was difficult to install in our SUV–note to new parents–make sure the seat fits in the back of your car. This seat wouldn’t fit in either window seat in the back without having to move the front seats up all the way (not safe) so we installed in the middle seat. That was an issue, b/c our 2006 Honda Pilot doesn’t have the latch system in the middle seat and the buckles on the Chicco seat wouldn’t stretch very far, therefore making it extremely difficult to install. It took me about 45 minutes and putting my full pregnant weight on the thing to get it in :). All in all, it’s a decent stroller. If I had the money I would go for one of those strollers that has the bassinet and is reversible (baby can face towards you or towards the world).

  223. Maggie Mommy of 1 on November 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have had this stroller and car seat for a year now, and it works great for us. Stroller fits easily into the trunk of my sedan with enough room to still store a pack-n-play and tons of toys. The car seat is extremely easy to pop in and out of the cars. Easy to clean. Now we need something bigger for our one year old, but this is excellent for the first year!

  224. ella's mom on November 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I don’t normally write reviews, but as a mom, I know how overwhelming it can be looking at so many products and trying to figure out which one is the best option. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I have been with this stroller and car seat. I am a very picky mom on a tight budget, so I understand you want to get your money’s worth and keep your child safe. European made baby gear is by far safer than any of the American made products. Plus, they are well-built and a million times easier to use. My daughter is 10 months old and I have not had one complaint yet. It’s extremely safe, comfortable to easy to use. The car seat is a little heavier than Grace or Evenflo, but that is because of the added safety features. The stroller is extremely sturdy and durable. It’s so easy to use that I can even fold or unfold it with one arm while holding my daughter in the other arm. I promise that investing in this travel system is worth every penny!!!

  225. First Time Mom on November 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is great. It’s a great size (not overly large) and is a smooth, comfortable ride for baby. The infant car seat has been very durable, appears comfortable and goes everywhere with us. I have no problems using it in store shopping carts as well.

  226. MD on November 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Nice looking, but my appreciation for the system ends right about there. The car seat is heavy, then add an ever growing child and you’re sure to pull a muscle. The stroller is also very heavy, making it tough for a recovering C-section Mom to lift into the back of my SUV. At least I can sort of slide it into the cargo area, I can’t imagine having to lift it up and into the trunk of a car! Also, when I am strolling my infant, with the carrier set in place, the ‘retractable roof’ of the carrier blocks my view of my cute boy. (Could be because I’m short, though.) I do like the many ways to adjust the car seat for safety. I imagine that other similar systems suffer the same problems, though.

  227. Lindsay on November 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Some people say this stroller is bulky and hard to collapse… I however have not had any problems at all with this product. It fits in the trunk of my compact car and and collapses with one hand. It is a very smooth ride and my son always looks comfortable.

    I have no complaints!

  228. Working Mom on November 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The car seat and carriage are easy to use. The local fire dapartment installed the car seat base. They said this car seat had the best reviews for safety at the class they took. The carriage is easy to push around, too.

  229. Bell on November 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The car seat was very easy to install. I like how I’m able to open the stroller up with no problems. One hand operation.Very good quality.

  230. natalie on November 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    i like it good product

  231. Mom expecting more on November 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    First of all my Son does not care at all for the Car Seat. The seat is very deep and I don’t think it fits the natural curve of an infant. The car seat does not fit on grocery carts. Other standard items like the snuggler will not fit as well because the seat is so deep.

    The stroller however is great. It light weight and stores away very easily. However if I knew about the car seat prior I would not have bought this product.

  232. Staci on November 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My daughter is just about 14 months old and I have LOVED this travel system! She just outgrew the car seat, however, the stroller is still the main family stroller we use! Both items are durable, easy to install, easy to clean… I can’t say enough! I definitely recommend this item to any new or experienced parent!

  233. kcuxa on November 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I got this travel system as a gift, and I love it! The stroller is very sturdy and easy to fold/unfold. I like that it fully reclines. The carseat is great too!

  234. Matt's Mom on November 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I received this as a shower gift from my brother and sister-in-law. The car seat is top rated for safety and the stroller is spacious and fully reclines. All parts can be easily wiped clean and the colors are great!! The stroller is easy to maneuver and open/close with one hand. The newborn insert was a plus especially for newborns – great support for head and neck (and body too). My only issue with this product is that it’s heavy; I guess that would be due to it’s sturdiness.

  235. Bryce's parents on November 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel set is perfect. It’s easy to fold/unfold. Our child is very comfortable in the car seat and he is a bigger baby. I would HIGHLY recommend this to any parent.

  236. LA Mom21 on November 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We had the Graco Quattro for our first child but found that all the patterns available for our 2nd child seemed a little frumpy, so we bought the Chicco. Holy cow, what a mistake! Never mind that it is clumsier, way harder to stow in the trunk and difficult to access the storage basket. Our son is nearly one year old, and this stroller looks WAY worse than our Graco looked after three full years of hard use. I don’t have any experience with any other brands at all, but the Graco absolutely blows the Chicco out of the water in terms of product quality.

  237. jj's mom on November 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was the first thing we put together for our son and it was the easiest! We love how easy it is to fold up and open. I love to hear the clicks so we know we have it in right. Very light and feels like you barely have to push it. The only thing is that it is hard to clean. Our son is a spitter and spits on the harness. It is hard to clean with a sponge and does not come up that easily. Overall we love it.

  238. LovingMommyhood on November 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We have been using this travel system with my daughter since she was born. The KeyFit 30 has been a great infant carseat. It, along with the stroller, are so easy to use and maneuver. My daughter looks comfortable in the seat. The cup holder is a nice addition, along with the key tray on the top. I feel that my daughter is safe in the travel system. It is sturdy.

  239. MA mom on November 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this carseat and stroller. Everytime we go out we get tons of compliments on it. Plus it is very sturdy and feels a lot better build than others. When going to the store to buy it we tested all the other strollers took them down and played with them in the store to make sure we got the right one and some of the others seem so flimsy. Plus I love that the handle is adjustable so that me and my husband are comfortable with the stroller

  240. Lily's mommy on November 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Knew from the second I took this stroller down at a Babies R Us store & wheeled it around when I was pregnant that this was the perfect stroller. Reviews were great, Chicco has not had recalls like other big baby companies. Love this car seat & stroller. I only wish Chicco made car seats for bigger kids! She is starting to outgrow the infant carseat:( She was a preemie & even the special care nursery asked where we bought the car seat, they wanted to buy some to have there!

  241. Mary on November 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought this item because Consumer Reports rated it highest in almost every area – most importantly safety. It is so awesome. Getting the car seat in and out of the stroller or base in the car takes only a little click. The wheels are sturdy and large – great for sidewalk use or going over the lawn. Able to shade infant seat when on walks and still view baby through viewing window if it’s a cold day or especially sunny. Infant faces you. We bought the red and it’s really stylish – we call it her little sports car.

  242. First time mommy on November 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love the car seat. It is super safe and feels very secure. I have a bit of a hard time installing the base but my husband can do it very easily. The stroller is very durable and turns very easily. I can unfold, fold, and carry it with one hand….and Im not strong! Its so light weight! The only issue I have had is that when you have the car seat in the stroller, you have to recline the stroller seat all the way down, and that makes it difficult to fit anything into the bottom basket. But no biggy! I love Chicco and all their products!

  243. Connells mom on November 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This has been a great system and easy to use. I just wish I had gotton the keyfit 30 seat since my son is so big. He is only five months and has just about outgrown the weight maximum of 22 pounds. The stroller is very nice with cup holders and a fair amount of storage space underneath. It also fits in the truck of my Honda civic with no problem and still leaves room for groceries.

  244. Lil' Peanut's Mommy on November 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this carseat, stroller combo. The carseat was so easy to install, it doesn’t even bother us to take it in and out to add an extra seat when we need one. The stroller folds so easily. The one thing I wish is that the strap covers were removable for washing, so I recommend you buy ones that you can put over that can be washed.

  245. Jenfrog on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love it! Safe and sturdy!

  246. Mom in MD on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great for the family on the go! It offers plenty of storage and functionality without being too large and bulky. The carseat is a snap to take in and out of the base and stroller and our daughter loves it. The stroller is not exactly one hand collapsible, but still very simple. When the seat is completely reclined (necessary when the car seat is strapped in), the basket is somewhat hard to get to.

  247. EisysMom on December 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After 4 months of using this travel system, I’m still a 100% advocate for it. It’s a fantastic product. The unfold & folding of the stroller is a SNAP. So fast, so easy. The car seat is great, I love it. It’s easy to clean (and I’ve spilled my coffee drinks on it several times now) and easy to use. I “tested” ALL the travel systems in the Babies R Us store but this one was the absolute best and I still stand by it!

  248. Mom Of One on December 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I got this travel system for our son. We absolutely loved it! It is very easy to install. We had it double checked by a police officer and even he gave it top ratings! Easy one hand folding stroller is the best when you have your hands full. My son loved the car seat and it easily wipes off!

  249. Dad2Dylan on December 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Our son is six months old now and we have used this car seat and stroller from day one. It has been awsome. The stroller is very lightweight and easy to fold. It fits easily into the truck of my Civic. The car seat is lightweight and easy to lock into the base. The stroller is very durable, even the airlines havent broke it yet!

  250. Presley's Mommy on December 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is such a great combo. The car seat is so easy to install and I really feel like my baby is safe in it. It’s also really easy to load her into it…just clip and pull the strap! The stroller is the best though. So easy to roll around. A little bulky but it’s sturdy so it doesn’t matter at all. Very easy to collapse to store or put in trunk.

  251. Aidens Mommy on December 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is the best thing I could have received at my baby shower!! The locking base and easy to clean car seat are a dream and the stroller is so easy to open and close. I took three children to the mall and the easiest part of that trip was the stroller. It just folds and unfolds so easy, you just pull the lever and there is goes. Very little effort! I also love the safety reviews on it. I would recommend this set to anyone! Also, the chicco company is wonderful. Our set was involved in a recall and the company couldn’t have been nicer to deal with.

  252. Erm on December 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a good combination – my son is comfortable in the chair and it clicks into the stroller really well…when all you want to do is put the chair into the stroller that it comes with… the car seat is NOT compatible with the Snap-N-Go, nor the car seat attachment in the Bob Revolution jogging stroller.

    I found it even more aggravating when I couldn’t attach the car seat to the grocery cart. ARGH!!

  253. 1stimemom on December 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I was very excited to receive this as a shower gift before having my baby. Within the first 80 days, the handle that is lifted to fold the stroller would not pop back into place. The rubber on the wheels got two large dents from the weight of the stroller when folded.[…]. I ended up switching to the graco stroller and car seat that is brown, light brown, and green. I love it. Graco has been around long enough to perfect their products.

  254. Sara on December 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I think this travel system is awesome! It makes my life so much easier when shopping or going to appointments in large hospitals. It is easy to use and I love the color! It is great for either a boy or a girl. I was a little worried about it with some of the reviews, but overall, I cannot complain. I haven’t had a problem with my daughter sweating too much, but it is winter right now. But, she does get hot easily and I haven’t noticed her getting any hotter in the carseat than anywhere else. Also, it will sit in some shopping carts just fine, but not at […]. But, that’s the beauty of the stroller, especially is someone else is with you.

  255. Sara on December 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really like this travel system. The car seat snaps in easily and straps are easily adjustable. The infant padding is easy to remove and throw in the washer with no shrinking/damage. We were having trouble getting the car seat to lock into the stroller, so I emailed Chicco, and they called me back the next day and walked me through the possible obstructions that prevented it from locking. The hood part on the car seat is not very big, it only covers about half of what I’ve seen other hood’s cover.

  256. Sam's Mom on December 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I don’t normally write reviews, but I’ve told all my pregnant friends about this car seat/stroller.

    I chose this car seat based on the reviews and the safety ratings. I come from a law enforcement background and having seen so many horrific car accidents, I knew if I was going to spend money on anything, it would be a car seat. These are our most precious children we’re talking about here! Anyways, this car seat/stroller lived up to all of it’s great reviews! We bought this 3 months before my son was due, and unfortunately, he was 5 weeks early. He was still just a little guy when he came home from the NICU. The NICU did a car seat test with my son sitting in it for a few hours to make sure he had adequate padding around his head and was not cutting off his airway due to a non-supported head. We did not need to purchase any additional inserts for this car seat, even with a preemie. This seat passed the NICU’s car seat test with flying colors.

    My son has a very long torso (which can be problematic for 5-point harnesses), and this car seat fit him until he was 9 months old and 20 pounds. If he didn’t need to wear a winter coat right now, he could definitely still be in it. Seems to me kids can stay in this seat much longer than in the other cheaper brands (Graco/Evenflo). Besides, just looking at this seat, you can SOOOOO tell it’s built better than a Graco/Evenflo. I once read this described as a “Lazy-Boy” for infants. That’s about right!

    The stroller is FANTASTIC. We keep it in the trunk of our very small compact car and whip it out anytime we take a trip. I suppose it’s not as lightweight as an umbrella stroller, but hey, if I wanted an umbrella stroller, I’d buy an umbrella stroller! I’m still amazed at all the features and positions into which this stroller will adjust. We were at a wedding this summer and stuck without a changing table. We dropped the back of the stroller seat into a flat position, pulled the tray table off, dropped down the leg rest and used the stroller as a changing table! It’s very versatile.

    I strongly recommend this car seat/stroller combo. It’s so easy to use and built to withstand many more kids than my first!

  257. Kristen on December 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Overall, I’m happy with this stroller and carseat. I would buy it again if given the opportunity. The carseat is easy to use, as is the stroller. The stroller is super smooth. Everything is easy to open, close once you figure out how to do it. The cons for me are: it’s not an super light system. It takes some effort to lift the stoller into the trunk of my car (and it takes up the entire trunk of my Saturn Ion). Also, the carseat is fairly heavy, but so is my son. He was 10lbs at birth. Part of me wishes I would’ve gotten the 30lb capacity seat instead of the 22lb capacity seat, because my son is going to outgrow it pretty fast, but at the same time, I know I couldn’t actually carry him in that carrier when he’s that heavy. It would be too heavy for me to carry. I don’t know if the 30lb seat is bigger or not, but if it is it would not fit in my car. The 22lb one BARELY fits in my back seat. I’ve got it in the middle and it hits the back of the two front seats. If I had it behind either of the front seats, the fronts seats would have to be scooted up pretty far. One other thing, the shoulder pads of the carseat aren’t removable for washing. My son has already spit up all over them and I’ve tried wiping them off but they are still stained. I’m thinking of cutting them off and buying the removable ones that you can wash.

  258. Sharon on December 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have the Red Chicco stroller travel system. The positives are that it’s very sturdy, good quality and it seems that it would last forever. I feel very secure with my son in the stroller as well as in his carrier in the car. And as other people wrote, it is easy to fold up.

    The negatives are that the carrier is VERY heavy, so it’s been hard when I have to carry it into the doctors office or any where else. I have to get someone to help me after a while b/c my arm gets so tired and in pain. It doesn’t fit well on shopping carts so I’m very nervous while being at the store pushing the cart around with my baby, the under carriage space is very small so if you have a med-large diaper bag you will have difficulty putting your belongings in and out of it.

  259. New Mom on December 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This car seat/stroller is great. It is very easy to use. It is easy to put in and out of car. I like the gray/green colors on it. It seems to be comfortable for my son. It was lighter weight then some others. It does take up my whole trunk (in a 2001 Saturn SL1) but I would think that most strollers would. The handles are nice for tall dads. There are cup holders on stroller. The car seat is easy to buckle and put in and out of car. I would highly recommend this. Everyone is crazy about Graco ETC but I am a big fan of Chicco, I love all of there products so far.

  260. first time mom on December 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Pros: the carseat is really easy to use and the baby is really comfortable in it. The carseat snaps into the stroller easily, and the stroller is easy to maneuver.

    Cons: the carseat included in this version is the 22-lb one and not the 30-lb one; the carseat doesn’t fit well in shopping carts- the only way it fits in is at a pretty steep angle; the basket in the stroller is really hard to access when the seat is laying down (which it has to be to insert the carseat)

  261. SoontobeMama on December 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My son is not here yet,but I purchased this travel system for him. I put it together very easily by following the instructions. All of the features on it (adjusting the straps, raising/lowering base, etc.) are very easy to use. I pushed it around my house and it is so smooth. I love the colors of it too! I can’t wait to put my son in it!

  262. Emily the all over mommy! on December 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I take this stroller everwhere i go. I love this stroller. I got it as a baby shower gift and fell in love with it day one. I had a c-section with my son, and the stroller was great to flip open/closed and go to the drs, the store or where ever i had to go. The Car seat is a little bit big, but it needed to be because of the base that it sits in the car. The car seat was so easy to get into and out of the car. One down fall is the seat was heavy. Then again it could have been because my son was 9 lbs 8oz. But have fallen in love with this stroller. My son is now 15 months, and he loves to sit in his stroller and go for a walk. I love the little tray and cup holder for babys snacks. Plus theres a cup and snack holder for mommys too!

  263. first time mom on December 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was my primary carseat and stroller until the carseat bacame way too heavy to handle. My son was also a premie and did not weigh much and the carseat was STILL too heavy to handle. The stroller is great, but I would not recommend the carseat.

  264. Supermommy of 1 on December 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Here’s the deal about carseats- lightweight and flimsy aren’t good things. Sure this carseat is a tad heavier than your standard Graco and sure the stroller doesn’t have the largest cargo pocket below. But the reason it’s heavier is because this system is built to keep your infant safe- not to be the perfect shopping accessory. It doesn’t fit on top of cart handles, but the solution is to set it down into the cart. It’s so much safer that way. And the bottom line is that give or take a few pounds, it really doesn’t matter how much heavier that infant seat is than another brand because as your kid grows it’s gonna get WAY heavier and the kid you carry on your hip is gonna get way heavier. We might as well just get used to carrying around heavy loads! 🙂

    I love that this set doesn’t look like your standard winne-the-pooh cheesy printed baby gear. It looks about as cool as a carseat/stroller can be for the price. When I had it professionally installed in my car the installers were wowed- they told me I bought a terrific carseat and that they don’t see many carseats that look so well made. When our baby came home from the hospital he was only 6 lbs. 4 oz and I was glad for every inch of that carseat around him. Now our baby is ready for a larger seat now but it was worth EVERY PENNY for his first year.

  265. Happiest Mom in the world on December 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love this set so much. It was so easy to set up. The stroller glides and turns without the wheels getting stuck ever. The stroller is very light-weight while the carseat is kinda heavy. It weighs 9 lbs. but add that to the weight of your baby. My son hates getting into the seat but when he’s all buckled into it he falls asleep right away.

  266. Disappointed on December 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved everything about this stroller until one huge flaw. I had this stroller for just about the one year mark when the hand lever release cable broke and I can no longer release my stroller with ease. I now have to reach over to the sides and pull up on the side release as I push down on the handle with my stomach to close the stroller! To open, I have to jiggle and pull the stroller apart with force. It is extremely inconvenient and difficult to manage holding my 1 year old at times. It was just after the one year warranty mark. I have heard and read from other mom’s who have had the same problem with this stroller. I paid alot for this stroller and do not want to spend more. Be careful! I would still love this stroller had this not happened.

  267. First Time Mom on December 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Our baby is 3 weeks old and I’ve got to say that this is a great product so far. The car seat is very supportive and is easy to manuever in and out of your car and into the stroller. The only reason I haven’t given this travel system 5 stars is because the weight limit on the car seat is only 22 lbs and not the 30 lb limit like the orange car seat and stroller (which cost a great deal more and have to be purchased separately). All in all, we’re extremely pleased and satisfied with our purchase.

  268. Aiden's mommy on December 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I pretty much fell in love with this travel system the first time I saw it so I didn’t really look into any other ones. Once we got it I wasn’t extremely pleased with it. I mean, overall it does the job but one thing I found odd was once we got the stroller out to use it(with the carseat on the top) is you have to recline the back in the stroller so far down to get the carseat to lock in, that you can hardly fit anything into the basket underneath the stroller. Also, on the carseat, the notches on the side where you loop a seat belt through over the top are covered up by the carseat cover. Very odd and inconvenient. One last thing is the cover on the carseat that folds back and forth to block the sun doesn’t come very far forward.

  269. Natalie on December 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I went back and forth between this and the Graco system. The Graco has a bigger basket and a tiny bit better parent tray. But those features are less important to me. Besides, just get a diaper bag with a messenger strap and you can hang it on the handle bar. And the Chicco is SO much more stylish. Great for a boy or a girl. I just hate how much BABYISH baby stuff there is out there.
    Besides the stellar safety ratings-the Chicco stroller, as my husband pointed out, is MUCH lighter than the Graco. I appreciate that I can lift it one handed into my trunk. It’s also a trimmer stroller and it handles better than Graco in tight spaces.
    I wanted the 30 lbs car seat and was kinda bummed that it didn’t come in the lime green color. But it will probably be too heavy with a 30 lbs baby in it anyway.
    I’m not concerned that the seat won’t stay on a shopping cart. When I’m grocery shopping I need my whole flippin’ cart anyway, so I’ll just wear the baby.
    I really cannot WAIT for my little girl to arrive so I can use the hack outta this thing!

  270. Mommy-to-Be on December 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This wasn’t the cheapest travel system on the market but we loved it because it didn’t look “babyish” and can be used for a girl or boy. It’s sleek and stylish yet the most safe and practical we could find. It doesn’t cost a fortune and it’s very easy to assemble and use. The basket is easy to get to, even when the seat is reclined all the way. We love and can’t wait to use it with our son!

  271. Jane on December 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It’s very light and very easy to carry, also pack it in the car with one hand. Only one thing I did not LIKE AT ALL is that carseat is so small, it’s seems so tight that when you put the baby in the it’s like packing it in the can, no room at all… poor little one is jamed ni there…thats the only thing I did not like! Otherwise, it’s okay stroller…

  272. First time mommy on December 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’m a first time mother and didn’t know a thing about using car seats and strollers. But this was very easy to use and is very durable. My son is tall for his age, but he still fits in it comfortably. The Stroller was nice when he was new born because I could just attach the car seat. Now that he’s older he loves going for walks in his stroller. I just wish the back sat a little more up right. The stroller is easy to fold and unfold. I highly recomend this product.

  273. Ella's Mommy on December 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We love the ease of the Chicco. It is mildly heavy in comparison to the Gracco Metrolite, but not in comparison to others like Eddie Bauer. I love how easy the stroller is to collapse and open, and I love how it folds up in a standing postition instead of collapsing on the ground. The car seat seems to be comfortable, especially after she hit about 9 pounds and fit into the seat better, now she loves it. The stroller is bulky and takes up quite a bit of room in the trunk, but that is the only drawback, and again, others are bulky as well. It is so easy to use and the carseat just clicks right in and out the base. I love my chicco!!!

  274. Hudson's Mama on December 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I wanted this set because of its safety ratings and because it doesn’t look babyish. I love the car seat; very easy to lock into the base, fabric is easy to clean, and I can tell my little man feels secure in it. I do use the stroller quite a bit. We go on a lot of walks and it is very easy to push, feels lightweight. BUT, when the car seat is locked in there is NO room in the basket!! I spend at least 10 or 15 minutes crouched down trying to stuff whatever in the basket. I guess I’ll have to get a hook to hang on the handle. Or keep making my husband hold everything!!

  275. Elissa the new mom on December 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use the travel system as a car seat and stroller for my infant son. The car seat/carrier is attractive, comfortable, and safe. The stroller was very easy to assemble and is lightweight.

  276. He's finally here. on December 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love this stroller! Husband and I are both tall( I’m 5’9 and he’s 6’3) and this was the most comfortable stroller we found for our height. The handles also adjust to accomodate anyone shorter(grandparents etc) that may use it also. The one hand open close is soooo easy and convenient. I wish the basket underneath was a little bigger but usually just hang my diaper bag across the handles on the back. The infant seat is really comfy for our son. He has never looked to be contorted (his head hanging to one side or anything like that). the stroller is bulky and takes up about half of the back of my trailblazer so if you have limited room this might not be the one for you. But this one had all the features we loved and we are able to accomodate the size of the stroller so it works for us! I would definitely recommend this system!

  277. BiancasMomma on December 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I think the entire travel system is great! Compact size of stroller fits into the trunk of a 2 door coupe with room for groceries! Can’t forget to mention the car seat is sturdier and more cushioned than the other more well-known brand. Easy to maneuver through the clothing store racks due to its smaller dimensions & carseat clips in and out of base and stroller with ease and base makes getting your child in and out SO easy! The LATCH mechanism is wonderful, makes moving the base from one car to another very simple. The only downfall in my opinion is that I wish you could access the basket easier with the carseat clipped in…that’s about it!!! Other than that, I used this for the first 9 months of my daughter’s life & could not ask for anything better!

  278. Megan on December 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this car seat and stroller. The only negative I see is that if you chooose to use the JJ Cole Bundle Me and a head support, it is a tight squeeze. My 2 month old hates getting in it.

  279. heidi's mommy on December 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My mother bought this system for me as a baby shower gift! Our daughter is now 4 months old, and we are so glad that we have the travel system. The car seat and stroller work perfect together, and I’m glad we didn’t have to buy separate items. We use the travel system everyday, multiple times per day. The KeyFit car seat has the highest safety rating with consumer reports, so that’s why we bought it. But I highly recommend doing your own research before buying any travel system (responsible parenting). Anyways, the stroller is not as heavy as other travel system strollers and I love that the sunshade on both the car seat and the stroller cover my daughter completely when in the closed position (no gaps). Our daughter really enjoys being in the car, and we think it has a lot to do with the comfort of this car seat. It’s very simple to install, and the cover comes off easily to be washed (that’s super important)! Only flaw is that it doesn’t fit in grocery carts like some other car seats. But I didn’t lower the rating, and that isn’t a big deal to me because I put my daughter in the baby b’jorn air carrier for shopping (another great product). We bought the Discovery colors because we want to be able to use this system again for our next child (boy or girl).

  280. First time Mom on December 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I have both loved this product. We’ve had it for nearly a year, and it has been perfect for us since my daughter was born. The base of the car seat is extremely easy to put in the car. We love having an extra base, too. The stroller is extremely easy to fold up and down. It’s more compact than most, so it even fit in the back of my tiny VW! In addition to receiving incredible ratings from Consumer Reports, there are so many great features about the car seat and the stroller. Just recently, the clip on the strap on the stroller broke (not sure how…might have gotten caught on something and snapped??), but we called customer service, and since it’s been under a year since we bought the stroller, they’re sending us out a replacement strap. Customer service was very helpful and fast! The only thing that some people might not like about the car seat is that it doesn’t fit on the front of a grocery cart. This hasn’t been a problem for us, but this might be a concern for some people.

    We are so pleased with this purchase and definitely recommend it to others.

  281. New Mom on December 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is terrible. The car seat is extremely heavy and awkward to carry. The car seat does not have notches on the bottom to fit securely in shopping carts. The material inside the seat traps in heat and my child sweats terribly. There have been many times where the stroller brakes have lock up for no reason. In the end we will have to buy another travel system so we can leave the house.

  282. K first time mom on January 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love the easy way it closes, how easy is to change the back positions, and easy is to snap in and out the car seat/carrier. Only two flaws: the back rest will not put up 90 degrees straight, and the feet rest doesn’t have a position to extend the seat, its either closed or down. Other than that, its a great investment.

  283. B's Mom on January 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. It is so easy to use. The seat snaps in and out easily to the base and stroller. The only draw back is the seat will not fit any shopping cart. The seat is bigger and heavier than others on the market which I believe makes it much safer.

  284. Bailey's mom on January 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love it! I change cars alot and the car seat goes in perfect with any car. The stroller is great too, the only problem i had with it is when I had the stroller all the way reclined it is hard to put a diaper bag under it. I just put the diaper in first the then reclined it. Beside that it is really a great stroller!

  285. Rachel on January 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I don’t like when people write these reviews right after they open the box…I even read one that reviewed something they didn’t even buy. So, I have had this for 11 months, so here’s my review…

    You get a base, which seatbelts or clips into the car, the infant seat itself and the stroller. I liked having this type of a system because when Joseph was smaller and sleeping, I could just lift the whole carseat out and snap it in the stroller, pull shades all around and go. Then he got bigger and I had to just leave the seat in the car because it was too heavy. The infant seat is awkward to carry, but they all are. And, check that this fits in your car! I have a Subaru Outback and we had this behind the passenger seat, which had to be pushed up all the way (zero leg room) to fit this in. Not sure if this is just this brand or others have the same issue with the Subaru…but pretty big disappointment, I blame Subaru though, not Chicco on that one.

    First of all, Babies R Us carries 2 in stock–green and orange, basically, the rest are online. This was Feb of 08 anyway. After zooming in on the photos, visiting Chicco’s website, I came to the conclusion that the different names (Sahara, Synergy -stupid, eh?) just mean different colors. Why they can’t have 1 product name in multiple colors is beyond me.

    So, my complaints…the basket in the bottom sucks. Chicco people. Please. Fix this. Graco’s basket it usable, yours is not. You see, the stoller works like a regular “big kid” stoller, with the tyke facing front, sitting, but when you clip the infant seat in, that big kid seat is reclined all the way…leaving about 4″ to jam stuff into the basket under the seat. That is not enough space. There is a chintzy plastic clip that lets you lower the mesh, but it’s hard to unclip and reclip and the mesh basket isn’t tall enough…it should “close” all the way up. Another thing I didn’t expect is that my kid no longer fits in this stroller…He is 11 months, tall and 27 lbs…wearing 24mo clothes, so good sized kid…well, I was planning to use this as a toddler stroller, the seat is tall enough, there is a foot rest, etc. BUT, there are these wings to the chair, to keep the head flopping about I suppose, but poor little guy’s shoulders don’t fit between them, rendering it useless as a toddler stoller. If these could angle back or something, it would be fine, but the wings and seat are all one piece of plastic. I’m thinking I could crack it back with a hammer… If you have a narrow or skinny kid, it would be fine I suppose. But now he has to sit angled or forward…so we have to get another stoller now. Also, the straps on this thing suck…why they don’t they just make them click in, instead they are cheap plastic latches that are hard to use, and I could never get them adjusted right. Chicco almost has it right, but it’s like they never actually use their products. It’s almost good. And for a few months there, he was comfortable in the big kid seat, would like to prop his feet up on the bar in the front.

    Pros: Handles well, turns easily, adjustable handle was nice for my taller husband. The fabric parts do all snap off and are machine washable and clean up fine. It looks nice, the fabric is tame enough…the Graco and some others had horrible fabric and colors.

    I’d still recommend it overall, there are just some minor, but really annoying, issues that Chicco could so easily fix! When you try out the other strollers, keep the cons with this one in mind!

  286. Mother of One on January 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great Infant car seat!! As long as you get the seat somewhere near the base it will snap into place–great for mom carrying purse, diaper bag, and child! Stroller is somewhat bulky but excellent for going around the neighborhood. Washes well!

  287. MomMD on January 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am so glad that after extensive research we decided on the Chicco travel system. It has excellent safety ratings, easy to assemble and use. The stroller is very light and very easy to open, close and attach carseat. After looking at several other systems, I was completely unimpressed with the stroller recline on the back. It was basically a nylon strap, seemed extremely unsafe to me and cheaply made. I love the recline on this system, and love the fact that it has the “memory” so that it is not necessary to place it where you need it every time. At first I was unsure of which color scheme to purchase since we are having a girl but wanted something neutral for future children; the green is absolutely beautiful! I did not like it online, but glad that we went and saw in person, it will work well for our princess since she will not be in it very long anyways, and the time she will spend in it she will most likely be covered with a pink blanket. Overall, worth the extra money!!

  288. Midwest mom on January 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I loved this system with my first born. Very sturdy and stylish as far as a stroller goes. However, I have found one fatal flaw that had I know it before hand I NEVER would have bought this- the Chicco carseat base is not compatible with ANY double jogging strollers. I called Chicco customer service and was told this directly from them after searching for months for one that would work now that I’m pregnant with my second. Chicco doesn’t make one and all other car seat bases are compatible with lots of different double jogging stroller – Chicco is the only one that doesn’t fit. I wish I could go back in time and not have bought this system because now I’m forced to buy a whole new system including car seat bases for both cars so that I can snap the car seat into a double jogging stroller to workout. Disaster!

  289. First time mom on January 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller and car seat and I think the price is great. However the one draw back of this product is that the car seat does not fit in shopping carts making shopping IMPOSSIBLE. It is also hard to get to the basket if the car seat is in the stroller because you need to have the back of the stroller all the way down giving you a smaller space to put things into the basket.

  290. Mommy on January 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is great. I love the carseat and it’s features. I chose this carseat because it locks in two different places, not one like the other brands. The only complaint I have is the basket is hard to get to when the carseat is in the stroller. I also love the moveable handle on the stroller for tall (husband) and short (me) people!

  291. First time mom Erin on January 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been using my travel system for almost 3 months now and really like it alot. It is stylish, comfy for my daughter, and easy to clean. The car seat straps make for an easy in and out for baby, and the carrier snaps into and releases quickly from the base. The carrier is a bit heavy, but not unmanageable.
    The stroller is awesome! It is lightweight, has a release handle for easy set up, and stores away nicely in the trunk. I NEVER have to fight to get it open or closed! It pushes smoothly, maneuvers well in departments stores (Smile!), and has handy cup and “snack” holders for Mom and baby! Also, I like the full-coverage wind shield to protect my baby from the elements when we are on a walk! I definitely will recommend this product!

  292. Issy on January 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this as an infant seat, but once my boy was old enough to sit in the stroller even while buckled in he would slip down. I would tighten the straps and still would slip. not sure if anyone else had this issue. but i wish i would have gone with cloth instead of vinyl.

  293. Michelle 1st time mom-28yrs old on January 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this system. I have had it for 3 1/2 months now and can’t say anything bad about it. I don’t know what people are talking about when they say that both are heavy. Maybe they forgot that your child is heavy?!? Seriously, unless your just so super weak…it’s not bad at all. I am just now getting to the point where I want to leave the carseat in the car and not carry it into the house…but that is b/c he weighs 14 lbs 7 oz! It is way more padded for infants than any other car seat and the padding is so easy to take out when they get to 11 lbs. I go to the store almost every other day and I just put him in the front basket of the cart…I have no issues at all with that~makes me feel safer anyways.
    *Also very easy to move into other cars…only takes a min to move the base!
    *My husband even brags about how many hours I spent researching and trying different ones out and he loves the one I chose!

  294. Nikki N on January 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love this stroller and carseat. The stroller rolls very easily and the carseat is very durable. My daughter who is 4 weeks old, loves both. The stroller ride is very smooth – when she fusses I roll her around the house in it. She also enjoys being bundled in the carseat. The color scheme is great and the material is comfortable. Very easy to collapse and store. If you purchase this system you will not be disappointed !

  295. jazzy on January 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    this looks like a great travel syatem but just to let the parents know the chest clip is called that for a reason because it must be at the baby’s arm pit leavel other wishe it wont keep baby sefe please keep that in mind.

  296. CLSSIV on January 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Durable and great as a car seat. Storage is terrible. Can’t fit anything in the under basket when using as an infant stroller. Can’t fit in any shopping cart seat. If you have a winter baby and us the JJ Cole bundle me…your baby is smashed. No matter how I adjust it, the straps seem to cut into her shoulders. I didn’t want to buy the typical GRACO brand, but they are more convenient.

  297. McFab Mom on January 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Thank the Lord! We finally found a car seat and stroller combo that my husband 6’3 did not have to push from the side..he was actually able to push the stroller from directly behind and not hit the back of the stroller. I am also 5’9 and I was amazed… Wonderful fabric,I know will wash well,and the light and bright colors make is fashionable. The cost after much research is right on target. My sister in law received the Graco system as a babyshower and HATES it.(the cost of her graco system was nearly [$] as well) I just smile when we are walking and her basket keeps flying open and things are rolling out. My ONLY COMPLAINT>>> I wish it had a few pockets maybe even in the back of the seat where I could stash my keys or wallet for easy excess. The stoller is a bit bulky to stick in the small trunk. Let me know of a family of who only has 1 stroller so they can tell me their secret. EVERYONE has a light weight stroller for the quick errands.EVERYONE..be happy you are getting your money worth. I know I am.:)

  298. Traveling Mom on January 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    First time mom I use the stroller all the time easy to fold down, strolls nice when shopping because the wheels rotate around “drives very nice.” The car seat is heavier than other car seats, however the crash test rating is what sold me the most. The con to the car seat is that it does not sit or lock into grocery carts which is a big negative feature for me and I have to put my daughter inside the cart which takes up a lot of room and limits the items you can put into the cart. That is why I rated it four out of five stars!

  299. Kate on January 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Our daughter is 11 months old, and this stroller/travel system has been wonderful! The infant seat is fantastic! The stroller is great; one 1 con… It’s extremely bulky/heavy. That being said, I would still recommend getting this to anyone!

  300. CELANGEL on January 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    IS THE BEST, ITS LIGHTWEIGHT, YOU CAN CLOSED WITH ONE HAND AND OPENED YOU CAN MOVE IT WITH ONE HAND, THE CAR SEAT IS EASY TO CARRY

  301. 2nd time parent on January 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been using this travel system for 15 months. When my son was born Sept 07, being able to move him from the car into the stroller without disturbing him is INVALUABLE! The stroller is super easy to use & comfy too (still). I would give this 5 stars, BUT…

    Now that I’m about to have a newborn AND a 20 month old, I’ve discovered 2 things: 1) Chicco does not make a double stoller that fits its carseat AND a toddler seat. 2) Chicco’s carseat is NOT compatibile with any other brand’s double stoller system which means I’m now having to buy another carseat!

    I’m sure many of us do not think ahead to this point (I didn’t!) but in the $$ parenting world, I know I like to think I’ll have years of use of certain items and my carseat was one of them. Too bad Chicco doesn’t think of its customers in this way too.

  302. NewMominME on January 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Perfect. I can’t say enough about it… it’s WONDERFUL. Colorful, not gender specific so we can use with next baby. It is easy to adjust straps and pads, clicks into base quickly and easily. It can be used without base (which I didn’t know before buying).

    The storage underneath is a pain when you’re folding because you have to unsnap the plastic, but that’s the ONLY DOWNFALL.

    It has the lightest carrier we found. The stroller has great shocks, and our 3 mos old sleeps in it on all walks.

    The newborn inserts were great for my 5lb 7oz baby.

  303. Stephanie- 1st time mom and loving it on January 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This product is awesome. It took us a long time to decide which stroller and carseat we wanted. We definately made the right decision. It is so easy to move the base from car to car. The entire stroller carseat combo is easy to use.I would definately reccomend this to anyone.

  304. Busy Mom on January 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My son just turned 1. We love his stroller. It is extreamly durable and makes my life alot easier! We use it where ever we go and he is comfortable in it as well. We have traveled several places on an airplane and it can handle anything.

  305. Terra Bell's mommy on January 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have used this product since the birth of my daughter (7 weeks) and absolutely love it! It is very appealing to the eye and glides extremely smooth. The handle is exceptionally comfy and the wheels seem to be conducive to all terrain (thus far). The car seat easily and very securely fits into the stroller and all is easy to operate, especially the folding and unfolding of the stroller itself. One tiny setback that I have faced is the basket/storage bin on the bottom of the stroller seems a little small. The diaper bag fully fits into the basket, but if you’re faced having to pack away several bags of merchandise, you have to cram it all in. Aside from that very small issue, this is an awesome travel system! Excellent product, would recommend and purchase again!

  306. Erin on January 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My son is 5 months old and weighs 19 pounds. We still use the infant seat in the car, which I still carry to and from the house. It’s heavy, but I don’t think any heavier than any other infant seat. As for the grocery cart issue, it’s true that it won’t fit on the handle of a grocery cart like other seats, but it fits very nicely turned sideways and resting on the end of the main basket of the cart. It doesn’t slide, and I’ve tried everything to make sure it won’t fall.

    People have mentioned the basket issue when using the car seat. Yes, the main stroller back has to go all the way down to snap in the car seat. Yes, this only leaves a couple inches to shove stuff in the basket. Yes it’s annoying, but not THAT annoying. I mean, jeez! Definitely plan on buying those cheap little hooks that you can put on any stroller handle for your purse/bags. That way, you won’t have to shove anything but a spare blanket under there. Also, you should buy a diaper bag that attaches to the handle bar. It just makes good sense, and is easily accessible in an instant that way.

    Overall, I love this stroller. It has lots of storage space, looks awesome, feels good to push, folds up nicely. I would definitely buy it again.

  307. Melissa on January 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’m very happy with this stroller and car seat. The stroller can be a little heavy to get in and out of the car but still worth it. It’s very easy to use and navigate. It’s easy to maneuver over curbs when a ramp isn’t available. It moves easily on any surface.

  308. mc on January 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely adore this product! We purchased ours a little over a year ago. The base was easy to install in the car, and very sturdy. I have a girlfriend who got a graco for her shower, and she was always struggling to get hers to fit snugly in the car. The reason why I gave it four stars is because my complaint is with the carrier– that when putting baby in it’s almost like you have strech her legs way up to get the straps to go around her.Also, when it’s in carrier mode, the stroller has to have the seat part all the way down, which makes it hard to fit anything in the storage area if you’re shopping, or whatever. The stroller is great, I’m 5’9″, so the height of the stroller and handle is great! My daughter is 14 months old now, and the stroller is nice and durable and handles bumps well. Sure, it’s a bit pricier, but we’re planning on using ours for at least another baby. It’s an investment. Overall, a must have!

  309. MAMMA OF 3 on January 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This infant seat was rated the safest out of all the others and that’s why we went with this system. The stoller is very easy to maneuver and handle.
    But other than that, this system is horrible. When shopping with the car seat in the stroller, forget it, you should just leave the diaper bag in the car because it is nearly impossible to get the diaper bag in and out of the storage area. The buckles in the stroller are very hard to use and never seemed to keep my kids secure. And onto the carseat portion…well this thing is so heavy!! I would always have to have my husband get the seat out of the car. So, unless your a body builder I would not recommend.

  310. New Mommy of a Baby Girl on January 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    LOVE IT! We bought this wonderful set and we really are impressed! It is a great car set our daughter loves riding in it. It is heavy expecially for me and the stroller takes up most of my trunk space. However so, we are very happy with the quality and ease of the stroller! You can control it with one hand easily–steering and folding it. But you’re gonna need both hands to lift it into the trunk! One downside, I drive an Infiniti FX35 and the security latch is nearly impossible to click on this particular SUV. The latch works fine on my friend’s SUV’s so it’s just on this type of car. Other than that…LOVE IT!!

  311. Kentucky Mom on January 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have absolutely LOVED this travel system! Our little one stayed in this car seat until he was about 6.5 months old (which was about right according to our pediatrican). He rode in the car seat great and never had that floppy head syndrome. We started traveling with him when he was 9 days old and he never seemed to be uncomfortable in this seat. I loved the safety latching and the leveling bubbles to let you know that it was installed properly. Switching from one vehicle to the next was extremely easy as latching the base in was very simple. We did buy one of the additional neck supports for when he was smaller to fit around his head better. The only thing that I would have changed was the sun shade on the top could have been larger. However, I think Chicco has done this on the newer models. Overall, we loved the comfort, durability, and safety features for the system.
    The stroller is great as well. I love the adjustable handle and the large basket on the bottom when the baby is out of the carrier. Our child is 8 months old and still loves to ride in this stroller.

  312. New Mom on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have tried other travel systems both in the store and in real life and this system is by FAR the easiest to work. One thing that was important to me as I chose things for my family was that I could use it by myself. Other strollers/ car seats got stuck and required lots of strength. This system, however, was easy and feasible! I am a BIG shopper and this system works wonderfully for my chaotic lifestyle.

  313. Ally on January 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love this travel system! The car seat is super easy to install and to get our son into. The stroller is great…and the recline feature is awesome for on the go napping. It folds up easily and looks fantastic!

  314. Supermommanurse on January 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this item with my second child thinking it would be great! My first child was almost 7 so it had been awhile for me. The carseat is difficult to fit into the stroller. Many times I gave up and just carried my son. The stroller is very heavy and while it is “one handed” it takes a lot of jerking and pulling to open it and close it. I’m selling my whole system and buying something else.

  315. Steve on January 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The product itself is great. No complaints about the stroller itself.

  316. SS on January 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The Chicco travel system is wonderful! The stroller is lightweight and easy to drive. The carseat snaps in easily and the stroller folds up with no effort. We love the car seat, too. Our NICU nurses rated the carseat #1 as well! It comes with an insert that can be used for babies as little as 4 lbs. This worked perfectly for our preemie twin girls. The easy to clean fabric & comfortable padding is a must. The color scheme is trendy, too. I wouldn’t recommend any other brand when purchasing a travel system.

  317. Heather- First time mom on January 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Although it is sturdy and good quality, durable etc…, it lacks functionality. The carrier does not have the grooves to fit it into a grocery cart, the stroller’s shoulder/lap belts are frustrating. I was disappointed to spend so much extra money on something that didn’t seem very “usable”

  318. Becca's mom on January 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was very happy with this system in the begining, however it has a major flaw: how quickly my daughter outgrew the stroller. In the picture you can see that the stroller has two “wings” on the sides, well these wings are not adjustable and my 6 month old daughter no longer can sit comfortably between these wings. She is very long yes, however it does state that it should last from birth to 4 years! Since these wings are not adjustable, her shoulders are too snug between the two wings and she can’t move her arms freely. I can’t imagine if you live in cold weather and your child is bundled up that you would actually be able to sit your child comfortably in the stroller. I called the company about it, but so far no response. Now I have to go out and spend on another stroller, which is upsetting since this one is only 6 months old!

  319. Smith's on January 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have the whole set and love it. The stoller can be a little difficult to get open until you get the hang of it though.

  320. Mom of 2 young children on January 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this stroller & car seat for my first child. I loved it, very easy to get in & out of the car & stroller. It does not fit well in shopping carts though. I just had my 2nd child they are only 15 months apart so I needed to get a double stroller & there is not a double stroller out there to fit the car seat, I am very disappointed.

  321. Fran on January 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The system is nice but I think it isnt worth the money they charge. The locks that hold the back of the seat in a certain possition dont feel secure. Seems as though it can break. I also found that if your child is small (mine was 6lbs) the possition of the infant seat in the car made his head fall forward which is a hazard (as per the hospital). Once he gained some weight, that problem was solved.

  322. Olga on January 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am very happy with this stroller.Really great, comfortable…Baby likes it too…And the quality, of course, is great ……I will recommend it to everybody!

  323. John's mom on January 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Easy to use and durable

  324. Janelle's Mommy on January 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I picked this product out while registering for my baby shower and I am so glad I did. I tested all of the other brands in the store and this one seemed to be the best. More durable than Graco (which my cousin had used for less than a year when one day it would not fold up and she ended up leaving it in the parking lot). This seat has the highest safety rating compared to the others. It was the easiest stroller to fold up. The one complaint I hear the most is that it doesn’t fit on the shopping cart, which is true, but that didn’t matter to me.

    CAR SEAT: My daughter was less than 6 lbs when we brought her home and because of the inserts she was nice and snug. She is now a year old and almost 20 pounds and still fits perfect in the seat. I found it easy to install with the latch system, I loved the one strap tightener and bubble leveler. Also, the harness is so easy to adjust, just one pull to tighten and an easy to access button to release!

    STROLLER: I have put my daughter directly in the stroller since she was 5 months old. The 5-point harness in the stroller makes it more secure then just the lap belts that other stollers have. Also, the fact that this stroller reclines to a flat position was great for her naps. Easy to recline with the child in the seat.

    I read some complaints that the basket is hard to get into with the carrier in the stroller, but if you read the directions there is a way to ‘release’ the basket so it opens and you can put things in and out very easily with the seat all the way reclined!! i loved that feature.

    It is easy to take off the covers for washing and cleans up really nice.

    Even my mother, who is not used to all these new contraptions we have these day’s (such as travel systems), loves this set and says how easy it is to use.

  325. New Mom on January 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Such a great set, one piece just snaps into another and so easy to use. Go from car to the stroller in a snap. Also it’s much smaller that the other travel sets so you’re not one of those moms with a huge bulky stroller. The only con is when you have the car seat snapped in the stroller there isn’t much room underneath to shove your diaper bag in.

  326. Mom of five on January 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we have used several systems over the years with our other four children and finally this time around we wanted to go with the best….which is indeed this Chicco system. Not only is it beautiful to look at (yes a carseat that is beautiful) but it also offers comfort for our 7 month old, she never had the neck leaning forward problem in this carseat. I felt absolutely safe with her in this carseat and when taken to the police department for their opinion they told us that Chicco is one of the safest out there (if not the safest with a wink). The carseat base couldn’t be easier to put into the vehicle. I believe the carseat must have a magnet attached to the base because you get near it and it latches.
    We place the carseat sideways in the grocery cart and have never had a issue with it even moving. it feels very secure.
    The stroller is also the best out there. You can turn side to side with one hand while holding on to another child. It lays all the way down…find another that does that. Yes it’s true you can’t use as much as of the storage compartment BUT it keeps my baby girl sleeping which is worth it for me. Also we have the diaper bag with clips so we rarely use the storage basket. It’s typical for me to leave things in it anyhow.
    The stroller also folds down easier than any other one we’ve used.
    This system is just great. We love it and haven’t had a single issue in 7 months. Very pleased.

  327. HogFan on January 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    First of all, to all the reviewers who complain that the infant seat will not fit in a shopping cart — be thankful that you aren’t able to carry your baby that way. It is unsafe and not recommended. We returned an Evenflo McAllister for this one. The chicco had more features, and was way more comfortable to carry than the ‘Z’ handle on the evenflo. Also, to all those who said the stroller was ‘heavy,’ next time you are in babiesrus (store) look at the weights on the strollers, the graco are 27 lbs, (the evenflo I returned was 21 lbs) this Chicco is only 23lbs. That 4 lbs makes a difference when getting the stroller in and out of the car. Also, I love the one-handed open/close features, most others take two hands to open. And my husband and I are both over 5’11, neither of us kick the back of the stroller as we walk with it.

  328. Alli - picky parent on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this system mainly because my husband and I are tall. We needed a stroller that would be tall enough so my 6’5″ husband wouldn’t have to hunch over. The stroller is also much better at handling turns than many out there and it is not bulky out front. True, when the carseat is attached in, there is not very much access to the bottom basket. I found that I often just hooked the shoulder strap of my diaper bag around the handle and thus didn’t use the basket. The car seat was perfect with all the inserts for tiny babies (ours was only 5 lbs). It is a heavy car seat but I feel my child is safer in this one than many of the lighter ones. I have no complaints whatsoever.

  329. FTM Angie on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This product is wonderful! It was easy to install the base in the car; hubby and I did it in about 3 minutes. The car seat itself latches in the base and removes from the base with ease as well. I feel that my child is very safe in the car seat.

    The stroller is very easy to use as well. It folds open & closed with the lift of an easy to access lever system. My only complaint on the stroller is the storage compartment/cup holder area. The storage is small and doesn’t really hold much. Otherwise it’s perfect for us!

  330. Hunters Mommy on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This system is so simple to set up. I love the base is height adjustable for my sloped backseat and I love the smoothness in the stroller and the all around feel for the carseat. My son love it also. My only complaints for the stroller are that it’s impossible to get anything in the basket if the baby is already in the stroller and it’s a little difficult to get into a small trunk. However, it’s a small price to pay when this system is so safe and smooth sailing.

  331. Brianne on February 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have recommended this travel system to many friends. The seat is very easy to maneuver between the car and the stroller.

  332. Missy on February 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have this system for my third child, and it is amazing how much easier this one is than the other ones I have had. I love how easily it folds up, and the fact that there isn’t a metal bar to keep track of when snapping the carseat into the stroller. Definitely would recommend!!

  333. Samuel's Mom on February 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We got this stroller system from our baby registry and we couldn’t be happier with it. The carrier is very soft and comfortable and it is so easier to install the car seat bases. The state police installed our car seat base at the hospital and they told us that they thought that Chicco was the best brand and very fool proof to install. Also, we really love the stroller to, it is very easy to push and is very smooth. We love it!!

  334. Ez's Mom on February 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I picked out this travel system after a friend of mine chose the same one in the tan/brown colors. It looked like it was much sturdier than the other brands and would hold up well. My son is now one so we no longer use the car seat but we still use the stroller from time to time for him. The carrier can be heavy after a while but almost any infant carrier is that way. I am expecting again and the set has definitely help up. I will be able to use it again for another newborn in the coming months. It was easy to clean and I love the colors. I am very happy I purchased this set!

  335. honu on February 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have used this system since the birth of my daughter. It’s very sturdy and easy to use. The stroller glides on the ground and packs away with ease.

  336. Lilly's Mom on February 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have mixed feelings about this product, so here are the pros and cons:

    PROS:
    –The stroller was by far the easiest to expand/collapse of all we tried at the store
    –Smooth ride
    –When my baby was younger, I liked that you could put the foot rest all the way up to create a fully enclosed area for her to lay
    –Stylish

    CONS:
    –Stroller seat doesn’t sit upright enough. Now that my baby is 10 months old, she hates riding in the stroller because it’s too reclined, she likes to be upright, seeing all the action, etc.
    –Car seat is too large to fit behind driver’s seat (which is safer than behind the passenger’s seat) even though I have a farily large station wagon and my husband a full sized sedan
    –The basket is hard to reach when the stroller is fully reclined

  337. Momto2 on February 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I registered for this when I pregnant with my 1st. It was perfect I couldnt as for a better stroller. We just bought another car seat base for the other car. Even before we bought the 2nd base the base is very easy to move from car to car. The only draw back to it now is we have another baby and she uses the seat now and we need a double stroller and the seat doesnt fit in any of the other strollers.

  338. Pat on February 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I simply loved this stroller. it is comfy, solid easy to handle and my daughter loves it. i adore the car seat also and think it is the best in the world. it is so secure and locks right up in place and so easy to figure out, it is a bit heavy to carry but because it is so secure.
    i would recommend this stroller definitely, and would buy it again in a heart beat. for the price you’re paying, this is good stuff!

  339. EPINCT on February 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great car seat and stroller combination. We chose it for the value & its looks. People complain about the lack of “purse room” in the basket but that is only when the car seat is in it. Buy a smaller purse. The car seat is GREAT to get in and out of the car and secures quickly. It doesn’t have the notches for grocery shopping cart, so I put it in the basket itself, which is seems more safe. The only other drawback I’ve found is the pads on the shoulder straps are small and you have to take the whole thing apart to wash them. Note to manufacturer: snaps or velcro. The stroller is bulky for the back of our wagon and the sunshade is on the small side, but its light enough, easy to snap open and very comfortable to push. Overall I would recommend this stroller which will be used in our family for years to come. I’ve run into other moms who have the same one, and always ask their opinion of it. They have all had positive things to say about this system.

  340. Dissapointed mother + father on February 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s an awesome product..but, it’s definitly NOT worth [$]! Do not waste your money on this! You can get it cheaper different places!!! Wait until it ges on sale! It is so flimsy and it’s wheels are so loose. I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS!!!

  341. BabyCat's Mom on February 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was so excited when we chose this travel system–it was sleek and the stroller was easy to manuever, and is also the top recommended product. However, the carseat is a bit heavy and bulky to carry.

    Our daughter screams at the top of her lungs whenever we put her in this car seat. She is 2 months old now and has done this since birth. We’ve tried everything with the padding. We have pulled out the removeable pads and inserted a snuggle me. We’ve also pulled the sunggle me out and left the seat without the padding, but she is still too small to be in the seat without that protection. I’m not sure if it is the incline of the seat or not.

    I’m also really annoyed that this does not fit well on shopping carts. On the carts that it does, the seat sits so high and at an unsafe angle. I am afraid it will slide off the cart.

    You would think for the amount of money you have paid for this system, the shopping cart functionality and the weight of the carseat would be a little more convenient.

  342. first time mom on February 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really liked this travel system.
    I am definitely sold on Chicco’s infant carseat. We used a Graco seat while we were on vacation and I was so glad to get back to my Chicco! While the Graco might be great for a smaller baby, my son was 9-10mo old while we were on vacation and the Graco did NOT fit him as well as the Chicco. He was too long for the Graco, but fits in the Chicco yet at 11mo. I feel like the Chicco just reclines and fits babies better than the Graco…but that could be a matter of what we’re used to. The Chicco has a much better/smoother/easier strap system….the straps pull out further (for ease of getting baby in and out, esp with winter coat on!). Also, I like the Chicco base system better…it works like “snap” and just feels more secure.

    We have the 22-lb-limit car seat. At 11mo, our son (who is not a large baby) still fits, but not for long. I wonder if getting the 30-lb-limit seat would have been nice…it would be something to look into if I was buying another one. However, I have the feeling that most babies would get too big for a infant seat long before they reached the 30lb weight limit.

    Some people comment on the heaviness. I don’t think any infants seats are light or easy to carry. They are going to be awkward, plain and simple. This one is no worse than any I have carried.

    Stroller is nice. I haven’t used many others to compare it to. I love that the carseat just snaps in…so easy and nice when baby is sleeping! The stroller folds down really smooth and easy. It fits just fine in the trunks of our Ford Taurus and Focus. I like that the front tray swings to the side (or can come off) if you need to quick convert your stroller bed to a changing table. The stroller isn’t huge, and turns/manuevers just fine. It’s still in great shape after a year (it better be!)

    And I like the fabric. It wipes clean easily but still is soft and comfortable for baby. And after almost a year of use it still looks like new. I like that Chicco’s fabrics are gender-generic and stylish.

    Only thing is, I wish that my infant car seat would be compatible with a double stroller when we have another baby. I hear it isn’t.

  343. Brurinka on February 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the best product we have for our baby! I am a new mom and really don’t know how a lot of things work, but the car seat and stroller are so easy to figure out. The car seat is a no-branier once you have the base installed, it just clicks into place. Th stroller and car seat combo make it easy to get around. The car seats sits perfectly into the stroller and the stroller is the easiest thing to open! The handle height adjusts on the stroller, which is great for us because we are tall parents!

    The color combos are really cool and would work great for a boy or a girl! The fabric cleans very easily!

    Overall this is a great quailty system! A must have!!!!!!!

  344. Busy Mom! on February 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We were very satisfied with our purchase. I agree with everything else everyone has to say about the stroller and car seat. I am mainly writing to let others know that the basket is small and it is accessible when the seat is reclined. If you are looking at the stroller from the position that you are going to push it from there is a gray plastic piece that looks like it holding up the basket all you have to do it unlatch that piece (it can be tricky you have to put force to it) and the basket folds down and you can put things in and out of the basket. I asked all these questions to the sales associate after reading some reviews. I hope this helps someone in the future. Don’t always believe everything you read. ASK QUESTIONS!!!

  345. *lace* on February 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i really like the car seat stroller set a lot. the stroller is great!

    the bad is the car seat doesnt fit well in a grocery cart & the car seat makes my baby boy sweat really bad!!!

    it’s great tho & well worth the money!!!! my baby was 4 lbs 12 oz so he fit in it right away, he wasn’t too small.

  346. Nanny on February 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Gave this stroller as a shower gift and was the hit of the party. Wonderful stroller. Very versatile. Would definitely give this product again.

  347. New mom on February 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am a first time mom and recieved this travel system as a gift from my registry after much debate and reading many reviews. I like that the base is easy to install and remove whether you use the latch system or seatbelt. I really like how easy it is to put the carseat in and out of the base. I love that the system has gotten so many saftey awards. My next favorite feature is the fact that the stroller fits into the trunk of my car. Many reviews have stated that strollers don’t fit well in trunks. This one does with room to spare. I can’t say enough great things about the system.

  348. Danielle on February 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is beautiful! The stroller is easy and the car seat is very comfortable. My son loves to be in it. Easy to clean and doesn’t let your child be cold or over heated. The stroler is so smooth!

  349. 1st time mom on February 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the whole system the car seat is easy to put in and the stroller is great in tight spaces

  350. Proud Momma!!! on February 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this set for our baby. I’m not totally disappointed, but I don’t love it either. The carseat tends to get pretty warm, it’s hard to clean and it does not fit on most shopping carts. The stroller is easy to maneuver. It reclines all the way back, but it’s not good for babies that want to sit up only. It’s easy to fold, but it takes a lot of space in the trunk.

  351. Kamila on February 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this Travel System.I got it for baby shower and also the Play Yard.Very happy.Best gift.

  352. Mountain Woman on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely LOVE this set…the colors are awesome and the material is perfect. The stroller is so easy to maneuver. The only downfall is the carrier portion, because it is heavy. Even without my 3 month old inside, I literally have to use my leg to swing the carrier with every other step or use both hands while leaning far back to balance my wait…it looks painful. When picking up my 5 year old from school, I found it easier to just unlatch my sleeping newborn from the carrier, rather than try and carry it all inside her school. Also, as said before in other remarks, the material is very nice and thick, but gets hot. I recommend underdressing your baby if she is spending a day in the carrier, and then just bring a blanket to cover her in. Overall, a great buy and I wouldn’t have chose differently.

  353. FirstTimeMom on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I heard great things about Chicco before I had my first baby. I bought the travel system and I couldn’t be happier with the both the stroller and car seat. They are both super smoothe. The car seat glides in and out. I’ve never had to wrestle with it like my sister does her Graco and Peg Prego seat. Also, it is so comfortable for my baby. She reclines in it perfectly. Was big baby when she was born – 10 lbs. 21 inches. It is great quality. I would highly recommend the Chicco seats and strollers.

  354. Anonymous on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love the design and the colors. However, the car seat bulky and heavy. My son is only 4-months old and he already looks like he’s outgrowing it. The seat also appears to be too reclined when at this point, my son wants to sit up.

  355. Paula Grandmother on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like the product but the box is bulky and heavy to transport

  356. Courtney with a 4 month old on February 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this set but don’t like how it doesnt sit well on shopping carts, like others have stated. I am always scared the car seat will slip off of the shopping cart while we are shopping…otherwise great product!

  357. Mom of 11 month old and 5 prego on February 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love my travel system, I have a little boy that has been in it since day one, he is know 11 months old. He is comfortable and falls asleep in it. It’s great in long car rides. We go up to Co. and he had no complaints. It’s nice that it just clicks into the base, so if your little one is sleeping, you can just take them in the house or a store with out pulling them out. It got the best ratings and was tested in Europe( and they test their car seats a a faster speed )
    The only bad thing that i have found about it is that is dose not clink into a shopping cart, so you just have to keep your hand on it.

  358. KC on February 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My family is extremely happy with the Chicco Cortina Travel System. The car seat is easy to use, safe and comfortable for my little boy! I also like how accessible and easy it is to adjust the 5 point harness. The padding inside the car seat seems to hold my baby’s head upright so it is easy for him to breathe. The car seat also fits nicely inside the stroller. The stroller collapses and opens up easy which makes transport a breeze. It has good storage space for a diaper bag below or beverages up top. The stroller also glides along very smoothly making it a nice ride for our little one and for us as well. I would recommend this product to our family or friends!

  359. the pregnant mom on February 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller

  360. Melissa on February 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this car seat. I never write reviews but we were hit by a drunk driver over the weekend and he smashed the back of our car while we were at a red light. The baby didn’t even notice and perfectly fine when he was checked out at the hospital. My son is 13 weeks old and about 15 pounds. A little pricey…but worth every dollar. We just ordered a new chicco

  361. LORI MOTHER OF THREE on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I REALLY LIKED THE HARNESS ON THE CAR SEAT.THE PADS ON THE STRAPS WERE A PLUS AND I REALLY LIKED THE MATERIAL AND COLOR SCHEME. THE CAR SEAT IS LIGHTWEIGHT. THE STROLLER IS STURDY AND I LIKE THE WAY THE CAR SEAT FITS INTO IT. ITS EASY TO OPEN AND SHUT, HOWEVER, THE BASKET IS SMALL AND NOT AS EASY TO ACCESS. THE STROLLER ITSELF IS HEAVY. I DID LIKE THE CANOPY AND THE FACT THAT IT IS WATERPROOF MATERIAL.

  362. Mason's #1 Fan on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like this travel system. I have been using it for 7 months now and we are just now having to move my son into a larger car seat. I liked this system because I thought it was easy to use, well made and comfortable for me and my son. I did not like that the basket is almost inaccessible when you have the carrier seat in the stroller. I also think the stroller is pretty heavy to lug into the trunk. We have a Chevy Malibu and it does fit into the trunk pretty well- especially when the handle is folded down. Though, as with most of these travel systems, the stroller takes up lots of space. Overall, we are pleased with the entire system.

  363. Maine Mom on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really enjoyed this travel system when we bought it. My son was 6 lbs 11 oz and 20.5 inches long so he fit great, we used the bundle me car seat cover since he was born in the winter and that worked nicely instead of trying to stuff him in a snowsuit. We probably stopped using the car seat and stroller about the same time (8 1/2 months old) due to the size of my son, he was getting too tall for the seat before he was too heavy. Also he has very broad shoulders and cannot recline back in the stroller because the sides fold up. we liked our travel system while we could use it but paying this much money for a product we had to replace (both the seat and the stroller) was a little frustrating

  364. Kinsley's mom on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Well built, easy to use, convenient

  365. Lisa, a first time mom on February 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    After trialing several stroller systems in the store which seemed as though hours on end, we came across the Chicco travel system and loved it! It just seemed to glide on the floor and it took corners super easy. Well, we are home with our 3 week old and have had to use the stroller and infant seat on several occasions already. The ease of use especially for a new mom from the stroller to car base and visa versa is so simple. It clicks on the base and stroller so easily and the installation was done in a breeze by my husband. Our 7lb daughter fits in the seat perfectly and the straps seem comfortable for her. The fabric on the seat and stroller are really durable, she’s spit up a couple of times already in it and it cleans up very easily without leaving stains. I also love how easily the stroller folds and unfolds. I don’t have to bend down far and strain my back. It’s light-weight and durable and fits nicely in the back of our car! I would recommend this product to anyone and already have!

  366. Mom in Vegas on February 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We just bought this product last weekend after playing around with other ones in the store, and this one surpassed them all. Once we got it home, it was very easy to put together and the base is so easy to put in and feels so snug and secure! The base actually was what sold us the most. The color is very nice and the infant inserts are very soft and I know it will be perfect for our new arrival! I think the shopping cart fitting just depends on the cart, there’s a disclaimer in the instructions NOT to put it in the front of the cart though, as I’m sure every cart seat would. Easy to close up stroller, and smooth when pushed:)

  367. g mommy on February 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    great

  368. Happy Mom on February 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Stroller: It turns on a dime! I’ve never had a stroller that turned so easily! It is sooo easy to maneuver around places! I love it! It is very comfy for the baby and spacious. With that being said. It is big, bulky and doesn’t fold up small. So keep that into consideration when you are buying it, but if you are ok with it being big, then it is wonderful! And really easy to set up!

    Car seat: It is soo comfy! My baby loves it! It is very durable! I feel safe with it. However it is heavy, and does not click into shopping carts. that never bothered me though, so if it doesn’t bother you, its highly recommended.

  369. Sarah on February 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love the carseat!! We feel that our son is very safe in the carseat and he doesn’t mind it at all. The carseat inserts clean up well if your baby spits up on them. My husband will push the stroller since the handle can be set in different positions for his comfort. I can carry the stroller with one hand when it is folded up.

  370. New Daddy on February 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great product. Easy to use and install. The car seat is the number one rated car seat by consumer reports. The more expensive one lig peg prego can’t even compare to this. I am firefighter and certified car seat installer so I have installed hundreds of car seats. This is the best one and easiest one to install. The stroller is very nice but it is hard to put away one handed.

  371. 1st time mom on February 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love how nicely this stroller turns. It is also easy to set up and take down with one hand. I have nothing bad to say about it!!

  372. New Mom on February 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this system because the car seat was rated the best, and that I will agree with. The car seat was easy to use and I felt safe with my son in it. Now he is 5 months old and no longer in the car seat. We have been using the stroller but will have to buy a new one. There are these panels on the sides of the back of the reclining part that have him cramped. These side panels are I assume to keep him safer or to help hold the infant carrier in place. I read the instructions, even went back to BRU and they aren’t removable. […] I don’t see how it would be possible to use this stroller for a larger child yet it’s weighted to 50 lbs.

  373. AF wife and mom on March 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great combo! I have it in green and gray; the light gray fabric on the shoulder straps and newborn insert was much softer than what was used in other colors. The stroller is a smooth ride…the wheels were a little squeaky but nothing a little lubricant didn’t fix. The basket is a bit smaller than the other major brand and is inaccessable when the seat is lowered to accomodate the car seat. You can steer it easily with one hand and its easy to fold and store. I have gotten lots of compliments, but what matters is its safe and rated 1st by Consumer Reports for ease of installation. Apparently its comfortable too; my daughter sleeps well in it. I only wish the canopy was a little bigger on the carseat and moved down so I can block her face from more wind and sun.

  374. Kristen on March 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really do love this system. It’s easy to use. The stroller folds up nicely. My chief complaint is the weight of the carseat. It’s really heavy for me, and we only have the one weighted to 22lbs. I can’t imagine how much the one rated to 30lbs weighs. My son was 10lbs at birth, so that didn’t really help. But you should see me trying to lug him, my work bag, his diaper bag, and my purse up my stairs (we have a split foyer so we have two flights of seven stairs each) when I get home from work after picking him up from the sitters. It’s a comedy of errors. I thump him into the walls, into each step as I’m going up the stairs (I’m only 5’3″). Good thing this kid can sleep through anything! Oh, and it doesn’t fit well in a shopping cart. When we go grocery shopping we use the entire travel system and my husband pushes the grocery cart. I push the stroller. :o)

  375. Jamie on March 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Other than it being the safest car seat you could have for your precious baby, it’s also very easy to secure & remove from the base & stroller! The draw back is that it does get heavy.

    I love how easy it is to lift, move/turn & fold the stroller!! It’s a bit large & although it fits in the trunk of my car, it takes up most of the space & it can be a challenge within small department stores.
    The basket is impossible to use when the seat is completely reclined, unless you have small items.
    Also, the stroller can easily become top heavy!!

    Overall, I’d recommend this travel system to anyone & would buy again if I had to!!

  376. Mommy of a growing preemie! on March 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Originally it came to my attention because I am 6′ tall and all of the other strollers are made for average size people, and I needed something that would fit me. Turns out it is also one of the safest available! Huge plus! I ended up having my baby almost 2 months premature, so he was just a little guy. He originally had to use a car bed, which it a flat car seat, but once he graduated to his carrier I was so pleased that he fit in it so well. He seemed so snug in it, even though he was so little, and he loved it. It is very easy to snap in and out. The stroller is a little big to manuver through a store, but it turns on a dime, and has shocks for a smooth ride! Definately reccomend the travel system!! And the color is’nt gender specific so I can use it for my next baby!

  377. Jane-Mama on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am a 1st time mom and read a lot of good revies and safety features and that’s why I got this.
    When I unpacked this , it looked so small, the car seat that is. My baby girl is not fat for her age but it’s so hard to fit the baby in the car seat, she always cries because she is not comfortable. the angle of the carseat is weird and very uncomfortable.
    Also, if you dno’t use the car seat and just lay your baby in the stoller, there is no coverings to cover the baby’s face when it’s windy. Also, it’s so light weight that wind can blow it off. It’s very small and nto useful.

    It’s expensive, just got with GRACO.. your baby will be happier!

  378. 1st time mom on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This system is great! So easy to use and I love love love the stroller. It’s so smooth and makes sharp turns. And I love that you can push and steer it with one hand!

    The negative on the stroller is that it is large and doesn’t compact down very small. I drive an SUV so it’s not so much of an issue but I don’t know if it will fit in our car. We haven’t tried that yet.

  379. mom of three on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i searched high and low wanting the perfect travel system, and i found a great one! the colors and fabric are modern and so so easy to clean, washes great. the base is easy to install and secures tight with the tether staps, just make sure when u place it in the base that it clicks into locked position. beware though this carseat does not fit into the front seat of store carts. the stroller is my favorite! it really does fold with one hand and with one simple motion. i have folded it up… holding baby in carseat and diaperbag!!! i love the stroller, i cant sing its praises enough, it turns seamlessly(unlike my 3 graco strollers that i purchased it the past) i dont think you will be disappointed.

  380. Aiden's mom on March 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system, it is so easy to fold and the stroller is not too heavy for me to lift in and out of the car. The only complaint that I have is that the Car seat is so heavy and takes up alot more space than the car seat we had for my step daughter. My baby is 8 weeks old and I use a head support in the stroller and lay him in it when I go shopping as the car seat is added weight. Both ends fold up and the back lays flat creating a bassinett sort thing…very good for kids who hate their car seats….ie mine! I would recommend this to anyone…well worth my money.

  381. Matty's Mom on March 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system! It’s easy to use and you know the carrier is secure in the stroller and key fit base b/c it clicks into place. Once he grows out of the carrier, he’ll still be able to use the stroller into his toddler years. I love the adjustable handle – I can lower it for myself or my husband can raise it for comfort. The color scheme and style are very nice as well. Only downsides are the size/weight are not all that convenient. When the seat is all the way back, it’s difficult to get his diaper bag out from the compartment under the stroller.

  382. Abby-Soon to be mom! on March 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I was so much happier with this car seat and stroller duo than i thought i would be! The colors are a little different in person but i like them better in person than how the pictures look! The green is more of a lime green and the other two colors are a dark grey and light grey. They’re so cute together. I do not know the gender of my baby and it will work perfect for either! The carseat has so much padding i just love it! It’s not heavy or bulky at all, they have to have a little weight or they wouldn’t be safe! Overall i am so happy with my choice!

  383. New Mom on March 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I got this from my baby shower. It has the best car seat and will use it again if I have another baby in the future. However, the stroller is too bulky and heavy. My daughter does not like it when the seat is reclined because it is too small (the headrest folds in making it uncomfortable for my child). She is a tall baby though. We finally got her a new stroller…Maclaren Quest…she loves her new stroller and enjoys it.

  384. momma of one on March 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love our Chicco stroller. Our little guy is over one now and we are still getting so much use out of it. It’s very light weight, easy to maneuver and folds up great. There are so many cool features with this stroller. Some people complain about there not being a latch on the back for grocery carts but the truth is no carrier should be placed on top of a grocery cart. Carry them in a sling or front carrier and be safer!

  385. Abby's Mom on March 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use both the carseat and stroller every day and love this travel system. It has extra features like the carseat’s easy to reach button to loosen the 5pt. harness (Gracos button is hidden and it’s tricky to loosen the straps to get baby in and out), the stoller’s removable tray that is dishwasher safe, and the way the canopy can be pushed completely forward to block the sun when it’s shining on my baby from the front. The stroller maneuvars easily in small spaces and aisles and is nice for long walks to exercise. I find the weight of both the stroller and carseat to be reasonable and I’m very petite and can manage them alone. I’m very glad I registered for this slightly higher priced item-it is high quality and worth it. The ONLY thing I would change is easier access to the basket when the carseat is in the stroller.

  386. New Mom Jen on March 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love that the stroller combo allows me to hide away my infant from the wind or whatever when needed. As for the carrier, I have no complaints. No accessories are needed to make it a good fit for your infant. I can easily buckle my daughter in and she always seems content. My car is older and does not have the latch system and the base was still easy to install. You put your weight on it with your knee to get it in there extra tight.We compared this stroller with others in the store and it weighed less. That was important when I think about lifting it in and out of the trunk. However, it takes most of the trunk space in my Accord. Not sure how other strollers would compare in that regard. That is my biggest complaint though. Because the seat reclines my infant can sit right in the stroller for neighborhood walks. I also like that it is so simple to adjust the recline position.

  387. Olivia's mom on March 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. The stroller is easy to use and folds up without much effort. I loved the inserts to the car seat since my baby was on the smaller side it helped her stay nice and cozy. She actually slept in her carseat better than anywhere else the first three months! My only complaints were that the seat does not fit on the front of a shopping cart but that is most likely for safety reasons its just not fun taking a baby out of the seat in the middle of winter when you are shopping alone, also it is difficult to get your diaper bag in and out of the basket when the back of the stroller is fully reclined so I usually just draped it over the handle of the stroller.

  388. Eeyore on March 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love our Cortina travel system! It looks great and is easy to use and much lighter than we expected. The stroller wheels have proven durable and roll easy across the local hiking trails.

    We’ve been able to store everything we carry in the ample storage provided. The stroller has made shopping with a baby fun and easy.

    Comfort was one of our biggest concerns prior to purchasing a stroller. The travel system has excelled beyond our expectations in this category. It is one of our baby’s favorite places to sleep!

  389. Men Falls Mom on March 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I love this stroller for our 1-month old son. It’s so easy to push and turn, even with one hand. It’s worth the price! We took out the larger support piece (not the headrest) to make it more comfortable for our big boy!

  390. Karen always on the go on March 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the only product that I have written a review on because I have to sing its praises. The carseat has a good rating with Consumer Reports and while it is a little heavy it is very easy to put in and out of the car and to put it into the stroller. The stroller is great for people of different heights. While I am 5’6″, my husband is over 6′ and the feature that we love is that the handlebars can tilt up or down which makes it easy for both of us to use. Our daughter, whether in the carseat or the stroller, finds it very comfortable and has fallen asleep with ease.

  391. Caden's mom on March 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love our Chicco travel system! It is very smooth and lightweight. The strap length adjusts easily, and the newborn inserts come out easily to grow with baby (we have a 17 lb 3 month old!) It is also adorable, and totally unisex. It easily clicks in and out of the base. We have a Britax carseat for our second car and have never used it. The Chicco is the best! It was also pretty moderately priced (the Britax cost an arm and a leg). Also: we have been using it for 3 months & it looks brand new. There are pads to protect your little one’s neck from getting irritated by the straps and other helpful accomodations to make him/her more comfortable. One thing I would change about it is the basket.. when the carseat is plugged into the stroller it is very hard to get things in/out of the storage basket! I would definitely recommend this product to all new moms.

  392. babyblue08 on March 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really love this stroller, I have a new daughter and she really loves being in her stroller, is very easy to maneuver, easy to fold, and I like it cause the five point harness is very safe, as well very easy to put on the car seat in the car, I get complemented by the style and color of the stroller, the only thing I don’t like is that is bulky and takes up space in my car but overall I recommend this travel system to any new parent.

  393. kinik on March 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is the best! I did a lot of research on these before I really decided on this one. I also used my cousins about a year ago while babysitting her daughter and was amazed at how easy it was to set up, put carseat in and take out. I told myself then that when I have kids, I am getting one of those. We are expecting in about a week, so we haven’t used it with our baby in it yet. I didn’t get it at my shower and had a tough time talking my husband into spending the money, but when he set it up (which took him literally about 10 minutes-no tools needed, everything snaps and locks) he said wow this is “easy peasy” as he says. The carseat is so easy to put into the stroller and lock into the base in the car. You can set up and collapse the stroller with one hand. My husband said once we had it all together that he couldn’t wait to use it. He isn’t easy to convince sometimes so I think that is definitly a bonus that he is even excited about it. I can’t wait to use it either!

  394. Hope the Hostess Gift Buyer on March 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This was a gift for a girlfriend. She really likes this particular system.

  395. Nans on March 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This was purchased as a gift. It hasn’t been used yet but a couple of positive comments I can share are: quick assembly, infant tray that opens to allow easy access to the baby, height adjustable handle and a happy daughter-in-law who can’t wait to use it! Everyone at the baby shower loved the color.

  396. yuli on March 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Fabric is plastic ! My son cries all the time he is in this car seat. Stroller is terrible too. I bought it four months ago and the wheels make noise plus it doesnt reclines all the way up! I have to buy new car seat not only because it’s very hot but also it’s too small (my son is 5 month old and he is 18,5 lb and he hardly can fit in it).Total waste of money!!!

  397. Bryce's mommy on March 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a truly great set. My husband and I did months of research on various sets and fell in love with this one immediately. The car seat is light and very easy to clean. Very easy to install and switch from car to car. My son just outgrew this seat and he’s 18 months old. The stroller is great, rides very smooth. When used with the carrier, it sits up high so that when my son was an infant, I didnt ahve to bend over to pick him up or for him to see me which came in handy being that I had a c-section. The colors are nice and different from the regular colors offered by other brands.

  398. Kai's Mommy on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love it. Durable. Goes everywhere (pavement, grass, dirt, etc.) The canopy is a little bit small but it is moveable so it adjusts with the sun (many of my friends dont so the baby has to be in the sun or a blanket has to be thrown over). Great storage and cupholders. Totally recommend it! The travel system is nice because you can use it for awhile. My son just grew out of the infant car seat at 7 months and 22 lbs. but I can still use the stroller for quite awhile.

  399. new mom on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s a little expensive, but worth the cost. Very secure, and our son actually enjoys riding in the car seat.

  400. Jill the busy mom on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller and recently the folding mechanism went bad. I emailed Chicco and received a whole new stroller in the mail within two weeks. Strong, reliable stroller and excellent customer service.
    I would recommend this to anyone!!!

  401. MammaKatie on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Got travel system as gift. Love it 🙂 I do not really have any complaints. Its the only travel system I have ever owned (for our first child) so I can’t compare it to anything else. The stroller is big and barely fits in the trunk of our car. I love the color but it must be popular here in Des Moines. It seems a lot of my friends have this system. My daughter Chloe sometimes sweats in the carseat. I definitely feel like the car seat is safe and overall the product is good quality. I would reccomend this to a friend!

  402. Westyn's Mommy! on March 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We looked and read tons of review’s before we chose this system! It has been GREAT! It’s easy to use and has plenty of room. I love the fabric and the color. It’s great for a boy or a girl! So we can use it again.

  403. CutiePie'sMom on March 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We’ve had this system for almost 7 months and we are very happy with it. I love that I can open the stroller with one hand and close it VERY quickly. I can steer it with one hand if I put my hand in the middle of stroller handle which is great. The pumpkin seat clicks in and out of the base and stroller very easily. Setting up the base and stroller were both easy- good manuals that were easy to follow. This is a quality item – very durable. I highly recommend it to other moms.

  404. Kass on March 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this system. I can get the stroller out of my car and open it up all while holding my son. Stroller is durable and makes it on trails pretty well. The carseat is easy to put in and out and very easy to keep clean.

  405. Young Mommy on March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We got this for our daughter and have loved it from day one. She was snug and secure in the carseat. We have an extra snug ride carseat and she hates it in comparison to the Chicco carseat. I loved it that the carseat sits so deep when its on the stroller. The only thing with the stroller is that you cant really get to the stuff in the basket when the carseat is on it. Kinda bulky if you are a small mom but still awesome, but great for guys too!!

  406. Busy Mom on March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. My daughter loves the car seat and it is so easy to use with the stroller. The installation of the car seat base is simple. The head support for infants is great. The stroller is really easy to open and fold with one hand. I would highly recommend this travel system. I have had it for my daughter for more than 4 months now and we love it. The color and fabric are great and it is easy to clean. Great product overall.

  407. Honest Customer on March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We were very happy with this travel system, especially the infant seat. The carseat was very easy to install and move between cars as we bought the additional base. The straps never twisted and it was easy to get baby in and out. The only drawback with this seat is that our baby got pretty warm while in it during the summer even with the a/c on. Overall, though a great carseat.

  408. Teresa, Mom of One on March 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The car seat was great, even for a preemie. For me the stroller was the original selling point. The stroller started out strong and then when we transitioned to stroller only, no car seat, things spiraled downward. he straps would get jammed, and eventually broke. The folding system also jammed and it had to be done with a lot of finesse. Eventually it was removed from the car and I had to use our backup stroller all the time. For the price, it should have done more.

  409. Barrett's Mom on March 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We loved using this travel system. The car seat is great and a wonderful unisex pattern, and the stroller is easy to maneuver and reasonably lightweight. Now that our son is able to sit up though, we are glad to move into a smaller more compact stroller. This was a great option for the first 8 months though.

  410. Dave the Dad on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Positives:

    The car seat installed extremely easily. So much easier than the other seat we bought for our older son.

    The car seat latches in and comes out very easily.

    The car seat latches into the stroller and comes out very easily.

    The stroller also works great for our 2 year old as well when necessary.

    The stroller handles amazingly well. It is extremely easy to maneuver with just one hand and works better than any other stroller I’ve ever come across.

    Negatives:

    The car seat latch straps were ALMOST too short to fit into the SUV. However, they did fit.

    The Stroller is a little bulky when folded up, but that is to be expected with any travel system.

    Overall, this system is great. It works very well and looks great and without any hesitation I would strongly recommend it to others.

  411. Grannie Jan on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This was a gift, so there isn’t any way for me to comment, other than to reflect those comments from the recipient. They explicitly requested this product because of its versatility and overall excellent quality. They are pleased to have it.

  412. shopper on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The basket bin in the stroller is useless if you have the carseat on the stroller. It’s very difficult to get stuff and put stuff in the basket bin. The carseat gets so hot on my infants back. My baby’s back gets so hot and sweaty even if she’s only in it for a short period of time. Not good healthwise. Otherwise, it looks pretty and sturdy.

  413. shopper on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The basket bin in the stroller is useless if you have the carseat on it.You have to remove the carseat first to be able to get stuff or remove stuff from the bin. The carseat material gets so hot on my infant’s back. Her back gets so hot and sweaty even for just a short period of time. Not good health wise. Otherwise it looks pretty and sturdy.

  414. Mandy on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Overall I really love this system. The only cons are that the car seat is heavy, when you have the car seat in the stroller, you can’t easily store anything underneath in the basket and that the car seat doesn’t fit in a shopping cart.

  415. annie1777 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is by far the best travel system on the market. I was about to buy a Graco travel system, when my eldest daughter spotted this. Although quite a bit pricier than the Graco or Evenflo systems, I feel much more comfortable having my baby in this carseat. I love the level in the base that shows you it is installed correctly for baby’s positioning. One of my favorite features is that it can be fitted for a bench seat (such as a minivan’s) or a bucket seat (such as a Mustang!) by adjusting the base vertically…I’ve never seen that feature on any other carseat! I also love the little insert in the carseat that just sort of hugs my son when he’s in it. The shoulder straps are comfortable and the strap easily pulls and tightens to make sure your baby is snugly fit. My only negative comment would be that when the stroller is reclined all the way with the car seat in the stroller, it is very difficult to get a diaper bag in and out of the basket w/o taking out the carseat first. That gets kind of annoying. The stroller sets up easy and closes with ease. I wish it had bigger cup holders for drinks, but overall, I am more than pleased and would highly recommend to everyone!

  416. MJ's Mom on March 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this carseat/stroller combo after it was awarded a reader’s choice and editor’s choice award from Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. I like it, but I am a little disappointed. I purchased this through […]at a fraction of the price and would have been even more disappointed if I had spent the retail price. When I went to the grocery store I felt like a clueless first time mom because I couldn’t figure out how to put the car seat in the cart. I realized that it wasn’t me but that it was missing the hooks that my girlfriend’s Graco carseat has to securely fit on the front part of the cart. The Chicco will slide around and does not appear safe at all. Now when I grocery shop or go anywhere where there are carts, I have to put the baby in a sling unless I put the whole car seat in the cart, which then makes it impossible to shop.

  417. connors momma on March 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we lvoe this system, the bulkiness and heavyness s fine with me bein it is one of the safest seats out there, unlike all other travels ystems, the seat snaps n on the side, wich helps it not to tobble over or become unlatched when in the stroller.. ( i had that happen to me when watching my niece and nephew, both strollers, both graco, but different design) alhgou my 3 month old son is now in a conv. seat, (hes 27 in, 17 lbs.) i will still tell everyone how much i love it, it is so easy, specially to cloose, i rest my foot on the storage basket, and then lift the release button on the handle and then it is literally a one haand foild stroller. everyone i see in babies r us everytime stops and asks, and they hear nothing but wonderful stuff, i actaly confronted a couple purchasing a graco, and told them my experiance and they put ti back and got the Chicco, of course walkin with my and my son placed in the seat nside the stroller was def a selling point for them, it also rides so smooth. we went to the park and he slept the whole time, even on the trail walk! my faovrite part also is the handle is adjustable for me or my hubby! my one con is that i started puttin my son in the stroller when he was 2 months and the straps dont tighten enough to hold him secure, another good thing is the foot rest lifts up wso that if u were to put them in there when they r really young, they cants slide out 🙂

  418. DannysMom on March 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Right now my son is still in the carrier carseat he is 4months old; the straps are so easy to adjust he is in the top slots right now and getting huge he is 14 almost 15 lbs and almost 25 in tall. I love this travel system so much and its so Safe too I now just leave the carrier seat in the car and just use the stroller by its self when we go out now. I take the stroller everywhere with us. Its really not that heavy and very easy to fold. My husband wanted to make sure I could fold it up and lift it so when I was 8 and 9 months along he had me lift it and make sure I could get it in and out of the car. 🙂 We really love it I’ve taken it along the board walk on the beach (sucks on sand but what one doesn’t lol) I take it to the park and go over light sand and dirt and its great my son’s bottle spilt in the bottom but it was an easy clean. My son loves it so we will see about this summer and see about the whole getting to hot thing i’ve read about it.. I will update about that in a few months. But I LOVE IT! plan on keeping it and using it for our next child.

  419. First time mom on March 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Safety was my first instinct and everywhere I looked for car seats and strollers this one kept popping up. I love most everything about it. The stroller part is a little bulky though and takes up a lot of space. But once you get rolling you are glad it’s bigger.

  420. brandon's mommy! on March 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i read every single review on the travel systems and researched everything and found this to be the best. initally i had a toss up between this system and a graco.
    this by far is the lightest stroller, so easy to push, the car seat has a level in the base which is an awesome feature as well. so easy to open the stroller and close with one hand and so easy to lift and put away in my suv. it does take up some room as any stoller will.
    the two complaints i have is when you have the car seat in the stroller you cant get any bags into the basket unless its something really small. i just bought some stroller swivlers for a few dollars which resolved the basket issue and when i go shopping i just hang any bags on that. and my other complaint is when going grocery shopping you cant put the car seat in the top portion of the basket, i have to put in part where all the groceries are so i always have to make sure im only getting a few items or make sure my husband is with me so all the groceries can go in his cart. but other then that i have no regrets and would buy again, definitely worth every penny!

  421. mom on March 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I spent a LONG time analyzing what type of stroller I wanted and picked this over the Graco as the Graco seemed to be made of lots of plastic, I picked this over the maclarean because the buckles are much easier to open, and I picked this over the peg perego because that was a pain to close. I can’t say that I compared it to the delux 800$ plus strollers b/c I just don’t value an overpriced stroller. I have the carseat keyfit 30 and like it althoughits a tad heavy. My stroller at times seems a bit bouncy but its more likely the pavement. Would definitly, definitly buy again.

  422. b-mom on March 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Car seat is a little heavy and stroller is bulky for trunk but I love it anyways! My son seems comfortable in it and the strollers pushes great and both are extremely easy to use!!!

  423. olyfamily on March 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This item was easy to assemble. It folds up to a compact size and I like that the stroller can be stored standing up instead of laying down. As we have not had our baby yet, I can not comment on the ease of use with baby. I’m excited so far and it appears to be a quality product.

  424. Rae the work at home mom on March 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Our baby is still young, only 3 months, so we still use the carseat and have not used the stroller by itself. But the carseat easily clicks in the base in the car as well as the stroller. you can collapse the stroller with one hand! Super easy to use and maneuver.

  425. Cammom on March 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this set except for the fact that my baby gets really hot in the car seat. The only remedy is to buy a differet cover from the manufacturer. They recommended either the “Adventure” or the “Atmosphere” styles/colors because they said the fabric is more breathable than the fabric on the “Discovery.” To buy new covers for the car seat and stoller was $100, so if you live in a warm climate I would buy one of the styles that are made with more breathable fabric. Other than that, the carrier is a little on the heavy side, but when I compared carriers they all weighed within a pound of each other so I don’t think there is too much that can be done about that.

  426. Brayden's Mom on April 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system! The stroller is extremely easy to get around and it opens and closes so smoothly and easily! The car seat is very comfortable for my son and is easy to carry around, although a bit heavy. My only con with this is that the infant seat doesn’t fit into the top of a store cart, I have to put him actually IN the cart or push him in his stroller/another cart, while someone else pushes a cart in the store. The way that the cart seat snaps into the base prevents it from fitting on top of carts. Other than that, its so easy to carry, open, close, and maneuver that its completely worth it!

  427. diane the busy memmy on April 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    everything was great and the experience my grandchildren recieved was great. I will be bring my other grandchildren to the store also.

  428. Brody's Mommy on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have had the Discovery Travel System for over 8 months now. Our son still loves it. It has come in handy for trips to the park, mall, or your everyday errands. The only reason I have given it 4 stars is because my poor baby sweats a bit much in it. I think now that he’s almost outgrown the carrier, that won’t be a problem. We’ve only had the “sweating” problem with the carrier, not the stroller. Great buy. We will continue to purchase Chicco products.

  429. mom on the go on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Well I really liked this product until recently. My daughter is 13 months old and loves going for walks, the problem is the she can’t lean back comfortably, the back part is very narrow and my daughter is in the average percentile for weight and height. I thought it might be able to be adjusted but it can’t

  430. Kain's mom on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love to go with my son for a walk,when he were just a week old we used a car sit and stroler together,but now we use stroller,baby seems to be very comfortable -he falls a sleep right a way.
    only thing stroller handle can’t change position for baby sometimes it’s windy and i want to change a baby face to me but it is not an option with this stroller (

  431. Mommy to be! on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I just got this stroller for my shower and I love it! The only problem my husband and I are having is folding and opening it up. We are having trouble doing it with two hands let alone one! I don’t see too many comments about that though so maybe someone has an idea for us….

  432. New Mom on April 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have not used the stroller yet, but it is lightweight and easy to lift. The colors are nice. It took a little time to put together and the instructions were not the best to understand. It has a lot of features that make it nice.

  433. Grandma Ginny on April 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Excellent safety product

  434. [@] on April 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The car seat I think was great but beyond that this system is garbage. As like many other reviews, my son is now 6 months old and we had to buy another stroller because of the wings that are on the seat back. He doesn’t fit between them any longer. I contacted Chicco and they told me basically too bad. I am not giving up I am going to go direct to the President and Board of Directors with this complaint and get them to do something about this. Anyone else that has the same problem, don’t give up! Fight them. They acknowledged the problem in their resposne to me and I will make them stand behind their flaw.

  435. Lauren's Mom on April 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The demo video really helped us to decipher features as well as techniques to fold etc. Do it once with the demo, and it becomes so easy!

  436. Lauren's Mom on April 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This system is so easy! You can set the carseat into the stroller with one hand, and it clicks into place. Relatively light compared to others we looked at. So simple that I can do alone, without my husband having to help. The levers and parking break are WAY better than Graco. Plus it is neutral enough to last for more than one baby. I highly recommend this system!

  437. Izzy's Mom on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller and car seat. My daughter is 5 ½ months old and she still has plenty of room. I read every review on this stroller and I never understood people saying it’s heavy. I tested other brands and they are all about the same, anything is going to be heavy when you start adding weight to it. The stroller is soooo easy to open and close. I can pick it up with one hand and throw it in the back of my suv. I will say if you have a small car you might want to make sure the stroller fits in your trunk. I could not tell you if the carrier fits on top of the shopping cart or not because I always keep it in the big part of the basket. I just changed the level of the car seat straps yesterday and it was very easy, it only took a minute. When the stroller seat is all the way back (which it has to be to put the carrier in it) it is difficult to put things in the basket but the basket is a good size and I’m still able to use it. The carrier insert washes well, we had a couple of diaper accidents.

  438. Very proud mommy! on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The stroller is the best! It’s very easy to fold and unfold! I Love it! Love the colors too!

  439. big baby mama on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love this travel system. It’s incredibly easy to install, easy to buckle our daughter into it, and we love the colors – for a boy or a girl. The only thing we wish we would have thought of was the weight limit. This carseat only goes up to 22 pounds, and our 6-month old daughter is now 24 pounds. Having a 6-month old in a regular carseat now is kind of a pain and not convenient. I wish we would have purchased the other chicco carseat that goes up to 30 pounds.

  440. Jackie on April 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We certainly get our use out of this system. The seat is comfortable for our baby, and it is easy for us to take him out with out disruption when he has fallen asleep. The stroller is good. We use it almost daily. It allows you to totally sheild the baby from the weather if needed. The only suggestion I have is that it could be a bit wider. In the winter months our baby really fills it in because of his coat. Would reccomend it to anyone.

  441. SRP on April 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It is very sturdy
    looks very good
    feels safe
    smooth ride
    good quality
    good performance

    but
    Heavy and bulky
    I am petite 5-4 and find it difficult to assemble. Taking it in and out of the car a pain

  442. tara on April 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I loved this car seat and stroller for my son. The stroller was light and easy to fold. I also loved the car seat, I felt it was great quality for the price, but i have 2 kids now and I wasnt able to find a double stoller to accomadate the infant car seat, I wish chicco would make a double stroller like graco. the car seat which i love is pretty much useless to me now. I had to go out and buy a new one to fit the double stroller

  443. KC on April 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Very easy to operate car seat and stroller. The car seat fits well in a grocery cart – close the grocery cart seat and turn the car seat sideways.

  444. Aimee on April 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love It! My son is comfortable in the carseat and the stroller. The recline on the carseat is perfect. His head does not tilt too forward or to the side while he’s sleeping. The stroller is easy enough to push, my 8 year old can stear and push it. My only complaint is that the sun shade is a bit skimpy on the carseat.

  445. The mom that needs a nap on April 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    These are both great products. I would recommend these to anyone. As a personal preferance for DD she doesn’t like the carseat. We have added a padded insert and that has helped. She does fall asleep when in the car and moving but does sleep long after the car stops. The stoller is great I’m 5’4″ and DH is 6’3″ and this is great he doesnt have to bend over to push and I am not hanging off the handle. It does take some practice to open and close it but it is really onehandded open/close.

  446. New Mom to Nathan on April 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the easiest car seat to install and adjust straps. Everything about it is easy to use!! And our son goes to sleep the minute you put him in it. Don’t know why anyone would want any other system! Stroller is easy to use as well.

  447. Happiest Mom Alive on April 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this product. I am a first time Mom and had no idea what I should be buying. I am so happy I bought this travel system. It is so easy to use. The stroller is simple to open with only one hand. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

  448. m cubed on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller rides very smoothly and turns great. The wheels don’t get stuck like other strollers I’ve used. We love how the carseat easily pops in & out and then once our son outgrows the carseat, he can use the stroller up to 50lbs, which is nice.

  449. Mady's Mommy on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We reviewed for a long time before deciding on the Chicco system, based on safety ratings. Overall we are 100% pleased! My little girl was 6lb when we brought her home and she fit comforably in the seat and still does. The carseat is EXTREMELY easy to place into the car and stroller. Much easier than other brands I have used. I feel very confident that the base is safe and secure.
    The basket underneath the stroller is not THAT unaccesible, you can detatch the bar holding the basket and are able to access anything. We have never had a problem. I can fold and unfold the stroller one handed, and it seems much smaller than the Graco in my trunk.

    Overall, WONDERFUL product, I am very pleased and my husband raves about it. Very stylish, safe, easy to use, etc.

  450. Terrence's Mommy! on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Good Things…
    Its highly recommended by consumer reports.
    Its very easy to install.
    Although the stroller is bulky, when breaking it down to put into the trunk, it can stand on its own.

    Bad Things…
    If you have a pretty healthy size and long baby, this may not be the best option.
    My baby gets warm easily and constantly would get overheated in this seat.

  451. mom of 1 on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we love it!

  452. Island Hopper on April 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought the travel system for our first child. Not knowing much about car seats or strollers at the time, we relied on the book “Baby Bargains” for product reviews and value. Chicco got very good ratings and we liked it best out of all the strollers available. Little did we know how great it would be! Getting the car seat in and out of the base is so easy. Same with getting the seat out of the stroller. The car seat is also very light weight. You could lift it with one finger. It was just fantastic for our needs. The one and only improvement I could see necessary (for all car seats, not just the Cortina) would be a more ergonomic design for hand carrying.

  453. Active Mom on April 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Let me start by saying that this product is durable. We’ve wheeled it on some terrain that probably isn’t within it’s intended use. That being said, it has let me down in other areas. The car seat does not clip into a shopping cart. This leaves you to balance it in the child seat area which doesn’t work too well, or put it in the basket… Where do the groceries go? When using the stroller and car seat together there is very good protection from the sun. When using the stroller by itself, I felt that it did not cover as much as I’d like. Also, the clasp on the stroller is very difficult to release. I have a friend who had the same problem with the same model so I don’t believe it to be my particular stroller.

  454. Ro on April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We chose this travel system for its comfort and ease – the adjustable handle is great for my husband who is over 6 feet tall… The infant carrier is easy to secure in the stroller… The wheel turn radius is superb, very easy to push and maneuver, handles well! Overall, we are very pleased with this sturdy travel system. Well made and designed!

  455. The space challenged on April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I loved this when I first got it. It had both of the things I wanted (carrier/stroller) in one and I couldn’t have been more pleased. However if you have a midsized or small car it takes up the whole trunk, the only thing I can put in the trunk of my car is the stroller and it is so very annoying. That and the fact that my son can sit fine in a shopping cart now I only take it when I’m going to be away from the house all day and even then I don’t like taking it. I’m in the market now for a smaller light weight stroller I’ll probably only use when I travel. When my son went to sitting in a shopping cart well I felt like I lost the use of a stroller. I would recommend this but at the same time I would suggest you think twice about how much use you would get out of it. But the for the price it was a good investment!

  456. kdem on April 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the best!!! It wheels like a dream! I have friends who want me to let them use it once they have kids… I told them to get their own!! This stroller is well worth the money.

  457. Col's mommy on April 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I really like this system. The stoller’s ia a bit bulky (as with any full size stroller) and a bit difficult to get in and out of my trunk. I love the fact that when used together, sunshades to the car seat and stoller come together and block out most of the sun. When used alone, however, there are some gaps on the sides/bottom of the shade where sun is able to hit my son diretly in the face on walks, so I have to carry a blanket to always “fill the gaps”. The wheels have “independent suspension” so it’s a little bouncy, however, Colin is never bothered by it–sleeps right through the bumps. It would be nice if the back wheels rotated like the front– sometimes it’s difficult to turn around in smaller areas/isles of stores. Not enough room in the bottom to store a good size diaper bag and if the bed inside is reclined, then you can’t put the bag in or get it out.

  458. Prestons Mom on April 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have been using this car seat and stroller for 11 months now and I really have no complaints. The assembly was very easy I remember putting it together when I was 9 months pregnant by myself with no problems.

    The car seat holds him perfectly and he is a large baby his growth is always in the 90% +. The straps are easy to adjust.

    The stroller maneuvers easily and its SO simply to open and close and throw in the trunk. I am 5ft1 and have no problems.

  459. Gabriel's mom on April 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I compared the different travel systems at the store. I meticulously studied the travel systems there. I removed the carrier, put it back, folded the stroller and lifted it as if putting it in the trunk. This product is a bit pricey compared to Graco, Evenflo, etc. but if the weight and bulk of the carrier and stroller are major considerations, this is for you. The style and fabric also mattered to me. The difference in price did not matter to me because I was getting my money’s worth.

  460. Sweet Pea's mom on April 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My daughter is 9 months old and when she is in the seat she gets too overheated and sweaty. I loved the carseat from the beginning but as she get older and I going to use a new one. This carseat is good enough up until this age. The stroller is nice.

  461. Mikey's Mommy on April 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Not only does this whole system maneuver easily, but my baby seems so comfy while he’s in it, and I never have to struggle with it. The carseat snaps so easily into the base (which is simple to install itself) and into the stroller, and I’m confident that its secure every time I use it. On top of that, it’s a really cute system, and I always get complimented on how nice it is. Certain items you just can’t skimp on, and when it comes to my baby’s comfort & safety, I know we’re both really satisfied with this product!

  462. Goose311 on April 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I looked at strollers for weeks and even had another one all picked out. Last second we decided to actually go to the store and put our hands on them. It took all of 2 seconds to go with this stroller. The colors are sooooo much better in person, not muted and dull like in the photo here…perfect for a boy or a girl. I also love the fact that the stroller will lay all the way down for a sleeping baby. It’s very easy to push and easy to assemble (only took 10 min.) It is a little bulky but I expected that with a travel system. Even though it is slightly more expensive…it’s TOTALLY worth every penny.

  463. Mama to Cam on April 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It is very safe and sturdy, it did exactly what it was supposed to do. I’m only going to state the negatives.

    -It will only hold your baby up to 22 pounds or 30 inches. My baby grew fast, so he was out of the seat by 7 months.

    -The material of the seat is not very breathable, prepare for a sweaty baby June-Sept.

    -The seat does not securely fasten into grocery carts.

    I wish that I would have bought a car seat that went up to 30lbs in hind sight. It’s nice to have the big stroller if you buy the set but really I would say save your money and buy a really nice umbrella stroller for when they’re a little older and the car seat carrier stroller for when they’re little.

    It did the job but with the next baby I will not be using this travel system.

  464. brooke on April 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I loved this stroller for many reasons..
    1.It’s taller so its comfortable for both myself and husband with our height.
    2. it is super easy to use and very convieniant.
    but the flaws are.
    1. it’s fabric does not breath, my son is always a swampy lil guy when I get him out, his shirt is always soggy and damp on hotter days.
    2. it only goes up to 22 pounds, and with my son already 20 at five months, it will due us no use any longer.. wish I got more time out of my money
    3..THE WORST… it has the most herendous scent to it if the fabric is washed..I recently washed mine on a normal cycle and it is strange to say , but it smells like onions..It is horrible.. It makes my car reak, his room and him also, if he gets hot in in..I have tried everything from oxy clean to fabreeze to baking soda and absolutely nothing works to get rid of the scent.. DO NOT WASH THIS CARSEAT COVER!!

  465. First time Grandma on April 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Quality construction. Easy to assemble. Colors were nice. Demo on website was very helpful. Instructions were not great, but workable. I bought this for my daughter and the baby isn’t due until May, but it appears to be a quality product. It moves very smoothly and is easy to fold and open. The car seat is easy to snap in. I thought is was very large and took up a lot of room in the trunk of the car.

  466. Dr. Mom on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been very happy with this product to date. The infant carrier is awesome as it carries your child up to 30 pounds. My daughter is 18 months and still fits in it easily so we have been able to hold off on buying another carseat. The only thing I didn’t like about it, was when she was an infant and the carrier was in place, you have the have the seat fully reclined and then can only fit minimal items in the basket. Other than that, if folds easily, the sun shade is adequate, and it has held up nicely. I love the adjustable handle. My final piece of advice (I did not even look into this before buying.) is that if you know you are going to have another child in close proximity, Chicco does not make a double stroller that accommodates the infant carrier. We are going to have our second child and are now faced with the decision of buying a new infant carrier and double stroller, buying the Chicco side-by-side double that does not fit the carrier, or trying to find a double with a universal infant carrier adapter (so far the ones that are available are pretty pricey).

  467. B on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This set is adorable! I tested a bunch in the store & I fell in love with this one plus it was different…everyone I know had Graco. The stroller is nice and good for taller people but the car seat is heavy…you don’t think much of that when testing because there isn’t a baby in there. 1st timer mistake!! And the extra bases are $70 – uh, ridiculous!

  468. Brookelynn's mom on April 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I went with this travel system because I babysat my cousin’s baby who also used this system just in the orange and gray color. I think it is very trendy looking. It is gender neutral too. I always keep that in mind when buying baby products! The car seat snaps easily into the stroller and the car seat base. The handles are adjustable which suits my husband’s height of 6′ 8″. The suspension is good. It takes the bumps well. My baby is very comfy cozy in the system or just in the stroller itself. It folds up so easily and i have no problem getting in and out of the car. It is big and bulky but I don’t care. It’s good quality and it’s safe! I appreciate the cupholders and the little storage compartment near the handle bars. The only complaint from me is that the storage underneath is a little difficult to get a diaper bag in and out of when the seat is completely down with the car seat attached. I get so many compliments on this system. Buy it–you won’t regret it!

  469. gaby rf her on April 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    is a great stoller the color is perfect

  470. Preemie mom on April 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We’d already purchased another travel system when our daughter surprised everyone and came two months early. The neonatal intensive care nurses told us Chicco KeyFit seats are strongly encouraged for preemies because they are rated for babies as little as four pounds. Our daughter was able to come home after just 13 days in the hospital and weighed exactly four pounds. Had we not exchanged the system we purchased before she was born for the Chicco KeyFit, we would not have been able to take her home at that weight. Now, at a year and almost 20 pounds, the seat still serves her perfectly.
    The padding is easily removed for washing, which I’ve done several times.
    The only con I’ve encountered is that when the stroller’s seat is fully reclined, I can’t slide my diaper bag, purse or camera case into the storage basket because the space between the top of the basket and the bottom of the seat is too narrow.

  471. Jesse's mom on April 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Went to the store and loved this system because of the color and the fact that the stroller wasn’t as big and bulky as the other ones. I also liked the fact that the carrier was for babies from 4 pounds and up because I had a preemie and by the time I was able to take him home he was 4 pounds 6 ounces and not five pounds like other carriers require. I also loved the comfortableness the infant insert provides for my baby because I didn’t need to use the baby prop I bought. I just don’t like the fact that my baby sometimes gets very sweaty in the carrier but its not a biggie. The stroller is a good size and feels comfortable with an easy one hand fold.

  472. First Time Mother on April 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We bought this after seeing the top reviews it had as being one of the safest car seats available. Great car seat, durable stroller. There were only two cons — the seat is HEAVY and the stroller’s 5-point harness is very basic nylon straps, not very cushy or comfy.

    All the fabric on this system removes for easy washing.

  473. Samus on April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Excellent system. Stroller offers a very smooth ride. I wasn’t sure about spending so much money on it, but I’m glad I did. Been using it for five months now, and it still works perfectly.

  474. Aliviah's momma on April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been through Graco with my other kids, the Quattro tour, Metrolite, a double, and another midsize Graco stroller. This one blows all of the above out of the water. The first thing I loved after buying this was the easy set up It took under a half hour to set up (best if put together on a carpeted surface). While the basket is hard to get to when the seat is reclined or when the stroller is used as a travel system, name one brand that doesn’t have this problem. I am able to use the basket while in TS mode when I pull the plastic part holding the basket up. I wish this travel system print came with the keyfit 30 instead of a 22, but we can’t have it all! I haven’t noticed that my baby sweats when its hot the material doesn’t seem hot when the temp shoots up. I did notice that my parent tray has a smaller compartment than the model at the store did and doesn’t have a head support like the one at the store did. I dislike it when companies change small parts of their products and not for the better. For what we paid for this travel system I expect a bigger area for a parent console. Great though that its not like the constantly recalled envenflo, Where you don’t get a parent console just two cupholders and a wipes holder silly I know. While it doesn’t attach to a cart, that is a positive because attacthing carseats to a cart isn’t safe. Just because you’ve seen this done hundreds of times doesn’t make it safe. Colors great for a girl or a boy, carseat easiest to install correctly on the market with its built in leveler indicator. Car seat doesn’t damage upholstry although extra bases are costly I only need one for several cars because it takes less than two minutes to install correctly. Carseat doesn’t have loud clicking sounds like other companies do, it does have a click (for safety reasons) but its not as loud. Adjustable handle bar is a plus as well. Wish I bought this a long time ago instead of wasting money on several Graco systems! We’ve had this one for about a year and its great at the airport as it will unfold the seat to the position you had it in when folded up prior. Graco you always have to make sure the seat is up before folding it. For those that complained this was bulky and said that they were going to buy Graco’s Quattro tour instead, this is alot less bulky than that! My baby is 1 and of a healthy height and weight and fits fine in this stroller. The wings don’t seem to bother her and we love taking this to the zoo, Disney and on other family trips. We love this and I am sure more would buy this if it were a tiny bit cheaper. We bought a second one for our baby on the way because our daughter loves riding in this stroller so much. We wish they made a double Cortina stroller that could attatch one or two carseats. That would be awesome.

  475. J's Mommy on May 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller system was perfect. When he was an infant, it was easy to latch his carseat into the stroller. The seat reclined and, when flat, doubled as a changing table many times! The HUGE basket area underneath came in handy too for all of his toys, diapers, food, and all of the other things that you have to take with you every time you leave the house. This stroller and car seat was also chosen one of the safest by our local fire department.

  476. Aaralynn's Mommy on May 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Awesome car seat and stroller. The stroller is a little bulky with the car seat, so I bought the baby trend infant seat stroller to use. But this car seat and stroller have by far the best material, leaps and bounds above the Graco systems. The base is wonderful and easy to use. I feel very secure knowing my daugther is in it and it fits her perfectly and she is a tall baby.

  477. just me on May 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Looks great for a boy or girl. It is very durable, yet not heavy. I am a petite woman and I don’t have any trouble lifting the stroller into my SUV. The stroller handles very well. My only complaint is that the seat tends to get hot. My son sweats when he sleeps, but he is drenched in sweat if he falls asleep in the seat. This is the only seat he has used, so I am not sure if this is really a problem with the seat or if I just have a sweaty baby on my hands.

  478. HAPPIE MOM on May 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this product. I am a first time Mom and had no idea what I should be buying. I am so happy I bought this travel system. It is so easy to use. The stroller is simple to open with only one hand. I would highly recommend this product to anyone

  479. Mary on May 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Excellent stroller I travelled from Venezuela to Australia and its really comfortable, light, easy to close, easy to clean. The baby sleep very well inside. Good basket

  480. Anya on May 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Bought this system brand new a year ago and was very disppointed in it. Very bulky and heavy, takes up too much space in the trank. The storage basket is difficult to reach when seat is reclined. The backrest wings don’t allow my child to spread her shoulders and be completely comfortable. She used the stroller for the first 6 months and would not sit in it anymore. The infant carrier is fine, but she grew out of it too quckly too. The additional bases are costly. Recently we bought used Perego stroller and could not be more happier. It weighs half of what Chicco stroller weighs and you can actually face the baby as you push her. She loves it. My overall suggestion: do not buy it, go with the European/Italian strollers instead.

  481. ADDYS MAMA on May 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    ALL AROUND GREAT CAR SEAT/STROLLER. THE COLORS ARE PERFECT FOR A LIL BOY OR GIRL. EASY TO CLEAN. VERY COMFY FOR YOUR LIL ONE.

  482. Cathy on May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Very useful.

  483. Mom on May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    First let me say that the pros to this system are fantastic. It moves like a dream, good quality, easy to fold and unfold. It also has some other really great features. I feel kinda like it is the minivan of strollers, geared toward making mom’s life easier.

    Unfortunatly the cons far outweight the pros.

    1. Your baby will feel like he is in a sweat box on a hot day.

    2. The seat only goes to 22 lbs. Believe me, that will not get you very far with this seat.

    3. The fabric smells after a washing and the smell does not go away. I read that in a few other reviews on here and it’s nice to know I’m not crazy!

    4. The basket is USELESS when the seat is reclined. I need the basket!

    5. This is the worst part. The seat will not afix to any shopping basket so placing him up on the shopping cart seat is a no go. Also, the carrier is so wide that it won’t even fit in a walmart shopping cart. Also, it won’t fit in any booth at a resturant so plan on dining only in places that offer a sling. Also, the seat is SO heavy. My son was born at over 10 lbs. and I think I just might be able to enter body buliding contests after carrying him in this heavy carrier. And I mean HEAVY!

  484. Johnny's mom on May 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Car seat and stroller great. Really happy with both overall. Easy to snug baby up in harness in the carrier. Sturdy construction. Snaps securely into stroller.
    Wish the straps in the stroller tightened as easily in the stroller.
    Would buy it again and definitely would recommend to a friend.

  485. Lilli Bug's Mumma on May 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We loooooooove this system. The car seat base has different settings so it can fit into different car types, and very easy to use. The car seat itself is very easy to use, although a bit heavy. The stroller is great, move so easily, and so many different settings that it makes it easy for anyone. I love how it has a 5 point harness right in the stroller itself, so that you dont need the car seat as well for a little baby. It folds up sooo easily, you could do it with one hand!! The ONLY complaints that I have is that the sunshade on the car seat is a bit small, I wish it were a tiny bit longer and the basket on the bottom is too small to hold my diaper bag 🙁

  486. Cate's Mom on May 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We use this stroller for our daughter who always seems to enjoy it. We use it for longer walks and trips to the zoo. The basket underneath is not huge but it fits our giant diaper bag and a cooler of my daughter’s food/milk. I LOVE the adjustable handle and I know that is something that not all comparable stroller brands offer. Also the snack tray unhooks from either side and has a removable tray you can put in the dishwasher. We also really like the infant seat. It is stylish, definitely usable for a boy or a girl and was very easy to install in our SUV. My daughter always seemed comfortable in it.

  487. AidensMomma on May 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love my travel system. I have tried out the others and find that the Chicco’s are so much easier to use. I dont understand the bulk that everyone is talking about. You should try to fold down a Graco stroller then tell me its bulky. My son was very large(10 Ibs) and we still used it for a while. Untill 8 or 9 months. It is the best thats out there for sure!

  488. Mama Dean on May 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the strap adjustment. You just press the button and you can get the little one in and out with out much trouble. Then just pull the strap in the front to tighten him up good! I love it, love it, love it! It is a little heavy (for me anyways), but I think all carsets are! Plus my baby was 9.8 lbs when born!

  489. Fashion Mommy on May 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have gotten a good year out of the stroller and it works great. No complaints. The car seat was very convenient. I would not do with out this convenience. It worked well for us because I can easily store the stroller in the back of my ford focus wagon. It may be a problem is you don’t have a large storage area in your car. We plan on picking up small stroller at a garage sale so we don’t have to lug around this bulky one all the time. Great for walks to the park. Now that the weather is warm we do use this stroller almost every day. Worth the money.

  490. n/a on May 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We love this TS. It is lightweight, compacts pretty well, rolls great and is good quality.

    I am not sure why many companies insist on annoying colors and designs – I guess I am a minimalist. I love the Chicco’s solid colors on this unit. Note: BRU does not necessarily have all the colors that are available.

    We also have a Chicco play yard and love that as well!

  491. BrittanyAnn on May 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is great…the stroller is awesome.very easy to control and steer.Also easy to open and close. the car seat does get heavy, but I think they all do. I love it. it looks better in person.

  492. lzybeanie on May 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    There are so many reasons I love this travel system they may not all fit in this review! Let’s start with the infant car seat – yes it’s a bit heavier than Graco’s, but when your child weighs 15 lbs. one or two lbs. is not going to make a difference. My child is very secure in her seat and I feel like she’s really snug in there. I love the strap release on the front of the carrier that lets you loosen and tighten each time. I don’t have any sweating issues unless it’s REALLY hot out (we had her at the park on a 90 degree day…yeah, she was sweaty). Installation of the base was a total breeze – even the car seat inspector said she loves the Chicco seats because they’re so easy to install! I was not concerned about it not fitting on shopping carts. Yes, I realize this is convenient, but it wasn’t a deciding factor when we were researching, especially since ‘technically’ you’re not supposed to put them up there anyway (yeah, I’ve done it…they do fit on Target’s carts!) 🙂 The stroller is outstanding too! So lightweight and easy to maneuver! My only complaint is that the basket is small and does not fold down so you can access it when the seat is fully reclined (which it needs to be for the infant carrier to latch in). So it makes it tough to actually use the basket until your child can sit up in the seat. I have an SUV so storing it in my trunk isn’t an issue, but I don’t think it takes up that much more space than any other stroller. I like the adjustable handle, the parent tray and the two cup holders and tray on the child’s seat is convenient too! Overall a great, well-engineered travel system. It’s a little pricier than other travel systems, but the infant seat alone is well worth the extra $$!

  493. The Researcher on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I spent a lot of time looking into the best infant car seats and strollers out there, using both consumer reports, and reading parent review after parent review. This is by far the best available! I can’t say enough good things about it! I love the size, ease, and safety of both the stroller and car seat. Everyone I’ve recommened it to love it, as well.

    My daughter outgrew the carseat around 11 months, but we still use the stroller all the time.

    You will not be disappointed in his purchase. I just wish it’d come out in red last year!

  494. New Mom on May 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have this travel system and it is absolutely excellent. It is light weight and glides smoothly. It is pretty compact as well. My 5 month old son is a week or two away from growing out of the infant seat but we got great use out of it. I totally recommend this travel system to any mom. Oh, yes and it is very stylish as well.

  495. AB on May 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the grey/green color scheme. The stroller is light-weight enough to pull one-handed out of the trunk of my 2008 Civic (it fits nicely in the trunk, btw). Adjustable handle is great for me (5’2″) and hubby (6’2″). The car seat comes with the infant head and body support cushions which are super-comfy for baby.

    The car seat is a bit heavier than others, but the extra 1-2# isn’t really that much. And the overall travel system is pricey, but I think it’s worth it to spend an extra $50 on something that you’ll use every day and be happy with.

  496. Logan's mom on May 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been reading tons of comments about various products so I feel compelled to weigh in on the Chicco Discovery. I was very happy with the car seat from the beginning. I have two extra bases, one for Dad and one for Grandma. At that point I would have given it 5 stars. However, since we had moved to the stroller only I am not happy. There are these wing things on the sides of his shoulders. I don’t think he will fit in there much longer. He currently weighs 19 pounds and he is NOT fat. The other thing is that the seat doesn’t sit up all the way. My baby is getting an incredible ab workout trying to sit up to see what is going on. I have a friend who has the same system and she agrees.

  497. Kate on May 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    At first we LOVED this travel system. It’s easy to install, durable, easy to clean, and seems to be comfy for our little girl. I read lots of great reviews of people with this system from all babies and now that our daughter is a little older she is using the stroller without the car seat. When we do this however be advised that the seat does not sit straight up. She is always slouching back and I need to out a blanket behind her to get her to sit up straight.

  498. New Mommy on May 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system! We have two car bases. One for my car and one for my husband’s. My only complaint is that the basket is a pain in the neck to access when the car seat is in the stroller. If I put the diaper bag in the basket, I have to remove the car seat and put the back of the main seat up to get it out.

  499. New Mom on May 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We picked this system based on consumer reports and we love it. It is a little heavy but it is so easy to use. My son was very little when born but it fit him great. It is also very easy to adjust. My only complaint is that it does not fit on shopping carts (which I know you are not supposed to do) but it is hard to run errands with him becuase of this. I would definitely recommend this!!!!

  500. Mom to Baby Chase on May 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Overall great system. I agree with other reviews that the canopy on the infant seat is too small. I used the base in my car and installed it using the latch system–super easy to install and uninstall. We use the seat in my husband’s truck without the base and it installs in only a minute using the seat belt. The head support works great, I didn’t have to buy one to put in the seat. The stroller was easy to put together — no tools needed. I put it together by myself at 9 months pregnant. It took about 45 minutes. Smooth ride; love the adjustable handle; one-handed open/close feature is wonderful. One drawback that I agree with others on is the inconvenience of accessing the basket when the seat is fully reclined (needed for use with the infant seat). I would recommend this to friends.

  501. Zoie's Mom on May 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My daughter is 4 months and I have been using this travel system since birth. I have never had any issues with it.

  502. rnjenn99 on May 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am impressed with the Chicco brand. I have made two plane trips with this travel system and the airlines did not destroy it. The material is nice and stylish. I gave it 4 stars because it is a little bulky but it serves its purpose. I am going to buy the highchair next.

  503. Military Mom on May 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research while I was pregnant and determined that this Chicco Travel system was the way to go. We’ve been using the car seat and stroller for 9 months now and I feel that I can make an educated review of it. I have no complaints as far as safety, though we haven’t been in a crash, thank the Lord. The base is very easy to install and I appreciate it’s smaller size compared to other brands. I don’t know if this would be true for most brands, but it is a tight fit in a compact car. In our Ford Focus the car seat would only fit in the middle if I was to be driving the car, or sitting in the passenger side, as there wasn’t enough room for both my long legs and the car seat on one side of the car. As this is our first child that wasn’t much of a problem, but with another one it will be. We also have a Toyota Matrix, which it fits a bit better in, but not by much. Also, I knew about the car seat not being able to fit into the seat of a shopping cart when I bought it, but underestimated how much of a convenience that would end up being. Most of our grocery shopping since our daughters birth has been with one of us pushing the travel system and the other pushing a grocery cart. Major shopping by myself has been pretty limited except for recently, now that she can sit independently in the seat of the cart. The other MAJOR problem I have with the car seat is the fabric of the cover. It’s pretty water/stain resistant which is nice, but makes for a very hot car seat. It’s not breathable at all and my daughter over heats quickly, making trips pretty uncomfortable. Being a military wife, we’ve already moved with this car seat and after the 16+ hour trip, my poor girl came out of that seat smelling like a sweat sock, even with frequent breaks for feedings and diaper changes.
    As far as the stroller goes, I like it a lot. Its a smooth ride, and very convenient to use with the car seat. The basket underneath is pretty impossible to get to when the seat is put down to accommodate the car seat, but it’s roomy and when the seat is up it is a big help. Kinda bulky, mostly used to walked around the neighborhood or short trips when I don’t want pull her out of her car seat. My biggest concern is the shoulder space. It’s fine for her now, but we used my 3 year old nephew in it for a small trip and we found it too narrow for his shoulders, and he had to ride either angled with one shoulder coming out past the wing, or with both shoulders hunched in, neither position being very comfortable.

    In any case, I’m happy with the car seat for the most part, I feel that she is safe, but my biggest advice is don’t underestimate what you think is just small stuff like ability to go in a shopping cart seat or what fabric it’s made out of, because they ended up making a big difference for us. Enough so that if I were to buy another infant car seat, it wouldn’t be this one.

  504. Nolan's mom on May 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I would absolutely reccomend this stroller and car seat system. The quality and durability is remarkable. The stroller rides very smooth, and in my expereince, the most important of all, is the ease to open the stroller. It is the convenient and easiest one that I have tested and used.

  505. Aubrey's Mom on May 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I did a LOT of research before picking a stroller. We shopped and test drove many many models and finally landed on this one. Overall, we are very happy with our decision. It drives very well and is very easy to use. It folds quickly, easily, and fits in my Ford Focus’ trunk well. We love the adjustable handle height, too. The only thing that I would change is the weight of the carrier. I have to climb a flight of stairs every time we come home and this 8 pound carrier plus an 8 pound infant gets really heavy, really fast. I have to use the stroller wherever we go, as it’s just too heavy to just keep the carrier.

  506. bayley's mother on May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The car seat and stroller is defenitly nice but for the price that we paid for it you would think it would be durable and last. My child has only had the car seat 30 days (and no doesnt even get in it everyday) and it ripped right up the seam! we do not throw it around or anything! I was very disappointed in it due to the fact that it was #1 recommended!

  507. New Mom on May 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have no complaints about the stroller/carseat. The base was really easy to install and the carseat clicks in with ease. The stroller is very lightweight and folds & unfolds easily.

  508. Ollie's mom on May 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love this stroller system. Thw car seat is so easy to install in the car. I’ve used other car seats with the latch tether system and they are a pain. This one is so simple to use you can’t get it wrong. The stroller also wheels very nice. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

  509. Kat on May 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My wife and I purchased these two items for our daughter and son-in-law. Their baby will be born in August, 2009.
    These items are what they wanted, so I will let you know how they like them when they are opened.

  510. Expecting Dad on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Finally a stroller with gender neutral colors! So far it looks like it will do the trick!

  511. Jordan's Mommy on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this system! It not only looks great, yet is rated the #1 infant car seat in America! The latch system ensures the base is properly installed. Getting the car seat in and out of the car is a breeze. The stroller is easy to push as well. Only con is the travel is heavy and takes up a lot of truck space, yet what travel system doesn’t.

  512. Wilson's Mom on June 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have used this travel system since our son was born, and recently took it on a month-long vacation in Europe to visit family. I can honestly say it held up very well to being tossed around on 6 different airplane cargo systems, being pushed around cobblestone streets as well as fitting easily in the back of an already over-filled Van. It is light enough to lift and unfold with one hand when needed, and the car seat felt very secure even without its base in a rental car. We followed the instructions printed on the seat for strapping it in using just the shoulder or lap belts and it was very stable. I kept thinking we would have to replace it when we got home from all the abuse it took during travel but it came though great. Even though my son is just about to outgrow the 30 inch limit on the carseat I expect to use the stroller for a long time.

  513. Tajh...Love it on June 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Wow…I’ve been reading some of the comments on this item and i will have 2 say that im disappointed. I noticed that all of the women who said the stroller itself is horrible because it doesnt sit straight up. Well im a nurse studying Anatomy and Physiology(body) and a Baby/Infant is not suppose to sit straight up their back bone and spinal cord isnt fully developed and so it puts a strain on the mid-section. Duh * common sense people

  514. Kate on June 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I must say when I first received this travel system I was very happy, I loved the car seat the stroller on the other hand became a problem after awhile. For some reason the the wheels in the front did not turn anymore and it became I workout just to stroll my daughter around the mall. I contacted Chicco a few times and never received a response. If I could just fix the steering problem I would still be very happy.

  515. Diana ~ Jaxson's Mommy on June 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely LOVE this stroller!! It is such a smooth ride! The car seat however, that could be better. My husband & I didn’t realize when we bought this system that the car seat doesn’t have a cut out in the bottom for it to sit in the top of shopping carts! The lap belt loops are hidden under the car seat cover too, making it really difficult to install it into a vehicle without a base! Overall, I am pleased with my system, but I would change those 2 things if I could! 🙂

  516. picky parents on June 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    well worth the purchase. my daughter came early and she fit perfectly in it! her nurses in the nicu all loved how well she fit and how easy it is to use.

  517. Shannon on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller, it has the best suspension of any stroller I have found! The car seat is really nice and very easy to use once you get used to all of the features.

  518. Miami Mom on June 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absoluetly love my stroller. Its easy to manuver, light weight and big but not bulky. Also, love the fact that it reclines completly flat. I lay my infant in there when she is asleep and she loves it. Its like having a traveling little crib.

  519. first-time mom on June 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a very nice stroller/carseat but I have come across some obstacles. I am a first time mom so really it is completely my fault for not looking into this before I bought the set.* The stroller only fits into our blazer and doesn’t fit into the trunk of my car.*The carseat does not snap into shopping carts. […]carts are the worst! It will sit in […] carts though. One way to overcome the carts that it doesn’t fit into is to place the carseat sideways in the main part of the shopping cart.

  520. Evan's Mom on June 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this travel system. I think the stroller is very easy to open, use, and fold up. For its size, I think the stroller is a good weight (not too heavy). My only con: When I have the car seat in the stroller, I can’t seem to fit anything in the storage basket underneath.

  521. Angela on June 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the appearance of this stroller but my favorite part is how well it handles. The adjustable handle is another plus. I like how the seat reclines completely back and is handy for naps on the go.

    My baby is still in the carseat at 10 months and his doctor predicts he can stay in it until he is one year. In addition, my preemie came home from the hospital at 4+ pounds and this carseat worked for him.

    My only complaints would be that the carseat is rather heavy, and it is warm! (Fine here for MN winters, but summer is another story…) I would also like for the stroller to have a larger storage basket. Nonetheless– I would purchase this system again without a second thought!

  522. abbybradymom on June 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My little boy loves the car seat. He immediately falls asleep as soon as he goes in it so I am assuming its REALLY comfortable for newborns and infants!!! Smooth rolling wheels, very easy to push and turn. I really like it! As a mom my only issues with it are the carseat itself is really heavy before baby is in it and the basket on the stroller is too small. Overall I would recommend and I like mine alot!!

  523. gabesmommy on June 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE this system!!! I have never had a problem and it was worth every penny! I love that it is so easy to take child from car to stroller with a click and the stroller is so easy to drive. My little guy uses the stroller alone now when we go for walks. I love that the foot pad folds up so he doesn’t slide down. I also love that if I am out and about on a walk the seat lays all the way down and my little guy can sleep. I tell my friends who do not have children to invest in this system when they need one!

  524. Mom of two on June 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am not happy with this purchase. The stroller seemed nice and comfy at first. But now that we’ve had it for 6mo I have a few major concerns.
    Most importantly it has a very uncomfortable sleeping position. The back of the seat goes too deep down and causes my daughter’s head to fall below her body level. When I put the back of the seat up one level the baby slips down.
    Another inconvenience is the footrest. It only has two positions – up or down, so the feet are either uncomfortably bent inside, on top of the tray or all the way down, which makes her slip even further when asleep.
    My son used to sleep for hours outside in his Graco stroller (unfortunately now a discontinued model) unlike my daughter who never seems comfortable to sleep in hers.
    Then the straps. They do adjust, but it’s always a struggle to find where to pull as all adjust in a different way.
    I also don’t like the canopy of the stroller. It has a little window allowing you to see the baby, but the sun also shines right through bothering the baby. It actually protects little against the sun or the wind.
    I am very disappointed with all this, especially considering the $$ spent.

  525. D - mom of Kai on June 14th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I found the instructions to be very user-friendly. The infant seat held my son until he was 1 year old very comfortably, and the stroller is SO easy to use and manuever. I would not use this stroller to travel on airplanes, but that is only because I like to gate check, and this is a little bulky for that purpose. Otherwise, my son loves his stroller and I love using it. I especially like the ability to adjust the seat back for when he sleeps. Now that my son is older and wants to move around more, I do not use the stroller as much, but it greatly served its purpose for me and I will be saving the set for my next child. Like I said, I love it!

  526. mother of 1 on June 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The car seat is amazing. I love how sturdy the whole set is. It is definitely a Luxury stroller. For walks around the lake or through the mall it is nice. I don’t like how the harness feels loose on the stroller, not a good stroller for rainy areas, very heavy, hard to get in and out of trunk, just in general the biggest of all bulky strollers. IT IS TOO HOT FOR SUMMER! My son sweats like crazy in both the car seat and stroller. I like the cup holders, how it reclines all the way back, how the sun visor adjusts, how the push handle adjusts for taller people, easy to fold with 1 hand, it is easy to steer, and it rides smooth. We don’t use it as much as we’d like. I need something I can easily get in and out of the car for fast run-ins to stores. I am getting an expensive umbrella stroller instead. The car seat is all around amazing though.

  527. FL Mommy on June 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I chose this travel system because of the high rating on the infant car seat. That was the most important aspect for me.

    The car seat is easy to install and easy to get in and out of the car. The stroller is very light weight and “drives” very well. I was impressed with how easy it is to steer. My son seems to love riding in it. He seems very secure and comfy. He was three weeks premature and still fit in it properly.

    The only negative thing is that the basket on the stoller is nearly impossible to use while using the infant seat with it since the seat of the stroller must be completely flat. I solved the problem by purchsing some hooks for the handle of the stroller that allow you to hang bags from them. I shove shopping bags that I won’t need to access in the basket when I’m out and hang the diaper bag from the hooks.

    Overall, I love it!

  528. KennedysMama on June 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like this stroller a lot. It is easy to open, light enough for me to lift into the trunk, the ride is smooth for my daughter, it provides me with enough storage space for 2 drinks, my sunglasses, purse, and cell phone. My diaper bag easily drapes over the handle.

    There are a few cons for this item, however. Most importantly, it does not adapt to sit in the front part of the shopping cart. During shopping trips, I have to put the car seat in the rear part of the cart. Second, the sun shade visor on the infant seat does not provide much protection from the sun. I usually have to use the handle and try to balance it in a position that adds a few inches of shade to the visor.

    Also, on the infant seat, the strap protectors are not removable. I didn’t realize this would be a problem until my daughter started teething (and drooling)…I am going to have to cut the strap protectors off and buy replaceable ones.

    The stroller, all in all, is a good stroller. I just wish they could change a few small details to perfect it!

  529. SJamison on June 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    For the most part, I love this system. My daughter is 4 months old and we’ve run into a few problems. First, the stroller is so large that it takes up the entire trunk of our Civic and was quite difficult to travel with. Second, one of the safety clips in the stroller broke last week. The Chicco website instructed us to take a picture of the snapped clip and they will replace it. Hopefully that is the case. The last problem is that my daughter developed a rash on the back of her head, calves, and elbows as soon as the weather turned warm. I purchased a cover for the seat and it has since cleared up.

    My favorite things about the system are that the stroller is very easy to control and rides easily and the base is SUPER easy to install and remove.

  530. new mom on June 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love the colors and easy to put together.

  531. New Mom on June 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the color & how light and easy it is to move around and the one handed opening and closing of the stroller is very nice. The pictures are exactly how it looks. I was happy to know that this car seat was top rated for the safest car seat out there.

  532. WA Mom on June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great system! Easy to assemble, easy to get in and out of car with one hand, folds easily too. For the people who complain that it doesn’t fit in grocery carts: it’s NOT supposed to! You’re not supposed to put car seats in the upper part because of the danger of it falling with your baby in it! Try wearing a sling or baby carrier instead if you need cart room.

  533. Dina on June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we viewed the product at the store but bought it online it by far beat all the other strollers in quality, durability, and strength or so it seemed. Even though there were other ones that were “way cuter” they seemed like they would brake after putting the baby in. we can’t wait to use it! 10 more days till baby #1 is due!

  534. Jess is always a mess on June 21st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Yes I am always a mess; on the run work,cook, clean, shop, but this combo made it through all of the chaos so that’s an A+ from me. It made my life less stressfull with a happy comfortable baby boy. Stroller is easy to carry to and from and carseat with 3 stages of adjustable straps really came in use. Could definitely use for future children. Easy to keep clean.

  535. Leesa80 on June 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I do love the smooth ride of the stoller. Very light and folds and pops out with ease. The car seat is great and actually not that heavy either. The only down fall I have notice is that the area underneath for storage of the diaper bag is kinda tight. I can only take our tiny bag with to the mall. Other than that, great!

  536. Carol grandma to be on June 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Baby has not been born. It is my grandson that is due, next month. I was happy with the speed we received the travel system. The box was torn, but stroller and carrier ok.

  537. First time mom on June 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The infant insert is extremely helpful and comfortable for a newborn. I was able to use the head rest insert until my little girl was almost 3 months old. Easy to insert into base. The stroller easily collapses. My daugter is comfortable in the seat. She does get sweaty in it when it’s very hot outside. Absolutely love the green and gray color combo.

  538. Teenage Mommy to be on June 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I so can not wait to put my baby in this travel system! I am due August 09 and very excited!

  539. Hunter's Mommy on June 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely my the Chicco travel system. The seat is very easy to get in and out of the stroller and it snaps in place so you know it is in correctly. The stroller is easy to push and maneuver and collapses easily. I was initially attracted to it for the great reviews that it received on Consumer Reports and from the satisfaction of my friends who have this travel system. My son was a preemie and had to pass the “car seat test” in the hospital before coming home and the nurses in the nursery commented on how nice of a seat it was. The only half-way negative thing I can think of to write is that the basket is a little hard to get stuff in to while the stroller is totally reclined (when the carseat is snapped in).

  540. Nolan's mommy on June 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    When we first starting using this travel system, I really liked it. It was convenient with the car seat that snapped right in. Now, my baby was 10 lbs when he was born, and now that he’s 9 months, he’s a big guy…so when I tried to use the stroller, it is not comfortable for him. It has these things up near the shoulders that do not move and he does not fit into the stroller without leaning forward. He cannot rest his back against the back of the stroller. I wish I wouldn’t have purchased this product.

  541. First Time Mom on June 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This travel system is very easy to set up/use. The car seat drops in and clicks into the base easily. The stroller can be open and closed one-handed. It is very lightweight and is easy to manuver. The only complaint I have (if I have to pick one) is that the storage compartment on the bottom of the stroller is difficult to use when the seat is laid all the way back, which is necessary when using it with the carseat.

  542. Steph Mom on June 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love the travel system I got it as a gift from my baby shower. The infant car seat and the base is great and easy to use. The stroller however is not so good. I find by son is uncomfortable. I got a Joovy Groove umbrella stoller and I like it more.

  543. full-timer on June 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this product for it’s ease of use, but I agree with other reviews that it makes baby hot. I noticed this first-hand, but that was after leaving baby in a long 45-minute car ride during the summer. I noticed that if we leave her in it too long, she does seem uncomfortable, but she seems comfortable in it otherwise. So, don’t leave your child in the carseat too long! As for the stroller, since it’s made out of the same fabric as the carseat, it really sucks because I’m anticipating that she’s going to be really hot in that too. I wish Chicco would have found a better material. If you live in the south where the summers are hot as hell, don’t buy it. I kinda wish I hadn’t. But, it is easy to use, light-weight…so I guess that makes up for it.

  544. happy new mom on July 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller/car seat combo. The car seat is easy to snap in and out of the car, as well as the stroller. The stroller is easy to open and close. We’ve gone on numerous walks with the car seat snapped into the stroller, and my daughter loves it. It’s easy to maneuver – not too heavy, hard to turn, etc. The newborn inserts in the car seat worked great when she was little. Everything is machine washable; we’ve washed the belt pads and newborn inserts without any trouble. The car seat has three belt positions to adjust as baby grows.

    The storage area at the bottom of the stroller is a bit small when the stroller is completely horizontal (when the car seat is snapped in); you can make it work, though, by opening the latch on the bottom and extending it, shoving your stuff in there, and latching it closed again.

    This stroller and car seat are a bit on the heavy side, but I believe most of these travel systems are heavy. You get used to it. I can still carry my daughter around in the car seat (using it as a carrier), and she’s over 17 lbs.

    The car seat is only rated up to 22 lbs, so I know my daughter will outgrow it before she’s a year old (she’s 5 months old and 17+ lbs, as mentioned above). They do make a car seat that snaps into this stroller that goes up to 30 lbs – it would be nice if the travel system came with the 30 lb car seat. Of course, you have to switch to a front-facing seat eventually, but we’ll have to buy a car seat that can face front AND back that will hold her once she’s past 22 lbs (since she’ll be under a year old and won’t be ready to face front yet), which may limit our options.

    Overall, this is a great travel system and was well worth the investment. It has high marks and is rated very high for safety. Everyone has this, too – every time we go out, we are surrounded by these! I counted at least 5 of them on a recent trip to an outdoor mall. I definitely recommend this. We will use this for all of our children.

  545. Barons Mom on July 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller, Easy fold up and unfold, Light, Love the adjustable handle, GREAT FOR TALL PEOPLE.
    This stroller has been wonderful. Adjustable handle is HUGE Plus for me at 5’10”. Car seat is very comfy. Only con is that I don’t like that the protectors are not removable that go around the straps. Also, car seat does not snap on grocery carts, bottom of seat is built different. But that is not safe anyway so not a big deal for me.

  546. New Dad on July 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller and car seat, it’s so convenient to be able to lift my son in and out of the car. The stroller is great, lots of storage space and easy to maneuver even with one hand. Cons are that it’s quite big, we have a pontiac vibe and if the stroller is in the trunk there isn’t much room for others. We also have a saturn vue and it fits well in there even with luggage. We ran into a problem with a squeaky wheel after about 2 months of use, but a little WD40 took care of it right away.

  547. FIRST X MOM on July 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    THIS IS THE BEST 1.

  548. Fritz's Mom on July 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am