Best Baby Travel Systems

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By the time they can sit up unassisted, you can use the stroller alone, all the way up until she’s saying, “Mom, my feet are dragging in this thing.” Okay, so maybe not that long…

Some things to consider

If you’re flying, strollers will have to be checked. It’s usually free to check any child restraint or stroller, so that’s a plus. What you’ll want to look for are sturdy travel systems that can withstand the rough handling of the baggage handlers.

If you’ll be using your car seat on the plane, make sure it’s FAA approved and that you know how to install it correctly. You can only use rear-facing or high backed booster seats on an airplane – no backless boosters.

Though children under the age of 2 are free to fly when held on your lap, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using an FAA-approved car seat instead. Keep in mind, you will have to pay for an extra ticket since you’ll need an extra seat.

However, some airlines such as Southwest, offer “infant fares” that are a lot cheaper than an adult seat. You will need to bring proof of the child’s age  (like a birth certificate) with you regardless how she rides.

Ready to shop for the best travel system for your baby?

Here are some worth considering:

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect

This travel system from Graco features the Snug Ride Click Connect 35 infant car seat. It’s made for infants 4-35 pounds and up to 32 inches. The quick one-handed fold on the stroller is a lifesaver if your arms are full of baby or bags. For the joggers, this one has air-filled tires with good suspension for gliding over sidewalks and side streets and a lockable front wheel for more stability.

 

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