The Sit N Stand is great for people who have children of different ages, but it can work for twins as well. It’s compatible with Baby Trend Flex Loc infant car seats and several other brands. The stroller weighs approximately 32.5 pounds. Dimensions are 49″ L X 21.5″ W X 43″ H. It comes in 4 color options: carbon, elixir, millenium, and stormy. Maximum weight should not exceed 40 pounds per child. The rear standing platform is for children over 2.5 years old and below 40 inches high.
Though we’ve never used the IMMI Go portable car seat, we think there are enough downsides that it’s not worth bothering with for most people. As mentioned above, it can only be used in cars that have a top tether. While top tethers have long been standard in North America and will be in Europe soon, they’re definitely not everywhere. Even when it’s folded, it still takes a decent amount of room. Finally, $200 price tag is also tough to swallow given its limited use.

3. We had the Graco 4 ever seat for my (now 3 ) son but ended up switching it our cause HOLY MOLY that seat is heavy and just toooo big - it took over the whole back seat - i mean it was just too much of a seat. Even ascetically - its just too much. I hated it moving it between cars, with the arm rests and cup holders it was a beast to clean. So I wanted to avoid that as well.
That’s great to hear as we have just got our bubblebum. It’s ridiculous what car rental companies charge. We took that option on our US road trip as we didn’t have time to try to buy them (and there was no way I was travelling with two car seats from Australia – our kids were too young for bubblebum like options then and they are not allowed in Australia anyway) and it still annoys me that we paid $200 for seats that were not that great.
This car seat is so beautiful and I get nothing but compliments about what a nice car seat it is. First, lets deal with the safety aspect. This car seat is rated highly in all the reviews I have read. It is very very sturdy in comparison to other car seats that I have dealt with. I LOVE the chicco bubble system to ensure the seat is installed properly and the super cinch technology. The belt is able to be adjusted to accommodate bigger kids and smaller kids. Its got a depth to it that I haven't seen in other seat and it makes me feel like my little one is really protected. So simple to use and understand. The comfort and design of this car seat is beautiful. I have gone into stores and compared it to other car seats and this one is the most comfortable by far!! The recline technology means that it has nine reclining position and as long as that position fits inside the bubble area you're good to go. I've always loved chicco's product for their high weight and height limits and this seat will comfortable rear face for a very long time. These seats have been around for quite some time and are still at the top of many lists.
Renting used to seem like the best way to go until I found myself at a San Diego rental car agency sorting through a stack of filthy carseats, many of which were missing critical parts. Since then, I’ve inspected the seats at many agencies and airports, and found that although they’re sometimes clean and in good condition, there’s no way to know if you’ll find a safe, clean seat that’s the right size for your child. Car seats are important safety equipment, and it’s no fun being stranded at the airport without one, so I recommend that parents avoid renting a seat. If you have no other alternatives, check out my tips for inspecting a rental car seat here.
What we found is that picking a stroller is a lot like buying a new car—it's a confusing mess. There are hundreds of models, prices range from $20 to $1,200, and it's tough to tell which features really matter. As a new parent myself, I've lived through this personally; I know how much it stinks to be stuck with a bad stroller, and what a breath of fresh air it is to finally get a great one.
Where the City Select LUX truly comes into its own, though, is when you add a second seat. We've used this with our two kids as a double stroller and it's mostly worked flawlessly. Though adding the second seat kid gets expensive, you only need that if you need two full-size seats at the same time. If you've got one older kid and one newborn, you can just use the main seat on the lower section and use adapters to connect an infant car seat.
Therefore, you will need to decide how you would like to use your airplane car seat. A convertible car seat on airplane can be an easy option, allowing for use both rear and forward facing. This means that the seat can be used by newborns when facing the rear, creating a safe enclosure, and as your child grows can be swapped around to be forward facing. Certainly one of the more challenging aspect of using a car seat for travel on airplane is installing it, with restricted space and only one belt.
Custom combos. Sometimes a custom combo is the way to go, especially if you already have a car seat you love but need a stroller to go with it. Many brands like Graco and Britax have strollers that are compatible with several of their seats. Or you can often purchase a car seat adapter so your car seat will fit on a wide variety of strollers. Example: the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller can be used with a LOT of different car seats if you buy a specific car seat adapter.
If you’re traveling either by road or air with your baby keeping your hands free and your luggage to the minimum is essential. The Travel Maxi Cosi frame folds up flat fitting in the smallest trunk or airplane overhead bin with ease. The zippered parent tray keeps important items safe and secure while you get going and the large flat storage basket provides another spot to store items you’ll need during the journey. The parent cup holder will be appreciated during a long day of delays whilst the lightweight frame at less than 15 pounds is easy to carry on and off flights. It fits Maxi-Cosi Mico and Prezi infant car seats to quickly become a complete travel system.
The Baby Trend Expedition is an inexpensive jogger that is easy to push and turn with pneumatic rubber tires and a locking swivel front wheel. This budget-friendly product is good on uneven terrain, has under seat storage, and the three-wheel design that is easy to turn in tight spaces. With a list price of $150, this jogger is less than half the price of most joggers, proving you can have a nice moving product, that is easy to push, without the sticker shock. This helped the Expedition win a Best Value award in our Jogging Review.

Why do we love this Graco stroller? For starters, it comes with three wheels which make maneuverability much easier. It even has multiple recline adjusts to make older kids a lot comfortable during strolls plus the large storage basket with extendable rear pouch makes journeys, long or short, for parents. The stroller also comes with parent and child trays each with cup holders. Additionally, the 3- or 5-point harness (can convert to 3-point harness for older kids for added movement) is a great safety feature. Of course, the car seat also comes with the standard energy absorbing foam. Don’t worry because it is very safe even for newborns to use.
In just a few short months, your baby will be sitting up on her own and ready to ride in her stroller without the car seat. Since the usual stroller should last until your child is 50 or more pounds, you’ll want one with good suspension and easy maneuverability. A sleeping 3-year-old can often feel like they weigh a ton, so you want something you can push around easily without breaking your back and waking her up. The stroller should also be easy for your toddler to climb in and out of without having to be picked up.
That’s great to hear as we have just got our bubblebum. It’s ridiculous what car rental companies charge. We took that option on our US road trip as we didn’t have time to try to buy them (and there was no way I was travelling with two car seats from Australia – our kids were too young for bubblebum like options then and they are not allowed in Australia anyway) and it still annoys me that we paid $200 for seats that were not that great.
It should be noted, however, that this travel system is not meant for jogging. But, it does come with pneumatic tires so it can take on rough terrains quite easily. Plus, the three wheel stroller provides outstanding ease of maneuverability compared to conventional travel system strollers. Parents do not have to worry so much about going downhill because it comes with easy to operate footbrakes on the rear tires. 

While it seems like most strollers are basically the same, there are a lot of little things that can drastically improve your day-to-day life. A bad stroller will be heavy, tough to fold, won't hold enough stuff, and it'll have wheels that get caught on everything. Having dealt with one of these for over six months with my daughter, I was committed to finding something better.
The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System features the Evenflo SafeMax infant car seat, which scored 9.6 in our infant seat ratings. This one is unique in that it’s available with several accessory options for a customizable package. Car seat dimensions are 29” L x 17.5” W x 24” H. Assembled stroller dimensions are 25.5” L x 34” W x 47” H. The car seat carries babies from 4 - 35 pounds, while the stroller’s maximum weight is 50 pounds.

We haven’t tried this seat (though friends have), but we’ve heard that it can be a good choice for travel with older infants and toddlers. It’s almost as affordable as the Cosco seat above, with some versions priced under $75. It offers more room forward-facing and a higher weight limit, but isn’t as ideally suited for younger travelers. It weighs a moderate 15lbs, but probably wouldn’t be my top choice as a car seat to install in unfamiliar rental cars. Even so, it’s probably the best lightweight car seat for travel if you want just one travel car seat to last for many years. Check the latest prices here– you can also look for this clone that is sometimes cheaper.

In just a few short months, your baby will be sitting up on her own and ready to ride in her stroller without the car seat. Since the usual stroller should last until your child is 50 or more pounds, you’ll want one with good suspension and easy maneuverability. A sleeping 3-year-old can often feel like they weigh a ton, so you want something you can push around easily without breaking your back and waking her up. The stroller should also be easy for your toddler to climb in and out of without having to be picked up.
This trendy-looking system features the Maxi Cosi Mico 30 infant car seat. The similar Maxi Cosi Mico AP scored 9.1 on our list, but has a 22 pound weight limit as opposed to the 30 pound limit in the Mico 30. The stroller holds babies and children up to 50 pounds. Folded stroller dimensions are 17" L x 25.5" W x 34" H while unfolded dimensions are 37" L x 25.8" W x 45" H. The car seat dimensions (with base) are 32.5" L x 17.75" W x 22.75" H.
From the hospital to preschool, the Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat safely secures your bundle of joy from 5 to 65 pounds. Quickly get your kiddo in and out of the car with ComfortFlex harness system. This convertible car seat easily switches from rear to forward facing when your child is ready. With ReclineSure 9-psoition leveling system and Dual RideRight bubble level-indicators, this infant and toddler car seat fits a ride range of vehicles. Buying a new car seat can be a tough decision, but you only have to make that decision once when you choose the Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat.
The Baby Trend Nexton travel system is a good option for those on a tight budget. It features the Baby Trend Flex Loc infant car seat. The car seat weight range is 5 - 30 pounds. You can fit a 4 pound preemie in there as well with an extra infant insert. The stroller holds infants and children up to 50 pounds. Folded stroller dimensions are 40.5” L x 12.3” W x 25.3” H. Unfolded dimensions are 46.5” L x 22.5” W x 44.5” H. Car seat dimensions are 26” L x 16.5” Wx 25” H.
Here’s the benefit: travel cribs are in the neighborhood of 11 lbs, while regular play yards (Pack ‘n Play, 4MOMS Breeze, etc.) weigh more like 20-30 lbs – a huge difference. Furthermore, travel cribs fold and assemble VERY easily, they come with a nice transport bag and can be carried like a duffel or backpack. Some travel cribs can even fit in the overhead compartment on a plane (not sure why you’d ever do that, but….you can if you want!).
Yay love the Trunki suitcases!! I am even more impressed now with them after 13 months on the road and they are still great and have held up really well. As for the seats – I like the Trunki boostapak more from a booster seat point of view – it seemed safer, more stable and more comfortable. However, it does take up more room so it depends if the extra backpack would be annoying or not.

They basically look like two strollers placed side by side, offering each child an equal view of the scenery, as well as the freedom to interact, or in some cases, get in each other's space. The configuration makes room for nifty features, such as reclining backs and adjustable seats. Other models can accept an infant car seat, if not two. Ensure the weight on either side is relatively balanced; otherwise, the stroller could veer to one side.

Other nice features are extra padding that can be added to the stroller for more napping comfort. Premium fabrics are self-wicking to help keep baby dry on hot summer outings. A self-standing fold, height adjustable handle, large canopy with flip-out visor and peek-a-boo window and ample storage make this a comfortable and efficient ride for parents and baby.
Using forward facing car seats on an airplane is usually the easiest option as with most rear facing seats, a seat belt extender is required. These should be available from the flight attendant. Arm rests can be tricky so try and get a seat narrow enough that you can lower the armrests for takeoff and landing. This can be annoying as airplane seats vary in width, but most seats should not be more than 18” wide. Any bigger than this and the seat is probably too bulky anyway.
Families who are on the go often ask us which car seat is the best for airplane travel. Just like seats used exclusively in the car at home, the best travel seat is the one caregivers can install and use properly every time. Important features for travel seats can be a little different than stay-at-home car seats so we’ve compiled a few key things to keep in mind:
However, if you’re shopping for a car seat, it’s a good idea to shop for both seat and stroller at the same time. Not all strollers are compatible with all car seats. So while Aunt Edna’s nice shower gift of a luxury $500 stroller may be awesome, you may have to purchase a separate adaptor to make it work with your $200 car seat. If it will work at all, that is.
There’s also no way to ensure that the seat provided will be one that you think is appropriate for your child’s age and development. A car rental company may say that they have a seat for your 18mo baby, and that could be a forward-facing only combination seat. You’d potentially be left in a lurch if you realize that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear-facing until 2yo at a minimum, but ideally as old as 4yo. Even worse, some of the bargain-priced seats that rental car companies stock may be outgrown early and there may be no seat available that fits your child.
In just a few short months, your baby will be sitting up on her own and ready to ride in her stroller without the car seat. Since the usual stroller should last until your child is 50 or more pounds, you’ll want one with good suspension and easy maneuverability. A sleeping 3-year-old can often feel like they weigh a ton, so you want something you can push around easily without breaking your back and waking her up. The stroller should also be easy for your toddler to climb in and out of without having to be picked up.
Now, what do we like about this travel system? Well, there is the adjustable 5-point harness that comes with shoulder pads. It even has belly pads and a pillow for added comfort and protection. Its extendable canopy also ensures that your kid stays protected from the sun even if you stay outdoors for hours. Also the peek- o- Boo window in the canopy can keep your child amused for a while.
Check out our full review of the latest Ride Safer travel vest, the Delight. It’s now an indispensable piece of travel gear for our family and we’ve been so glad to have it for our year-long trip around the world. The Ride Safer travel vest is truly a game-changer, in that it provides a safe restraint for kids 3 and up (though we feel more comfortable using it for age 4 and up, especially if there’s no top tether and/or parent sitting in back). Note: not for use on airplanes. 
Now, what do we like about this travel system? Well, there is the adjustable 5-point harness that comes with shoulder pads. It even has belly pads and a pillow for added comfort and protection. Its extendable canopy also ensures that your kid stays protected from the sun even if you stay outdoors for hours. Also the peek- o- Boo window in the canopy can keep your child amused for a while.
But, of course, just like other baby travel systems available in the market, the Britax B-Agile is not at all perfect. There are many things that still need improvement such as putting in more space in the car seat especially around the shoulder area. The car seat is also much heavier than average making it a chore to carry it around for a long time. Its stroller, however, comes with a lightweight design and is very easy to push around.
Are you looking for a stroller for twins, but you aren't really sure which options to consider or what to look for? Depending on the age of your twins, you'll need to consider different things. If you have infant twins and hope to use your stroller with infant car seats, not all doubles accept two car seats, in fact, most of the products we reviewed did not. In the top scoring competitors for two, only one works with two car seat carriers, the UPPAbaby Vista Double. To solve this problem, you could consider purchasing the Joovy Twin Roo+ frame product. It is a great way to transport twins until they grow out of their car seats and are old enough for a different strolling product. This can also be a good move if you aren't sure what kind of stroller you want. If you decided in those first 9 months that you'll never run with your little ones, then you can spend your money on a more traditional option or vice-versa.
The stroller is compatible with all KeyFit infant seats. It has double front-swiveling wheels with great suspension for a comfy ride and easier turning. Toe-tap locks on the front wheels and toe-tap parking brakes on the back keep it in place when you need it. Three positions on the handle accommodate parents of different heights. A generous storage basket and peek-a-boo window help make outings easier and less stressful.
My Little Seat isn’t really a high chair; rather, it’s a clever way of safely attaching your baby to the chair so he doesn’t fall off. The seat is a diaper-style harness and the fabric simply drapes over and affixes to an existing chair. However, because there’s no tray, you’ll have to be sure you can pull your little one all the way up to the table.
3. We had the Graco 4 ever seat for my (now 3 ) son but ended up switching it our cause HOLY MOLY that seat is heavy and just toooo big - it took over the whole back seat - i mean it was just too much of a seat. Even ascetically - its just too much. I hated it moving it between cars, with the arm rests and cup holders it was a beast to clean. So I wanted to avoid that as well.

Even if the child has a seat, the FAA has been clear that standard airplane seat belts alone won’t keep a child under 40lbs properly restrained. What should you do for lighter toddlers? The CARES harness could be a good solution. It adds shoulder straps to a standard airplane seatbelt. It’s rated for 22-40lbs, though real-world feedback from other parents indicates that it fits best beginning at 30lbs. Smaller kids run the risk of “submarining”, or sliding down under the lap belt.
This budget-friendly system maneuvers easily on many surfaces with its 16” rear and 12” front all-terrain bicycle tires. It’s easy to assemble. It’s easy to fold up with two hooks on each side. The rubber bicycle tires help make the ride very comfy for your kiddo. They’ve held up well for those who live in dry climates with thorny plants and sharp rocks.
While most strollers fold in a single action, it takes four different actions to get the gb Pockit to its smallest size. That's useful when you need it, but similar (and cheaper) umbrella strollers can also get quite small without nearly as much hassle. There are videos where it seems to fold and unfold effortlessly with a flick of the wrist, but in my experience that happens about 25 percent of the time. The other 75 percent you're struggling to get the stroller to do what you want.
What else is there to like about this travel system? This one is perfect for families that drive compact cars. The base fits comfortably in small cars and comes with an easy release car seat so you won’t have a hard time getting it in and out of the car or stroller. Meanwhile, the stroller is light to use and easy to assemble and comes with an extended canopy for added sun protection.
The B-Safe 35 is a fairly popular seat and scored 8.8 in our infant car seat ratings. It has two layers of side impact protection, a steel frame, and impact absorbing base. The B-Lively stroller (like other 3-wheeled models) is technically a 4-wheeled stroller, since two wheels act as the third front wheel. The swivel front double wheel adds to the stability when taking sharp turns through narrow places.
I know it’s been a few years since your Taiwan posts (which is so helpful!) but I was wondering how your family handled the car seat situation. We are heading to Taiwan for a 1.5 week visit with our just recently 2 year old from the US. I’m accustomed to the security of having my daughter in a car seat but I don’t want to haul this beast halfway across the world just to find out the taxis don’t even have an anchor for it. While we are going to use the trains when we can, realistically we are definitely going to be using taxis at least a few times.
Once you arrive at your destination, your child will need a car seat or booster seat if you plan to ride in a car. Can’t you just rent a car seat? It’s not ideal. You have no way of knowing the history of the car seat you’ll be provided: Was it in a supposedly-minor accident that could have left it compromised? Were the straps washed in a way contrary to manufacturer instructions?

Here’s the benefit: travel cribs are in the neighborhood of 11 lbs, while regular play yards (Pack ‘n Play, 4MOMS Breeze, etc.) weigh more like 20-30 lbs – a huge difference. Furthermore, travel cribs fold and assemble VERY easily, they come with a nice transport bag and can be carried like a duffel or backpack. Some travel cribs can even fit in the overhead compartment on a plane (not sure why you’d ever do that, but….you can if you want!).
We love the Combi Coccoro! Shoshana actually rides in this seat daily at home and we’ve taken it on every trip for the last five years. While it’s a pricey seat, after two kids we feel we’ve gotten our money’s worth. In our opinion, this is the best travel car seat (at least if your kid isn’t huge). It’s an especially great car seat for travelling abroad thanks to the multiple installation methods and it being one of the lightest toddler car seat options. Check reviews and latest prices here.
This trendy-looking system features the Maxi Cosi Mico 30 infant car seat. The similar Maxi Cosi Mico AP scored 9.1 on our list, but has a 22 pound weight limit as opposed to the 30 pound limit in the Mico 30. The stroller holds babies and children up to 50 pounds. Folded stroller dimensions are 17" L x 25.5" W x 34" H while unfolded dimensions are 37" L x 25.8" W x 45" H. The car seat dimensions (with base) are 32.5" L x 17.75" W x 22.75" H.

The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System features the Evenflo SafeMax infant car seat, which scored 9.6 in our infant seat ratings. This one is unique in that it’s available with several accessory options for a customizable package. Car seat dimensions are 29” L x 17.5” W x 24” H. Assembled stroller dimensions are 25.5” L x 34” W x 47” H. The car seat carries babies from 4 - 35 pounds, while the stroller’s maximum weight is 50 pounds.

There have been enough viral videos over the last few years showing just how rough turbulence can be, and we’ve had some terrible trans-oceanic flights with our own kids when we’ve been glad to have them properly strapped in. If the coffee pots need to be tied down, your kids do too! A parent’s arms aren’t strong enough to hold a 2yo in heavy turbulence, making him a projectile – a risk to the child and the other passengers.


For starters, a little bit about me. My name is TJ Donegan and I'm the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com, and I've spent the last decade helping people find everything from the best cameras to the best bottle warmers and the best diaper pails. More importantly, I'm a dad with two kids, so I know exactly how much of a pain it is to find the right stroller for you—and how much of a nightmare it is if you pick the wrong one.
Once you arrive at your destination, your child will need a car seat or booster seat if you plan to ride in a car. Can’t you just rent a car seat? It’s not ideal. You have no way of knowing the history of the car seat you’ll be provided: Was it in a supposedly-minor accident that could have left it compromised? Were the straps washed in a way contrary to manufacturer instructions?
The Quinny Yezz is a unique and innovative compact travel choice that makes the most of the design to create a small, easy to carry and push travel-friendly product that leaves your hands-free when carrying. The Yezz earned an Editor's Choice award in our Umbrella Review and is the one we would recommend for travel. The real shining moment of the Yezz is its amazing maneuverability on skate style wheels that create a product that is truly a pleasure to use and so easy to push it feels like dancing.

Do research beforehand the laws of your particular destination. Some do not allow taxi travel without a car seat and may not supply their own. This means you will not be able to take a taxi without your own car seat. In Switzerland, for example, a car seat is required until 12 years of age or 150cm and you will need these for taxis as well. They can be supplied but often this involves a high charge for the taxi to go and collect one and come back and may not work at all if you have more than two kids.


That said, our favorite standard strollers—the Baby Jogger City Mini, the Chicco Viaro, and the Bugaboo Bee5—hit all the important points: a smooth ride, excellent maneuverability, plenty of storage space, and easy-to-use folding mechanisms that make storing the stroller a breeze. Without further ado, these are the best strollers you can buy right now.
Umbrella strollers are great for fun in the sun. Be happy knowing that your child is protected from the heat with an umbrella. If the day is over cast, push the umbrella portion up, and enjoy the versatility of the stroller. Light weight and flexible it will fit perfectly in your life. Don’t forget some sunscreen when you are out in the heat with your little one. Have fun and feel organized while you save money and live better.  

The Chicco GoFit it’s technically a travel booster seat, but it could be a great pick for many families! It’s reasonably priced, fairly light, comfortable for kids, narrow enough to fit in even the tiniest rental cars and… drum roll please… it has a built-in carrying handle! The belt fit is consistent, so you won’t have to worry about weird belt fits in different cars. The minimum height is just 38″, so if you have a tiny kid who’s mature enough to ride in a booster seat and stay in the correct position all the time, the Chicco GoFit is an awesome choice for travel. When we’re going on a long trip that doesn’t require multiple flights, we’ll go with the GoFit. Check the latest price and read more reviews.


With a weight limit of 70 pounds, the stroller has one of the highest weight limits you can purchase on today’s market. The stroller alone weighs 28 pounds while the the build of this model is a little more compact, making it easier for taking onto public transportation or running in areas where there are a lot of people. The system comes in a couple colors: glacier and jaguar.
The BabyZen Yoyo+ is a lightweight umbrella option with a compact fold. This high-end, lightweight product has many features parents want, in a small package that is good for travel. While the Yoyo+ is more expensive than most secondary travel-friendly competitors, it is a high-quality option made with nice materials that function well. The Yoyo is easy to push and turn, a rarity in umbrella style options, and it is stylish and sleek.
Graco Contender — The Contender is an all-time favorite travel seat at CSFTL. It’s fairly lightweight, though heavier than the Scenera NEXT or SureRide. It boasts a no rethread harness, a straightforward seat belt installation, and the Holy Grail of airplane installation — a closed forward facing belt path that keeps the airplane seat belt’s buckle away from the child’s back.  Remember to ask for a seat belt extender, or buy one for yourself if you travel often.

Britax Essentials Convertibles — the Emblem and Allegiance convertible car seats are heavier than the Scenera NEXT, SureRide, or Contender, but they install easily both on the airplane and upon arrival. However, the open belt path can sometimes place the airplane’s buckle right behind the child’s back when installed forward facing. Many kiddos find this uncomfortable.
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