How To Choose A Travel System

Updated: Mar 1, 2021

baby looking out of a car seat window

Once your baby is big enough, you probably want to bring him around with you to experience new sights and sounds. Baby strollers and infant car seats are important items that you’ll need exactly for this!

A travel system refers to an infant car seat and a separate stroller, serving as a two-in-one product.

Parents sometimes opt to purchase a travel system (as opposed to a separate car seat and stroller) as it can make travelling and moving around more convenient for you and your baby.

There are many different options available in baby stores nowadays, so you may need some help with researching the ideal travel system that best fits your lifestyle.

Here are some tips to help you purchase your very first travel system!

Ask yourself: Do you really need a travel system?

baby girl sitting in the back seat

Travel system or separate baby stroller and infant car seat?

A travel system lets you move your baby from the car to your stroller without removing your baby from the car seat, which is a great convenience to have!

But keep in mind that the car seat component in most travel systems is more suited for younger babies (up till 12-18 months), and has your baby lying down instead of seated upright when in use. And when attached to the stroller, the travel system has your little one facing you as you move around as opposed to away from you as with most strollers.

These are important considerations to think about based on your personal preferences.

Some parents would rather have their child seated upright in their car seats once they’re able to. Or prefer their child to be facing away from them when seated in strollers so they can explore new sights and sounds as they move around.

If those resonate with you, you may want to choose to go with a separate baby car seat and a foldable travel stroller from the get-go instead!