When it comes to traveling with an infant, safety is of the utmost importance. We did a lot of research when it came to selecting a car seat for our daughter. After reading online reviews and talking with other parents, one name kept popping up; The Graco SnugRide. Since we were also in the market for a stroller, we found the perfect combination with the Graco MetroLite Stroller System. The travel system is a three piece set that includes the SnugRide infant car seat, a car seat base, and an aluminum stroller that can be used with the car seat when your baby is an infant, or used alone with your toddler. The car seat is very convenient. You just install the base into your vehicle and the car seat itself just snaps into place. It easily lifts out of the base when you want to remove the baby from your vehicle. You no longer have to wake a sleeping baby when returning home. Also, while running errands, the baby just stays in the car seat. It hooks easily onto a shopping cart and some restaurants even have special chairs or ‘slings' that accommodate car seats so your little one can stay safely in place at the table. No high chair required! It's also very convenient if you have more than one vehicle, as Graco sells additional car seat bases separately. You can have a base in each car. No more having to uninstall and reinstall car seats! It couldn't be much easier. The car seat has a five point harness system which holds your baby very securely. The straps are fairly easy to adjust and the seat cover can be removed for easy cleaning. It's machine washable! My daughter always seems to be very comfortable in her car seat. It has a nice reclining position so her head never falls forward.
The stroller is very nice! It is made of a lightweight aluminum frame which is so important to me! I am very petite so I wanted something that was easy to maneuver and easy to fold up and put in my car. The handle adjusts to different heights allowing my husband who is much taller than I to comfortably push this stroller as well. The seat has multiple positions so you can allow an infant to rest lying down, or for a toddler to comfortably sit upright. You can also use this with the SnugRide car seat! For newborns, just take the car seat out of it's base and snap it in place onto the stroller. The car seat rests nicely within the seat of the stroller. Extra features include two cup holders for mom and dad, a tray for baby and an awesome storage basket under the stroller. It's a generous size. Enough for me to fit my diaper bag and a couple of small blankets. The tires on the stroller are nice and big so I have no trouble pushing this through grass or across gravel. It's not the most compact stroller out there once you fold it up, but it fits nicely in my trunk which is all I care about. I'm very happy we purchased this stroller system, and know we will get many years of use out of it!