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The Best Travel System Strollers for Family Vacations

Make the trip with the little one that much easier.

November 24, 2020
Woman with stroller at the airport
Bringing a stroller and car seat on vacation can be a burden, but it can also be surprisingly convenient. Shutterstock

Whenever you add a person to a trip, there’s extra logistics. And when that person is a baby, that’s even more to haul. A travel system stroller helps you enjoy your vacation as a family, so here’s what to look for.

Britax B-Lively Travel System with B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat | One Hand Fold, XL Storage, Ventilated Canopy, Easy to Maneuver, Ashton

The Ultimate Combo

When you’re making your way through the airport and the hotel lobby, you don’t want to be in everyone’s way. Britax

Start with the basics—any stroller you’re bringing with you should be light and easy to fold with no projections or frustrations to deal with.

Baby Trend Nexton Travel System, Coral Floral

Flash a Little Personality

Big kids, little kids, all the kids in between—safety should be the top priority for every child that uses this. Baby Trend

Next check the weight limits, as most travel systems will support kids up to 55 pounds comfortably.

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Baby Trend Sky View Plus Travel System, Bluebell

Something for the Parents, Too

When parents have their hands full with the children, it’s nice to have a spot to put their drinks and/or phones for safe keeping. Baby Trend

Check for storage for both baby and parent, especially if you’re going on long walks or tours and need to keep water, snacks, and amusements handy.

Graco NimbleLite Travel System | Includes Lightweight Stroller and SnugRide 35 Lite Infant Car Seat, Parent Storage, Compact Fold | Lightweight Stroller Under 15 Pounds, Belgrade

Made in the Shade

A deep canopy can make sure that a sleeping baby isn’t disturbed by tropical sunshine. Graco

Sun protection is another must on trips with a baby, so look for a thick canopy to keep the rays off.

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System, Millennium Orange

Hit the Ground Running

Adventurous parents can take the child on a run with little concern. Baby Trend

If you’re going to be doing cardio while on vacation, or just think some long hikes on city streets are in the plans, look into a “jogger-style” stroller.

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