Summary: As a first time mom I felt a bit overwhelmed by all of the different stroller options out there. We decided on this one for our registry and received it as a gift. This combo is great for ease in and out of the car - the snap in cradle is wonderful! The stroller is very sturdy but a bit heavy. I love how it folds up with one squeeze - very handy! The colors are nice too. All in all a great stroller and car seat combo.
Summary: I really like this stroller. It is lightweight and the car seat has really high ratings. I am disappointed though that it is extremely hard to access the bottom basket when the infant seat is in the stroller b/c the stroller needs to be reclined all the way. In order to get my bag out I have to first take out the infant seat, then move the reclined seat up and then I can access the bag.
Summary: It's hard to find a safe travel system for baby under $300. We've looked at others that I've really loved, but the price is way too high. We have a budget and must stick to it. I found BabyEarth in Round Rock, TX, and they had the Chicco Travel System for $279! What a deal! The infant seat was easy to install and it can easily be placed in the stroller. The stroller can be folded with one hand and the handle is adjustable to height.