With our third baby on the way, we have the fun task of finding the RIGHT travel system knowing that we'll be travelling around with two toddlers and a baby! What makes this easy is that Chicco Shop is offering up a Chicco NaturalFit® Rebate when you buy anything over $150! Hooray!
For my first baby shower, I registered for the Chicco Cortina Travel System:
While I LOVED the Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat & Base that came with it, the stroller wasn't used as often because it took up too much room in my SUV. My other option was buy a stroller specifically to hold my Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat, which would mean that when baby grew older, I would need a stroller. As a new mom, those are the two things you would need to consider: is the flexibility, weight, room more important to you for the first year OR is it the money savings of not having to buy another stroller that's more important? My two cents: You can't go wrong with either. If you buy one, and it doesn't work out, these Chicco strollers hold their value really well (e.g. you could Craiglist it and get someone to buy it from you typically 75% of the retail price).
In my own circumstance, with this new baby, I've since purchased the Chicco Keyfit 30 Caddy Stroller. With the girls grown and walking, we've already invested in a double stroller that we love (review coming soon). During my past maternity leaves, I had a bad case of cabin fever. With my experience with the girls, I knew that this Chicco Keyfit 30 Caddy Stroller would be a great short-term investment due to its weight, flexibility, compactness (is that even a word?) even if it will only last me about 9-12 months!
I ordered this caddy specifically from the Chicco Shop. Ordering on their website was a breeze and the stroller arrived within a week! Not only that, it was a SUPER easy to put together in less than 7 steps WITHOUT tools!!!
Here's how the box arrived to my house:
After the unboxing, these were the pieces that came with it...no screws, no tools needed!
Here's the caddy all put together (yes, I did it without Ryan's assistance!).
Here's our Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat mounted on there. It seriously was a click and snap! Amazing!!
Here it is folded up. The handles can also fold down. You can see the size of it based on how short my little 2.5 year old is! This means more room for grocery bags.
In short, the Chicco Keyfit 30 Caddy Stroller is half as light as the travel system from my perspective - I've owned both of them. I am in love wth this caddy!! If you want to check out the carseat that snaps into it, here's my real mom review for the Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat.
Note: As an added bonus to my purchase, I received the Chicco NaturalFit® Feeding Solutions rebate/gift set! Knowing now that every baby is different (both of my girls are so different from each other), I'm assuming this third one will be way different than his sisters in terms of feeding. With three distinct nipple shapes, promotion of proper neck positioning, and the ability to adapt to a baby's feeding skills, I'm so glad that this rebate came with my purchase of the caddy system to trial out!! Just as a reminder, the Chicco Shop is providing a FREE Chicco NaturalFit® Gift Set when you spend $150 on Chicco products! Get to shopping at chiccoshop.com!
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