Are you looking to buy a travel system? If you mainly use a car to get around getting one will make your daily routine easier as you can transfer your baby to and from a pushchair without removing your little one from the car seat. This is less disruptive for your child and saves time and stress.
What is a travel system?
In general, a travel system consists of a pushchair that is compatible with a Group 0+ car seat which is suitable from birth to the age of 12 months. The car seat is easily attached and detached from the frame and will either clip on top of the pushchair seat component or attach directly to the chassis with the seat component removed.
It's important to keep in mind that different travel systems are compatible with different car seats, although there is some crossover. The most important thing about buying a travel system is to to make sure it will fit in your car. See also the best pushchairs.
The 7 best baby travel systems
Mother&Baby Gold Award Winner 2019:
The Balios S 3-in-1 Travel System is suitable from birth with a full lie-flat positions. It can be used parent-facing or forward-facing and has a one-hand reclining mechanism. It features an extra large sun canopy, a spacious shopping basket and a leg rest. The big all-terrain wheels deliver smooth suspension and the front swivel wheels can be locked for stability on uneven surfaces.
Mother&Baby Silver Award Winner 2019:
This nippy pushchair is designed for daily adventures, weekend road trips, and even far-away flights. It features five riding modes, forward and rear-facing options, one-handed folding, an auto lock, and integrated carry strap for easy transport.
Mother&Baby Bronze Award Winner 2019:
This sleek journey travel system comes with a Group 0+ car seat and convertible pram to pushchair seat unit, giving your baby everything they need to travel in comfort and style from newborn to toddler. Its free-standing frame and removable wheels take up minimal storage space and make the perfect companion on public transport as well.
This travel system features both a Maxi-Cosi Zelia stroller and a Cabriofix 0+ car seat. The Maxi-Cosi Zelia pushchair will give you and your baby the confidence to enjoy everything urban life has to offer. Zelia’s seat transforms into a bassinet, so it is the perfect 2-in-1 pushchair for cool, relaxed city living. This travel system can fit into a small flat without compromising on your baby’s comfort.
GOLD Award Winner 2018:
This is a high-quality travel system that makes life easier when out and about with your baby. It’s easy to handle on multiple terrains and suitable for a number of different car seats. It can also be folded completely flat, making it a good option for smaller car boots.
SILVER Award Winner 2018:
BRONZE Award Winner 2018:
Our panel of mum testers loved how intuitive, comfortable and affordable the Britax Affinity 2 was. Stand-out features include the compact fold size, the fact it is freestanding when folded, and the bumper bar, which is easy to use one-handed with a wriggly toddler in your arms.