So having a carry strap and being easy to fold up makes any stroller far easier to use, and more useful, when travelling. We also find strollers that are compact enough to be a cabin size stroller which you can take on board planes as carry on luggage generally can be carried over your shoulder which make them even easier to transport since they leave your hands free.
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In many ways, installing your car seat on an airplane is much easier than in a car! Just thread the airplane seatbelt through the belt path of the car seat and tighten as much as possible. It may be a little easier to install with the armrest up and then put it back down (as is required for take-off and landing). However, there are a few potential pitfalls to be aware of:
This lightweight pram newborn to toddler stroller features all terrain rubber types. Other features include reversible position seat, multi position recline, natural antibacterial protection seat liner, 5 point harness, height adjustable handle, removable bumper bag, larger under stroller shopping basket as well as a large extendable sun canopy with a viewing window.
Though we’ve never used the IMMI Go portable car seat, we think there are enough downsides that it’s not worth bothering with for most people. As mentioned above, it can only be used in cars that have a top tether. While top tethers have long been standard in North America and will be in Europe soon, they’re definitely not everywhere. Even when it’s folded, it still takes a decent amount of room. Finally, $200 price tag is also tough to swallow given its limited use.
This seat is one of the best travel booster seats you will find. It is also a steal at such a low price for a carry on bag and booster seat, and will keep both kids and adults happy. We are particularly fans of this option as it is made by Trunki who are great at combining functionality and fun in children’s products – they also produce fabulous kids’ ride on suitcases.
The Baby Monsters Fast is just a very basic, cheap, umbrella stroller. Which makes it an excellent travel stroller if you’re concerned about it getting lost or damaged in transit (Fun story: I have had a much more expensive pram end up on the wrong plane – thank goodness the airline found it and had it delivered back to me!) But despite it’s entry level price point the Baby Monsters Fast has a huge extendable canopy, good sized basket for a small pram, and it lays back completely flat so it’s suitable for newborns. It also has an adjustable footrest and comes with a rain cover.
Compact and lightweight, umbrella strollers are a great option for a travel stroller for parents who are always on-the-go, or just want to make travelling with a child as convenient as possible. An umbrella baby stroller is a great addition to a regular full size stroller for those times where you need something a little more compact. At West Coast Kids, you'll also find a selection of double umbrella strollers, perfect for running quick errands around town or going for a quick walk with more than one child. These umbrella strollers offer a range of the most important features you're looking for in a stroller, including a sturdy frame, durable fabric, easy-to-maneuver wheels, and reclining seats. Many even include a convenient carry handle and shoulder strap for hands-free transportation when you're on-the-go. Browse through dozens of high quality and affordable baby umbrella strollers for infants and toddlers including models from Baby Jogger, Baby Zen, McLaren, and more. Explore our full selection of umbrella strollers and get free Shipping on orders over $49*.

Compact and lightweight, umbrella strollers are a great option for a travel stroller for parents who are always on-the-go, or just want to make travelling with a child as convenient as possible. An umbrella baby stroller is a great addition to a regular full size stroller for those times where you need something a little more compact. At West Coast Kids, you'll also find a selection of double umbrella strollers, perfect for running quick errands around town or going for a quick walk with more than one child. These umbrella strollers offer a range of the most important features you're looking for in a stroller, including a sturdy frame, durable fabric, easy-to-maneuver wheels, and reclining seats. Many even include a convenient carry handle and shoulder strap for hands-free transportation when you're on-the-go. Browse through dozens of high quality and affordable baby umbrella strollers for infants and toddlers including models from Baby Jogger, Baby Zen, McLaren, and more. Explore our full selection of umbrella strollers and get free Shipping on orders over $49*.
We were lucky enough to avoid the travel stroller decision on our first overseas trip with an infant. We travelled to Vietnam and if you’ve been, you probably know there are a lot of places in Vietnam where there really isn’t much point in taking a pram with you. Footpaths are usually parked up with motorbikes and scooters, leaving very little room to maneuver a stroller. And many of the roads, especially around Ho Chi Minh City are cobblestone which aren’t much fun for little people jiggling about in their pram. It can be pretty bad for wear on the wheels too.
Once folded, use the included shoulder strap and satchel to carry the stroller through the airport or to store it in the back of your car. The seat reclines and is protected by a sun canopy with a flip-out visor. Clever weight distribution allows for easy curb hopping, while the rear wheel suspension guarantees a comfortable ride. Choose from six different colors, including ruby and nautical. 

Despite its diminutive size, the stroller is designed for kids aged six months to 55 pounds and can accommodate up to 11 pounds of gear in the under-seat storage basket. As your child grows, adjust the sliding back panel to fit their lengthening torso. The five-point safety harness is also adjustable and features shoulder and crotch pads for added comfort. Other highlights include a canopy and padded handles, while the one-handed steering is complemented by lockable front wheels and a rear parking brake.

When buying baby strollers or travel systems, safety should always be the number one priority. The main thing to keep in mind is that stroller safety starts with choosing the most suitable stroller for your baby. Also, no matter what model you decide on, be sure to inspect the buckles to ensure latching and unlatching is easy for you — but impossible for baby. Here are some of the different stroller options available to you: 

Again, it is not the lightest-weight car seat for travel, but you may feel the safety, size, and convenient storage features “outweigh” this one drawback. FAA-approved for use in aircraft. Measures 28.5″ x 17”W x 16″D open, folds to 28.5″ x 17″ x 10″. A car seat carrying case with shoulder strap is also available. Rear-facing from 5 to 33 lbs, forward-facing to 80 lbs., then converts to a belt-positioning booster for kids up to 120 lbs. Weighs 25 lbs. See more photos and read up on my experiences in this review of the Radian RXT.   Find it online at:   Amazon.com        Baby Earth
The Summer 3D lite Convenience Stroller is a durable stroller with a lightweight, stylish aluminum frame and is one of the lightest and most feature rich convenience strollers on the market. With an easy to fold frame and carry strap, you can be on-the-go or stow-and-go with ease. Convenience stroller recommended for babies from birth to 50 pounds. It comes with a Rayshade Stroller Cover that provides important protection from the sun's harmful rays. The Rayshade extends the stroller canopy from head to toe as needed by the sun's angle.
While the GB Qbit+ is the heaviest pram in this list it is the only one that has a fully flat recline, meaning it is suitable for newborns with no extra attachments. The hood is generous, the basket is a decent size, it has an adjustable foot rest, and a spectacularly simple one handed fold. I just wish it has a higher weight capacity as it’s only 17kgs.
Here’s the benefit: travel cribs are in the neighborhood of 11 lbs, while regular play yards (Pack ‘n Play, 4MOMS Breeze, etc.) weigh more like 20-30 lbs – a huge difference. Furthermore, travel cribs fold and assemble VERY easily, they come with a nice transport bag and can be carried like a duffel or backpack. Some travel cribs can even fit in the overhead compartment on a plane (not sure why you’d ever do that, but….you can if you want!).
We love the Combi Coccoro! Shoshana actually rides in this seat daily at home and we’ve taken it on every trip for the last five years. While it’s a pricey seat, after two kids we feel we’ve gotten our money’s worth. In our opinion, this is the best travel car seat (at least if your kid isn’t huge). It’s an especially great car seat for travelling abroad thanks to the multiple installation methods and it being one of the lightest toddler car seat options. Check reviews and latest prices here.

I am not sure but I don’t think you’d be allowed to use the booster seats on the plane and you definitely wouldn’t be able to when the seat belt sign is on. They are not like seat belts in cars and it’s safer to use it without a booster. My kids did find it comfortable to sit on in a car, but I would wonder how they could comfortably sleep on one in a plane given there isn’t a seat belt by their heads to lean on.
In many ways, installing your car seat on an airplane is much easier than in a car! Just thread the airplane seatbelt through the belt path of the car seat and tighten as much as possible. It may be a little easier to install with the armrest up and then put it back down (as is required for take-off and landing). However, there are a few potential pitfalls to be aware of:

So having a carry strap and being easy to fold up makes any stroller far easier to use, and more useful, when travelling. We also find strollers that are compact enough to be a cabin size stroller which you can take on board planes as carry on luggage generally can be carried over your shoulder which make them even easier to transport since they leave your hands free.
IMHO, the Cosco Scenera NEXT is the best “extra car seat” for travel, Grandma’s car, or back up. With an entry price of around $50, a weight of only 7 lbs, an airplane-friendly seat width of 17.5″, and extra features like side-impact protection and a removable cup holder, it’s hard to go wrong traveling with a car seat like the Scenera. Not to mention, the five harness height slots and 3 buckle locations give a better fit for your growing child than most other convertible car seats that are rated up to 40 lbs, though your child may outgrow this seat faster than some larger and heavier travel car seats.
They basically look like two strollers placed side by side, offering each child an equal view of the scenery, as well as the freedom to interact, or in some cases, get in each other's space. The configuration makes room for nifty features, such as reclining backs and adjustable seats. Other models can accept an infant car seat, if not two. Ensure the weight on either side is relatively balanced; otherwise, the stroller could veer to one side.
1) If you’re set on bringing one convertible and one infant seat, I’d bring the infant seat to the gate. If there’s an empty seat, many agents will shuffle sets to let your baby use it. There are also fewer opportunities for your seat to be lost or mishandled if you’re bringing it to the gate yourself. From there is put it in a padded bag like the one linked above. Not my top choice, but better than counter check with the baggage.
This can be a big decision, especially if your child is under 2 and you also have the extra expense of purchasing a seat for them if they are to use a car seat in an airplane. However, it is worth keeping in mind that the American FAA does recommend the use of a car seat for airplane travel. This being said, you are free to take any seat you like on an airplane, so long as its a seat that is approved for air travel.
If you’re checking your stroller on a plane trip, it will take a lot of abuse from baggage handling, so do remember to remove those cup holders and other accessories that can easily fall or break off (I have lost two cup holders this way – gah!). Also, remember to tag your stroller (and your car seat, for that matter) at the desk beforehand so you don’t hold up the line while boarding.
If you’re bringing a small car seat like an infant car seat or my beloved Combi Coccoro car seat as your airplane car seat and your stroller has a big basket with good access, you can try tucking the car seat underneath! We’ve done this many times with our Baby Jogger Versa (now the Baby Jogger City Premier) and it would be a great strategy if you have the Uppababy Vista or Uppababy Cruz.
Unfortunately an airplane booster seat provides inadequate support for aviation travel and is therefore not a suitable option for flying. The FAA does not allow booster seats to be used during take off, landing or taxiing. Some airlines do allow you to use a booster seat for airplane travel once in the air, but this differs with airlines and you will need to check with your own airline in regards to this. Although this can be appropriate for longer flights, for most parents it is a less than ideal option.
Umbrella strollers are great for fun in the sun. Be happy knowing that your child is protected from the heat with an umbrella. If the day is over cast, push the umbrella portion up, and enjoy the versatility of the stroller. Light weight and flexible it will fit perfectly in your life. Don’t forget some sunscreen when you are out in the heat with your little one. Have fun and feel organized while you save money and live better.  

This can be a big decision, especially if your child is under 2 and you also have the extra expense of purchasing a seat for them if they are to use a car seat in an airplane. However, it is worth keeping in mind that the American FAA does recommend the use of a car seat for airplane travel. This being said, you are free to take any seat you like on an airplane, so long as its a seat that is approved for air travel.
The seats were dirty when the rental company initially tried to give them to us, so I insisted that they at least wipe the crusty food off. They offered to install the seats, but were about to put the convertible in before I had a chance to adjust the harness height – good thing I was paying attention! Though the staff are supposedly trained on how to install the seats, they were not able to install either the convertible or the high-back booster safely so I did it myself. If you ever have to rent seats, please make sure to adjust them appropriately and either install yourself or closely inspect the installation if someone else does it!
I still remember my first solo catch up with the girls for lunch with a newborn and our old pram, then loading the car in the heavy rain and not being able to work out how to fold it down. I was drenched and thankfully my mummy friend came to the rescue after some muck around. Oh boy! I was in a panic. I thought I was going to have to call hubby to come fold it down!

In many ways, installing your car seat on an airplane is much easier than in a car! Just thread the airplane seatbelt through the belt path of the car seat and tighten as much as possible. It may be a little easier to install with the armrest up and then put it back down (as is required for take-off and landing). However, there are a few potential pitfalls to be aware of:
One final option is to buy a car seat backpack with wheels (if that one is out of stock, check out this highly-rated spinner model – more expensive, but definitely easier to get around). It’s still not ideal to check your car seat in one of these bags, as they really only protect from cosmetic damage rather than structural damage or loss. That said, they give you several different options to make it through the airport in one piece!
0-6 months is the only time period when it’s pretty darn difficult to bathe your baby in a sink, unless you have two pairs of hands. Babies over 6 months of age who can sit up unassisted can easily be bathed in a sink or regular tub, although some still prefer a proper baby tub whilst traveling. This particular item is low on my list, though I loved traveling with my ducky tub when my kids were smaller.
Suitable for newborns and toddlers up to 50 pounds, the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is one of the top-rated options for under $100 on Amazon. It has an overall weight of 13 pounds and boasts an easy folding mechanism with an automatic lock and carry strap. When folded, the stroller fits into the back of a compact car (and although it can’t be carried onto the plane, it is relatively easy to check).

We love the Combi Coccoro! Shoshana actually rides in this seat daily at home and we’ve taken it on every trip for the last five years. While it’s a pricey seat, after two kids we feel we’ve gotten our money’s worth. In our opinion, this is the best travel car seat (at least if your kid isn’t huge). It’s an especially great car seat for travelling abroad thanks to the multiple installation methods and it being one of the lightest toddler car seat options. Check reviews and latest prices here.


Anyone who has traveled with a young child before knows that you have to accept bringing along some extra gear. Just as you wouldn’t consider car seats option when driving around at home, you shouldn’t consider them optional on the move. Hopefully some of these suggestions while make travel with car seats easier for your family. Please leave any questions below!
This lightweight pram newborn to toddler stroller features all terrain rubber types. Other features include reversible position seat, multi position recline, natural antibacterial protection seat liner, 5 point harness, height adjustable handle, removable bumper bag, larger under stroller shopping basket as well as a large extendable sun canopy with a viewing window.
If you’re looking for affordable strollers for babies that works perfectly from birth without buying any accessories, this is it. The Valco Baby Ultra Snap has some great features such as an adjustable canopy, great maneuverability and a lightweight design and a huge benefit of this pram is that it can be used both forward and rear facing. It’s our favourite lightweight newborn pram.
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