Okay, as many of you know the mom pretty well picks out most of the baby items. Well I decided to help my husband feel included and let him pick out the stroller/car seat. He was ecstatic. To be honest with you it didn't take him long at all to find the one he liked the best. We bought the Baby Trend Expedition ELX-Stride Travel System Stroller and have used the hound out of it. It is dark gray with lighter gray highlights and is trimmed out in olive green. It is very convenient having the car seat and stroller combined. I keep the stroller in my trunk because I never know when I will need it.
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The stroller is very easy to put together and it folds and unfolds in a snap. There is a release lever on the handle that you press in and push down to fold down. You do the same to unfold it--you just press the lever and pull up. It doesn't take up that much room when folded down. There is a 50 lb. weight limit on the car seat and it uses a 5 point latch system for securing the baby. It snaps down into the stroller while the baby is still an infant. When they reach toddlerhood there is a padded seat that reclines back for your little one to sit in. It has a large compartment below the handle of the stroller to put pacifiers, keys, money, cellphone, etc. There is also 2 places to put cups or bottles. There is a removable tray for your little one to eat snacks on and 1 cup holder for them. You do not have to use the base in the stroller. There is also a large storage area under the seat in the stroller for storing shopping bags, diaper bags, beach towels, etc.
The stroller is highly durable and the front wheel locks for jogging if you know you will not be turning, or you can unlock it so it will turn for mall strolling!! It has sturdy tires that hold air and work great on the sand for beach strolling. Just rinse them off when you get off of the beach to keep the rims from rusting. The car seat has a nice sun shield that has definitely come in handy. It rotates depending on where the sun is coming in to shield your baby's face. The seat itself has alot of padding to make it extra comfortable for a long ride. The safety straps are quick connect--we did buy some strap covers to put on them because they were rubbing her legs raw.
She loves sitting in her car seat. It seems to help with her reflux and gives her another place to sit up. We have been using this product for roughly three months. We haven't been that careful with it and it has not given us any problems. I also bought another car seat base for my husband to use in his truck. I have to hand it to him--he did an excellent job picking this product out.
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