Great travel system for you and your baby
Oct 8, 2007
Review by sandz
Rated a Very Helpful Review
User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Stylish design. Easy to use/clean. Adjustable handlebar. Sturdy construction. Nice features.
Cons:Stroller basket not easily accessible, heavy infant carrier.
The Bottom Line: I love this travel system because it looks great, is easy to use, easy to clean and baby is comfortable and safe in it.
My husband and I tried out a lot of travel systems before deciding to purchase the Chicco Cortina Travel System for our daughter. I saw this travel system at Babies R Us and was attracted to the modern design and unique color combinations. We decided to buy based on other reviews and how easy it was to use. Although the price was steep, we feel it was worth the money for something stylish and functional.
Recommend this product?
The infant seat offers a generous amount of padding (it is removable to accommodate a growing baby) to support a newborn. Our baby was less then 6 lbs and was properly supported by the padding in this seat. The fabric washes up nicely. Baby loves to be in the seat and always seems comfortable. The base is very easy to install in the car, especially with the latch system. There is a nice little storage compartment in the base where you can stash instructions, or essentials for baby.
The stroller is durable and has a reclining feature that allows you to use the stroller as a buggy without the infant seat. The handlebar height is adjustable which is nice for my taller parents who like to take her on walks. There is a cup holder in front and a spot for keys and a cell phone - nice for mom. The stroller is very easy to collapse and set up and it is easy to maneuver in a store. Everyone who has used it has commented on how easy it is to use/set up/collapse. I've had lots of compliments on the design.
The infant seat is heavy - especially when you add the baby, but I guess a lot of them are.
The stroller basket is very hard to access when you are using the infant carrier in the stroller. The infant carrier does not fit in a shopping cart basket - although this is not recommended for infant seats. The stroller takes up a lot of space in my trunk (smaller size Acura).
Despite the few drawbacks, I would still recommend this stroller to friends. I have enjoyed using it and the baby loves it.
Amount Paid (US$): 270
Age Range of Child: 0 to 12 Months
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