A few months back I started to build a baby registry for the little one I have on the way. Not because I expected anyone else to be purchasing off this registry, but more so as a way for me to keep track of the items I needed to get before our little guy makes his appearance. There were some easy choices and some difficult ones, but by far the most taxing choices came when I reached the stroller and carseat department.
After becoming completely overwhelmed with all the options, I decided that I needed to really think about the features I liked and/or wanted in a stroller. Thinking back on my previous stroller experience with my older two kids was extremely helpful and after some thought I came up with my ultimate stroller/infant carseat wish list to find.
Ideally I would be able to find a travel system (stroller and infant car seat) that ‘clicked’ together securely. The infant car seat would be easy to install safely with or without the latch system and would come with the car seat base. The stroller could not be bulky, but should have a large cargo space, fold up easily, have front wheels that could swivel for easy turning or be locked into place as needed. The stroller should also have a seat that completely reclined without any jerky movements (no waking a sleeping baby or toddler please), a cup holder for mama, and be able to fit my kiddo for quite some time.
A couple weeks back the GB Evoq 4-in-1 Travel System with the GB Asana35 Infant Car Seat arrived at my house and I was ecstatic. It was like Christmas morning for this pregnant lady when I opened up the box with all my travel system pieces and discovered just how easy it was to assemble the stroller (pop on the wheels and cup holder) as well as to use the actual stroller with the infant car seat or toddler seat.
All my “must haves” in one travel system? SCORE!! When your baby is little and using the Asana35 Infant Car Seat just attach the carseat directly to the stroller frame. After they outgrow the infant car seat stage you can attach the toddler seat in a rear or forward facing position up to 50 lbs. and 45 inches height!
Besides for all the features I was looking for the stroller also had a telescoping handle to adjust for different heights as well as a built in toddler running board for those of you who have kids who sometimes need to hitch a ride but don’t make you need a double stroller. Oh yeah, and if you want an extra car seat base for your second vehicle? Just call their customer care number to order!
I can’t wait for our little guy to arrive in a few weeks so he can be rollin’ in style!