A baby stroller is an absolute must for any parent who ever plans to leave their home with a child between the ages of newborn and 3 or so. After all, it’s about the only way to keep up with the child and everything they need for even the quickest trip out of the house. With such a huge selection of baby strollers on the market, it can be almost impossible to determine which one is best for your needs. The following review of the Graco FastAction Stroller Travel System, a brand known for consistently manufacturing high quality, durable strollers, may help you narrow down your decision.
The FastAction Travel System includes the stroller, the matching Snug Ride Click Connect 30 car seat, and the car base. While the car seat can be safely used for babies between 4 and 30 lbs., the stroller can continue to be used until the child weighs 50 lbs.
Available in the following four color options, you can choose a color that’s obviously for a girl or boy or a neutral option, which will be particularly beneficial for anyone waiting to find out their baby’s sex.
l Finley: red and gray
l Nyssa: purple/ pink and gray
l Affina: light blue and gray
l Richmond: light green and gray
l The stroller by itself weighs 22 pounds, which makes it very portable.
l Includes one-second, one-hand folding system.
l Stroller can be reclined to different angles, including lying completely flat.
l Features an extra large storage basket, as well as a parent tray with two cup holders and spot for storage and a removable toddler tray with a cup holder and small tray for storage.
l Features a well padded seat to ensure a comfortable ride.
l Includes canopy with peek-a-bow window.
l Features convertible 3 or 5 point harness system.
l Features a convenient 1 step braking system.
l Equipped with front swivel wheels with suspension that can be locked into place. This makes it easy to maneuver and provides a smooth ride.
The Graco FastAction Travel System has plenty of benefits, starting with the fact you get your stroller, car seat, and base for one price. Buying the three items together also eliminates any concerns about whether or not a car seat you purchase independently of the stroller will safely and securely fit onto the stroller. In fact, this stroller not only locks the car seat in place when it is put on the stroller, but it also has two additional straps that further secure in the car seat in place.
The compact size and low weight of the stroller are ideal for anyone who is constantly on the go. It can easily fit in almost any trunk and is compact enough to fit in the corner when folded up. Thanks to the one-second fold, there is no struggling to fold or unfold it. In addition, it is super-maneuverable, according to several reviewers, so you can expect to easily get around corners and through tight spots. As an added bonus, it provides a smooth ride, meaning it’s less likely to jar a sleeping baby awake.
Finally, the FastAction Fold Click Connect actually has enough storage space to fit a diaper bag and several other things underneath. Two cup holders are also a definite advantage, while the toddler cup holder means that their cup will be easy to find and access (provided your toddler will use it).
There are cons with anything you buy and this baby stroller is no different. Unfortunately, while the stroller is lightweight, the car seat is rather heavy at 7.5 lbs., especially when you consider the weight of the baby you are carrying around. (Of course, this is common with any car seat.)
It is also worth noting that several reviewers noted that there are several gaps that let in air. This could be a problem for someone who lives in a cold area.
Overall, the FastAction Click Connect System is definitely worth consider and I would personally rate it as the best double stroller I’ve ran into, especially if you will be using a baby stroller frequently. This one is convenient, easy-to-use, durable, grows with your child, and looks good. What else could you ask for in a baby stroller?