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Are you tired of all my travel rants lately? Seriously guys, I’m S-T-R-E-S-S-I-N-G our overseas travel with 3 kids. On my list of things we NEED are plug converters, airplane entertainment, and, geez, just about every convenience we have at home. Should I bring some earplugs? Anyway, getting back to the purpose of this post- deciding which is the best travel stroller for toddlers. My little guy is in and out of the stroller and will be 3 at the time of travel. I need something small and light, that folds super easy and can accommodate either him or his older 5-year-old sister. While 5-year-olds shouldn’t be in strollers in most cases, ours is a unique circumstance in which her muscles get tired very easily, but that’s a WHOLE long medical journey and a story for another time. Right now, we want to get into a car, onto a plane, off a plane, into another car, and tour all of the hot spots in Greece with a stroller that fits our busy schedule and keeps our kids comfortable. Oh, and I need some decent storage and a place to keep my coffee.
The search for the perfect stroller
Really, it was a no-brainer, but I like to keep an element of suspense. I’ve traveled with a Chicco C6 stroller a long time ago and knew that while it had some things I liked, I wanted a little more. So I looked into the other lightweight strollers from Chicco and even took a trip to Babies R Us to take them for a test drive. (I take our stroller reviews pretty seriously.) And I decided on the Chicco New Liteway. For reference, Babies R Us had the Liteway in stock and there are few differences between that and the NEW Liteway. You can compare them on the Chicco Stroller Comparison Chart. This is my favorite chart because it shows ALL your options from the time your child is born and need a stroller to accommodate them in their Chicco KeyFit 30 through toddlerhood.
Our Final Decision
After a discussion with Chicco about our needs and availability of strollers, we decided the best stroller for the job was the Chicco New Liteway. I’ll be honest, my little guy had some say in this decision because he chose the fabric color and even hopped in for a ride around Babies R Us. Why did we choose the Chicco New Liteway for air-travel and beyond? It’s so simple- for me, it was all about the umbrella-style fold with premium features for only $99. The premium features that typical umbrella strollers don’t include are full seat padding for comfort, multiple recline positions, and a decent-sized canopy to protect him from the European sun. Plus, I can easily fold it when we arrive at the gate of the airplane, or for the trunk of our rental car. The storage basket underneath is pretty spacious for an umbrella stroller, perfect for holding a diaper bag. Oh, and there’s a cup holder for my coffee. Priorities.
SO. MANY. OPTIONS.
There are three Chicco Liteway strollers you can choose from based on your needs. We needed a very basic stroller, but if you have a new baby on the way you may want to consider the other Liteway options.
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