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Sit-N-Stroll Car Seat and Stroller

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Sit 'N Stroll by TriplePlay Products

The Sit 'N Stroll car seat and stroller makes for easier baby travel.

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The Bottom Line

For parents who travel a lot and want to pare down their baby travel gear, the Sit-N-Stroll car seat and stroller combination is a great option. Smooth turning wheels, simple set up and a foam-grip handle make the stroller easy to use during travel and the front belt path is easier to use in a rushed travel situation. Since it must be unbuckled from the vehicle each time, the Sit-N-Stroll isn't the best choice for everyday use if you prefer to leave a car seat buckled into your vehicle.
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Pros

  • Eliminates the need to travel with both car seat and stroller.
  • Performs very well as a stroller - smooth steering, turns well.
  • Sturdy frame and nice fabric hold up to travel wear and tear.
  • Stroller handle and wheels are fairly easy to pop up and down.
  • Can double as a booster chair for restaurants.

Cons

  • Difficult to install compared to traditional convertible car seats.
  • Must be installed after child is in seat due to belt path.
  • May not fit down all airline aisles.

Description

  • Convertible car seat with stroller wheels and handle built in.
  • Can be used rear-facing to 30 pounds and forward-facing 20-40 pounds.
  • Comes with infant headrest and LATCH connectors.
  • Performs as car seat, booster feeding seat, airline seat and stroller.

Guide Review - Sit-N-Stroll Car Seat and Stroller

Sit-N-Stroll is a convertible car seat with wheels and a handle that pop out from the car seat body, instantly transforming the car seat into a stroller. As a stroller, the Sit-N-Stroll performs very well, handling corners smoothly even with one-hand steering, and the wheels and handle are easy to operate.

As a car seat, the Sit-N-Stroll is great for travel, but challenging for everyday use. The harness is simple to tighten and the harness height is easy to change. The belt path passes in front of the child both rear- and forward-facing, so the child must be in the seat as it is installed in a vehicle. When the child is already in the seat, it's harder to install the seat tight enough to be safe, so practice installation with the child in the seat before traveling.

The seat is designed to be removed from the car every time, and must be unbuckled from the vehicle to get the child out of the seat. The manufacturer suggests using the vehicle belt rather than the LATCH belt to get the best rear-facing fit. A pool noodle placed in the seat crack may help maintain the correct rear-facing angle. But, if you're using this seat for travel, you may not have that piece of pool noodle handy in order to get a correct installation rear-facing.

Sit-N-Stroll is a great choice for those who travel with baby a lot or use public transportation and don't leave a car seat in their own vehicle regularly. The installation difficulty could likely be overcome by careful reading of the manual and lots of practice. As with any car seat, the safety of the seat depends on a parent's willingness to install it correctly each time.

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User Reviews

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Sit n' Stroll Seat Not So Practical for Toddle, Member vtoensing

I've had this seat for more than 2 years and never used it for the car because it was too difficult to install. When I finally had the opportunity to use it on a plane for my son who is 2 and a half, it was very cumbersome. The stroller does not fit in aisle and I had to carry it over my head, nearly hitting the TV monitors. I also had to carry a handbag and have my son trail behind me. Good thing he can walk already! Once the stroller was in the airplane seat, it was a tight fit. I had to ask for an extension belt to secure the seat. When I lowered the tray table in front of my toddler, it did not lay flat because the seat was taking up most of the space. I was not able to use the table for him at all. On a connnecting flight, I was not allowed to use the seat at all. Apparently extension belts are not allowed. And when I tried to just use the one belt, it actually did buckle but it took a lot of pulling. The flight attendant still didn't allow it because he did not find it secure. He did me a favor and took the seat to be checked in. We didn't need the fancy seat after all. My son had room to lay down, color, eat, and play next to me without the seat. It was only useful as a stroller but I could have bought a $20 stroller and it would have done the same job. Perhaps if the seat was for an infant who cannot walk it would be more appropriate. For a toddler, I don't recommend you going through all of the trouble.

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