For infant seats I have found my best option to be one that comes in a travel system, yes you can save money by purchasing a convertible seat and only using a stroller but with three other kids in tow having baby in a carseat that I can carry makes life a bit easier at times. Plus I also like the ability to take baby right from the car to the stroller with ease and when they are younger the easiest for me is keeping them in the car seat. One of the sets we have been testing out is the Chicco Bravo Trio System, and while baby is not here yet the functions that are most important to me can be checked with out baby. Here is my Chicco Bravo Trio System Review, to give you an inside and closer look at this stroller and car seat set to help you with your baby gear needs.
Chicco Bravo Trio System Review
What I love about the Bravo Trio System
Putting together: This is by far the easiest stroller I have put together yet, it only took me 5 minutes (with the help of my 6 year old), and the directions were straight forward and easy to follow and understand.
Folding: Once together it was time to test out how well it folded, we all know that strollers can be a pain in the butt to fold, however the Chicco was easy to do. Just reach in the middle of the seat and pull up the padding and you will see the photo above, then just push with 1 finger the grey piece and pull the bar up! Super easy!
Different seat settings. As baby grows having to buy a new stroller is not something anyone wants to do. With the Bravo Trio system you don’t have to. The first setting is just the car seat, you can easily pop the infant seat into the stroller and have your baby on the go while in the infant seat. When baby is still a baby but can sit up just put the seat back in and buckle them in! Then even after they have out grown the infant carrier, the stroller can still be used for up to 50 pounds!
Multi-position reclining seat. When out and about it is important for us to have a stroller where a younger child can lean back and take a nap. I don’t plan on slowing down when it comes to family outings and going places with the kids because we have a baby in tow, so baby will be learning how to nap on the go. A reclining stroller seat is important for napping on the go and a must for us! Plus changing the seats recline is so easy to do, just use the little lever on the back, squeeze it and then move the seat up and down!
Handle bar of stroller. I am short, and at only 4 foot 10 there are times I run into strollers that I can not push because the handle bar is far to high to be comfortable. With the Chicco ravo Trio System, both Tom and I can use the stroller and adjust the handle car with ease to the height that is comfortable for us. Plus the handle bar has a parent tray with cup holders, which makes it easy to place things like the cell phone and a water bottle.
Large basket. The basket on the bottom is larger then the other strollers I have seen. There is ample room for a diaper bag, we tested it out with shoving my son’s large and full school backpack under it, that is much bigger then a diaper bag would be and it fit with room to spare.
Easy Brakes System. With the push of the bottom brakes, you only need to push on one with your foot to lock both sides.
What I love about the Bravo Trio System KeyFit® 30 Infant Car Seat
Long term use and extended rear facing. Ask anyone in my family or my friends about my stand on carseats and they will tell you I am a car seat “Nazi”. I believe in keeping kids rear facing and in car seats as long as possible, the longer they are rear facing the happier I am. With this car seat it can be used with babies from 4 pounds to 30 pounds! And YES! They are rear facing the whole time!! There is also a newborn insert for 4-11 pounds!
Installing in the car. I remember with McKenzie (11 years ago) that figuring out if the car sat was in properly or not was a huge challenge. There was no way to know if it was in right or not, you had to guess. Now you can use the ReclineSure® Spring-Loaded Leveling Foot to help achieve proper base angle in vehicle seat, aka no pool noodle like I had to use with the other three. Plus the RideRight® Bubble Level-Indicators on each side of the base to indicate accurate angle in vehicle seat, lets you know that it is at the proper angle.
- Open Dimensions: 35.50 x 21.75 x 43 in.
- Folded Dimensions: 16 x 21.75 x 28 in.
- Front Wheel Diameter: 7.0 in.
- Rear Wheel Diameter: 9.0 in.
- Product Weight: 23 lbs
KeyFit® 30 Car Seat
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 17 x 24 in.
- Product Weight: 9.9 lbs
While doing the Chicco Bravo Trio System Review the only things I found that might make things a little challenging is that it does have a little issue with moving on gravel. It was perfectly smooth riding on the grass, in the woods and on the road but it did struggle a little going back up our gravel driveway. I do also wish it had a snack tray in the front where the kids sit because when we are on the go giving baby snacks while sitting in the stroller would be a lot easier with a snack tray for them to have them on and the same goes for a cup holder for the kids in the front as well.
I hope my Chicco Bravo Trio System Review and insight into the stroller and the car seat help you with your baby needs when it comes to finding the stroller and car seat that works best for you and your family.
Disclaimer: I was sent product to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.