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Looking for a stroller that possibly comes with infant car seat and also possibility to expand

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Looking for a stroller that possibly comes with infant car seat and also possibility to expand

Hello all,

Have our first baby on the way soon. So looking for a stroller and recommendations from the peers here. Some of the things looking for :

1. Should be durable and light weight
2. Comes with the infant car seat so I don't have to shop for a separate one and look for adapters/compatibility.
3. Have the possibility to expand and make it double in the future if needed
4. Would be great if it doesn't break my bank :facepalm:

Am I looking for a unicorn or are there valid options out there? I saw this one from Evenflo and thought it was cool.

Would love the feedback and help from here.
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I'm not aware of any stroller that can go from a single to a double (unless it's for two infants), but of course I did my stroller shopping 11 years ago.
You can definitely find single strollers though that have a stand for the older toddler to stand on.

Most strollers (except maybe the specialty ones) should have the capability to hold either a bassinet or infant bucket seat (or both). For each brand they are normally sold together in a set or independent (but designed to fit). You can also find adapters if you want the stroller and car seat to be from two different brands.

Light weight and durable is possible, but you need to define what kind of stroller you want first. They have 3 wheel jogging strollers, 4 wheel fold down strollers, or 4 wheel umbrella type strollers. The fold down ones tend to be bulkier (so I hope you got a big trunk space) but are robust, whereas the umbrella type collapse more compact, but may not be as comfortable for the child as the fold down ones.

*edit*
Looks like Peg Perego doesn't even make the P3 umbrella anymore
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Peg Perego has the YPSI we were looking into last year

Uppababy Vista can be a double in the future, but comes with a bassinet and not the car seat (sold separately)

There's always the Gracos, usually the cheapest of the bunch but quite bulky

Just a few off the top of my head
https://www.snugglebugz.ca/categories/travel-systems
https://www.babiesrus.ca/en/Peg-Perego- ... 64C32.html (OOS)
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when we had our first, my wife was wowed by orbital but it wasnt available in canada at the time..
https://orbitbabyusa.com/

its not cheap though.. its competitors are bugaboo, stokke
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Uppababy Vista is designed to convert to a double stroller. But it's also $1,500. You also gotta fork out $500 for the car seat, unless you get an adaptor to use another car seat, like Peg Perego.
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iEyeCaptain wrote: Uppababy Vista is designed to convert to a double stroller. But it's also $1,500. You also gotta fork out $500 for the car seat, unless you get an adaptor to use another car seat, like Peg Perego.
The other thing you need to consider is that while the Uppababy Vista is a highly recommended stroller, they're also quite heavy and bulky.

There are several forums on Reddit that are perfect for something like this

https://www.reddit.com/r/BabyBumps/comm ... _uppababy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/BabyBumps/
https://www.reddit.com/r/BabyBumpsCanada/
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If you're good with second hand there's a lot of Vistas and cruz's out there since they came out with the 2nd gens.

I've been using both (Cruz for the car since its smaller and easier) Vista for neighborhood walks or anything event oriented that needed a bigger stroller.

Can use the Uppababy car seat with the strollers easily and honestly I really liked their car seats, quick and easy to install or take out.

Kids are finally starting to grow out of it so we might be getting rid of ours in the next bit.
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You will use the stroller much longer than the infant car seat. Pick a stroller you really like and then figure out the car seats that work with it (although avoid the Peg Perego infant seat as it causes chin-to-chest in many newborns). My kids are older, but I assume there are also still relatively inexpensive stroller frames that can be used with the car seat, and then switch to a stroller once the child is using the stroller seat rather than the infant seat.
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Evenflo Pivot Expand might work for you.
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We use the city select double stroller paired with the britax b safe 35 adapter for city select
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muskrat191 wrote: although avoid the Peg Perego infant seat as it causes chin-to-chest in many newborns
Where did you get that from?
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muskrat191 wrote: I'm a CPST (AKA car seat tech). I'm saying it mostly from personal experience and speaking with other techs, but there are some examples in this review: https://csftl.org/peg-perego-primo-viaggio-4-35-nido-review/
We had the previous version of the Peg and didn't have this issue, but....

We literally just broke the seat. No idea how, but the foam cracked. Looking at where it cracked, the seat actually has some weak points near where you pull it tight. Pull at a slightly wrong angle and...

We did have the seat for 5 years, though. This happened with #2.

We replaced it with a Chicco Keyfit 30, and there are many reasons I now regret not having bought the Chicco with our 1st. It's lighter, more compact, easier to carry, easier to rock, easier to tighten, easier to install, and our kid just looks more comfortable in it.

Main drawback is that it doesn't support euro routing when installed without the base. It has lower weight and height limits too, but that doesn't matter much. Our first was too heavy for my wife to carry in the infant seat by the time he was 20 lb.

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