What is a 3 in 1 baby travel system?
A 3 in 1 baby travel system is a buggy which includes a rear-facing baby car seat, that can be easily fixed to the pushchair and also easily removed. 3 in 1 baby travel systems are meant to make it simple to move your infant between your buggy and car without having to remove them from the car seat.
3 in 1 travel systems are very popular buggy buy for beginner parents. Some are accompanied by a bassinet or carrycot for newborn babies, while others can have a seat which reclines flat enough for infants under 6 months.
While 3 in 1 travel systems may not be ideal for all new parents – they happen to be heavier than straight buggies – they may be very useful if you are regularly moving your infant in and out of your vehicle and into a pushchair.
There is a huge variation in prices – from luxury to budget and beyond.
Hauck London Travel System
A 3-in-1 baby travel system for parents who seek to travel light, the Hauck London 3-in-1 travel system is the lightest stroller unit made by the firm. Weighing just below 10kg with the bassinet or car seat fixed to the chassis and weighing 8.6kg together with the stroller it is a perfect bet for holidaying with your children.
An innovative feature of the Hauck London travel unit is the Carcocoon carrycot that can be utilized as a lie-flat vehicle seat saving precious space and time in the car.
The Doona Travel System
An innovative variant of the travel unit, the Doona is a car seat which turns into a buggy. It is an award-winning Group 0+ vehicle seat with integrated wheels which can fold away or extend at the click of a button.
It is the first hybrid stroller/car seat on the market and has safety aspects like an anti-rebound handle and double wall structure.
The Doona is a simple alternative to a travel unit, perfect for outgoing parents or those with limited space. However, this travel system has a limited lifespan because it will only last approximately 6-9 months. Additionally the Doona may only be utilized as a pushchair for short vacations since it is first a car seat, not a buggy.
Mothercare Xpedior complete, with Mothercare baby car seat £200
A complete 3-in-1 travel unit that comes fitted with all the bobs and bits you require, the Mothercare Xpedor 3-in-1 travel unit represents great value-for-money. This pushchair features an 2-in-1 carrycot, it is durable, comfortable, and easy to use.
And while the Xpedior 3-in-1 travel system may not appear very compact, when folded it is flat and even fits in a compact Mini Cooper’s boot.