A Travel System can save new parents a lot of time! You get all the interchangeable seating options in one-well designed bundle, allowing parents to swap between toddler seat, carrycot or car seat.

While it can seem like a more expensive outlay than a simple buggy, it provides longevity. As your little one grows you can evolve how you use the travel system without needing to buy a new pushchair or stroller.

A good travel system is flexible and versatile and should provide a functional mode for every stage of your child’s development – from lie-flat pram-mode to world-facing toddler mode and you should be able to change between them smoothly and quickly.

Travel systems allow you to unlock the car seat from the vehicle and securely lock in onto your pram, and vice versa so you don’t have to disturb your sleeping baby.

When using a car seat with your travel system remember to keep in mind the ‘2 hour rule’. This is the established safety recommendation endorsed by safety experts and manufacturers, that suggests children shouldn’t sit in a car seat for more than 2 hours at a time. 

A travel system always includes a carrycot within the bundle, which is the best mode of transport for a newborn.

We have selected our top 5 favourite travel systems to help you decide which one is best for you

1. Joie, Versatrax

If you are looking for versatility in a pushchair what you need is the Joie Versatrax Pushchair and i-Level Infant Carrier Bundle. At home in the city or countryside, it really does offer the best of both worlds. With its deluxe woven fabrics and leatherette touches, it offers style as well as function. 

The Versatrax seat unit lies flat so it is suitable for use from birth and it will last them until they reach 22kg which is usually around 4 years old so, it is potentially the only pushchair you will ever need. The seat unit is able to face you or face the world, so when they are tiny they can face you for some quality bonding time and then as they get bigger and are taking an interest in the world around them, you can simply turn it around. 

The wheels on the Versatrax are made from durable rubber on the outside, giving the feel and grip of air tyres but are foam filled so there is no chance of getting a puncture! The all-wheel suspension is ready to tackle whatever you throw at it.

Key features:

  • Lie-flat recline for extended use from birth
  • Car seat included for extended use
  • Can be faced towards you or the world, your choice
Joie, Versatrax Pushchair & i-Level Car Seat, Deep Sea

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2. Bugaboo, Fox 2

Combining style, comfort and functionality, the superb Bugaboo Fox 2 Pushchair is quite simply one of the best pushchairs on the market right now.

From birth, you can set the Fox up for use with a carrycot to keep your little one super comfortable as they travel until they are old enough to sit up independently.

It’s packed with useful features to make every journey with your little one enjoyable and can be used in carrycot mode from birth and then converted into a seat unit for comfortable strolling right up to 22kg (approximately 4 years). 

Key features:

  • Convertible carrycot included
  • Luxurious design that will turn heads
  • Bugaboo Turtle car seat included
Bugaboo Fox 2 Pushchair Aluminium Chassis and Turtle Air Car Seat

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3. Silver Cross, Pacific Autograph

Stroll in style on any family adventure with the Pacific Autograph pram from Silver Cross. This luxurious travel system has exclusive twill weave fabrics, a high shine chassis and unique etched logo detailing.

It offers outstanding manoeuvrability with large, multi-terrain tyres that give you and your baby the freedom to explore.

Suitable from birth, the carrycot is lined in a soft naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fabric, while the reversible multi-recline pushchair seat is suitable up to 22kg.

Pacific Autograph is compatible with the Simplicity Plus car seat. 

Key features:

  • Natural bamboo lined carrycot
  • High gloss chassis and twill weave fabrics
  • Polished multi-terrain wheels
Silver Cross, Pacific Autograph Simplicity Plus Travel System Bundle, Ink

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4. CBX, Leotie Lux

From birth, the CBX Leotie Lux can be used with the included carrycot- the carrycot helps to ensure an optimal lie-flat position for your newborn.

It can be folded compactly for transport or storage, but when it is being used it keeps your infant comfortable thanks to the soft foam mattress inside. A washable carrycot liner zips into place easily and an apron deflects wind, keeping your little one warm as they travel.

When your little one is old enough to sit upright unaided or weigh 9kg (around 6 months old) it’s time to switch to the seat unit. The seat can be turned to face you or the world- it’s your choice. It’s comfortable for your little one- the softly padded seat features a deep recess and an adjustable harness with shoulder and crotch padding.

A luxurious leather bumper bar can open from either side, giving them something to grip onto as they ride, and the seat can be reclined to 3 positions if it’s time for a snooze. For your comfort, the handlebar can be adjusted for parents of any size.

Key features:

  • Carrycot included for extended use
  • Can be faced towards you or the world, your choice
  • Easy off-roading with chunky wheels and suspension
  • Luxurious design that will turn heads
  • Compact fold to save storage space
CBX, Leotie Lux Stroller, Aton Infant Carrier & ISOFIX Base Bundle

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5. UPPAbaby, Cruz V2

The streamlined design of the Cruz V2 gives you more without weighing you down. So stroll down bumpy city streets, manoeuvre around crowded shopping centres and load your basket with toys, groceries and whatever else you need.

The Toddler Seat canopy includes zip-out fabric that extends for additional sun protection and mesh panels that make it easy to peek in while adding airflow. It is also designed to meet the growing size and curiosity of your little one, allowing them to ride forwards or parent-facing.

The Toddler Seat weight capacity is an impressive 22kg. The recline allows your precious little one to lie comfortably for naps, sit upright and take in the sights, and anywhere in between in our Toddler Seat.

The Cruz V2’s handlebar extends for parents of varying heights and features premium, full-grain leather for extra grip while pushing baby. Super easy and intuitive, the Cruz V2 can also be folded with or without the Toddler Seat attached.

Key features:

  • Suitable from 6 months to 22 kg
  • Full-size, reversible Toddler Seat
  • Extendable, zip-out canopy
  • One-step fold, stands when folded
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • One-handed, multi-position recline
UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 Travel System, Jake

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