Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System or Graco Quattro Tour Travel System

Updated on August 18, 2011
A.O. asks from Plano, TX
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I have to decide on a stroller soon and was at Buy Buy Baby today checking some out...

I always had a Graco Travel System with the 2 older kids and liked it a lot, but now I saw the Chicco and must say I like this one a lot too....

Any opinion on which one I should get ???

If you have either one, would you recommend it ???

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answers from Youngstown on

I had a Graco with myolder two then got rid of it when I was "done" having Then I had to buy something else for baby # 3 and bought a Chicco. It is my favorite stroller ever and I have had a few. The stroller is full size but light enough that I can lift it out or into the trunk with one had since the baby is sometimes in the other. It also folds easy too. I played with every stroller in the store one day and that was my favorite and still is.J ust want to add I like the way my Chicco seat incline adjusts to different stages. My friend has a Graco and it's up or layed all the way back and she hates it.

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answers from Dallas on

I'm about to purchase a car seat and stroller too! I had narrowed down my decision to the Chicco or the Graco too! Interestingly enough though, I think I've decided to just buy the car seat only and not the travel system with the stroller. I did buy the whole system with my last kid and used the stroller till she was 4 yrs old. This time, I think I'm going to buy the car seat and put it in a totally lightweight car seat stroller frame like the Graco snug rider. If you think about how long the baby is actually in the infant seat (which for our last kid was only a 3 to 4 months before she out grew it in length) then there is no reason to buy the big stroller system. I plan and using the frame till my kid can sit up and sit in a lighter weight stroller for everyday use!

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answers from Dallas on

I had the Chicco but I would go with the Graco if I did it again. ON vacation, I used my sisters Graco and liked it much better than the CHicco.
1) The Chicco is HEAVY which is no fun lugging around. Its a couple of pounds heavier than the Graco, which doesnt sound like alot but you can definitely tell.
2) The chicco doesnt have the little notches on teh bottom that make it perch on top of the shopping cart. You have to put it side ways in the back.

Also, if I did it again, I would NOT get the matching stroller - just one of those things you can put the car seat and it turns into a stroller. Then, when the baby outgrows the carseat, you can get a light weight stroller, double stroller, or something you need more.


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answers from Raleigh on

I love my Chicco and really don't mind putting it in the cart section when shopping. It hangs from the front of the cart (closest to me) and though it doesn't latch, it's always worked fine. That being said, you're really not ever supposed to rely on the latches for safety on shopping carts. I love the snap features on the Chicco, which just make it so easy to use/adjust. Also, the Chicco is one of only a few that is hospital approved for a 4-lb baby (don't know about the Graco.) Not sure if that could be a factor for you, but it was an intentional blessing for me when I had my daughter early! Good luck and congrats!

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answers from Los Angeles on

I have always been really happy with my Graco. I have the Metrolite, which I love because it's not as big as Quattro Tour but still has a huge basket underneath, cup holders, snack try, etc.

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answers from Washington DC on

Love, Love the Chicco. I'm not a huge fan of putting baby in the cart anyway, so if I did it again, I'd get the snap n go and use that. I often just put DD in the Bjorn and off we went. Their customer service is great, the seat is still in such good shape that I've given it to my sister, and we are still using the stroller occasionally for our preschooler. It rolls REALLY nice. It's not your smallest system, I will give it that, but it's good quality IMO and the bases are a BREEZE to get into the car, with or without LATCH. You just need to put a knee in it to make sure it's tight. Occasionally I've heard that people think their kids are too big for the stroller too early, but DD is 3 and still fits. Your mileage may vary. I also love that everything that moves or unlatches on Chicco products is orange. Very easy to remember.

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answers from New York on

I have the Chicco travel system...the only thing I don't like about it...when yuo put the seat in the stroller, you have to have the back in the stroller completely reclined, which makes it hard to get anything you have underneath in the storage...other than that..NO complaints!

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answers from Phoenix on

I love our Chicco!!!!

I should mention the only thing I don't like about it, it doesn't fit well in grocery store carts like others do. I usually have to put it in the basket part, which sometimes defeats the point of having a basket as it takes up most of the room, or you have to hold on to it when its set where it should fit.

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answers from Stationed Overseas on

Love my Chicco as well. Just FYI you can't put it on the basket of the grocery cart. Chicco did this on purpose because it's a safety issue. If the carseat were up on the basket of the cart it could tip over the cart if it's empty.

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answers from Janesville-Beloit on

I have the Chicco Keyfit 30 Travel System and like it much better than the Graco. The baby that I care for in my home has the Graco, and when I compare the carseats side by side I feel like the Chicco is much sturdier, more well-made, and also just looks nicer. I like the stroller too-I've heard people say that they are heavy and bulky, but I think it is really quite lightweight, and fits just fine in the trunk of my mid-size car. Another really nice feature of the Chicco is that you can tighten the straps by pulling a strap in the front, rather than adjusting in the back on the Graco.
I vote Chicco!

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answers from Kansas City on

Chicco all the way!

We have a 3 year old Cortina stroller that I just love. Before the Chicco we tried a Baby Trend and Graco and hated both. What a waste of money.

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answers from Missoula on

Chicco! I love mine.

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