Anyone who has traveled by plane with a toddler can appreciate the following scenario: you finally get to the airport and have to haul a clunky car seat and big stroller through the place, even security -- never mind carrying your suitcases, too. When we planned our first airplane trip with our son, we knew we didn't want to lug a car seat and stroller around with us, but we needed them.
When we saw Tripleplay's Sit 'n' Stroll 5-in-1 Combination Car Seat/Stroller, we knew it was the perfect solution. Our Sit 'n'' Stroll has been to Cabo San Lucas, Phoenix, Wisconsin, countless trips to Grandma's house and is by far one of the better purchases we've made.
The Sit 'n' Stroll is a car seat, stroller, booster chair, FAA-approved airplane seat and is as comfortable as it is practical. It comes with an infant headrest, can be used rear- or forward-facing, holds up to 40 pounds and has sturdy LATCH connectors for anchoring into cars.
The way it works is there is a handle on the back of the seat you push down which causes the stroller wheels to pop out.
It takes a little practice, but in one swift move you go from car seat to stroller.
As far as its stroller capabilities go, it's smoother than some strollers we've encountered and handles turns well -- which is important in busy, crowded airports. It also has a small storage compartment for holding snacks and other small items.
The real test of the Sit 'n' Stroll's practicality came when we traveled alone with our son. Upon landing, we were able to quickly convert from plane seat to stroller, right on the plane's aisle, and stroll down the jet way and into the terminal. From there we hailed a cab, turned it into a car seat and drove to our hotel.
After doing that alone, this is the only way we can imagine traveling.