Travel with Children - Just ordered a Sit 'n Stroll
Jul 21, 11, 11:24 am
Actually, just ordered two of them for the kids (2.5 yrs, 26-27 lbs). Spoke directly to the owner and she was very nice. She told me that once I got them I could call her and she would walk through the operations with me, even though it isn't particularly involved.
Our friends recommended them for travel and indicated that they made a great car and airplane seat and that the stroller was reasonably smooth.
Man, I wish I had thought of this product.
Jul 22, 11, 2:18 pm
A much cheaper option is taking your regular car seat and bungee-cording it to a folding, metal luggage cart. Been doing this for years! Plus, the kids think it's a hoot to ride backwards through the airport.
Not that I don't like the Sit-n-Stroll, but it can be an expensive solution for many.
In either case, not taking a seperate stroller is so freeing!
Jul 23, 11, 10:13 am
How old are the children?
I got this as a second-baby gift. We fly a lot so we got a lot of use out of it. The fit on a newborn was good.
Be aware that the use-life on this product is very short. It goes to 40lbs but as you probably already know, car seats are usually outgrown by height long before weight (except if you have an overweight child). My younger daughter outgrew the S&S around age 2 1/2. The shoulder slots on the S&S are very low and she was too tall. By contrast, she was able to fit a Cosco Scenera more than 6 months more. It's also a 40lbs limit seat but since the shoulder straps were only a bit higher, it made such a big difference for how long she fit the seat safely.
Strapping a car seat to a metal folding luggage cart is a practical solution. I did that too. The S&S was convenient, for the short time I could use it though.