Travel Systems

How you transport your baby around is an important decision. With so many options, one of your questions will probably be, 'what is a travel system?' as it may not be clear exactly what a travel system is, what it comprises and how it works.

A travel system is essentially everything you need to transport your baby, whether in the car or on foot. Most travel systems include a pushchair, carry cot and car seat. The idea is that the system will grow with your baby and how you use it will change as your baby gets older. A car seat that you can carry is essential for babies up to approximately 12 months old. This seat is an integral part of your travel system as it can be easily taken in and out of the car and can then be clipped onto the pushchair, making it perfect to use when you are out and about with your baby.

The other element of the travel system is the pram or pushchair. The carry cot part of the system allows baby to lie completely flat when they are first born and then as baby starts to grow and sit, the pram can gradually be turned into a pushchair. With most systems, the pram or pushchair can be forward-facing or facing you, depending on your preference. This part of the travel system can be used well beyond the time that a baby will no longer use the car seat.