Traveling in style

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System to facilitate my review.

As a seasoned mom of three with another baby on the way, I guess you could say my expectations are pretty high when it comes to baby gear. This isn't my first rodeo, and I've seen how far baby products and gadgets have come over the years. I've used and abused countless car seats, boosters, strollers, cribs, and carriers over the last 12 years from virtually every brand on the markets. These days, I'm all about functionality. Is the product safe? Does it meet my family's needs? Is it easy to use? Does it look good? These are all important questions I ask myself before bringing a new baby product into my home, and the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System hits every checkpoint on my list.

Right out of the box, I could tell the GB Lyfe Travel System was unique and different from any other travel system I've owned before. First off, it's gorgeous. Mine arrived in a modern gray color scheme, which is perfect for both boys and girls. I love how gender-neutral it is since I already have a 20-month-old baby girl, and we've yet to find out the sex of baby number four. 

The infant seat came fully assembled and comes with a conveniently compact base that stays in the car. This seat looks so cozy and plush. The padding is nice and thick and features extra side-impact support to protect even the teeniest infants. One thing I always hate about infant car seats is how difficult they are to carry around. Not this one- it's light as a feather and the handle feels very comfortable in my hand. I also love that the seat holds up to 35lbs. Every other infant seat I've owned has maxed out around 22 to 25lbs, so if you have chubby babies like me, you might be forced to shop around for a bigger car seat as early as 6-9 months. I don't know about you, but I certainly expect my infant seat to get more than 6 months of use out of it. The higher weight limit on this one is a huge plus! 

Now let's take a look at the stroller. Oh, how I wish I would have had this stroller when I first became a mom! First off, it was super easy to assemble- I was able to to it by myself in less than 10 minutes. The pram feature is probably what I'm looking forward to using most when the new baby arrives. Besides the fact that the car seat clicks right in to the stroller, the pram feature allows for another really convenient and comfortable seating position for newborns and allows baby to lay completely flat, and also easily converts to an upright toddler seat. I've never seen anything like it! I love the look and style of these old school prams, but the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System puts a modern twist on it. It goes from a pram, to a rear-facing toddler seat, to a forward-facing toddler seat with just a quick click.
Finding a stroller that has the option to have baby facing backwards and forwards is huge. When baby is little, you can easily keep your eye on him or her, and when they are more independent and ready to explore the world more they can face forward. The large canopy shade on the stroller ensures my fair-skinned little one stays out of the hot sun too. Most strollers I've used had pretty useless canopies that required me throwing a blanket over it to try to keep the sun at bay, but this one provides amazing protection from UV rays. Perfect for napping! Pushing and turning the stroller is a breeze, and it makes it easy to navigate a bumpy sidewalk or narrow aisles in a store.

Waiting to pick up big brother and sister from school.

The undercarriage basket is huge with plenty of storage room for the diaper bag, an extra blanket, and shopping bags. On top of everything else, the one-step folding process is super simple, and the stroller folds up completely flat. It takes up minimal space in the trunk of my car and still leaves me with plenty of room for groceries and everything else I need to haul.

As of right now, I'm loving this stroller for my toddler, and I can't wait to put the car seat and pram feature to use when baby number four arrives. The GB Lyfe Pram Travel System is one that truly grows with your baby from infancy to toddlerhood! Where was it 12 years ago when I had my first baby?

You can find the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System online and in stores at Babies R Us

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