Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Stroller Frame
Next we’re reviewing one of the most portable, lightweight strollers on the market which happens to be just a stroller frame. Yet this frame holds the number one position of all baby and infant strollers in Amazon.com’s baby stroller category.
Its number one for a reason. First of all, the Graco SnugRider is a relatively cheap stroller, but well-built and light-weight. However, don’t let the term “cheap stroller” turn you off, because it has a lot to offer today’s parents, and what it offers best, is what makes it number one. Its best feature is in addressing the needs of the parent. Yes the number one baby stroller is number one in our eyes for what it does for the parent.
- Stroller Frame designed for use with Graco SnugRider and Infant SafeSeat car seats.
- Secure locking of car seat to stroller frame
- Stroller is able to be folded using one hand
- Lightweight, so easily picked up for putting in vehicles trunk
- Very maneuverable, decent storage basket
- Adjustable handle with parental cup or cell phone holders
- Best feature is it addresses needs of the Parents.
Graco SnugRider Stroller Frame Compatibility
The Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Stroller Frame was designed to be used by the Graco SnugRider car seat and the Graco Infant SafeSeat. These are companion components and no other car seat will work.
So if you don’t own either of those two car seats, you should not buy this stroller frame.
The question of whether or not the Graco SnugRider car seat is securely attached is answered with a snap. This distinct sound offers reassurance of a safe trip ahead. After attached, the car seat to frame feel solid, almost like one piece.
Folding the Graco SnugRider Stroller with one hand? Its true. This is one of the features which gives this stroller its best selling status. Parents have to multi-task, hold the child, fold the stroller, hold the other child etc.
A lot of strollers advertise easy folds, but Graco SnugRider delivers according to the majority of consumer reviews. Once folded the automatic latch keeps it together for easy placement in the truck.
For such a sturdy stroller it’s surprisingly lightweight, weighing only 12.87 lbs. This makes the Graco SnugRider the lightest stroller that Graco offers.
This is also a contributor to its best selling status. Parents, especially moms can tell you how much of a big deal being lightweight can be after carrying around groceries and children all day, especially when it comes to having to lift the stroller in the back of a small car.
Easy Fit into Smaller Car Trunks
Another indicator of the quality of this baby stroller is its feel when being pushed around. This includes some serious challenges like the pavement of a shopping centers parking lot.
Some of these lots are horrible to push a shopping cart through much less a baby stroller. Yet, the Graco SnugRider handles these rough lots OK, not great because the wheels are small, but okay.
The Other feature which is of great value is the ability to maneuver through a congested store, and narrow shopping cart lanes at the register, and to do so easily and with one hand steering. The Graco SnugRiders small footprint also contributes its best selling reputation.
And yet another parental feature is that of the lower storage area. Even with the car seat in place its easily accessible and holds a decent amount of baby stuff like diaper bags, extra this and extra that.
The adjustable handle is a feature loved by both husbands and wives, tall parents and visiting grandparents. It’s again a feature with the parent in mind.
The handle also incorporates cup-holders, parent cup-holders.
The best feature again is the design with the parent in mind. Lightweight, easily folds, adjustable handle, snap in car seat, maneuvers through stores and register lanes, all features designed for the parents ease of use and concerns of usability with babies.
Pros and Cons
Ease of use, this stroller was designed for busy parents with the need for simplicity. The one hand fold with automatic storage latch is great, it makes the next step even easier, that of putting the stroller in the trunk with one hand as well.
The size of the stroller means that you have some room left over in your trunk and that out of the trunk in the store, you can manoeuvre around easily through narrow isles and shopping lanes and doing so with one hand.
The ability to take you baby from the car in the cart seat and to snap the seat into the stroller frame often without waking them is a huge feature.
The adjustable handle makes the job of pushing baby around much easier regardless of your stature.
Lower storage area, is also a great feature. This is a big deal when it comes to dealing with life. The storage area makes carrying baby supplies a snap. It’s one of the things parents love about the stroller.
Although the Graco SnugRider cup-holders are a great idea, these could be a bit less flimsy and made for water bottles vs. small containers.
IF you live in a hilly area, the lightweight feature is great, but the small foot print which makes it so beneficial in the store, makes it easier to tip on hills or when hitting bumps.
The wheels can cause the folded assembly to stick, this is mostly a learning curve issue, once you’ve used it for a while you learn how to unstick the wheels easy enough.
Other car seats fit, but not as well and not as securely.
Highly Recommended. The Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Stroller Frame is an easy “Buy” recommendation.
The Graco SnugRider Stroller frame is safe, lightweight, mobile and easy to store. It seems to have been designed around the needs of the parent, especially for trips to the store in small vehicles. It’s cheap in price and solid in quality and performance.