baby trend infant seats

Momof3girls

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Any opinions on them? I'm looking at their travel systems. Are the seats easy to use and install? What about the weird triangle handle? I'm having a really hard time figuring out what seat and stroller to get. I know I want to be able to put the seat on the stroller so I either need a travel system or an adapter for whatever stroller I get. And I can't afford to spend tons of money. Thanks :)
 
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ketchupqueen

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They're quite easy to carry. They're not so fun to install in many cars. Either the funky LATCH is easy or impossible in a given vehicle. Seatbelt install is a pain, similar to a Peg Perego infant seat. Handle must be in one of the down/behind shell positions in the vehicle.

Of all the travel system strollers, I'd only really want to actually use the Britax or Chicco ones. If I were you, I'd get a great infant seat at a good price, a stroller frame (like a Snap n Go or similar) that you use for that time (stroller frames are super cheap second hand) and save for a better stroller. :)
 

zactayaus

New member
Baby Trend is my least favorite infant seats. Installs can be hard. The handle must be down when in the car and that darn puzzle buckle can be a pain in the butt.
 

agave

New member
I didn't have any installation problems latch was easy in my car. I loved the no rethread harness but the handle thing and the puzzle buckle where annoying.
 

Momof3girls

New member
They're quite easy to carry. They're not so fun to install in many cars. Either the funky LATCH is easy or impossible in a given vehicle. Seatbelt install is a pain, similar to a Peg Perego infant seat. Handle must be in one of the down/behind shell positions in the vehicle.

Of all the travel system strollers, I'd only really want to actually use the Britax or Chicco ones. If I were you, I'd get a great infant seat at a good price, a stroller frame (like a Snap n Go or similar) that you use for that time (stroller frames are super cheap second hand) and save for a better stroller. :)

I had thought about doing it that way with a stroller frame. I do like the Britax b-agile and b-safe but idk if I wanna spend $400. I just think there are too many choices lol. Off to look at frames... :)
 

skiersnowboarder3

Senior Community Member
I didn't have any installation problems latch was easy in my car. I loved the no rethread harness but the handle thing and the puzzle buckle where annoying.

This. I have one and I've never had a problem installing it any way I've tried and it's been in quite a few different vehicles.
 

rosey2007

Active member
I owned one a few years ago. Anyway, I loved the no thread harness, but I hated the handle getting stuck, the puzzle buckle, handle having to be down and it was harder to install.
 

Spam

New member
I agree with kq. Stroller frames are cheap second hand, I got mac easy traveller for $30 on craigslist, there's a babytrend snapngo for $10 on there now so I'd check your craigslist. I've never been a fan of travel systems, I prefer a car seat i love and a stroller I love and they don't have to match. As far as babytrend seats, i didn't have install issues, loved the no rethread harness, hated that the handle was always getting stuck and it's outgrown fairly early too.
 
I agree, get a better infant seat & a snap-n-go stroller.

I really don't think the BT buckets are super horrible, but like the others said, the puzzle buckle is a tad annoying & the handles, well, they are a major PITA. We always struggled to get the handles down. Yes, the seat is easy to carry, but the seats I had, the handles were b!$&h to put down. Me because I'm one handed. But even my DH & FIL would struggle with the handles.Then since they have to be down while installed they take up lots of room.

I never had install problems with them. In the only car we had when we had the girls we did seat belt installs because they didn't 3 across w/ our FPSVD when on their bases.

I only used the BT buckets when I had my girls because they were the narrowest buckets at the time.
 

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