By peoplestaff225
Updated April 26, 2009 10:30 AM
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Tired of lugging your heavy infant car seat around? If you have a Graco Infant Car Seat, the Graco SnugRider Stroller Frame ($70) can turn it into a stroller. The SnugRider Stroller Frame weighs 12.5 lbs and holds the Graco SnugRide, SnugRide 32 and SafeSeat Infant Car Seats.

When I was a new mom, the SnugRider Stroller Frame really made my life easier. I used for short trips to the doctor, short walks around the block and visiting friends’ houses. I found it a breeze to unclip the car seat from the stroller frame and place it in and out of my car.

Putting it Together
Snap the wheels and the two cup holders on. To attach the car seat, turn it facing you, and click it into the stroller frame, and turn the red knobs on each side to lock the car seat into the frame.

The Ride
The suspension is not the best — so it’s more suited to short trips than long walks. The push was easy and one-handed. The handles adjust up and down by pushing in the red buttons on the sides of the parent handle.

The Seat
The Infant Car Seat is the only place for baby to sit. Once your child reaches the weight limit or outgrows their infant car seat, you’ll need to get another stroller.

Storage
It had a huge basket (largest basket I’ve ever encountered on a stroller). The cup holders are a good size and held a variety of beverages.

Sun/Weather Exposure
You are limited to what your infant car seat canopy will cover, unless you buy an attachable sunshade/ rain shield.

The Fold
The fold is very compact. Push the red button on the parent handlebar, twist the center and the SnugRider will fold forward into a book fold. The side locks will fasten automatically. To unfold, manually open the side locks and pull back the Snugrider frame until the stroller locks open.

Pros: A lightweight alternative to a travel system, it’s simple, convenient and ultra-portable.

Cons: The suspension is just okay. It is not recommended to keep a child in an infant car seat for a long period of time — so it might be good to have another stroller available for longer walks and for when your child outgrows their infant car seat.

Final Verdict: The Snugrider Stroller Frame is perfect for quick trips, if you are using a Graco Infant Car Seat, with its easy fold, and light weight.

— Nancy

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