Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Safety 1st S1 Aerolite Travel System

S1 by Safety 1st AeroLite Premier Travel System Stroller- Pegasus

Features as listed from the Safety 1st website:

                Multi-position canopy with airflow mesh panels
                Ultra-compact, 1-hand fold and stand
                Child snack tray with cup holder
                Multi-position recline
                5 point harness
                Slide Guard® protection
                Easy-access basket
                Parent tray with 2 cup holders and fabric covered storage compartment

Infant Car Seat
                Air Protect® side impact technology which reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air. 
                Base belt lock easily secures your vehicle seat belt during installation
                Carry Curve™ Handle features ergonomic design
                Customizable insert and low harness slots make the seat ideal for preemies and adjustable for growing babies
                Extended use from a tiny 4 to a full 35 pounds
Includes 17% more leg room than most infant car seats

Infant Car Seat accommodates child from 4-35 pounds and up to 32 inches in height.
Stroller accommodates child up to 50 pounds.
Assembled Size: 41.5” H x 25.25” W x 38”

Personal Review:
My little boy was born May 24 so we will definitely be getting a lot of use out of our stroller.  We loved the features and as a first time mom, I wanted a travel system that was affordable yet protective for my little boy! 

The car seat is cushioned even enough for my newborn.  It snaps into the car just as easily as it snaps into the stroller.  It comes with a separate car seat base so all you need to do is fasten the base in once, which only takes a few minutes anyways.  Every time you use the car seat in the car, you just snap it in, and snap it right back out when you want to remove it.  It is secure, yet simple and easy to use.    My newborn boy was 7 lbs and the harness was able to secure his little body without hurting him.  As he is growing, I see this being a great car seat, with the adjustable harness slots.  

The stroller, even while I had a large pregnant belly, folded up with ease and fits inside my car trunk with no problem.  The car seat snaps in and stays in place much better than the other brands and models I tried in store.  When the car seat is removed from the stroller, the stroller has plenty of space for a toddler. The basket beneath the stroller fits a diaper bag or large purse easily.  

The only issue I see so far is the parent canvas storage compartment on the stroller.  The store model had one that would not stay in place, which I imagine could happen after months of use.  Mine has been fine so far but I have been very careful with it. 

Photo courtesy of Safety 1st
In no way was this review sponsored by Safety 1st