My Review for the B-Lively & B-Safe 35 Travel System
October 29, 2018
I received this stroller and car seat travel system as part of the WeeSpring Parent Panel. There were some really great features of both the stroller and the car seat that I really liked, and some that I didn't.
The pros: It's a smaller, more lightweight compact travel system. Compared to other car seats/stroller combos, I really appreciated how easy and lightweight this system was. It was great for easy handling when pulling the stroller out of the car and unfolding it, and then folding it back up while holding a squirming infant! It was easy to attach the car seat onto the adapters and click it into the stroller for the times I wanted to leave my baby in her car seat. We took the whole travel system to Disneyland with us and I appreciated the compactness of the stroller, the easy maneuvering of the stroller through the airport and the crowds at Disney!
My baby is tall and narrow, and I liked that the infant car seat was pretty spacious allowing for plenty of headroom for her to continue growing, but the channel for her body to fit into, was a bit more narrow, and therefore, more secure. She's a bit too big for the infant insert at this point but still tends to roll around in the seat without it. I liked how the B-Lively fit her really well and provided that extra secure padding around her body. We kept her in the car seat all through the airport, shuttle rides, and taxi's, and she stayed comfortable and content.
The cons: The car seat is hard to re-thread. I had to adjust the straps and pull them through the back of the car seat and the padded fabric of the seat, and it ended up being very difficult to do on my own. I had to enlist my husband to help to get the shoulder straps to the proper height.
The stroller basket is always my big thing- because I pack the house when going out! The stroller basket is very small. I could not fit our backpack style diaper bag into it, without cramming it in, and then there was no room for anything else. The one thing I did love was that the front footbed of the stroller pops open for easy front access to the basket. I appreciated that a lot! I think this is a great stroller for quick errands around town, but not for all day events where the baby is going to be in it for a long amount of time. I didn't feel that the seat was overly comfortable or padded, and I had a really hard time lowering the seat back once she got sleepy. Again I had to get my husband to help! With the smaller size, I did love the maneuverability of the stroller, and especially in crowded areas! It also has a larger canopy, so when it got to peak sunny time, I liked that it was great to pull down over her and covered her pretty well.
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