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Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel System Review

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat Product Features

The Chicco KeyFit 30 infant car seat is one of the best seats overall for balancing crash protection, ease-of-use and vehicle fit. It features one of the best fits for newborns as small as four pounds. The thickly padded infant insert gives extra support for a smaller baby around the head, neck, back and bottom. The carrier shell also has energy absorbing foam for improved impact protection.

It has easy to use LATCH connections that have a simple pull tension to adjust. The seat can be adjusted for the correct position with level guides on both sides of the base. A 5-point harness system comes standard for easy one pull tightening and loosening.

Chicco Cortina Stroller Features

The Chicco Cortina stroller has a lot of nice features that are convenient for mom and dad and make the ride enjoyable for your baby. It features one hand fold, for those times when you really only have one hand available to close your stroller. There is a multiple reclining seat, with memory recline, so it remembers the position you last left it in before folding. The adjustable leg support provides extra comfort for your baby.

The adjustable, removable canopy is water repellent. There is a large basket, which is accessible when the backrest is fully reclined, that provides plenty of storage for all the things your baby needs.  The parent tray is also convenient for smaller items. The linked rear brakes and the 5-point harness provide needed safety for comfort of mind. There is also all-wheel suspension which gives just the right ride for your baby. An adjustable handle make strolling comfortable for moms and dads of various heights.

Pros & Cons

Car seat Pros

  • The straps adjust very easily
  • Cloth lining is easy to remove and wash

Car Seat Cons

  • Carrier becomes heavy as baby gets bigger
  • Takes up a lot of backseat room
  • Doesn’t fit in grocery carts (not recommended)

Stroller Pros

  • Smooth ride
  • Adjustable handle bar
  • Large storage basket
  • One hand fold
  • Locking front wheels

Stroller Cons

  • Bulky and takes up a lot of trunk space
  • Seat is a bit reclined even when in up position
  • Heavy to lift in and out of car

The Chicco Cortina Keyfit is a great choice for parents who are primarily concerned with safety, while still getting the main features of a travel system.