Chicco Cortina Travel System Review & Giveaway – ends 9/5

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Co-hosted by: My Four Littles and The Nurse Mommy

A great group of bloggers has come together to offer you this great giveaway for baby! I first want to share with you the review that my lovely blog assistant, Heather from Fun With Four, did for me. It’s a really in depth review, and she did a wonderful job.

The Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System is loaded with features that will be sure to please both mom and baby. Chicco allows you to keep your child safer longer with the #1-rated infant car seat for infants greater than 22 pounds as the seat accommodates up to 30lbs! There is no lack of sophistication and style when it comes to this travel system!

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Chicco has been a leader in enhancing and supporting the pleasure of raising children from pregnancy to preschool for more than 50 years. Found in more than 120 countries, over 6 continents, Chicco has a strong belief that every product must be tried and tested to ensure each of their innovations meets the specific needs of children. Parents, educators, and experts in both medical and scientific fields work closely with Chicco developers to take the happiness of children seriously. By creating products that feed the needs and desires of babies and children, Chicco is able to ensure each one of their innovations meets the specific needs of our little ones in each of their growth phases.

I have always known the Chicco brand to be trustworthy. They design their products to keep babies safe and secure but also keep fashion and design in mind. I mean, what other company puts so much time and effort into the development and research of their products through internal and independent testing facilities? When you receive a product with the Chicco label, you know it’s of the highest quality, safety, value, and style.

Travel SystemIt’s important for me, when purchasing baby gear, to find products that will last as long as possible and meet both my needs but my child’s needs. I yearn for style but yet safety and Chicco encompasses all of that and more. The KeyFit30 infant car seat fits babies from 4 pounds, all the way up to 30 pounds. It’s also the #1-rated infant car seat of greater than 22 pound capacity infant seats. I know a lot of times it is tough for parents to find car seats to fit preemies or accommodate their growing infant past 22 or 25 pounds. Chicco’s KeyFit 30 infant car seat is an investment into a safe, long-lasting item that you can use from newborn to 30 pounds. If you are a parent of a peanut like me, 30 pounds seems like it will take forever! I’m glad that means I don’t have to rush out and purchase another car seat for a long time. This is an item that will last us for a long while!

Car SeatUnlike some infant car seats that have confusing buckles and latch systems, Chicco’s is amazingly simple – even my husband can figure it out! Chicco has made sure the KeyFit30 conforms to Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 213. The chest clip and harness buckle are easy to fasten and unfasten, plus the seat features a one-pull harness tightening and loosening system which allows you to quickly and easily secure your infant into place. The car seat is lined with EPS energy-absorbing foam which makes for a much more comfortable ride for my little Olive. Chicco also includes a Newborn Insert to provide additional support to ensure a secure harness for smaller infants. This should only be used with infants who weigh between 4 and 11 pounds. Chicco also includes a head support to provide additional support for young infant’s heads and neck pads. All of the included supports and pads save the need to buy any other extra supports, which in reality, the only items you should use in your car seat are the ones provided by the manufacturer. The KeyFit 30 infant car seat also features an adjustable and removable canopy with an extendable visor that easily tucks under the canopy. I love anything that easily tucks away and doesn’t need to be stored elsewhere!

BaseLet me explain to you how amazing Chicco has made the LATCH management system for the KeyFit 30. I’ve always dealt with bases that have made me sweat (literally!) during installation and then leave me wondering if they are actually in properly and at the right angle. The innovative LATCH management system that Chicco has developed has a one-pull, centrally located tightening strap and a spring-loaded leveling foot to make installation go from a nightmare to an amazingly uncomplicated process that left me in complete shock. The recline angle on the base can be easily adjusted by pushing the recline buttons while lifting the base. You can rest assured that the base is installed at the proper angle by locating the easy-to-read bubble level guide and checking to see that the bubble is between the arrows. If your vehicle does not have the LATCH feature, like my husband’s 95 Honda Accord, the KeyFit 30 base has storage pockets for LATCH connectors and straps to be stored in. The User Guide is so easy to read and follow to ensure proper installation. It’s advised that you read through it thoroughly before using the car seat. You can store the User Guide in the storage compartment found at the rear of the base.

Installed SeatSimply align the carrier with the base and listen for a click. To remove, simply pull the release handle located just below the canopy and lift. Easy peasy! We are all ready to go!

StrollerNow on to the Cortina stroller! This stroller is loaded with features that make going for walks around the block, on nature trails, or even in the mall, comfortable and convenient.

Parent TrayLocated on the parent tray is a cup holder, compartment with a lid (perfect for change and cell phone) and the mechanism to unfold the stroller with one hand. By simply pulling on the handle, you can open the stroller or close the stroller. It’s so unbelievably fast and uncomplicated. No need to worry about undoing fasteners that hold the stroller together either because once pushed to close, the stroller will automatically latch and stand on it’s own (just remember to apply the brakes first!). I must say, the one-hand fold is great, especially if your other hand is full with baby gear or a baby!

WheelsThe all-wheel suspension helps to create just the right ride for baby. The stroller features brakes on both the front and back wheels. The front swivel wheels can be locked into place when traveling on uneven surfaces such as grass, stones, or gravel.

ReclineThe Chicco Cortina stroller features a multi-position, fully-reclining seat. Not a lot of strollers have the ability to completely recline flat and still allow the large storage basket to be accessible. The stroller is also equipped with Memory Recline, which remembers the position you last left it in before folding. Does your stroller do that??

5 point harnessThere are so many great features to mention, one could go on and on. The stroller canopy is adjustable, removable, and water-repellent. There is a 5-point harness with included neck straps to secure baby, birth to 50 pounds, in place. This means I can use the stroller for either my 16 pound 10 month old or my 40 pound 3 1/2 year old!

HandleHeight adjustable handle that is perfect for the tall and the small, aka my 3 year old who feels the need to push her baby sister at the Farmer’s Market. Lightweight but sturdy aluminum frame. Adjustable leg support and child’s tray with removable tray insert.

Fashion CollectionsThere are many patterns to choose from in Chicco’s fashion collection so you won’t ever have to sacrifice your sense of style once you become a parent. We’ve been extremely pleased with the new Stix fashion collection from Chicco that it makes me want to have another baby. It’s such a wonderful, unisex design that pulls together various tones of grey with a vibrant pop of orange.

Chicco Travel SystemChicco’s Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System is truly an innovative piece of necessary baby gear that every expectant parent should have on their baby registry. The ability to move your sleeping baby from stroller to car to home, undisturbed, is one of the best points of a travel system. The versatility to take this system and travel various landscapes with baby and have it be able to carry all of one’s necessary gear and still offer a smooth ride is applaudable. I have been beyond impressed with the Chicco brand and brag regularly about it’s safety features and design. It’s truly worth every penny. I’m happy to show off our Chicco Cortina Stroller and educate others on the Chicco KeyFit 30 infant car seat’s ability to accommodate an infant up to 30 pounds. The ease of taking the KeyFit 30 car seat and placing it in the Cortina stroller to create the travel system is truly a user-friendly design that makes being a parent, either new or experienced, much easier to navigate!
ChiccoCollageChicco is offering our fans the chance to win a Chicco Cortina Travel System, valued at $349!!!
US Residents, 18 and up only.
All winning entries will be verified.
Winner will be randomly chosen and emailed, they will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway begins 8/15/2013 at 12am EST and ends 9/5/2013 at 11:59pm EST.

Disclosure: Fun With Four and Everything Mommyhood are not responsible for prize shipment, as this is a sponsored prize from Chicco. We were not compensated in any way for promotion of this giveaway. Everything Mommyhood/Fun With Four received the above mentioned item, in exchange for an honest review. Our opinions are not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

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Comments

  1. Gina Hiskes says:

    I’d love the KeyFit 30 infant car seat in Foxy!

  2. Beanybopp says:

    We have been eyeing up the Chicco Echo lightweight stroller at Target. We like the blue one..just haven’t gotten around to getting it yet with other bills showing up.

    Also I dont think http://pinterest.com/duchofdiapduty/ is working or even has one. I have tried googling it and everything. I did click that I was following them before I saw that Pintrest couldn’t find her page. Thanks.

  3. I like the lullaby lx play yard in midori

  4. I really like the Chicco Echo lightweight stroller in blue!

  5. I would want the caddy hook-on in red.

  6. Shelley Hammond says:

    I also like the Hello Pups Talking Phone, and if I won the travel system I would choose the Rattania color scheme.

  7. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the next fit convertible car seat. I would choose red.

  8. Jessica Salonga says:

    I love the Cortina travel system in Vega or Fuego! So pretty!

  9. I like the polly high chair in midori

  10. Gina Hiskes says:

    The Polly Magic Highchair in silver is adorable! I’d love it for baby #4, we’ve had the same space saver for 7 years.

  11. Sherry Compton says:

    The lullaby lx playyard in adventure is great.

  12. I constantly scope out the lullaby-lx! I even looked it up on consumer report. My favorite color is Midori or Vega.

  13. Jessica Lodge says:

    I am in desperate need of a double stroller so I would like to have the cortina together stroller. I would pick red if I won.

  14. Shelley Hammond says:

    The Cortina double stroller in Rattania , and if I won the travel system, also in Rattania

  15. Tonya Payne says:

    I like any of the car seats in a grayish color.

  16. Tracy Burke says:

    Geez, make me pick just one?? I love the Polly Magic Highchair in Rattania!!

  17. i really love the keyfit car seats. the magic set looks like it has a bunch of great accessories.

  18. Gina Hiskes says:

    Loving the Echo stroller! The Cyclamen colors are gorgeous.

  19. Courtney T says:

    Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System in Adventure

  20. I love their Lullaby LX Play-yard in midori!

    Thanks!

  21. Gina Hiskes says:

    We’re in desperate need of a new pack and play/playard! I’m loving the Lullaby LX (in FOXY!)

  22. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Sit n ride train

  23. Cortina Keyfit 30 travel system in Miro!

  24. Love the echo stroller in blue!!

  25. Courtney T says:

    UltraSoft Magic Infant Carrier. i like the lumbar support. i didn’t see different color options, but the one in the picture looks nice

  26. Bailey Vazquez says:

    I would LOVE the cortina travel stroller, cortina together (the double stroller). It looks fantastic in “element”. I have an (almost) 2 1/2 year old little girl, and a second girl due in just over a month. I want a double stroller badly, especially one like this that accepts a carseat. I’ve got a chicco stroller now that I got when we were expecting the toddler, and absolutely love it! Only one I’ve found that works for all the different heights in my family, and holds up (and cleans) so well. Not to mention how easy they are to collapse and set up.

  27. jennifer wexler says:

    i like the polly magic highchair

  28. Sweta sonulkar says:

    I love this travel system perfect for my baby inside and out of home and car ,i love the features since it is most trusted and eco friendly product for baby and my son will enjoy in it.

  29. K. Samuel says:

    The cortina fold and click double stroller. Probably in red. I love all the under carriage space!

  30. I love the fact that the carseat will fit 4-30 lbs.

  31. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the liteway plus. It’s nice not to have to buy 2 strollers, or a deluxe stroller to fit the car seat.

  32. Misty Brown says:

    Water lilly dance walker!

  33. Monica Stef says:

    I would like to have the Chicco Liteway Pus Stroller, looks nice and looks very versitile and lite weight. Just what I need 🙂

  34. Sherry Compton says:

    I like the Ct 0.5 Doll Stroller and would chose the Sedona

  35. Courtney T says:

    Lullaby LX in Endless

  36. lyndsay chae Deurmier says:

    liteway stroller plus in pulse!

  37. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the next fit convertible car seat. I would pick red for the stroller.

  38. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the sit n ride train. Very cute! I would pick red for the stroller.

  39. Nikki Elkins says:

    I like the gravity nextfit carseat

  40. Megan Bailly says:

    The echo umbrella stroller in purple

  41. Amy Clendenin says:

    The nextfit in Mystique

  42. Shannon Lucas says:

    I really like the Polly Swing in Graphica!

  43. I love the NextFit Convertible…infiniti.

  44. I would le Cortina Together Stroller. I have always wanted a double stroller. And I would pick Fuego.

  45. My Daughter and her Husband wants this we looked at one today ,She is having her first baby this would be so great for her to win .We love it.

  46. This is the one prize I would really love to win for my daughter and son-in-law.First baby and it would be great for them.

  47. Shelley Hammond says:

    I would love the Cortina double stroller in Rattania, and if I win, this system in Rattania also.

  48. I’m “expecting” two new grandchildren this winter and I know my sons and daughters in law could use one of these

  49. Sherry Compton says:

    The travel systems are very useful. I like the Adventure.

  50. I’ve heard great things about their carseats! I’m pregnant now and this would be perfect!

  51. Tonya Payne says:

    Nextfit Convertible car seat gray

  52. laurie nykaza says:

    chevron looks great I love the bubble gym

  53. Shannon Miranda says:

    I like the Polly Magic highchair in rattania. The color is neutral so it could be for a girl or boy

  54. I like the Chicco Keyfit carseat in stix or the playyard!!

  55. Love the echo stroller in grey!

  56. Gina Hiskes says:

    I love their new Polly Magic high chair!

  57. Sherry Compton says:

    I like the Teddy Count with Me, and it’s an award winner.

  58. Jackie Romano says:

    I like the Polly Magic high chair!

  59. I love the DJ Walker Little Piano in Splash 🙂

  60. Jennifer Kincaid says:

    All the carseat safety classes say that Chicco is the best!

  61. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the lite way plus stroller ! For all strollers I would pick red.

  62. Polly Highchair in Endless for my growing girl!

  63. Sunni Faries says:

    The Cortina Together stroller in Element

  64. heather b says:

    I would like the Cortina Together stroller in either element, or Elm!

  65. jennifer wexler says:

    i would like the DJ walker in splash

  66. I would love the I-Feel Rocker. However, I am not sure what color as I do not know the gender of my baby. But I did like the blue (and I think the baby is a boy!!).

  67. Jessica Lodge says:

    I like the DJ walker. Very cute.

  68. jennifer wexler says:

    i like the ultra soft magic infant carrier

  69. I like the Polly Magic Highchair in Rattania

  70. Nikki Elkins says:

    the lullaby se play yard would be awesome

  71. The nextfit in galaxy

  72. I like the Hobo Diaper Bag

  73. jennifer wexler says:

    i like the polly swing

  74. Tote Diaper Bag Zest

  75. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I like all the activities on the baby activity walker. And you can get it in pink which is a plus for me.

  76. I like the NextFit convertible car seat. I would choose Gemini.

  77. gentlegravity says:

    Wish I had known that they have NextFit seat for toddlers that still came with a base. I thought only infant seats had bases. I like both the InfinitI and Gravity colors.

  78. Tanya Gamez says:

    The UltraSoft infant carrier in Elm is lovely.

  79. Courtney T says:

    Polly SE Highchair Zest

  80. Sarah Calvin says:

    I would love the Lullaby Magic Playard!! Looks so convenient

  81. The Ultrasoft carrier is the Vega style looks awesome.

  82. Erin Ritter says:

    I want the Chicco KeyFit 30 in Foxy!!

  83. jennifer wexler says:

    i would like the polly highchair

  84. I love the NextFit Infiniti color

  85. Jessica Smith says:

    I’d choose the Nuevo 30 lb System in Vapor 🙂

  86. I like the polly highchair.

  87. I want the Ultrasoft Infant Carrier

  88. Renee Smith says:

    I love the Echo stroller in turquoise.

  89. kemberley crosswhite says:

    i LOVE the talking carpenter toddler toy 🙂

  90. Dasha Binderova says:

    I have my eye on the Lullaby Magic Playard 🙂

  91. Jessica Lodge says:

    I really like the convertible next fit car seat.

  92. Michael Lambert says:

    I like the Chicco Liteway plus equinox.

  93. I’d also really like to have the Lullaby LX playard in midori. I could use it for so many things

  94. Gale McCarron says:

    The Polly Swing in Sedona … Adorable!

  95. The DJ walker looks fun! My little girl will need one soon.

  96. Shannon Taylor says:

    I like the look and features of the NextFit™ Convertible Car Seat.

  97. Dasha Binderova says:

    Poly Magic high chair looks really neat!

  98. love to have an echo stroller

  99. Alyssa Slater says:

    I’d love a key fit carseat in foxy!

  100. Jessica Lodge says:

    I would love to have the Cortina together stroller.

  101. Kimberly Frazee says:

    Polly SE HighChair. I really like that one. It looked so comfortable too.

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