The Graco strollers Spree Travel Systems are a well priced line of strollers that offer a convenient set of travel items for new babies and their new parents. it includes the Spree stroller, the Graco SnugRide infant car seat and the car seat base that can stay in the car while the car seat snaps on to the stroller for an instant infant carriage.
The SnugRide car seat can hold a baby up to 22 pounds and 29 inches in the car as well as carriage, and the stroller can hold a child up to 40 pounds. The stroller handle comes with an innovative one hand twist and fold feature that I’ve personally used while holding baby dozens of times, and has a neat little parent tray where you can place 2 cups or baby bottles, keys and other items while pushing the stroller. The pattern we bought has been discontinued, but nice ones have replaced it including Barcelona Bluegrass and Georgia Stripe. When mom-in-law offered to purchase a baby stroller for our baby boy while we were expecting, it was my wife’s task to research and locate the best baby stroller to fit our needs while not being disrespectful to her mother’s budget.
When she found the Graco Spree Travel System line of Graco strollers, I was impressed with her find. It had the perfect combination of travel items we needed to get our baby boy from the hospital into the car and then home. The pattern and color were nice, and it was priced at under $150 with Amazon’s famous free super saving shipping.
The car seat base was easy to install, but the folks at the hospital did reprimand me and made me reinstall it. In my excuse, our 1998 Nissan Altima did not come with the car seat hooks like newer vehicles do, so the instructions were not as easy to follow for old-school installation. But they made me sweat a little until I finally and correctly reinstalled it.
Our newborn baby boy was super snug in his new car seat, and while people laughed at us as my wife and I made the sign of the cross and said a little prayer in new parent nervousness, we rode off safely and smoothly to our little suburban home with our new baby boy! It was just such a delightful and memorable experience and one of the most joyous moments of my life.
The overall stroller is 40 inches high and 15.75 inches wide with a length of 27”. At that size it is a bit bulky but still convenient. Since our trunk was full of auto mechanic gear, the folded stroller took up one full rear seat when traveling with our old Altima, but was easy enough to manage inside and out.
One of the best yet uncelebrated features in this Graco stroller is it’s set of solid plastic 8” wheels which are perfect multiple terrain instruments. The front wheels swivel smoothly and the size and solidity make for a very easy push for the parent and a smooth ride for baby.
The Spree Travel System line of Graco strollers offer a nicely priced option for the new parent looking for a combination of stroller - carriage - car seat for their newborn that will last well through the child’s first year. It offers a good range of comfort, convenience, maneuverability and dependability. It has lasted us for two children (so far) and has been neatly stored for any possible future additions.