Bassinet Stroller vs. Car Seat Stroller: Making the Best Choice for Your Baby

Bassinet Stroller vs. Car Seat Stroller: Making the Best Choice for Your Baby

As a "new parent to be" - Selecting the right stroller for your baby involves balancing convenience, safety, and comfort. At iCandy, we aim to guide you through this decision by comparing two popular options: bassinet strollers and car seat strollers. Understanding the differences will help you determine which stroller best suits your family’s lifestyle and your baby's needs. And remember a bassinet stroller such as the iCandy Peach and Orange offers all the benefits of a bassinet stroller plus the convenience of having the option to attach a car seat too.

What is a bassinet stroller?

A bassinet stroller is equipped with a detachable bassinet, designed for newborns and infants up to six months old. The bassinet provides a flat, safe sleeping surface, which is crucial for your baby’s developing spine and ensures they can breathe comfortably while sleeping. The iCandy Peach7 bassinet is approved for overnight sleeping too, making it the perfect choice for families who stay away overnight.


Bassinet Babies Are Happy Babies!

Benefits of Bassinet Strollers

  1. Optimal Sleep Position: The flat surface supports healthy spine development and provides a comfortable sleeping position.
  2. Protected Environment: The enclosed sides and canopy protect your baby from the elements and unwanted attention, creating a cozy, secure space.
  3. Versatility: Many bassinet strollers, such as the iCandy Peach, will convert to a toddler seat, offering extended usability as your child grows. The iCandy Peach goes from newborn to 55lbs.

What is a Car Seat Stroller?

A car seat stroller is a travel system that allows you to attach an infant car seat directly to the stroller frame. This setup is convenient for parents who frequently travel by car, as it enables easy transitions between the car and the stroller without disturbing the baby. The iCandy easily goes from a bassinet to a travel system with your choice of car seat.

Key Considerations

  1. Age and Stage: A bassinet stroller is ideal for newborns who need to lie flat, while a car seat stroller is suitable for infants who frequently travel by car. 
  2. Safety Recommendations: Pediatricians recommend that infants should not be in a car seat for more than two hours at a time to prevent strain on their developing spine and ensure proper breathing. It's crucial to take breaks during long journeys to allow your baby to lie flat and stretch out. So by choosing a stroller such as the iCandy Peach7 you have the option to use the bassinet for longer trips and strolls, the car seat for those short errands and the toddler seat from 6 months to 55lbs (approx 4 years of age)
  3. Lifestyle Needs: If you drive often, a car seat stroller offers seamless transitions. For long walks or outings, a bassinet stroller provides a more comfortable sleeping environment.
  4. Longevity and Versatility: Bassinet strollers that convert to toddler seats can be more cost-effective in the long run. iCandy’s versatile designs ensure you get the most out of your investment.


With the iCandy Peach7 you can choose your preferred car seat from brands such as Maxi Cosi, Nuna & Cybex, creating a travel system that suits your needs as a new parent. Shop the Luxury iCandy Collection Today 

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