I know it's early, but this is something that has always bothered me and I need more input on it.
What's the point of a "travel system" if the baby outgrows it so fast? Everyone I know only got to use theirs max 6 months and then the baby hit 20lbs and had to move to a regular car seat.
Also, if you can buy car seats that work for 5lbs-80lbs from the get go, why not just use that and save money?
But I'm confused. All the strollers seem to come with travel systems now. Can you not buy a regular stroller anymore? What do you do if you want one without a travel system? It seems that all the strollers without a travel system are made for older babies?? What kind of stroller works for newborns if you don't want a travel system?
Maybe it's because I'm insanely frugal (and we don't have anyone who will be buying us things), but I don't see the point in spending $300 on a travel system to only have to go out and spend another $150 on a car seat 6 months later....