The Chicco KeyFit Caddy has the best customer reviews of any car seat stroller frame available. It's not the most versatile, since it's compatible only with two Chicco infant car seats, the KeyFit 22 (*Est. $180) and KeyFit 30 (*Est. $190). These are great car seats, however, so if you have one and want a car seat stroller frame, this is the one to choose.
Safe as they come. Chicco KeyFit infant car seats fit solidly and securely on the frame of the KeyFit Caddy, snapping in with the same technology used in the seat base that stays in the car. There are no reports of loose connections, wobbly seats or wheels, or any issue that would compromise a rider's safety. The rear brakes are individually activated.
Very user-friendly. Everything on the KeyFit Caddy is easy to use, from the quick, one-handed fold to the one-step attachment of the Chicco infant car seat. At just 11 pounds, it's lightweight, and easy to lift and carry. It has a standing fold and automatically locks when folded. Owners say it's a cinch to push and maneuver.
Will fit any lifestyle. Car seat stroller frames are often recommended for suburban parents who drive everywhere. They're generally not great for long outings, such as walking many blocks or visits to the zoo or park, because of their small wheels and lack of suspension. However, the Chicco KeyFit Caddy may be the exception. Its all-wheel suspension makes for a comfortable ride for baby, and the adjustable handle is a great feature for parents of various heights. The KeyFit Caddy folds compactly, and folding down the handle makes an even smaller footprint.
The KeyFit Caddy comes equipped with a parent tray with two cup holders. Its underseat basket is accessible from the front with a zipper, and the back has a basket extension for larger items.
A reputation for good service. According to expert reviews, Chicco has a solid track record when it comes to customer service. The KeyFit Caddy carries an industry standard one-year warranty.
1. Baby Bargains
Review Credibility: Excellent This well-researched book includes buyer's guides and ratings for all types of baby gear, including car seat and travel system strollers. The authors conduct hands-on testing, and interview parents, manufacturers and retailers. They discuss the Chicco brand in general and the KeyFit Caddy specifically.
Review: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other to Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Ninth edition
Review Credibility: Very Good The Chicco KeyFit Caddy is the highest-rated car seat stroller frame on Amazon.com. More than 60 reviewers give it an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. A very small number complain that the stroller seems flimsy, but a closer read indicates that they didn't understand the difference between a car seat frame and a stroller. Most praise the KeyFit Caddy, and owners of the KeyFit infant car seat say it's a must-have.
Review: Chicco KeyFit Caddy Stroller Frame, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2012
3. Babies 'R' Us
Review Credibility: Very Good Nearly 50 reviewers give the Chicco KeyFit Caddy an overall rating of 4.9 stars out of 5. Owners praise its light weight, ease of use, safe fit with Chicco infant car seats and many convenience features.
Review: Chicco KeyFit Caddy Infant Car Seat Carrier Stroller, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of December 2012
Review Credibility: Good The Chicco KeyFit Caddy is included in this roundup of three single car seat carrier strollers. Each is evaluated for safety, performance, maneuverability and ease of use, but there's no mention of how they're tested and little detail about each product.
Review: All-Terrain Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated