Owners praise the Baby Trend Freestyle stroller for its comfort for baby and its ability to convert to a travel system. It can also be purchased as a travel system with the car seat included. The most unusual thing about this stroller is that it has built-in all-weather MP3 speakers with a plug-in. The Freestyle's main fans seem to be from areas of the country where it's often sunny, because the big draw of this stroller is its extra large canopy -- it almost completely covers the seat when fully deployed. The only real complaint is that it's heavy and bulky. Those who want a full-featured stroller that can also be used as a travel system may want to look at the Graco MetroLite, which weighs 17.4 pounds, compared to 25 pounds for the Freestyle, not including the car seat.
There are no expert reviews for the Baby Trend Freestyle, and the only user reviews are at Buzzillions.com, but these owner reviews give a buyer a good sense of how the stroller performs in real-world situations. "Baby Bargains," a baby-gear book, is a helpful resource for in-depth reviews of manufacturers and models. They include the Baby Trend brand, which tends to get middling ratings from experts but is well-liked by consumers looking for a lower-price, durable stroller.
These owner reviews complied from other retail sites give a buyer a good sense of how the stroller performs in real-world situations. A large sunshade, easy assembly, lightweight car seat and good maneuverability top these user reviews. The few complaints include the MP3 speakers not working and the car seat base being difficult to install.
Review: Baby Trend Free Style Travel System Stroller - Park Avenue, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of Jan. 2011
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, discusses the Baby Trend brand in great detail, as well as issues with the Sit N Stand in its useful chapter on strollers.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010