Product Must Haves for Newborns: Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller-Luna

Product name: Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller- Luna


Where can I get it? I purchased my travel system at Babies R’ Us, however, I have also seen it available on target.com, Amazon.com, buybuybaby.com, etc.

How much does it cost? I have mostly seen the travel system being sold for around $299.99, which is what I paid for mine.

Why do I like this product?
 When I went to the store to purchase this travel system, I was about 36 weeks pregnant. While not an expert in what to look for in a “great” travel system, I did know that I wanted something 1) durable, 2) lightweight, 3) easy to assemble, 4) versatile, and 5) affordable. I considered the Graco travel systems, but given the overwhelming amount of favorable reviews on the Chicco brand, I decided to go with it.

I decided on the Luna design over the Discovery design because I liked its geometric print. Also, most of the baby accessories that I have are in shades of browns or other neutrals, so it fit right in.

In addition to fitting right in with all of my other baby products, I also liked that this product was easy to assemble, easy to use, and, relatively, light weight. The stroller is rather large, but it still fits in the back of my hatchback comfortably. The carseat, when I was using it outside of the car, fits in most standard sized grocery store carts.

How do I use this product? Before I had Nya, I assumed that I would be a “stroller-only” mom. I often imagined myself, in the first few weeks of her life,  pushing her through malls and very green parks and playground.  When I had Nya, however, I learned that she did not share my imaginative dream. She hated being in the stroller as it took her away from her favorite people- mommy and daddy. So, I, reluctantly, stopped using the stroller altogether and just relied on my trusty Moby Wrap and Baby Bjorn.

While I had little use for the stroller in the first two months of Nya’s life, I did continue to use the carseat, which Nya also hated, but I loved.

Now that Nya is older, I still prefer to “wear” her when we are in public places. Nonetheless, she has a easier time transitioning from being worn in her Baby Bjorn or Moby Wrap to being pushed in a stroller.


Would you recommend this product to others? I would definitely recommend this product for any moms who are looking for a travel system that is both stylish and effective at the same time.