One of the easiest ways to nip into a shop or do the school run with a small baby is to use your pushchair as a travel system. Not only are they not disturbed, but you can also fill up the shopping basket and save your arms. Luckily there are lots of pushchairs that include an infant carrier as a package. We are taking a look at the best ones out there, including a selection from the low, mid and high price range.
BabyStyle Oyster 2 £369 with Britax BABY-SAFE £99 - integral adaptors included
The updated Oyster 2 has a unique and compact fold with a seat that can lay fully flat. You can use a car seat on the frame if you want to use it as a travel system, with the Britax BABY-SAFE featuring integral adaptors.
If you're after a lightweight travel system that can still do everything a bigger pushchair can do, check out the UPPAbaby Cruz. By purchasing the adaptors, you can add your infant carrier to the chassis for the perfect shopping companion. As it's only 57cm wide you can easily fit down the shopping aisles and with the ample shopping basket, there's plenty of space for your bags.
Joolz Geo £799 with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus £190 - adaptors upper £29 lower £35
Whichever configuration you use the Joolz Geo in, it's as adaptable as they come - Mono, Duo or Twin. You can attach one or two car seats to the frame by purchasing upper or lower adaptors.
Cybex Priam £790 with Cybex Cloud Q Plus £240 - adaptors included with pushchair
The Cybex Priam comes with adaptors to add on a Cybex car seat. The detail and design put this pushchair on lots of wish lists, and with clever little features, it's functional too.
Cosatto Giggle 2 £470 with Cosatto Hold £140 - no adaptors needed
Available in the some of the brightest prints around, no one will miss you and your little one in the Cosatto Giggle 2. Unlike other brands, the Hold car seat carries on with the designs so that you can fully coordinate!
Graco Evo XT £379.99 with Graco Snugfix £129.99 - adaptors included with car seat
For those outdoor adventures, the Graco Evo XT features big chunky tyres, mudguards and extra suspension. You can add the Snugfix car seat with the included adaptors to turn it into a travel system.
Mamas&Papas Armadillo Flip XT £479 with Cybex Aton Q £185 - adaptors £29.95
The Armadillo Flip XT can be folded with the seat either parent or world facing, making it quick and easy while you are out and about. By purchasing the adaptors, it can be turned into a nippy little travel system.
Mothercare Xpedior and Infant Carrier £250 - no adaptors needed
Coming as a complete travel system with it's convertible seat and car seat, the Mothercare Xpedior is great value for money. The car seat fits directly to the chassis without any need for adaptors.
Chicco Urban £399.98 with Chicco Auto-Fix Fast £119.99 - adaptors £24.99
The Urban from Chicco is a modern and stylish, as well as practical, pushchair. Parents can use the Urban as a pram from birth without the need for an extra carrycot, or change it into a seat unit. Using the car seat on the frame is simple when using the adaptor.
Mutsy Evo £319 with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus £190 - adaptors £20
If you're after a good looking pushchair with an equally good looking price tag, take a look at the Mutsy Evo. You can add a Maxi-Cosi or BeSafe car seat with these adaptors to create a travel system that is lightweight and compact folded.
Silver Cross know what they're doing when it comes to pushchairs. Adding a Simplicity baby car seat or the included carrycot to the Pioneer chassis, creates a travel system capable of tackling any terrain. There's no need for adaptors as the Simplicity simply clicks onto the frame.
Jané Epic £395.99 with Jané Koos £145 - no adaptors required
Capable of taking on any terrain, the Epic can transform quickly into a travel system by adding the lightweight Jané Koos direct onto the chassis.
Mountain Buggy Duet £549 with Mountain Buggy protect £129 - adaptors £29
Though a side-by-side double, the Mountain Buggy Duet is just as slim as a single for transporting two children. One or two infant carriers can be added to the frame by purchasing adaptors.
iCandy Peach 3 £670 with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus £190 - adaptors £30
Having many celebrity followers, the iCandy Peach 3 is a very popular pushchair that is now in it's third generation. Not only is it capable of taking one car seat, but it transforms into a tandem pushchair to take a second child when you use the elevators and purchase the car seat adaptors.
Britax Smile £589 with Britax BABY-SAFE PLUS SHR II £129.99 - no adaptors required
A contemporary and stylish buggy, designed to make you smile, the Britax Smile can be purchased with or without the carrycot, as well as being car seat compatible. Adding the BABY-SAFE PLUS SHR II doesn't even require adaptors.
It's not advocated to keep your child in their car seat for any longer than necessary, with manufacturers recommending 2 hours as a maximum. But if you do need to nip into the shops quickly with a sleeping child, being able to transform your pushchair into a travel system can save lots of time and stress! Do you use your pushchair with a car seat?