I have a list of items to have in case of a speedy/whirlwind adoption (wouldn't that be wonderful) and a car seat is on the list. So I started researching. I am the type of dork who LOVES to research new items and find the best item and deal. After researching a few brands and putting in a call to my wonderful friend Emily, (she shares my passion for research) I settled on a brand. I found an amazing deal where I could buy the car seat and get the stroller for FREE! And to make it even better the car seat was on sale because the pattern is discontinued. I ended up saving over 60% on the pair. I love a bargain and this has had me smiling all day.