Madame Recommends: Meet the Riva Stroller

Madame Recommends: Meet the Riva Stroller


*This post is sponsored by our friends at Walmart and SheKnows Media

Welcome to Madame Recommends. In this series, we share products that meet high standards of quality and that bring true value to those that use them. Today, we are so excited to cover the new Safety 1st RIVA Ultra Lightweight Travel System Stroller. Walmart and Safety 1st have partnered together to bring you this awesome baby travel system.  Currently, there are many options available in the market, but if you are looking for a very budget-friendly travel system, the choices are limited. This is exactly where this stroller and car seat combo comes in and shines. Read on for some of our favorite points and to find out why it is 100% Madame Approved:

Made in the USA

The Safety 1st RIVA Stroller is made right here in the US with a mix of American and imported parts. It is very pleasant to see a company that is highly committed to making a quality product in the USA. It also means that there is a ton of quality control happening in the process.

Sustainable Materials

It is impressive that the Safety 1st RIVA Stroller is made from 85% recycled materials. When we evaluate different products, knowing that there is the commitment to the environment is an important aspect and something we look for.

Lightweight and Fully Capable

One of our favorite features of the stroller is how lightweight it is. It is just under 18 lbs. and the car seat with the base is under 7.5 lbs., so altogether you have a product that comes in at a weight that is very easy to manage. It will also allow for a child up to 45 lbs., which shows just how well it is made.

The best thing though, especially for getting around in and out of the car, is how quick and easy the folding is. Its quick and easy one-hand lift-to-fold feature is  definitely  nice  when you have a squirming baby in one arm and bags hanging on the other.

Another helpful thing about the car seat and base is that it is fully airplane ready, so you can easily strap it into an airplane seat for ease during air travel and then just click the car seat back onto the stroller when you get off the plane. Take it from the Madame who travels a lot, it really is nice to have one less thing to worry about when you travel.

It’s great to know that it gives you the ability to grow with your child because it’s a full travel system. It is very simple to click and go without disturbing a sleeping baby when transferring from the car to stroller, and when the baby is ready to be out of the car seat you can have the stroller ready to go without needing to remove any car seat adapters.


Just as its name says, this stroller is all about safety and protection for your baby. It has a deep seat pocket to ensure the child can be seated comfortably and protected by the stroller frame. Also, they made everything about the stroller machine washable and dryer safe, so you don’t need to worry about handwashing anything or waiting for it to air-dry. When you have a toddler or baby that may make a mess, this is a really nice feature to have.

Final Takeaways

If you’re looking for a stroller that can be easy to use, both as a regular stroller or as the full travel system, at just under $200, the Safety 1st RIVA Stroller is a great choice that brings great value.

It has been a very pleasant experience getting a chance to give the Safety 1st RIVA Stroller a full test run. If you are on the lookout to pick one up, they are available online at or in Walmart stores.. Their website also offers a convenient in-store pickup option when you check out.

So, what do you think, have any of you had a chance to try out the Safety 1st RIVA Stroller?


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