Stroller Buying Guide

The best stroller for your baby will depend on your family's needs. Are you a city dweller who needs to navigate tight spaces or do you require a stroller to handle the rugged outdoors? This basic guide introduces you to the 6 different kinds of strollers. Choose the one that makes the most sense for you or take our simple quiz and we’ll give our recommendation. Take the quiz now.

All-Purpose Stroller

UPPAbaby Cruz - Shop Now

This is the stroller that will work for trips to the mall and walks around the neighborhood. It will take your baby from infancy through the toddler years. Many connect with a car seat allowing you to transfer a sleeping baby from the car to the stroller. Most have a large storage basket, cup holders and comfy reclining seats. Downside- They tend to be bulky and heavy. See our best all-purpose strollers

Travel Stroller

Joovy Groove Ultralight - Shop Now

Designed for portability, these strollers often weigh 15 lbs or less. They fold easily and compactly making them perfect for travel. Downside- Most aren’t safe for babies under 6 months. They don’t offer many features or much storage. See our best travel strollers

Convertible Stroller

Baby Jogger City Select - Shop Now

This option offers the most versatility for a family planning to expand. It can be both a single stroller and a double with the addition of a second seat, car seat or bassinet. When one outgrows the stroller stage you simply remove the second seat and it goes back to a single. Most offer a variety of seat configurations upping your chances of keeping two kids happy. Downside- They tend to be large, heavy and expensive. See our best convertible strollers

Jogging Stroller

BOB Revolution - Shop Now

Joggers come equip with 3 large inflated wheels, shocks and a sturdy frame. They are great for running (of course) and also good for bumpy terrain like trails and grass. Downside- Their sturdiness also makes them heavier and the tires will require maintenance like a bike tire. See our best jogging strollers

Car Seat Carrier

Chicco® KeyFit Caddy - Shop Now

This ultra lightweight option transforms your car seat into a stroller in a snap (literally). They are compact, lightweight and convenient. Many offer features like parent cup holders and a large storage basket. Downside- Once your child outgrows his infant car seat this stroller becomes just another piece of baby gear that will sit in storage. See our best car seat carriers

Double Stroller

Graco Ready2Grow - Shop Now

If you have two under 4 a double stroller is a must. Seating options include side-by-side and tandem, where one child sits behind the other. Most offer lots of great features like dual cup holders, large sun shades and decent sized storage baskets. Downside- they tend to be BIG. See our best double strollers

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