Strollers 101: The 5 Baby Stroller Styles

Picking out a baby buggy is fun, but with so many strollers to choose from, it can be confusing, too! Our baby stroller shopping guide explains the different types -- and will help you figure out which one is best for your baby!

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Everyday Hero

Peter Ardito

Everyday Hero

If you want an option that works from birth all the way through toddlerhood, a full-size stroller is for you. The seat reclines flat for infants, and many can accommodate a bassinet or car seat that's sold separately. The Armadillo XT has a wide seat and generous canopy, and it's compatible with five brands of car seats.

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Take Two

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Take Two

If you're expecting twins or already have a toddler, a double stroller should be at the top of your registry. Both seats on the Contours Options Elite can switch to face forward or backward.

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On the Run

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On the Run

Make Baby your exercise buddy with a jogger stroller. Once she's 6 months old, she can safely join your sprints; before then, stick to using a jogger for walks. Burley's Solstice has suspension coils to absorb bumps.

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A Matched Set

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A Matched Set

Get your full-size stroller and car seat together -- often at a better price than if sold separately -- when you buy a travel system. Chicco's Bravo Trio includes its KeyFit 30 infant car seat.

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Stroller Safety

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Easy and Breezy

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Easy and Breezy

A stroller weighing between 5 and 17 pounds is a lightweight or umbrella stroller. It folds up tightly because its wheels, basket, and canopy are compact. Some are only for older babies, but you can use GB's Zuzu from birth.

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How to Pick the Perfect Stroller for Your Baby

Originally published in the May 2015 issue of American Baby magazine.