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