Strollers: If you’re planning to take baby out of the house (and we’re assuming you are…), you’re probably going to need a stroller. Or a couple. When looking for a stroller, it’s important to consider what you both need and want from it. Do you live in a fourth-floor walk-up or in a ranch-style home with no stairs? Are you a runner, jogger, or general outdoor enthusiast? Do you have twins, triplets, or littles close in age? These questions will help you choose the stroller or strollers that are best for you and baby – and our Gear Shop will help you find the ones you want to bring into your life. There are five types of strollers you should know about: standards strollers, lightweight strollers, jogging strollers, double and triple strollers, and travel systems. A standard stroller is large, sturdy, and fully loaded, and is designed for adaptability. It offers a bassinet stage for baby to lie flat, plus a reclining seat for older kids. They’re supremely comfortable for baby and feature plenty of the bells and whistles you love (storage baskets, cup holders), but they’re rarely lightweight. A lightweight stroller, on the other hand, is compact – usually weighing in at under 15 pounds. They are, in a word, portable, so they’re ideal for travel and city living. (FYI: on account of their design – upside-down, J-shaped handles – they’re sometimes referred to as umbrella strollers). Jogging strollers have three wheels and an aerodynamic design, and are, as their name would suggest, made for the road or trail. But they’re not necessarily limited to the road or trail. Some parents prefer the lightweight design of jogging strollers to their sturdier, standard-sized counterparts and choose them for everyday life. Double and triple strollers make it easier to take your brood where you need to take them. They’re available in either a side-by-side or in-line design – the former is great for sibling bonding, while the latter is generally more space efficient. When looking for a double or triple stroller, check to see that it fits through a normal doorframe. Lastly, travel systems are a good option for parents who like gear that does double duty. This grow-with-them style features a universal frame designed to hold a car seat when baby is small. Once the child is older, they’ll transition exclusively to the stroller seat. Peruse our Gear Shop for more information about the types of strollers available to you, and to learn about and compare our top picks for each category. A stroller is an important piece of gear, and we’re here to make buying one a smooth and seamless ride.