You might’ve started your buggy search by the numbers—What can we actually afford?—but choosing one with features that actually fit your life will be worth every penny. Here are a few stroller secrets that guarantee a smooth ride.
By the editors of Pregnancy
IF: He’s tall. You’re not.
THEN: An adjustable handle is an absolute must.
IF: Your family lives out of state (or abroad) and you plan to travel a lot.
THEN: Go for lightweight and super-foldable (small enough, even, for the overhead compartment!).
IF: You are a dine-out kind of family.
THEN: A folding stroller that stands on its own will stay out of your waiter’s way.
Superlite version, out in late February, weighs only 14 pounds!)
IF: You want a full-service stroller, but your home isn’t huge.
THEN: You need a compact travel system.
IF: You can’t bear the separation and want to see your baby always, even while strolling.
THEN: Opt for a stroller with a reversible handle or seat.
IF: You make your home somewhere sunny (or snowy).
THEN: Baby’s tender skin needs the protection of a generous canopy.