When you find out that you are expecting a baby one of the first things that you will probably think about is the type of stroller that you want. If you have already have a child then you may have a fairly good idea of what there is out there, although the designs of strollers can change very quickly. If this will be your first baby then the amount of different types of strollers that there are available may seem very confusing.
There are so many different types of stroller that are available that it can be difficult to know where you should start in your search. You will need to think about the practical considerations such as whether you will need a stroller that also has a car seat, and whether it will fit in the trunk of your car when it is folded down. The infographic below gives a good guide to the different types of stroller that are available.
The travel system can be a good choice if this is your first baby because it will some complete with everything that you need and you will not have to buy a separate car seat. The car seat can be transferred from the frame of your pushchair into the car and vice versa with your baby still in it. This is perfect for the early days when your child spends a lot of time asleep. When the baby is a bit older the stroller can still be used without the car seat and your child can sit in a forward facing position in the stroller. In theory you should not need to buy another stroller apart from this one but as your child gets older and heavier, you may prefer something more lightweight.
If you have an older child that needs to be in a stroller as well, then a double jogger is often the a good choice even if you are not planning on doing any jogging. These strollers are designed to be pushed along easily at faster speeds and this makes them very easy to maneuver. They are also not as hard to push along as you might think as they are not as heavy as they look. You will need to make sure that you have enough room to store it at home as they remain quite large even when they are folded down.