FAMILY: IT'S GOT TO ROLL, BABY, ROLL

If you think picking the perfect name for your baby is hard, try picking the right stroller. Lightweight or cushy? Easy to fold or dentproof? "When first-time parents come in they're like wow," says Anthony Green, a stroller salesman at Buy Buy Baby in Manhattan, which offers more than 50 different models, some with shock absorbers and built-in CD players. "I tell them to come in once, be overwhelmed, and then come back." TIP SHEET's Julie Scelfo sorted through the hype:

VALCO RUNABOUT

This cushy Australian import provides a range of baby comforts like a built-in headrest and soft, padded seat. Mom and dad like the peekaboo windows and the option of an add-on toddler seat ($374.99; valcobaby.com).

MOUNTAIN BUGGY 'URBAN'

Three wheels and air-filled tires give this model a sporty feel that's ideal for off-road conditions or busy city streets. Super easy to collapse in a single motion ($409; mountainbuggy.com).

ZOOPER WALTZ

Stylish, lightweight stroller is durable and easily maneuverable. It has a fully reclining backrest, making it ideal for babies of all sizes, from newborns to toddlers. An unbeatable price ($169; zooper.com).

MACLAREN TECHNO XT

Urban parents love this one for its durability and compactness. (At 17 pounds, it's easy to cart around.) It's best for children who can already sit up ($299.99; maclarenbaby.com).

BUGABOO FROG

The sleek design and superior engineering made this Dutch invention hot, hot, hot--even before it appeared on 'Sex and the City' as a fashion accessory. Eat your heart out, Manolo ($729; bugaboo.com).

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