Leaving the house is a whole lot easier when you have good transportation. Consider a stroller you can use from newborn until your child is ready to walk.
The Aprica Presto Flat, $200, offers a fully reclining seat for the youngest babies, or the option to snap in a Graco or Teutonia infant car seat with no adapter required. And unlike some stroller models, this one comes with a premium rain cover included.
The buggy weighs just under 16 pounds, folds compactly, plus—parents, rejoice!—it stands on its own when folded and has a carrying strap. Newborn to 70 pounds.