The word for what we call a stroller, baby buggy or pushchair in English is simply passeggino (masculine, plural: passeggini) in Italian. It is a derivative of the word passeggio meaning walk or stroll.
Unlike a carrozzina (pram, baby carriage), which is essentially a baby cot on four wheels, a passeggino is an upright seat meant for older babies and toddlers.
Il mio bambino adora andare a passeggio nel passeggino.
My boy loves to go on a walk in the stroller.
There are many different kinds of pushchairs you can buy for your children depending on your needs. These include:
- passeggino pieghevole = folding stroller
- passeggino gemellare = double stroller
- passeggino a 3 o 4 ruote = 3 or 4 wheel stroller
- passeggino leggero = lightweight stroller
Two of the most popular types among parents today are the passeggini duo and trio, which are all-in-one solutions that perfectly meet a child’s transportation needs from its birth up to three years. They consist of a frame on which you can mount a car seat, bassinet or chair.
Some related terms include passeggiata (walk), passeggiare (to stroll, walk) and passeggero (passenger).