How To Find The Best Jogging Stroller
Not necessarily the best stroller for everyday use, a jogging stroller is primarily meant to be used for running and jogging. Some major manufacturers of jogging strollers may advertise that these strollers are able to multi-task and be used as your only stroller, but that really is not practical.
On the other hand, it is not a good idea to try and use a standard type stroller in place of one specifically designed for jogging. A standard stroller is more difficult to push and its overall design will give a bumpy ride while jogging, causing discomfort for both you and the baby.
Is The Best Jogging Stroller For You Really A "Jogging Stroller"?
If you are the type of parent that walks briskly or runs and jogs often, and would like your baby to be your exercise partner, then you are a likely candidate for an exercise stroller.
Even the best jogging stroller will have limitations when it comes to maneuverability because of its fixed front wheel. This is welcome feature if you are a serious runner.
However, if you are looking for a stroller that will occasionally afford you the opportunity to get some exercise while out with your child, then an all terrain stroller might be a better choice.
An all terrain stroller, that is also designed for jogging, will have a lockable front wheel for jogging that can also be unlocked for better maneuverability when not jogging. Depending upon your situation, this may be preferred.
Regardless of whether you opt for an all terrain model or a stroller specifically designed for jogging, choose one with a five point harness. It goes without saying that you should always keep your child abused when jogging. It is also not recommended to jog or even walk fast on rougher terrain with any child under 12 months old.
What Are The Best Jogging Stroller Features To Look For
The best jogging stroller will be one that you can easily push with a lightweight, but sturdy frame. The front wheel should be fixed, or have the capability to be locked in a fixed straight position. The wheels should be at least 12 inches in diameter or larger, with air-filled tires.
Make sure that the stroller has proper safety and comfort features for your baby. It should have a 5-point harness, good suspension (shock absorbers), a seat that reclines, a good sunshade or canopy and a tether that you can attach to your wrist when jogging or running