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11-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Hi, I am a father of one (15 months) and expecting another come April. My question is for feedback on what type of Stroller should I look into as I am an active person with running in the morning and walking in the evening. Should I look for a dual for the two of them of should I look for a solo running for the older? I do not know at what age the newborn can come running with me. Any feedback on this matter would help greatly.
David M Palmer
11-07-2008, 01:54 PM
I had my girls in a jogging stroller when they were pretty young. Check the weight requirements on whatever stroller you get. But I have found that the closer my kids get to 2, the less they want to be restrained in a stroller for a long jog. The longest we can go is half an hour or so.
On the actual jogging stroller, I read information that if you are serious about jogging, you want a stationary front wheel. I got one like this and don't like it one bit! We have winding paths, and so I can never really jog because I have to maneuver the stroller. I would get one that has an optional stationary front wheel (I didn't know these existed at the time). Good luck!
11-08-2008, 11:19 AM
I got the Bob stroller. it's like a regular jogger but the front wheel can either be locked or unlocked for maneuverability. it turns with one finger - really easy to steer and handle. I can fit my car-seat carrier in it with an attachment and then it's sized for a toddler. as of yet it's unused as our little one is due in March, but I have a friend who has the Bob and she loves it. also my dogs walk beside it very nicely after a small amount of training. we got the cup-holder attachment for the handler and dog treats fit in there very nicely for training aids.
11-08-2008, 11:19 AM
forgot to add it comes in single and dual. both versions are awesome.
11-11-2008, 03:36 AM
With regard to newborns and jogging, my friend's doctor warned her against taking her baby jogging until after he turned 1. That seems a little old for me (I took my older out on jogs after she could hold her head up--she was in her infant seat in the jogging stroller). You might want to check with your pediatrician to be sure.
11-12-2008, 08:42 PM
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11-12-2008, 10:35 PM
I had an Instep Double jogging stroller and I loved it. It was light and really easy to maneuver. It also was not incredibly expensive. The jogger I had was a fixed wheel which I understand is best for jogging.
I now have a single Instep with a swivel wheel that can also be fixed. I actually keep the wheel fixed unless I go to a store since I find the fixed wheel easier to maneuver while going on fast walks and on trails.
You should wait to take a child jogging until they have some head control but, if you are going to go with both, get a double.
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