Baby Jog Stroller – Taking your Baby for a Stroll and you for a Run
Baby Jog Stroller – Some things to consider when taking your baby “for a run”
It is important to utilize only “true” baby jog strollers, when attempting to combine your workout / jogging with taking your baby out in its stroller. True baby jogging strollers have certain ways of fastening both your baby’s head, as well as stabilizing the baby’s head.
Rule of thumb: do not use a Baby Jog Stroller for Baby’s under 6 months if age
This is of course only a rule of thumb, but in general it is strongly advised against utilizing a baby jogging stroller with babies that are less than 6 months of age. Their bodies are simply too fragile and too receptive to any kind of percussion to sustain any activity like jogging in a stroller at an age of under 6 months. Again, this is of course only a rule of thumb – some babies are comparably smaller or not as strong as other babies of the same age – so to be safe, it is best to consult your pediatrician.
Only use true “baby jog strollers”
Baby Jogging Strollers are in several regards distinct to “regular” baby strollers. Some of the major differences include:
- Jogging Strollers are usually built a lot lighter-weight (yet still sturdy), as compared to regular day-to-day strollers. Often, baby jogging strollers are made out of aluminum, giving the stroller its necessary sturdiness, while being made out of one of the lightest materials available.
- The number of wheels on a jogging stroller usually does not exceed three. Most typically, baby jogging strollers feature two wheels in the back, and one wheel in the front., This type of design allows for tremendously increased maneuverability as compared to the traditional 2/2 design of typical bay strollers.
- Swiveling wheels, paired with an inflammable wheel design provide additional maneuverability combined with additional comfort for your baby. Moreover, see that the specific jogging stroller of your choice features a fully recline-able back support for your baby – that way, you can recline the baby not only at say 45 degrees, but the full extend, which gives the baby additional back support.
On the other hand, some preferred features are very common with the “regular” baby stroller features. Such features would include plenty of storage space. When jogging, you always should make sure you have enough fluids with you to stay hydrated; as such, any storage capability – be it in the back or underneath the jogging stroller – will come in really handy for you when taking a run.
Similarly, the breaking system for a jogging stroller has to be at least at the same level as for regular day-to-day strollers. Some experts warn for highly advanced breaking systems on jogging baby strollers, as the increased speed at which you move forward (yourself and also the baby through pushing the stroller), will increase the forces that weigh on your baby if you attempt to make an abrupt full-stop by hitting the breaks really hard on your jogging stroller. Hence, the best way to avoid any issues in this regard is to actually jog anticipatory / clear sighted. In this regard, of course – pushing a jogging stroller is very similar to pushing any “regular” stroller.
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