(Closed) Jogging strollers?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Have you tried looking on craigslist? I know nothing about baby products except that you can always seem to find what you’re looking for on craigslist since kids grow so fast!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

if you’re doing serious jogging, i’d suggest the bob. everyone i know that has it LOVES it and RAVES about it.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We have researched this up and down.  We are going with the Bob Revolution in conjunction with the Britax Chaperone car seat (until the baby is 30 lbs, then she doesn’t need a car seat to sit in the Bob).  AAP doesn’t recommend running with the baby until there is a degree of head control, but I’ve seen several people use this system successfully starting at about 6 weeks of age (for light jogging).

We want to get back to running as soon as we can, so this is the system we’ll be using.  Plus we’ll be living in an area where there is lots of well maintained trail running, so we’re excited for the off-trail capabilities of the Bob.  My friend’s kid is 2 and her Bob is still like brand new (and I can’t even tell you how many miles she’s logged with it!)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I can’t recommend a particular stroller, but I tried to jog around Babies R Us with a stroller without the swivel front wheel and it SUCKED.  I also tried the same thing with a regular stroller, and it’s pretty impossible.  You NEED the bigger wheels that the jogging strollers have.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a BOB and I love it. It rides/handles like a dream even on trail running and it’s excellent for more than just running/jogging. It’s the only stroller we’ve ever used.

Got a Peg perego as a gift..used it twice.

I bought an umbrella stroller “just in case” never needed it.

Since my son was born in November, I didnt need the infant seat adapter(he was over 4 months old before it was warm enough to do any running with him) So I cant offer any advice there.

But the BOB rules the school.

 

Edited to add. He’s 2 1/2 now and the stroller is still very easy to push with him in it. The problem is keeping him in it. He’s rather walk/run himself at this point! 

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sister has the Bob.  She is 5’10” so her main purpose of this stroller was b/c she’s so tall.  She’s not really a jogger.  She loves it though.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

check out rei. they have specials and you can get the bob stroller for 20% off.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I’m looking at the BOB Revolution car seat adapter, and the specs say:

“Please note: Car seat adapter must be moved from stroller while jogging”

What does that mean??  Can you jog with it or not?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Do you have a BuyBuyBaby near you?  They have an enormous stroller selection and they are super knowledgeable about each of them, at least at the one near me.  I also really appreciated the fact that they weren’t just trying to sell me the most expensive stroller.  I fell in love with the Uppa Baby Vista, but knew it was impractical for our lifestyle.  Rather than trying to convince me otherwise, the salesperson said, “you are absolutely right, I love it too, but I won’t buy it for the same reason.”  He then showed me options that were better suited to our needs. 

Ok, I’m rambling.  The point is that they are a great resource and have strollers at all different price ranges.  However, for a quality jogger, you should be prepared to spend a good amount of money.  i can’t wait to start running again either, I actually crave it.  But I’m not getting a jogger because I’m not a long distance runner, just a couple miles at night and that is MY time to decompress!!!

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I have a Baby Jogger that I got surprisingly cheaply at an online outlet. It’s a twin stroller, and it works well. 

If you’re serious about running with it, do NOT get a front swivel wheel. Fixed is better for running. Also, get three 20″ tires (I think that’s the size?). The bigger wheels are also a million times better on sand, if you ever want to go to the beach.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Many people I know have jogged with the BOB and the adapter.  I think that they have to say that because AAP does not recommend jogging with an infant until they have steady head control.  However, if you delve into the recommendations further, there is no real evidence to support either position, so pediatricians will often ok light jogging on paved trails for well secured infants. 

I think we have to be reasonable as to benefits and risks of our daily activities, and in this case (for me, maybe not my colleagues) the benefits of exercising with baby far outweigh the risks if the car seat is well secured and the baby is well secured.

(Did I put enough caveats in my answer? I sure hope so!)

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

P.S. Especially if you get the bigger wheels… Make sure there’s a VERY secure wrist strap, and ALWAYS use it. My jogger has started down a hill, and it can go far faster than I (or anyone else) can run.

/unsolicited Public Service Announcement

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