Things You Need to Know About Jogging Strollers

Running along with your child is the happiest thing on earth, especially if he is on a stroller. As he takes pleasure in his seat and enjoys the journey, you keep the stroller rolling on with a big smile. Well, these baby strollers are usually 4-wheeled and are designed in such a manner so as to assure safety at its best. Having made to run on flat tracks, these jogging strollers score high in terms of stability and has the power to carry the little ones for quite some miles. In comparison to jogging strollers of those days, the latest ones come with hand brakes, lockable front wheels, sun canopies and more.

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A Take on the User

Just like it involves great fun in taking a jogging stroller out on the tracks, the user needs to be very careful with its speed at the same time. Running too fast, for instance, can result in losing balance and this can further bring unpleasant consequences for the child. So, it is very important for the user to first understand the functioning of a jogging stroller as to where it needs control, what is comfortable for the child and how should it be allowed to run smoothly.

Some More Crucial Things You Need to Know about Jogging Strollers

Apart from what has been said about jogging strollers, there are a few more crucial things that need to be known and understood by the user. Let’s find out:

1. Avoid considering a small baby

Your baby might look cute but she will never look happy before completing at least six months if you race her off in a stroller. As per experts, car seat adapters are still okay with babies under six months. So, try looking for a jogging stroller that has a car seat so that the little one’s head and neck do not bounce too much and instead remain stable.

2. Look for a stroller with lockable front wheels

Nowadays, the jogging strollers come with robust wheels at the front for doubling safety. These front wheels can be locked as and when required. On the other hand, there are strollers that come with a switch designed to lock and unlock the wheel without any effort. So, the best way to ensure safety for both the user and the baby is to keep the front wheels locked while the stroller is on the go. This would not only control the stroller when taking turns but also lessen the chances of causing it to fall.

3. Get a stroller with considerable storage space

A jogging stroller with good storage space is certainly a wise pick. Imagine carrying those little baby essentials separately in a bag that leaves you bothered while running. Instead, if you have a basket at the bottom of the stroller, carrying those little essentials will never seem to be a challenge. So, while buying a baby jogger, make sure to check its storage capacity.

4. Wrap your child properly

Of course, it’s going to be you who will be running and not your child. No matter how heavily you perspire due to constant running, you cannot expect the same to happen to your child. So, always wrap him up well so that he doesn’t catch a cold or gets restless on passing swiftly through the wintry winds. Similarly, during the summers, get your child dressed in the right manner so that he doesn’t feel overdressed. Therefore, the smartest thing to do here is to avoid running long distances on extremely hot and cold days. Sun canopies on hot and humid days will be great to keep the baby guarded against the harsh sun rays.

5. Use the handbrakes when necessary

People living in hilly areas find it difficult to take jogging strollers on smooth tracks. This is where the handbrakes come into play. First, it lets the runner adjust his pace while running with the stroller. Moreover, it doesn’t require one to just sit back and hold the brake for losing out control. So, whenever the user will feel that the pace is about to be triggered, he can utilize the handbrake with no effort at all.

6. Give yourself and your child a break

Toddlers usually do not stay entertained for long since they tend to switch from one activity to another. It can happen just the same if you take too long to keep him in the stroller. So, try taking him out once in a while from the stroller, play with him and then again make him enjoy the journey. 

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Sarah Palmer
 

Hi! I'm Sarah. My husband and I have a beautiful little girl; plus we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby #2, so this is a very exciting time for us. Throughout this amazing journey called Parenthood, I’ve learned so much and love sharing my experiences with other parents at SarahsLovelyFamily.com. I'd love to share my discoveries with you too!

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