Just because there you have a new member of the family, you still want to do your best to remain physically fit. One of the ways you can do this is by jogging. But how can you jog while pushing a stroller? Well, these days there are a number of affordable jogging strollers that will let you do just that!
Jogging strollers have most of the same features as a standard stroller. The only difference is the streamlined design that allows them to be pushed at a higher rate of speed — while you jog along behind.
Affordable jogging strollers are a great way to get in your exercise while still spending precious outdoor time with your child. Although not usually recommended for newborns, a child two to three months old should fit very comfortably into a jogging stroller. And once inside, they will have a ball as you take them for a run!
What makes this type of stroller capable of going for a jog? The major difference is in the design of the wheels, which are generally much larger than the wheels on standard strollers. In addition, there are usually only three wheels instead of four.
The larger wheels help navigate over uneven terrain, like steps and curbs, while providing more glide for better steering.
When shopping for jogging strollers, what should you look for? Certainly the wheel design is important. You will find strollers with fixed wheels as well as strollers built with wheels that swivel.
The swivel wheel variety will let you navigate better around corners. They are also more advantageous when used indoors.
Fixed wheels work better on soft surfaces. If you plan to jog on the beach, over gravel or even snow, fixed wheels will provide your stroller with more leverage.
Seats are another important consideration when shopping for jogging strollers. Do you want built in suspension? Should your stroller provide some type of shock absorber? These features will be important if you jog along bumpy surfaces. On the other hand, some parents prefer to have seats that recline.
Whatever you decide, make sure the seat you choose is adjustable. This is important because you want it to continually fit your child as he or she grows.
It is very important the stroller you buy has first been inspected and certified by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). The ASTM looks for ways children may become entrapped.
Since it is not necessary for stroller makers to get ASTM certification before marketing their products, it is up to you to look for their certification on the outside of the box.
These days you see more and more new parents out jogging with their children. Affordable jogging strollers are a great way to keep fit while you enjoy being outdoors with your kids. If you are in the market for a new jogging stroller, the above information should help you choose a affrodable stroller with all the features you will need.