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Thursday, August 7, 2014

3 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Jogging Stroller

If you're a runner, a jogging stroller is a must-have, non-negotiable, staple on your baby registry.  Most of us have never actually run with a jogging stroller because we don't have children(yet)!  Hence the need for one now. 

This article is a great resource if you consider yourself a runner and are in the market for a jogger.

I'm going to break down 3 things  every woman needs to consider before making the financial plunge that is jogging stroller hunting.

Activity Level
Consider your activity level before and during pregnancy.  If it was low before/during pregnancy, chances are you aren't going to sign up for a marathon after the baby comes.  I know we all have fantastic ideas of how we are going to lose the baby weight, but be realistic with yourself.  Don't set yourself up for failure or disappointment before you even get started. 

The more active your lifestyle, the more features you are going to want your jogging stroller to have.

Price-point
This is obvious, but don't let price be the only driving factor in your decision making process.  This is an investment.  Think about the activity level I mentioned above.  If you are very active this might be used on a daily basis.  If that is the case, you want to invest in a stroller that is going to last. 

Don't forget the old adage: you get what you pay for.

Features
There are so many features available in jogging strollers (strollers in general) so it's really important to decide which ones are best for you and your lifestyle. 

If you are running in an urban setting you are definitely going to want a front wheel that rotates.  If you are running long, straight distances a fixed wheel would work better for you.  You may want to find out if the jogging stroller you are interested in has an adapter for your carseat and a snack tray for toddler stages.
jogging strollers

 

2 comments:

  1. Just an fyi for anyone considering a Schwinn, I've been using mine for over a year now and I absolutely love it. I run with my son anywhere between 3 and 5 times a week and it has been very reliable. I wanted the BOB but couldn't justify it. I've been extremely pleased with this one though and it was significantly less than the BOB.

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  2. 2 days ago - Most of us have never actually run with a jogging stroller because we don't ... joggersforwomen.blogspot.com

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