Baby Strollers: How to choose the best Running Stroller

Many parents live very active lives and after the birth of a child are keen to get back into exercise as soon as practical.  For those parents who enjoy running or jogging and now have a little baby to look after a running stroller may just be the answer.  Baby Strollers have come a long way over the last couple of years and have developed from the basic fold up models that have been around for years to the light weight, running strollers that have become a popular choice for families who are looking for a stroller that suits their active lifestyle.

Running strollers have become a very popular choice for families and manufacturers have provided a wide range of choice when it comes to the style, construction and features of running baby strollers.  This gives the consumer great variety to choose from but also has the effect of making the choice somewhat more difficult when it comes to deciding on which running stroller is the best for your situation.  To make this decision a little easier the following are features that you should consider when choosing a running stroller.

With any baby stroller that is designed for running or jogging it is important that the design and construction is light weight.  A heavier running stroller is more difficult to push around especially if you have packed all the baby essentials so the lighter the stroller the better.

The wheel size and adjustment is also something that needs to be considered especially if you are planning to use the baby stroller in off road situations.  Larger wheels, especially those that are air filled give the baby stroller a smoother ride over uneven ground.  The adjustment of the wheels is also important as jogging or running strollers will have the choice of a fixed or a swivelling front wheel or some designs also have a front wheel that can be locked and unlocked depending on what you will be using the stroller for.  Many of the newer running strollers have been designed with a front wheel that can be locked an unlocked so you can have the wheel locked in place while running and able to swivel for extra manoeuvrability when using the stroller at the shops.

It is also important to consider the safety features of a running or jogging baby stroller as you may be travelling at some speed while using the stroller.  Make sure that the stroller has a 5 point harness system for the baby and that the stroller has a wrist or arm tether to avoid having a runaway stroller.

Apart from the features of the running baby stroller it is important that any stroller that you get is easy to fold and unfold and that you are able to lift the stroller in and out of the car.  It is always a good idea to have a go at this while you are in the store and also make sure that you can fit the folded baby stroller in the boot of your car.

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