How To Choose a Jogging Stroller

I often get requests for suggestions or recommendations on buying the best jogging stroller. In response to these inquires these top three things need to be crystallized to get parents to the right track:

• Forget Pricey & Fancy Brand Names

Good strollers tend to cost more but are worth every penny, yet that shouldn’t be the turning point for buying strollers.  Trust me, a fancy brand name is just a name, but a good sized seat, large air-filled wheels and a decent shopping basket is the stuff that matters. A proper jogging stroller is going to be your best friend for years so think in the best aspects that will make it to last.

• Keep Your Intended Use In Mind

Figure out what you will be using the stroller for - is it for the evening runs, day to day hiking, or stroller marathons? Thing is with your needs differing you will need a stroller that totally fits into them. For instance rollerbladers and runners will need a fixed front wheel, high performance stroller, while the moderate joggers can even get by with a swivel wheel.

• Big is the New Gig

No brag intended but jogging strollers must be a decent size more so if you are looking for the best double jogging stroller. The idea is that you should be free to load it up and just go anywhere that you’d love to even for a full day. And since it’s your little one’s best ride it should no doubt be comfortable and big. So think less of whether it folds small enough to save space in your trunk since ideally some strollers are designed to take up as little as possible space in a trunk but are useless for even moderate walking.

Here are some more tips on choosing a jogging stroller that would work awesomely for you too. 

A lightweight frame, large underneath basket and a roomy reclining seat are far more important for your stroller than the cup holders or the mp 3 players that many of us usually go for. Again focus on whether a stroller is reliable, sturdy, and simple in construction. They should also be good for sleeping and should have enough storage space at the backseat net or underneath basket that you can use to load it up and keep your hands free. 

Finally when you’ve bought a stroller take time to test drive it first if you can. And during that time take your time to look into the following factors. 

• check how easy it rolls around

• whether it goes straight or pushes you of the track.

• how well is it balanced in that it should stand firmly on the ground even when carrying a full diaper bag on the handle.

If you have any doubts, read the stroller's user manual for more tips on how to use it, yet if buying online read reviews and pay attention to these points rather than how much the stroller weighs.


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