Pregnancy is a rigorous time. What with the hormonal changes your body undergoes, you long to be on the exercise track to get fit? Your baby need not be neglected in this routine of yours. Jogging baby strollers can come in handy when you set out on your jogging routine. Unlike traditional strollers a jogging stroller can keep your baby safe while you jog on all sorts of bumpy surfaces. Since its invention in 1983 the jogging stroller has been the preferred method of keeping your baby out of harm’s way as you pursue your fitness regimen.
Before you rush to buy just any jogging baby stroller, make sure the one you buy suits your lifestyle for jogging strollers are expensive. So the question is how do you select the best jogging stroller. That is where this article comes in. It will provide you with all the nitty gritty of jogging strollers and by the time you are finished reading this article, you will be an expert in jogging strollers.
Features of jogging strollers
Wheels stand out when you are discussing jogging strollers. Traditional strollers have four wheels whereas jogging strollers only have three. They measure 12-24 inches in diameter. Wheels of jogging strollers are much larger than traditional strollers. The larger wheels allow the jogger to easily push the jogging stroller over rough and uneven surfaces like grass, gravel, dirt trails or sand.
Unlike other baby strollers these wheels are not made from hard plastic or solid rubber. Rather they resemble small bicycle tires. And like bicycle tires the air pressure of jogging strollers will need to be checked. This also implies that you could end up with a flat tire on your stroller in case you puncture it. There is one advantage though you can inflate your stroller’s tires with a bicycle pump.
Front wheel: fixed or swivel
The front wheel of a stroller comes in two styles. Fixed and swivel. The reason for this is not just cosmetic. It determines how you use your jogging stroller. The fixed wheel is your option if you are serious about your jogging.
Rims or mags
Rims are not aesthetically as appealing as mags. The latter are also lighter. Hence, if you want a smooth jogging experience opt for wheels with mags.
Handbrakes will allow you to remain in control when jogging on downhill slopes. Handbrakes are only found on jogging strollers with fixed wheels.
Look for shock absorbers behind each wheel, the shock absorbers allow the stroller to bounce up and down without jolting the baby.
The seat is where your baby sits, so make sure that the seat is super comfortable. As if your baby is comfortable your jogging session will go uninterrupted.
By design a jogging stroller is much larger than the traditional stroller. Therefore, jogging strollers do not fold small. Depending on your brand it will fold in the following ways. There is a lever which when you pull and remove the baby it folds quickly. The other type of stroller has a quick folding mechanism which allows you to hold the baby with one hand and fold the stroller with other.
Now that you have chosen your stroller, go out there, jog and revive your fitness regimen.…