Car Seat Adapters for Jogging Strollers

BOB Strollers Infant Car Seat Adapter

BOB Strollers Infant Car Seat Adapter

For active parents with newborns, a car seat adapter for jogging stroller is one of the most important accessories they will buy for their joggers. It may sound obvious that the purpose of a car seat adapter is to allow parents attach a compatible car seat to a stroller, converting it to a travel system that is suitable for carrying babies from birth, until they can be placed in a stroller seat without head support.

Newborns and very young babies are too tender to be subjected to even the smallest bounce that is possible in the seat of a jogging stroller, as they are not sufficiently padded to cushion newborns and very young children. Car seats however, are well padded with mandatory crash impact protection systems, and when fitted to a stroller, offer great protection that allows a baby to ride smoothly and comfortably in a jogging stroller.

You will find that car seat adapters are specifically made to fit certain brands and models of jogging strollers. The car seats they can be used with are also specified. It is important to check if your stroller, or car seat is listed to be used with an adapter before making a purchase. Some stroller manufacturers like BOB and Baby Jogger produce car seat adapters that can be used with a range of their jogging strollers. Others may have different adapters for different strollers.

Any Universal Car Seat Adapter for Jogging Strollers?

Parents would love to have a universal car seat adapter that can be used with their existing jogging strollers and car

Baby Jogger Universal Car Seat Adapter

Baby Jogger Universal Car Seat Adapter

seats, but because jogging strollers across brands are designed with different dimensions, it is difficult to have a truly universal car seat adapter for strollers. What manufacturers refer to as universal adapters often mean that they can be used on multiples of their own brand joggers and strollers, and they also provide a list of compatible infant car seats.

Some adapters are semi permanently attached to jogging strollers and can fold with the strollers, while others are attached every time you want to use an infant car seat with a jogger, and must be removed before you fold the stroller. Adapters from the same brand of your jogging stroller tend to be easier to fit and use, with one step clip-on systems that firmly secure a car seat in place.

How Safe Are Car Seat Adapters for Strollers?

Some early designs of car seat adapters, particularly for side by side double jogging strollers suffered from tipping problem, where unequal weight distribution over the two seats causes double strollers to loose their balance. However, innovative designs in modern car seat adapters and strollers have overcome this tipping issue.

It is important to note that not all strollers can be used with infant car seats, and because it is a desired feature in a stroller, manufacturers clearly state which strollers has been equipped to be fitted with an infant car seat.

While an adapter may allow your baby to safely stroll with you in a jogger, it is advised that you should never jog or run while carrying a baby in the car seat. You should only jog with babies when they are placed and strapped on a stroller seat, and only when they are old enough to hold their head unsupported. You will also find that an infant car seat adapter for jogging stroller has a limit to the weight of an infant it can hold, so please check that you do not exceed the specified load for your adapter.

Infant Car Seat Adapters for BOB Jogging Strollers

There is a good choice of infant car seat adapters for Bob Single and Double jogging strollers, and many of them you will find are compatible with a large range of popular child car seats from Britax, Graco, Chicco, Perego Primo and much more.

BOB Single Stroller Adapter for Graco Car Seats
BOB Single Stroller Car Seat Adapter for Graco infant car seats. Compatible with  SnugRide, SnugRide 32, SnugRide 35Check Today’s Price

BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter For Single Strollers
BOB Single Strollers Adapter For Britax Companion 2003 and newer, Graco Snug Ride from 2003, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 2003Check Today’s Price

BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter for Chicco Infant Car Seats
BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter fot Single Strollers. Compatible with Chicco infant car seats: Chicco KeyFit, Chicco KeyFit30Check Today’s Price

BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter for Britax Car Seats
BOB Infant Car Seat Single Stroller Adapter. Compatible with Britax infant car seats with the click and go attachment systemCheck Today’s Price

BOB Infant Car Seat Adaptor Single
BOB Infant Car Seat Adaptor Single. For most popular car seat models, including Graco®, Peg-Perego®, and Chicco®.Check Today’s Price

BOB Infant Car Seat Adaptor Duallie
BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter for Duallie Double Strollers. Compatible with most popular car seat models, including Graco®.Check Today’s Price

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Car Seat Adapters For Baby Jogger Strollers

Use the Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter Guide to check adapter will fit your brand and model of infant car. You may find that an older and a newer model of adapter may be listed to fit your infant car seat. An example is adapter model #BJ90123 (older), and  #BJ90127 (newer) can be used on the Summit X3 jogging stroller if you have Peg Perego infant car seat model Primo Viaggio SIP or  Primo Viaggio SIP 30. It is a very comprehensive Baby Jogger adapter guide, use it.

Just like with BOB strollers, Baby Jogger strollers also enjoy a good number of adapters which parents can use to convert their strollers to a travel system. The adapters will fit multiple models of infant car seats from popular brands.

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter
Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter. Compatible with any Mini, Elite and Classic single strollers. Fits most popular Infant Car Seats.Check Today’s Price

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor Single Mounting Bracket
Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor Single. Compatible with City Mini, City Mini GT, City Elite, Summit XC and FIT strollers.Check Today’s Price

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor Double Mounting Bracket
Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter – Double. Fits city mini double, city mini GT double, city elite double, and summit xc double strollersCheck Today’s Price

Baby Jogger Britax B-Safe Single Car Seat Adaptor
Baby Jogger Britax B-Safe Single Car Seat Adapter. Fits City Mini, City Mini GT, City Elite, Summit XC and FIT strollersCheck Today’s Price

Baby Jogger Performance Single Car Seat Adapter
Baby Jogger Performance Single Car Seat Adapter. For Graco and Evenflo car seats. Folds with jogger attached.Check Today’s Price

Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor Single for City Select/City Versa
Baby Jogger Adapter for City Select/City Versa. Fits car seats by Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, Chicco, Cybex, Graco and EvenfloCheck Today’s Price

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If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will reply. And if you have any other thoughts to share about this review, your comments are welcome.

Comments

  1. Are there any carseat adapters that would work with a Schwinn tourismo double stroller?

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Gina,

      I have not come across an infant car seat adapter that can safely be used with the Schwinn Turismo double stroller. Schwinn did not produce an adapter for the double stroller as you would find with Bob or Baby Jogger double strollers.

      Jeff

  2. Kylie Felion says:

    I have a graco expedition infant car seat and a instep safari double jogging stroller. Is there an attachment to make these compatible?

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Kylie,

      I don’t think there is a car seat adapter for the Double Instep Safari, and I wouldn’t use any attachment to fix an infant car seat on a double stroller unless it is specifically designed for it. Double jogging strollers can be out of balance and rock widely if car seats are not fitted properly.

      I will post a compatible adapter if I find one. Instep website has none at the moment.

      Jeff

      • Did you ever manage to find a car seat adapter for the instep or Schwann double stroller? I understand you are not meant to run with a new born but I want to be able to go for walks with the car seat attached and my 2 yr old in the otherside!

        • Jeff Adam says:

          Hi Emily,

          The Instep and Schwinn Double Jogging Strollers are definitely not compatible with any car seat adapter available right now, and I don’t think the manufacturers will be be making one either as the double jogging strollers are not designed to be fitted with infant car seats.

          Jeff

  3. Is there a car seat adapter that will work with the mongoose hope jogging stroller?
    Thx

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Kim,

      The Mongoose Hope jogger I believe was made by Chicco. I haven’t come across a car seat adapter that can be used with the stroller. I will do some research, and if I find one, I will post it here. The Mongoose stroller has been discontinued though, so an adapter for it will be hard to find.

      Jeff

      • Thanks 🙂

        • Jeff Adam says:

          You are welcome

          Jeff

          • Did ypu find the mongoose jogger car seat adapter? Please let me know

          • Jeff Adam says:

            Hi Fariba,

            I have not been able to find a compatible car seat adapter for the Mongoose Hope jogging stroller. It looks like a product that has been discontinued by Chicco.

            If you are in the USA, I suggest you contact Chicco customer support toll-free on 1-877-424-4226. You may also use Chicco online contact form to request information on the stroller.

            The Canadian customer support number is 1-800-667-4111, if you are in Canada.

            I wish I could be of more help to you. If you find anything, please come back and let us know.

            Jeff

  4. Mathilda says:

    I was given an older model of the single Baby Jogger City Mini (probably a model from between 2010-2012) and will be purchasing a new Chicco Keyfit 30. Do you know what the difference is between the old BJ90123 and new BJ90127 car seat adapter and which one may be better for this combination of old stroller and new seat? I appreciate any insight!

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Mathilda,

      The old BJ90123 or new BJ90127 car seat adapter will work with the combination of your Baby jogger stroller and infant car seat. I would however go for the new BJ90127 that is simply two click on brackets that does not require the additional A-bar and B-bar to fit Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat.

      Do verify that your old Baby Jogger City Mini has the universal mounting bracket attachment as shown in the video below – I believe it should. Check Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter Guide for a full list of adapters and compatible infant car seats.

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      How to change a Baby Jogger City Mini into a Travel System with Car Seat Adapter Brackets

      How to install a multi model car seat adapter on the City Mini stroller – with A-bar and a B-bar

  5. We have been given a Kelty jogging stroller (probably from 2008)… And we are getting a britax car seat- do you know if those are compatible?

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Amelia,

      Britax car seats have adapters that are specific for jogging strollers like the BOB and the Baby Jogger, but none for Kelty Jogging strollers. Kelty jogging strollers are not really designed to be used with infant car seats.

      You should also be aware that on some models of Kelty Jogging strollers, United States Consumer Product Commission issued a Safety Recall on February 23, 2012. The recall was to due to fall and injury hazards relating to the front wheel. Please check that the stroller you were given is not one of the models recalled. Click here to read about models of Kelty jogging strollers covered by the recall.

      Jeff

  6. hi is there any car seat adapter for a Expedition® EX Double Jogger – Frost

    • Hi Nina,

      I don’t think there is a car seat adapter for the Expedition EX Double Jogger, certainly none from Baby Trend. Baby Trend’s joggers with car seat are in their Travel System range with the adapter for infant car seat integrated in the joggers.

      Jeff

  7. Help! We just received a bob jogger stroller as well as the maxi cosi mico, everywhere I looked it saying they don’t have a compatible infant seat connector. I’m not looking to jog with my newborn just hoping there’s a connector so I could use the bob as our everyday stroller with the maxi cosi. Wondering if anyone know of a connector that would suffice!

    Thanks!

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Kristie,

      Without knowing the model of BOB jogging stroller you have, it is difficult to know if there is an adapter for it that will take a Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat.

      Jeff

      • Bob revolution SE

        • Jeff Adam says:

          Hi Kristie,

          Great jogging stroller, but I am afraid neither BOB nor Maxi-Cosi make compatible adapter for the Mico infant car seat. Even if you do not plan to jog with the Revolution SE, I would not advise mounting an infant car seat on it without a certified compatible adapter. Without a firm attachment, the risk of a car seat detaching from a stroller is just too great. Safety of your child is paramount on any stroller.

          Jeff

  8. Do you know if a maxi cosi car seat will work will a bob stroller car seat attachment ?

    • Hi Amber,

      BOB has a full list of infant car seats that can be used with their range of strollers. I do not think Maxi Cosi is on the list when last I checked. However, I suggest you take a close look at the list, as it is updated whenever a new car seat makes it to BOB Car Seat Adapter Compatibility list.

      Jeff

  9. Annemarie says:

    Is there a car seat adapter for the Schwinn stroller that would match the nuna pipa or the maxi cozi car seat?

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Annemarie,

      I don’t think there are compatible car seat adapters for the nuna pipa and maxi cozi car seats. I have done a quick check but can’t find any. Let us know if you find something. I will also post an update if I find one.

      Jeff

  10. I’m having a hard time finding an attachment for our britax carseat for our double bob stroller. Do you have any idea where I can find this?

  11. Hello, I was given an instep safari (single) jogger and was wondering if there is a compatible adapter or car seat as we don’t have a car seat yet! Thanks!

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Karen,

      Instep Safari accommodates infant car seats with notches that fit into the two cup holders on the child’s tray. Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air and Eddie Bauer Surefit infant car seats have such notches and will be compatible with the Instep single jogging stroller. You should read page 15 to 16 of the User Manual to see how to insert Infant Car seats on Instep Jogging strollers. Click Instep Safari Single Jogging Manual to download the user guide.

      Jeff

      Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air and Eddie Bauer Surefit infant car seats are will fit Instep Safari Jogging strollers. Both infant car seats have notches that slide into the cup holders on the jogger infant tray. The car seats should be futher secured with straps.

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  12. Hello,
    I have a Schwinn jogger manufactured in 2007, model number 04SC155. Are there infant car seat adapters that I can use? I haven’t purchased a car seat yet because is like to know what’s compatible first.

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Jessica,

      You did not mention the model of your Schwinn jogger, but I am assuming it is the single Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel, as it is the more popular jogger by Schwinn. The other model is the fixed wheel Schwinn Arrow. They are both available in single and double joggers, but only the single is compatible with infant car seats.

      Schwinn joggers are designed so you do not need an adapter to fit an infant car seat. However, you must use one of the many infant car seats recommended by Schwinn. Compatible infant car seats come with notches at the base that fit into the jogger child’s tray cup holders. I recommend you read page 15 of Schwinn Turismo user manual for a good idea of how to fit an infant car seat on the jogger, and the feature to look for when buying your infant car seat.

      Schwinn claims that the Turismo can be used with most infant car seats including but not limited to Safety 1st, Cosco and
      Eddie Bauer.

      Below is Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air Infant Car Seat that I would recommend.

      Jeff

      The Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air is a popular infant car seat that is compatible with the Schwinn Turismo single jogging stroller.

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  13. Kathryn Walth says:

    Hello,

    We have an instep safari single jogging stroller and a Britax B-Safe 35 (not elite) car seat. Is there an adapter for this stroller so we could use this stroller to take walks with our newborn? We do not plan to use it for jogging, as neither of us are runners. 🙂

    Thank you,
    Kathryn Walth

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Kathryn,

      You can only fit compatible infant car seats on an Instep Safari jogger. No adapter is required as the notches on the car seats fit into the cup holders on the jogger child’s tray. I have written in more details earlier about this, in answer to similar question. You can read it just further up this page. Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air and Eddie Bauer Surefit are compatible infants car seats, but I am not certain if the Britax B-Safe 35 has the right notches to fit into the cup holders.

      You can read more about how to use infant car seats on the Instep Safari in the user manual – pages 15 and 16.

  14. Is there an adaptor for an Instep jogger? I didn’t see one on their website but have been told I can purchase one??

    • Sorry, it’s an Instep Safari to be more specific;)

      • Jeff Adam says:

        Hi Mary,

        You don’t need adapters to fit compatible infant car seats on an Instep Safari single jogger. The car seats fit in the cup holders on the child tray. Look further down this page to read my earlier answer on similar question in detail – including examples of compatible infant car seats.

        Jeff

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Mary,

      Instep jogger does not use adapters. The notches on compatible Infant car seats fits into the two cup holders on the child’s tray. I have answered similar question in more details if you would like to look close to the the end of comments on this review.

      Jeff

  15. Hi, my in-laws bought us a BOB flex jogging stroller and an Eddie Bauer car seat. I want to be able to walk the neighborhood and am trying to determine if there is an adapter that will work. I do not really like any of the Graco car seats that are available and am hoping not to have to exchange the car seaT.

    • Hi Hayley,

      BOB Flex jogging stroller has adapters that will only fit Chicco, Peg Perego, Graco and Britax infant car seats. The adapters available for BOB jogging strollers are not compatible with Eddie Bauer infant car seats.

      You can check the full list of available BOB adapters for the 2011+ models in BOB’s infant car seat compatibility chart

      Jeff

  16. Good Morning!
    I have an Eddie Bauer Surefit and the Baby Jogger City Mini. Do you know which adapter will work for this combination?
    Thanks so much for your help!
    Bradlee

  17. Amanda Decker says:

    We were given a Baby Trend Expedition jogger stroller, but a Britax car seat. Didn’t see Baby Trend mentioned at all in your reviews; could these two work together?

  18. I have twins and have maxi cosi car seats for them. I was given a duallie bob stroller. Is there a car seat adaptor for my kids car seats? I am having a very hard time finding one.

  19. Hi Jeff,
    We are looking at purchasing the Baby Jogger city mini travel system, which would come with the City GO infant car seat. Is the Baby Jogger Summit x 3, the only compatible jogging stroller with this car seat? I’ve researched and have been unable to find any other jogging strollers that would be compatible with an adaptor.

    Thank you.

    • Jeff Adam says:

      Hi Monica,

      The City GO infant car seat can be used with a range of Baby Jogger strollers, not just the Summit X3.

      City GO infant car seat is compatible with City Mini/City, Mini GT/Summit X3 Single, the City Mini/City Mini GT Double, the City Select/City Premier, the City Select LUX, and the City Mini ZIP strollers.

      Each group of strollers require a separate adapter. The adapter model and numbers can be found in the full list of Baby Jogger Car Seat Adapter Guide. Click on the link to review and find the adapter and infant car seats that can be used with Baby Jogger Strollers.

      Regards
      Jeff

  20. Are there any adapters for the gb x1 urban jogger? I do not have a carseat yet. Looking for a universal adapter.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      I have not seen a universal adapter for the gb urban jogger. The jogger is designed to fit GB’s Asana35 Infant Car Seat without a need for an adapter.

      Hope this helps.

      Jeff

  21. I have a Baby Trend Go- Lite Snap Fit Sprout Travel system and my carrier model number is TS53057A manufactured in 2016. I have a Schwinn Interval Jogger model # CV309EHM and would like to use it with my baby carrier and I need an adapter.

    • Hi Mariah,

      There is no car seat adapter for the Schwinn Interval Jogger model. Only specific infant car seats are designed to fit into the notches on the stroller and rest on the infant child tray. Your carrier model number TS53057A I believe uses a different mounting system – Snap Fit®.

      Hope this is helpful.

      Jeff

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