Tall parents that have used a jogging stroller know that height comes at a price when it comes to pushing a stroller.
Some of the burning issues for tall jogger Moms and Dads are – arching and bending over to hold the handlebar, kicking their toes at the undercarriage or bottom of a stroller because there isn’t enough room for long strides, and back pains as a result of prolong use of strollers in uncomfortable pushing postures.
My review of Jogging Stroller for Tall Parents addressed these problems. In the review, I looked at design issues in some of the top brand jogging strollers, and picked the stroller I think is best suited for tall parents.
But the solution is not only in choosing a suitable stroller if you are a tall person, or have long strides. What if the one you have already purchased is causing you pains? And here is where I see great benefits for a Jogging Stroller Handle Extender.
Handle extender is not just for joggers, it can be used for all strollers to help tall people with proper postures that will prevent slouching, which often results in back pain after prolonged use. Extending the handlebar will also increase how far back you are from the rear of a stroller, so the long strides of a tall parent will not kick the rear of a jogging stroller.
Another use of an extension for the handlebar is when mum is pregnant, and the toddler has not outgrown the use of a stroller. As the pregnancy progresses and tummy protrudes, there is little space between mum and stroller, which can be very uncomfortable.
There are many designs of handle extender for strollers. Some can be used on all standard handles, while others are designed for specific brands and models of strollers. You will also find handle extensions that can only be used for umbrella strollers.
Extenders designed specifically for jogging stroller handles are not common, and in my first research, the Easy Stroll One Handed Stroller Grip was my top choice. But shortly after, the product was discontinued.
I have however found stroller handlebar extender that is easier install, and more versatile to use than the Easy Stroll. My new #1 is the Cozy Stroll Handle Extension Bar made by Englacha. It can be used on any stroller, pram or buggy – extending the walking space behind a stroller by 12 – 15cm.
I hope the Cozy Stroll handle Extension will help you and other parents achieve a comfortable posture while pushing a stroller.
#1 Cozy Stroll Handle Extension Bar
The Cozy Stroll, though new at the time of this review, it is becoming very popular with parents that have been waiting for a good stroller handle extender to replace the Easy Stroll.
It is a lightweight, and can be used with one hand – leaving the other hand free to do other task when pushing a stroller.
Cozy Stroll is a universal stroller handle extender that can be used on umbrella, curved, and straight stroller handles.
Key Features of Cozy Stroll Stroller Handle Extender
- Universal and Lightweight – the handle extension bar is made of aluminum tube, and can be installed on any stroller, buggy, or pram.
- Increases Space at Back of Stroller – Gives extra 12-15 cm space for walking in the back of strollers, stopping parents with long strides from kicking the back of strollers
- Quick and Easy Installation – without a need for extra tools, and also easily uninstalled.
- Allows better control of Stroller with one hand – leaving your other hand free to do and complete other tasks.
- Comfortable padded – for a firm grip of the stroller.
Englacha Cozy Stroll Extension Bar can be used to lengthen stroller handles from many popular brands, including the following:
- Baby Jogger
- Baby Trend
- Bumble Ride
- Mia Moda
- Peg Perego
- Phil and Teds
- Safety 1st
- The First Years
- Tike Tech
- Uppa Baby
- Valco Baby
Some parents have used ingenuous solutions like giving little pushes ahead and catching up with the stroller, using bicycle handle extensions, while others at the extreme have fabricated their on handle extensions. The first solution may be safe if you are jogging on a quiet straight track, with the safety harness attached. However, the safety of your child is paramount and I would not recommended using any device that is not specifically designed for extending the handle of a stroller
The Cozy Stroll jogging stroller handlebar extender on can be purchased for about $35, which is not a huge price to save you from sore toes or the back pains you may suffer from poor postures pushing a baby jogger, or any stroller.