Active parents and caregivers who want to stay fit while looking after their young ones often ponder about the right age that is safe for a child to ride in a jogging stroller. Jogging strollers with their robust design and shock absorbing suspensions are excellent choices for parents and caregivers who want to run or jog with a child in order to keep up with their exercise routine and stay fit.
The safe age that is generally advised for new-borns to ride in a jogging or running stroller is when they are at least six months old. At this age, most babies would have developed sufficient head and neck control to be able to sit up and hold their head steady without external help while the stroller is in motion.
The appropriate age range for a child to ride in a jogging stroller can however vary from the recommended six months, depending on the features of a stroller, and the child’s individual development. Some jogging strollers are specifically designed for new-borns with reclining seat and adjustable head support that help to hold a child’s head straight while riding on a stroller, while others may only be suitable for children up to 5 years old.
It’s always a good idea to read manufacturer’s recommendations on how to use a stroller, and if in doubt to consult your paediatrician before jogging or running with a stroller with a child riding in it.
A child is safe to ride on a jogging stroller if parents and caregivers pay attention to the proper use of a stroller usually found in the user guide.