I hear about Jogging strollers for Newborns, big kids, twins, tall parents, dogs and whatever, but do you know what to look for in a Jogging Stroller? Before you go searching, remember this – there is no stroller with all the features that will satisfy everybody.
You may be a tall parent and want a stroller with handle bar that is high enough so you do not have to stoop and strain your back when pushing a stroller; or you may be looking for a jogging stroller with wide seat for a big kid. Every jogging stroller has unique features that make it the most suitable for jogging for a particular person.
When shopping for a jogging stroller, look out for those features that meet your personal needs. A stroller may be the best seller and most popular but may not have the most important feature you would like in a jogging stroller.
Which Jogging Stroller would you buy for a Newborn
For a Newborn, I would be looking for a Jogging Stroller that is sturdy, compact and Infant Car Seat compatible. A Stroller you can fold easily and is light to carry and store in the trunk of a car without occupying too much space. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Single Stroller has all these features and can be folded with one hand in a single step while holding your baby with the other hand.
A jogging stroller for Newborns and Infant should also have enough undercarriage space and sides pockets for baby stuffs you will need at short notice while jogging or strolling, space for things like drink and food bottle, diapers and toys to keep baby entertained and happy.
Baby Jogger – Summit X3 Single Jogging Stroller with Parent Console. Large Space for Storage. Can be used with an infant Car Seat for NewbornBaby Jogger Bassinet/Pram – Suitable for all Baby Jogger strollers. Very Compact and easy to carry for new parents. Richly padded for comfort.Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller with Parent Console. Spacious with large under seat storage for twins or siblings
Features of a Jogging Stroller for Big Kids
Parents with big kids would look for a jogging stroller with seat that is wide enough so their kid will not feel squashed, uncomfortable and restless when they are taken for a jogging run. The stroller needs to be strongly built with a good suspension system to take the weight of a big kid.
The weight capacity of strollers varies considerably, and parents with big kids should go for strollers with high weight rating. I strongly recommend the BOB Revolution SE jogging stroller as a #1 choice for jogging stroller for big kids, and the Joovy Zoom 360 as a close alternative. They are both sturdy with high strength aluminum frame construction, and wide seats to accommodate the chubby size of bigger children. Although BOB Revolution has a weight capacity of 70lb compared 75lb Joovy Zoom 360, I prefer the BOB Revolution because of the unique suspension system that can be adjusted to suit the varying weight of babies as they grow.
What to look for in a Jogging Stroller for Tall Parents
Tall parents have two common complaints, striking their foot against the rear of a stroller while jogging, and the handle bar not high enough so to bend or stoop to hold the stroller which puts a strain on their back. A suitable jogging stroller for a tall parent would be one designed without the rear horizontal bar that joins the two rear wheels in most strollers. The handle bar of the stroller should also be high at a level that allows parents hold and push the stroller with their back in an upright position.
The Joovy 360 features fit the requirements for tall parents. It is designed without an axle that commonly connects the rear wheels in other stroller. The rear wheelbase is wide at 25 inches that allows maximum strides for tall parents without hitting the wheel with their toes. The handle bar is also at a good height that parent can hold without over bending and straining their back.
Whatever type of Jogging Stroller you are looking to purchase, features that satisfy what you would like in a stroller should guide your buying decision.