The 5k this morning went great! More on that tomorrow with an official 5k race report and a bajillion pictures! :)
Today’s gift is so not the gift for me, but for those who are running with their kids. I went to a one year old’s birthday party yesterday so I’m converting all my baby feelings from that into this post. :) No kids here, but I know that running with a child can be fun. I actually ran with a jogging stroller when I was a nanny, and I did enjoy it. Though picking out a jogging stroller is totally up to personal preference, and I would have never guessed there were so many choices, I’m going to set you all up with some links to find the best stroller for your preferences.
There are so many things to look into when finding a stroller to fit your needs. Here’s a small list that you need to consider. Who would have ever thought!
Car Seat Compatible: These strollers have an optional accessory that makes them car seat compatible. None of the Jogging Strollers actually accept a car seat that just sits on top like a Travel System
Shocks: Shocks are not a necessity, as these strollers all absorb shock very well. However, they’re becoming a common feature for many of the newer models.
Adjustable Handlebar: Many Jogging Stroller brands have stayed away from adjustable handlebars, as there’s been issues in the past with sticking, breaking, returns, recalls, etc. They are a popular feature, however, and can prove very useful for couples who are of dramatically different heights.
Flat Recline: In the early years of Jogging Strollers flat recline was a big no-no. Almost all strollers today recline to some degree, but few fold flat. The option of a full recline is available on many models, but it should never be used while you’re running.
Bike Trailers: Believe it or not, some Bike Trailers do convert quite easily to high quality Jogging Strollers with a fixed wheel. Some have swivel wheel options, too. What’s more, they’re not all as big and bulky as you might think. There’s many varieties, some of which can be fitted with hiking or skiing harnesses as well.
Jogging Stroller – Really great information and easy to click through menu that allows you to choose what kind of stroller you need based on what you are going to use it for. Also many reader reviews and options of strollers.
List of Top Running Strollers – Just a top ten list of top jogging strollers and their features.
Strollers.com – Easy to use and a ton of selection, even if you are looking for a regular stroller.
StrollerReviews – Tons of reviews about tons of different kinds of strollers.
Okay I’m all babied out!