Moms – Jogging Strollers

When viewing their mixed wrestling profile, the majority of female session wrestlers, no matter what part of the globe they reside, live in large cities.

Fci Womens Wrestling has met many of them during wrestling events and what may come as a surprise to some is that a number of them are mothers with small children.

That being the case, given how virtually all of our ladies are in great shape, running and jogging most likely is a component of their exercise routine and doing so in a big city is more typical than not.

If you are a mother and run with a jogging stroller, which ones might be best for you and why?

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Before engaging in your first jog with your precious bundle of joy, please check with your pediatrician and follow the stroller’s recommendations for proper usage. It’s also a good idea to check your stroller’s website for relevant product recalls.

You shouldn’t begin running with your baby until he or she is at least six months old, as most babies can’t hold their head up until that age.

Experts say emphatically that a traditional stroller is not safe for jogging with a baby. The primary reason is that they lack features that reduce the jarring shocks a baby could be subjected to from moving quickly over uneven surfaces and they do not have the right features for moving quickly over various terrains.

This is confirmed at active.com which relates, “First off, avoid using a normal 4-wheeled stroller for jogging. That’s not what they’re made for. Running with your child requires a smooth-moving stroller with stability. A normal 4-wheeled stroller can tip easily and the wobbly wheels can’t be trusted at higher speeds. If you’re a new parent serious about running, a jogging stroller is a worthy investment.”

A good jogging stroller has several features that qualify it for helping to protect your baby during your urban jogging adventures.

Some of them are larger pneumatic air filler tires for shock absorption. Also effective suspension systems, locking straight-running front wheels, long distance between wheels and reclined seat angles.

Suggestions are to avoid using a normal 4-wheeled stroller for jogging. That’s not what they’re made for. Running with your child requires a smooth-moving stroller with stability. A normal 4-wheeled stroller can tip easily and the wobbly wheels can’t be trusted at higher speeds.

Let’s turn our attention to a guest writer that capsulizes this concept well.

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How To Choose The Best Double Jogging Stroller
by: Shawn Montgomery

Double Jogging Strollers are an excellent way to get the kids out of the house and to get them some fresh air. When the weather is nice, it’s always a good idea for them have some outdoors time. Letting them ride in a double jogging stroller while you walk around the block might not sound like much, but it can have its benefits. If you’re lucky, they might fall asleep and you can either gently remove them and put them in bed or let them sleep securely strapped into the stroller.

While many people think Double Jogging Strollers are only for outdoors use, I’ve found them to be great for the mall as well. Since the strollers are meant to be easy to use, they are often lightweight and maneuverable. This makes them ideal for winding through stores and dodging other shoppers. Keep this in mind when looking to purchase double jogging strollers as it could make it worthwhile over a regular double jog stroller.

You’ve been inside all day and just need to get away. What better way to do this than to strap the kids into a jogging double stroller and take a walk around the block. Everyone gets a change of scenery, especially you who needs it most and some fresh air. Don’t underestimate the effect this can have on your sanity. Just be prepared to do more than one lap if the kids are behaving as they seem to like going on tours through the neighborhood.

Double Jogging Strollers are not a one size for all deal. There are ones with front and back seating as well as those with side-by-side seating. How your children behave when close to one another is a determining factor as to which one you want. Personally, the front/back seating always worked better as there was less temptation for a child (usually the youngest) to agitate the other one (the oldest). Plus, a lot of times the older child likes to ride in the back because it makes them feel more grown up.

Based on the fact that jogging double strollers are used for exercise, they are easily portable. This means they can be taken just about anywhere. Malls, parks, little league games, you name it. Adding to the portability is that the strollers are designed with running in mind so they also turn better than most regular strollers. Ever tried to dodge mall shoppers in an umbrella stroller? This can be much easier to do with a double jogging stroller.

Whoever thought that owning a double jogging stroller would be so much fun? Not only can you get yourself some exercise, but your kids get to ride along in style. My kids have loved taking in the surroundings when we go on a trip around the block. I hesitated on purchasing a double jogging stroller, but now I’m glad I did.

Thanks Shawn.

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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.

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http://www.babygearlab.com/Jogging-Stroller-Reviews/Buying-Advice

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http://www.active.com/parenting-and-family/articles/5-tips-for-running-with-a-stroller

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