FAQ About Jogging Strollers

Looking after a baby or toddler can seem like the world's most effective exercise regimen all by itself. Even still, jogging with your baby is a great way to work on your cardio while spending some quality time with your baby (translation: you can work out without spending even more of your hard-earned dollars on daycare).

Why do I need a jogging stroller to go jogging?

It's all about putting safety first. Jogging strollers have critical features that keep your little one safe and happy while they enjoy their chauffeured jaunt through the local park. These features include a fixed front wheel (so the stroller doesn't tip or change direction when it hits a bump or the wheel wobbles), hand brakes (to make slowing the stroller down easier), and a suspension system (so baby can kick back and enjoy a super-smooth ride).

What features should I look for in a jogging stroller?

Wheel size is an important feature to take into consideration when buying a jogging stroller. The larger the wheels, the easier the stroller is to push, especially on uneven surfaces such as gravel, grass, or trails. You'll also want to consider the stroller's weight. A lightweight stroller is not only easier to push (and pull to a stop) when you're jogging, but easier to take in and out of your car, as well as up and down stairs. An adjustable handlebar is a nice feature for finding the optimal height for you, or if you'll be sharing the jogging stroller with a shorter or taller spouse.

Can I use a jogging stroller as my only stroller?

If you want to use a jogging stroller as your everyday stroller, you'll want to make sure you get one with a lockable swiveling front wheel. This lets you lock the wheel in a fixed position for those times you want to go jogging, but release it for full mobility when you're navigating through stores and tight spaces.