It’s my firm belief that stroller shopping is exactly like car shopping. You want all the bells and whistles but you also want safety and security for your most precious addition to your family. You also want to get it at the best price. Lucky for you I’ve narrowed down the search. This list of best jogging strollers will help you find the perfect one for your active and on the go lifestyle.
I think one of the most difficult things to purchase for your brand new baby is a stroller. You wouldn’t think it would be that big of a deal but there is a lot to think about when going into picking the best stroller.
One of the most important aspects to consider is will this stroller fit into the trunk of your car. Too often people buy a stroller only to discover it won’t fit into their trunk. Then you have to go through the hassle of returning it, buying another, or getting a stroller you don’t really like.
You also have to consider what your lifestyle is like. Do you like to spend time on trails and in parks or are you a walk around the neighborhood and mall person? Maybe you are a runner. Your lifestyle will be a major determining factor in picking the right stroller.
Next you will read review after review wanting a stroller that grows with your baby but also is safe for them. You will check weight limits, weight of stroller, size, safety options, and yes you will want cup holders on your stroller.
I prefer the three wheel strollers because they are easier to steer, great for walking and running, also they work well on trails. Having an active lifestyle after baby is important, the strollers I’m recommending are good for an active lifestyle.
Safety is the most important feature I look for in strollers. Then it’s for compactness to fit in most trunks with ease. After that it’s the ability to grow with your child. Your child grows faster than you think and before you know it they are 3 years old wearing 4T clothing and you are just wondering how it happened.
I searched through hundreds of Amazon results and reviews and found these four strollers to be the best of the best. Based on your personal preference you can pick the stroller with the features that best match your lifestyle.
Best Jogging Strollers
This stroller is fantastic for runners. With shocks, hand break, air filled tires, and polished wheel ball bearings makes this stroller extremely safe for running with baby.
There is a pocket next to the where your baby or toddler will sit and it’s perfect for cup, bottle, or a small stuffed animal. Under the seat is a large pocket for a small diaper bag. The adjustable handlebar gives you the ability to decide which is the most comfortable way to push.
The only thing this stroller is missing is a cup holder for you. If you have a clippable water bottle or don’t mind putting your water bottle in the bottom pocket you’ll be just fine.
This is a fantastic combination. If you are looking for an infant seat that fits on the stroller so you can enjoy walks outside quickly this is a fantastic set for you. Graco has some of the highest safety standards in the industry and is a trusted name in baby products.
The jogger stroller folds extremely compact so you are sure to fit it in the trunk of your vehicle. Additionally, it has a one handed fast fold option and that absolutely comes in handy.
With a cup holder in the handle and a large pocket underneath this stroller will work well for visits to the zoo, local parks, and even on the trails.
I love the Jeep strollers but we are a Jeep family. Putting my love for Jeeps aside this jogger stroller has a lot awesome features. Compact folds and 5-point safety harness are just the start of the features.
A detachable carry all parent organizer has two cup holders and allows you to bring all your most important objects. The pocket underneath can carry extra cups, blankets, or diaper bags.
The swing away child tray makes it easy to buckle your little one in. Additionally, it fits several different infant car seats and has adapters for others.
On an opposite end of the feature spectrum the Baby Trend Jogging Stroller has less gadgets but is still has some crucial safety features. The lockable front wheel and 5-point safety harness keeps your baby safe while on the trails.
The bumper bar is removable and swings away for easy access to strap in your child. It has a lightweight frame and a large basket underneath to store a diaper bag. I do highly recommend reading the manual when putting this stroller together.
While I personally take a minimal approach to baby items the stroller has been a necessity in raising our little one. There will be months where we won’t use it because our little one loves to walk and run. Every now and then though he begs to go into his stroller and go.
The stroller will be your longest lasting piece of baby equipment so it needs to last long enough that your little one can still enjoy it when they are 3 but the size of a 4 year old. The jogger strollers are the best even if you are not a jogger because they last through the abuse your child will throw at it.
While usually more pricey than the traditional 4-wheel strollers the 3-wheel strollers are typically sturdier and last longer. They are also fantastic for active lifestyles. Picking your stroller is important because it will be with you for years to come.
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