Gone are the days that a stroller was just a stroller. Today, jogging strollers are extremely popular among the active parent who likes to combine a leisurely jog while taking their little one along for the ride. Designed to be used by either men or women, the jogging stroller was first introduced in the 1980’s and has steadily grown in popularity since then.
If you are considering the purchase of a jogging stroller, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100.00 to $300.00 depending on the quality and features of the unit. All jogging strollers require a 16″ fixed front wheel, which provides the jogger with additional control over uneven areas and/or bumps on their route. In addition, it allows for greater ease when traveling over curbs and other similar surfaces. Jogging strollers also feature a built-in shock to help promote a smoother ride for both your child’s body and your own. A taller parent will enjoy the benefits of selecting a jogging stroller with an adjustable handlebar. Some children, especially those that are still young and require head support, will need to have a stroller that features a reclining seat.
Speaking of traveling, when it’s too far to jog, you and your child will have to be prepared for highway travel. In order to do this, a car seat is required for your child’s safety and should be placed in the backseat facing the rear of the automobile. If you need help getting the car seat installed in your vehicle, you can take it to a local car dealership and ask that they provide assistance with the installation. This will ensure that the car seat is properly secured in your vehicle and will help to avoid any mishaps while traveling.
As you are shopping for car seats, take the time to make sure you are buying a quality product above all else. While cost is a consideration, safety has to come first when it relates to your child. Make sure to check out the sturdiness of any car seat before you use it and confirm that it is assembled correctly. In addition, you will need to make sure that the particular car seat that you purchase has not been involved in a recall by visiting the manufacturer’s website. If you already own a car seat and learn that it has been involved in a recall, stop using the product immediately and call the manufacturer for further instructions on how to handle the repair, replacement or refund of the product.