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Subject: What age/size can a babe to be with a jogging stroller?
I have my first baby on the way in June. Of course right at the start of the Marathon training season. I am hoping not to miss out this year to keep my Chicago Marathon Legacy spot. I figure I will need a jogging stroller. If I have the baby with me how can the baby momma get upset? My question is how old do you need to be to be in one. I wonder if all the shaking in the stroller would be bad for a new born.


2015-01-05 2:13 PM
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It's all about the head/neck control- I'm far away from my developmental pediatrics rotation, but I think it's probably somewhere in the 6 month range.  I'd just keep asking the pediatrician at each visit if they are ready yet .

2015-01-05 2:55 PM
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Subject: RE: What age/size can a babe to be with a jogging stroller?
Originally posted by momandmd

It's all about the head/neck control- I'm far away from my developmental pediatrics rotation, but I think it's probably somewhere in the 6 month range.  I'd just keep asking the pediatrician at each visit if they are ready yet .




Well 6 months would be Christmas so that means I would not need to worry until next summer. I am not going to take a baby out in the cold since I do not want to go out in the cold.
2015-01-05 3:16 PM
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Subject: RE: What age/size can a babe to be with a jogging stroller?

Yeah, you might get a range of answers. I think most formal communications will say around a year but it tends to have more to do with neck control and stability as Momandmd said above.  We got ours when our little one was 6 months.  She was fine in it but she was a big baby.  You may also want to look at the car seat adapter which could get you a more cushy ride and going a little earlier. 

The jog strollers are awesome even for general purpose use - we got the BOB - it's a little big to get in and out of the car but folds up really well and is so nice to push! 

Congratulations! 

2015-01-05 3:36 PM
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Subject: RE: What age/size can a babe to be with a jogging stroller?
Thanks. We been looking at the city mini for everyday use. Figured the Bob is just too big for normal city living. I have to be prepared for a lot of getting on and off the bus for everyday life. thinking even with the adapter for a car seat it might be a little much pushing the guy around like that.
2015-01-05 3:47 PM
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If there is such a thing as a running stroller with an infant car seat attachment it might work. I would only do that if you ran on very smooth roads and avoided potholes like the plague. If they do sell them check and make sure it doesn't come with a disclaimer saying it isn't made for running. If you don't do the running stroller thing at least make sure your kid gets used to riding in one. We didn't do that with our first and he hated it, but we started our second young and he loves it

EDIT: fyi BOB's are amazing for running, and I love our britax for other things.

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2015-01-06 1:33 PM
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Both my kids started in the jogging stroller at about 8 months old, probably would have been earlier but that coincided with spring time and the onset of nice weather.
2015-01-06 3:30 PM
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Subject: RE: What age/size can a babe to be with a jogging stroller?

Originally posted by chirunner134 Thanks. We been looking at the city mini for everyday use. Figured the Bob is just too big for normal city living. I have to be prepared for a lot of getting on and off the bus for everyday life. thinking even with the adapter for a car seat it might be a little much pushing the guy around like that.

Definitely - get what works for you,  we do have two other strollers to fit what we need depending on what we are doing.  Though, once my girl was out of the bucket seat, I surprisingly used the bob for more regular day to day stuff all over the city. It's just so nice to push and very maneuverable and i didn't find it less convenient than the Bugaboo we had.  I didn't take transit a lot but still did - mostly in off hours - since my area is very walkable.   

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