Choosing A Joggers Stroller Is A Little Tricky

There are hundreds of models out there and it can get a little confusing. If you focus on what is important for you and your child – you will make the right choice. Here is how to do it.

Child First:

  • Make sure that the joggers stroller is appropriate for your child’s age, and size.
  • For infants, you will need fully reclining seats so that they can lie flat, an extendable canopy for maximum shade, and light colored fabrics that won’t trap heat.
  • For larger toddlers, look for longer seat backs, roomier cabins, & greater foot room


  • Decide how you and baby will enjoy the stroller. Will you spend your time in the mall, strolling on sidewalks, hiking along rough trails, training for a marathon, or a combination of these activities?
  • For malls and everyday use, you will need a swivel wheels and 12 inch tires, but for serious running, you will need a fixed wheel and 16 or 20 inch tires. Hiking and trails will require knobby off-road tires and a suspension system. Your activities will determine which features you’ll need.
  • In addition, there are some basic features that every stroller should have: parking brakes & / or handbrake, a 5 point harness, large underseat basket, and no sharp edges on the frame.

Homework Time:

  • Now that you know what you need, figure out which strollers have those features
  • Start by researching strollers online on websites like this one and compare models
  • Read reviews from other parents online to hear about their real life experiences
  • Taking notes at the stage will help you stay organized throughout the buying process

Test & Learn:

  • After you have narrowed the list, you need to test a few of the models
  • Try going down to a local retailer to test the stroller or ask a friend to borrow theirs to try it out

Find A Store:

  • It’s comparison shopping time! Now that you have settled on a particular brand and model, you need to find the best store to make a purchase.
  • A good store will have live customer service, reliable shipping, and a no hassles return policy.
  • They should have an established online presence with good customer feedback that you can review on their site.




She was born and raised in Southeast Georgia and she is mother of three wonderful little boys. Her passions are writing and photography.

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