Busy parents know how difficult it Is to find the time to jog. Jogging stroller is an excellent way to spend time with your kids and still make time to exercise. Continue reading to get the best advice for staying comfortable and safe on runs with your jogging stroller.

Follow the safety guidelines

First, make sure your baby is old enough to ride in a jogging stroller - your baby should be minimum 6 months old. This is to ensure your baby’s neck muscles are strong enough to protect their head and backbone from bounces and turns during your run.

Follow the user manual to learn how to use the safety harness and safety straps. Do a pre-run inspection to check brakes, shocks and tire pressure.

Make it fun

No one likes to go out for a jog with a cranky crying toddler. Avoid this by making your run an enjoyable experience that your child look forward to. You can do silly things such as wheelies with the stroller. Or allow your kid to bring a special toy that's only for jogging time. Think of creative ways to make jogging time fun for your child.

Pack snacks and water

Pack enough snacks, water and a light diaper bag with just the essentials and a first aid kit. You will also need to carry your ID, phone and some money for emergency. Keep it as light as possible so that you do not have to push more weight while you jog.

Make sure the stroller fits your lifestyle

You will want to buy a jogging stroller that suits your lifestyle. Adjustable push bars are essential for many families, especially if mom and dad have different heights and both need to use the same stroller. If the push bar is too high or low it'll throw off your running form and can have long term effects on your health.

Know the differences

When switching to running with a jogging stroller you may notice that hills are more challenging than before. Uphill is tough because you are pushing more weight and downhill becomes harder because you will need to pull your stroller to fight gravity. Beware of this. Also avoid trails with cracks, tree roots or other uneven surfaces.

Follow these tips to make jogging time something the whole family loves and look forward to

Published by Julia Morison