On-the-Go Baby Strollers
Baby strollers are meant for people on the go, though not all baby strollers are made for all terrain. Some of the most simple baby strollers are wholly inadequate for someone who leads an active lifestyle. They sometimes get tripped up on the most innocuous of objects and can slow down or even derail any plans at fitness you may have. By the same token, off-road or active lifestyle baby strollers which are meant to be pushed along at relatively quicker speeds may have problems maneuvering in the tight confines of the aisles of department stores or supermarkets. The decision between the two is important, but with a little help the situation can be resolved.
First, you need to ask yourself if you are going to be taking your baby or toddler for runs with you in the park. If so, your baby stroller should accept your running, or at least jogging, gate. For men and women who are rather tall, this can be no easy task to accomplish. Even some of the best strollers may cause problems to those with wide running strides, making the stroller into an object that is always on the cusp of tripping you up.
Still, jogging strollers are ideal for the fit-conscious family who wants to take the baby along, especially over rough terrain. Some companies, such as Baby Jogger, specialize in fitness-oriented baby strollers and make design tweaks that are important to the runner with a baby. First off, the frame is much more heavy and durable. This is important when jogging or hiking over uneven terrain. The stresses of being pushed so hard and covering such varied ground put the harder frame to the test while lighter frames could encur damage and possibly injuring you, your baby, or both in the process. Also, off road tires are added. These types of tires feature larger sizes to facilitate going over bumps and prevent catching upon smaller objects that the walking strollers might cause. Finally, the higher ground clearance ensures that your baby stroller won't cause problems when coming across the unexpected such as roots or dips in the road. All these factors should be considered by the family who wants a very active lifestyle which includes a baby-stroller riding child.
For the family who just needs to get around town, an off road model may be more of a headache than it is worth. Instead, parents should opt for city and town friendly models. These models are more comfortable to use for both your baby and you. First of all, there is usually an under-stroller carrying basket that allows the parent to store extra items like a small diaper bag, toys, and even a purse or other bag while pushing the stroller. Also, the smaller frame is generally lighter than an off road model, making it more maneuverable. Finally, the smaller wheels make pushing the baby stroller even more easy, though crayons on a floor, or a rock in the road, may tend to stop the stroller quickly in its tracks.
It is important to understand how you plan on using your baby stroller before purchasing. Once you know how you will be using it, finding the model that is right for you and your family will be a breeze.