Hello - I have a 7 week old and a 3 yo and am looking for a double stroller so I can get out even when I am on kid duty. I am planning on the B.O.B. Ironman Duallie but just realized that you are not suppose to run with the car seat adaptor because it gives it a higher center of gravity. I can't wait to go running for perfect head control and can't always find someone to watch the kids. I am currently training for a 1/2 and plan on a Marathon in the spring.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Does anyone run with the car seat adaptor as long as there is a 2nd child in the seat?
I have tried three different strollers, and by far love the CTS system. First off, I will say that there is no stroller that you are suppossed to run in with baby's under 7/8 months old with out good head control. There are several strollers that you can buy special 'inserts' for that allow you to have younger baby's in the stoller.
I had a baby jogger II and that was pretty late weight, but it had no cover for the baby. And for the heavy price, they sure are spendy. Durable buggers though. I cannot remember the name of my second baby jogger- but it was purple.
Now, I have the Cheetah- one seater, and it is awesome. Lightweight, has a cover so my child does not throw anything out of stroller. Has a sun cover and a rain cover as well. I can covert it to a bike trailer as well. It is fast and easy to take down and put back together and if the bike tips over, the trailer does not. Finally it has a comfy 5 point harness system and room in the back if my child wears a bike helmet. It also has a arm strap to put on my wrist. (I watched the news one day where a baby jogging stroller rolled into the street and the baby was killed by a car. I cried so hard) It is spendy though- $300 at costco with the stroller jogger. The cougars are the doubles- and about $100 more.worth it - quality- and if have money to buy a BOB- maybe something to consider.
Here's an article on some recommendations:
But really look for this:
1. Jogging strollers with bigger wheels (about 20 inches) are able to move more smoothly
2. Comfort and Practicality - for you and your children. Is it easy to push, maneuver. 2 kids are heavy- a lightweight frame helps ease the burden of the added weight.
3. Durability - $100 jogging strollers do not usually withstand test of time (or in this case miles)
4. Safety - arm strap? strong frame? brake if no arm strap?
5. Warrenty/Return policy. No matter how much you pay for a stroller and how much research you do- what if you get it and it just does not feel right? Like my second stroller? Ensure that where you buy it from has a decent return/trade policy.
Schwinn, Bob, Instep, the REI CTS systems are all pretty safe bets.
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Round UP on the Bluff 5K Run and Fun Walk, University of Portland, OR 18 September 2010 (No Chip- But timers have me at 22:50)