Age for Baby Joggers

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I am itching to start losing the baby weight and running is what works for me. How old did you start putting your baby in a jogger? Has anyone put a car seat in a jogger?

Thanks for the help.

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Rebecca - posted on 01/25/2009

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We just used our Bob jogging stroller this past weekend for a 5K race. We ran it slow (It was my first race since giving birth  7 weeks ago), and with our daughter in the recline position with a great head and body positoner she was fine. She actually slept through the whole run! We also have a Bundle Me, which is by JJ Cole, which is a fuzzy lined sack to keep her warm, since it is still winter. I am glad now I did not get the carseat adaptor, because it turns out she is fine without it, as long as she is lying down. I love the 5 point harness straps, keeps her in there very snug!

Jenna - posted on 01/25/2009

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I got 'the BOB' and did a 5K VERY SLOWLY when the baby was 4 weeks old.  It reclines a lot, so it's fine from birth on.  This running stroller is a godsend.  My son just turned one, and we just LOVE it!!!



You don't need to put a carseat in, as you can put the baby into the 5 point harness comfortabley, but they sell a carseat adaptor bar - but it's like $50...and the stroller's really pricey (well worth every cent)...so we opted just to recline the seat and take the baby out of the carseat.



 

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Christal - posted on 02/27/2009

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We have a BOB Ironman with the carseat adapter. The stroller is worth every penny seriously! (the Ironman has a fixed front wheel so best on straight running paths, but so so smooth of a ride). We put Ethan in it at 4 weeks to start training for our next marathon at the end of April. We use the carseat adapter because I felt more comfortable with him facing me.

Kelly - posted on 02/19/2009

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It really depends on the jogger.  I have a Chariot and it has an infant sling insert.  I put my daugher in it when she was 3 weeks old.  I rocks her right to sleep.

Kirsten - posted on 01/27/2009

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 I put my son in our jogger at 3 or 4 weeks old. Sorry I have no new ideas as I just swaddled him up and used one of those carseat head positioners to keep him from slidding to the side. It worked great though, and he would sleep for the most part.

Jenna - posted on 01/25/2009

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oh one more thing...the front wheel - you must get a jogger with a front wheel that swivels.  Some lower end model Bob strollers only have a 'locked' wheel.  This makes it hard at slower paces to turn...but it's good for 7 min mile or less for security.

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2009

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depending on what type of jogging stroller you have, they make adaptors for carseats. We have the BOB Ironman jogger and I know that for that one you can get the adaptor that allows you to snap your carseat right on. We didn't get the adaptor because it is winter and we aren't using it yet. By springtime our daughter will be 4 months old. Does your stroller have the option for the baby to lay down instead of sit up? If so, you could get a good head/body support so there is less jostling around

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That's basically what I thought--I was just hoping for something that I hadn't thought of.  :)  Thanks for your thoughts.

Carolyn - posted on 01/18/2009

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I have heard as young as 4 months, though I waited until 6 mos when my son could sit up more sturdily on his own.



Can't imagine how you would hook the carseat in safely & securely -- the biggest concern w/ joggers seems to be all the jostling around, and I would think a loose carseat would only make that worse.  We used rolled up towels as positioners to make sides fit more snugly, and my guess is you could use the removable positioner/infant padding from a carseat or standard stroller as well with a smaller baby. 

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