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10 Things You Must Do When Purchasing a Double Jogging Stroller

08.28.2008 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

If you have two kids and you are a regular walker or a runner then a double jogging stroller is a great way to be fit, get your exercise, keep the kids busy and spend time with your babies.rnrnA double jogger will be lightweight and have a fixed front wheel. The fixed front wheel is ideal for jogging, because it provides the stability and straight tracking that you need.rnrnThere are lots of choices on the market – so deciding which one is best for you is not always easy. Here is a list of 10 things to consider when looking to purchase one.rnrn1. Easy to jog and provide a smooth ride – look for a double jogging stroller that has large 16 inch back wheels and has a large 16 inch fixed front wheel. The large 16 inch wheels will make it easier to jog and will provide baby with a smoother ride.rnrn2. Passenger comfort. The more comfortable your children are when in the stroller the longer you will be able to walk/jog. Make sure that the seats in your jogger recline so that your kids can have a nap. Look for seats that are cozy for your kids (padded, and made with lightweight, breathable fabric).rnrn3. Handlebar that can easily be adjusted. If both you and your partner plan on using the stroller – and if one of you or your partner is much taller than the other – make sure that the stroller you choose has a handlebar that can be adjusted with a simple touch of a button. This feature will make the double stroller much more comfortable for anyone that will be walking/running with the stroller.rnrn4. Lighter the better. When you walk or run with your stroller it is obvious that the lighter it is the easier it will to push. But you will also want to factor in that in all likelihood you will be putting your stroller in and out of the trunk of your car – and it will be easier with a lighter stroller. rnrn5. Durability – you want your double baby stroller to last. Look for one with a welded aluminium frame. This type of frame provides durability. It is also a lightweight frame which is important. The wheel construction also provides durability and will reduce the weight of the stroller. Look for one that has alloy wheels and hubs.rnrn6. Child Safety. Look for a stroller that has a 5-point harness for both seats. This harness style is easy to use and it will keep your kids safe and secure in the stroller.rnrn7. Brakes. Look for a stroller that has both a hand-brake which will be located on the handlebar and a foot brake which will be a bar positioned near the rear wheels. The hand-brake is use to stop the stroller while in motion and operate just like a bicycle brake. The foot brake is used to hold the stroller in place when you are stopped.rnrn8. Protect kids from the sun. When you are out for your power walk or out jogging you want to make sure that your kids are fully protected from the sun’s damaging rays. Your stroller should have a sun canopy for each passenger – and the canopies should be easily positioned so that the sun is not shining in either of your children’s faces no matter which direction you are headed.rnrn9. Folds easily. You will want to fold the stroller to store it away or to put it into your car. Make sure that you can fold it yourself since in many situations you will be on your own with your kids. It should fold to a small enough size so that it can fit into your car’s trunk. Also, look for a stroller that has easy pop-off and pop-on wheels so that it can be even smaller when folded down.rnrn10. Weight Capacity – Weight capacity refers to the certified weight that the stroller can carry. When purchasing a duo stroller for jogging make sure that it has enough capacity in order to accommodate your children as they grow older and gain weight. The last thing you want is to have your child outgrow their stroller. Look for one that is rated to hold babies that have a combined weight up to 100 pounds.

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