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#1 BeachedAsBro

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

I'm new to jogging/running, however I need a pram to put my DD in while I'm out there. Any suggestions?

DD is 19 months old and weighs 10kg. I currently use my Chameleon, but it's not ideal.

#2 Diana_Barry

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

I can't help, OP, but was basically going to ask the same question today! Will be lurking... (p.s. Mountain Buggy Swift not up to the job!)

#3 BeachedAsBro

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:31 AM

QUOTE (Diana_Barry @ 16/02/2013, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't help, OP, but was basically going to ask the same question today! Will be lurking... (p.s. Mountain Buggy Swift not up to the job!)

Great minds original.gif

#4 MrsLexiK

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

Mb urban or terrian?

#5 ~Alchemy~

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

Depends on your budget and how serious you think you'll get I to running.

I prefer a high handle, fixed front wheel and waterproof cover (as I run in the rain if necessary)

Baby city joggers get great reviews but if my dd was the same age as yours I'd get a BOB jogger. I've had a koolstride which was great but my DD grew out of it so I now run with her in a chariot bike trailer (which coverts to a jogger). It's awesome but huge. The advantage is she can take books, food, toys and its fully enclosed. My DD is almost 5 though and I run up to 25km in 1 run.

#6 Sentient Puddle

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

There are quite a few dedicated joggers on the market. They have a big fixed wheel and big handles.  MBs as good as they are - will not really do the job if you run long distances or often.  However, dedicated joggers dont do much else well as they dont manoeuvre well in tight spaces such as supermarkets etc.

#7 BeachedAsBro

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thanks original.gif I have a Bugaboo Chameleon that I use otherwise and also a cheap Target stroller (not an umbrella stroller).

I'll have a look about, not sure of my budget, maybe up to about $200 or so. I've only just started running, I'm doing up to about 5km per day and I'm loving it. I want it to become a part of my daily routine, so I think a pram at this point is a good investment.

#8 TaGB

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

My DH is a runner and we have the Baby Jogger Summit 360. It is our everyday pram also. Has spring suspension, with large tyres at the back and a smaller one at the front. Overall, it is an awesome pram for everything..

#9 Diana_Barry

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (~Alchemy~ @ 16/02/2013, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Baby city joggers get great reviews but if my dd was the same age as yours I'd get a BOB jogger. I've had a koolstride which was great but my DD grew out of it so I now run with her in a chariot bike trailer (which coverts to a jogger). It's awesome but huge. The advantage is she can take books, food, toys and its fully enclosed. My DD is almost 5 though and I run up to 25km in 1 run.

That's AMAZING. I would love to be able to do that!!!  I got up to running about 20km pre-pregnancy, but would be lucky to be able to do 3km now, without the pram!

How long does 25km take you? Amazed that your DD will stay restrained for that length of time, even with books/toys etc. My DS will barely tolerate the pram for the 15 mins it takes to walk to the park...

Still, you have inspired me. Keep using DS as an excuse for having let myself... go. Really miss exercise.

#10 BellsRinging

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Wow, I wish I had one that nice as well . . . I bike and jog, so that would be amazing!

OP: I can recommend the "Baby Jogger F.I.T."  I've used it for a while and it suits me well at parks and trails around town.

Let us know what you buy and how you like it!

#11 elle-M

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

I have a Baby Jogger FIT (you can only buy them in the USA, I got mine shipped) and a Baby Jogger Summit XC (newer version of the 360, basically the same except round hood instead of square).

I LOVE mine, the summit is a double and the FIT a single and we use them both for jogging and walking. The most I've run with the single is 16km and the double about 8km (it's heavy!). My DH has run much further with both but I've pretty much been pregnant for the last 3 years  rolleyes.gif .

The main benefits are fixed front wheels (essential for safe running), hand brake, dedicated jogging suspension which makes the run smooth for bub even over bumps, huge sun hood so baby is almost never in the sun, air vents in the back to keep them cool, super lightweight so easy to push.

I'm a huge fan of mine  biggrin.gif

The only downside is if you're short the handle is quite tall and not adjustable, but that's not a problem for us (I'm 5'7, DH 6'3).

#12 bubmakes3

Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

We are another with a Chariot carrier - we have teh CX1 (single version if teh CX model).
Its is in a word - AMAZING. Seriously teh best 'baby' thing we have.
We primarily use it for running, walking on trails/bush/farm etc and beach.
We have the jog kit (fixed front wheel for running and 'off road' walking, the strool kit for more urban stuff (walking the dog etc) which are 2 compack wheels that swivel 360 degrees and we also have the cycle kit but haven't used it that much.
It has adjustable suspension so you can change it as your child gets heavier. Removable side windows and front cover for hot days (child is still completly enclosed but with UV protected mesh) or you leave them on for rainy days.

its not cheap but is totally awesome - you can even x-country ski with the thing - which we hope to do thsi year when we visit friends in Canada (they use theirs for thie and snow shoeing all the time).

Good luck with your running!

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