Double pram to run with? Advice please??

Hello is there any parents out there who run with a double pram? If so what pram do you run with? I'm pregnant at the mo but am shopping for a pram that I can hopefully run with! Thank you!

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30/06/2013 at 09:39

Any recommendations please? I'm struggling to find one!

cougie    pirate
30/06/2013 at 10:26
Don't forget that you shouldn't run until you've had the ok and babies have to be old enough to cope with it. I think that's six months or so ?
No idea on a double buggy - sorry !
30/06/2013 at 10:34

we had a 'city stroller' easy to push and fold up, to be honest i just did smaller runs like parkrun or anything up to five miles. Don't forget to get a wrist strap to connect to pram that's my biggest tip, good luck.

01/07/2013 at 10:28

crazy idea?? Its very common. I've done my research and life does not stop when you have children. So I wouldn't rub the pregnant lady up the wrong way!!! America has many running prams. Some Olympians use them too!!

01/07/2013 at 10:47

Leave the kids at home when you run.  "Common" != "Good".  Perhaps Mumsnet is the place for you.

01/07/2013 at 10:57

home alone?? Good idea!!  

01/07/2013 at 10:59

01/07/2013 at 11:01

01/07/2013 at 11:01

You didn't clarify that there'd be no one at home to look after them, so based on the information you gave the advice is sound.

01/07/2013 at 11:10

it sounded straight to the point and simple to me! Any way must dash Jeremy Kyle is on! You can be 'clever' and helpful with someone else! I don't know why you even hijacked my post!

01/07/2013 at 12:27

Wind your neck in dear.

Kids have this mechanism called 'crying' that they use to great affect when unhappy.

What harm do you suppose its doing a child?

Edited: 01/07/2013 at 12:29
01/07/2013 at 12:44
Just out of interest, do the children sit side by side in a double buggy or one in front of the other?
cougie    pirate
01/07/2013 at 13:41
Infants usually love going out for walks and enjoy going fast (in my experience anyway). We didnt have a jogger but I'm sure cougie jr would have enjoyed it.

Now where was that thread about the woman who wanted to do marathons with her baby ?
01/07/2013 at 13:56

Lucy - I took both my children out running in a buggy buggy - admittedly I didn't have two to take at the same time like you will have, but it is certainly done by many.  It is a luxury to be able to leave them behind and run on your own, but sometimes, as we know, it just doesn't work like that!

With my first child I had a mountain buggy - fab off-roader but quite cumbersome. Second time around I managed to get a baby-jogger off Ebay and it was a revelation!  So lightweight and easy to manoeuvre.

Other running mums I know have used *Chariot* (which is also part bike trailer) and *out and about*.  Important factor isheight of handle, running with a buggy DOES affect your gait so you need to have good posture, and yes, a wrist strap is essential.

If you do have a run buggy, you'll probably want something more compact for travel/shopping etc - most run buggies are quite long and don't always fit into a standard boot.

My first child used to sleep whenever we went out (bonus points), my daughter wasn't quite so accommodating (second child!) but still enjoyed shorter runs.


01/07/2013 at 13:56

am confused as to why wanting to go for a run is selfish?

01/07/2013 at 14:38

I wouldnt worry about it - just another person with more opinions than sense.

01/07/2013 at 16:14

At last some sensible answers!! Thank you so much! Much appreciated!! My husband works abroad and I don't have the luxury of child care/help! I have conclusions about the sex of the stupid replies! Living in their dream worlds!! 

01/07/2013 at 16:25

Do you have kids Nick?  My little one always fell asleep in the jogger, couldn't have been that "uncomfortable".

Hope you find one Lucy

01/07/2013 at 16:33

So does mine, he liked the jogger.

01/07/2013 at 16:34

I splashed out on a Baby Jogger when my youngest was a baby and we went out lots together. She loved it and would still come at 3 if I let her. Like pp said - the Baby Jogger is very long and therefore not practical for taking out in the car, but it is very light and easy to push compared to other three-wheelers.

My friend has a double bike trailer thing that converts into a pram. The wheels are nice and large so I can only assume it would work just as well.


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