Hi - my daughter is due to give birth and as she lives with me I will be very much a hands-on nanna. As I train for ultras I would like to do a lot my 'looking after' while out running. Please can anyone advise me firstly on roughly how old should the baby be before I can stick her in a buggy to go running with and also recommend a decent buggy stick her in!!
Thank you in advance
For a buggy to be usable from birth to 6 months it needs to either allow the baby to lie flat or to have a car seat fitted to it. This means that you're mostly restricted to the "travel system" type buggies or a very few normal buggies that will lie flat. If I was going to run with one I would want the baby to be in a car seat, strapped in. Not in anything that allows them to lie flat. I would also be looking at something with good suspension and would stick to smooth surfaces (no trails) and fairly short runs. I would also wait until the baby has some head control (about 3 months).
Once the baby is starting to sit up (6 months) then there are loads of buggies to choose from. Baby Jogger are supposed to be the best (that's what Paula uses) but this looks pretty hardcore
Hi I've just ordered one of these http://www.practicalpushchairs.co.uk/pushchairs/out-n-about/87/out_n_about_nipper_sport_instep_10k_pushchair.html I will let you know how I get on.
My little one is only 5 weeks so it will be a while before I run properly with it. I will start power walking with small intervals of jogging on a smooth surface. Pugsley - you have my sympathy, my baby was 11 days late which was so frustrating. Some people train for marathons with pushchairs so they can't be that awkward as long as you get one designed for the job.
hey Iron, I presume your baby is now nearly a year old - how did you get on with the running buggy and which one did you go for in the end ??
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