One or more of your babies are finally here! What an exciting moment. You are busy feeding, changing diapers, and caring for young children, but you begin to feel the need to restore your health and do something for you. You want to start jogging again, but you need a stroller so you can take the child away.
Here are some instruction manuals to help you when looking for a tandem jogging stroller.
Your first step is to always ensure that any double jogging stroller is JPMA (Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association) certified. This ensures that the stroller is strictly tested to ensure the safety of your child. In fact, all trolleys (including umbrella trolleys) you choose to purchase should have this certification.
• The second thing you should look for in a jogging stroller is stability. Stability means that the stroller will move smoothly when you jog. Stability mainly depends on the wheels. All jogging carts are equipped with three large wheels and are about 16 to 16.5 inches long. Many newer versions lock the front wheels in place to keep them straight and make it easier to jog. The good news is that they can also be unlocked, so they can be rotated, making them easier to use daily. This makes the double jogging stroller a huge investment.
• The wheels of the tandem jogging cart need to look for another thing. There are two types of hard wheels or pneumatic tires. Pneumatic tires are very similar to bicycle tires and are very suitable for all different weather including snow. Remember that the use of such tires requires regular inspections and is equipped with a small tire pump, just in case air is needed. Solid tires without inner tubes will work well in most weather and only need to be replaced when the tire tread begins to wear.
• Next on the list is the handle. Can it be adjusted? Many double jogging carts are equipped with adjustable handles, which makes it easier for people of different heights to use the cart. If the height is right, this makes jogging much easier and can help you enjoy the fun of running better. In addition, please make sure that the space between the handlebar and the stroller itself provides enough space for you to run. There is nothing more painful than this, and that is hitting your knees on the back of the stroller, so please test if there is enough space for you to use.
• One of the great new features of the double jogging stroller is the handbrake. This makes it easier to slow down and maintain control of the stroller when driving on a hillside. A manual brake can help you do this without you having to act as a brake to slow down the stroller and reduce the running speed. It is one of the most convenient accessories in all strollers including umbrella strollers.
• The next thing on our list should be how easy it is to fold up and how small it is to fold up the tandem stroller. Is there enough space in the trunk of your car? Can it be folded with one hand? Or need to fold it with both hands and fold it outwards? Small trolleys like umbrella carts can be folded up with one hand. Most double jogging strollers require two hands to fold up. Just check how easy it is, and you don’t need a stroller for rocket scientists to assemble. There is nothing more frustrating than having a fussy child and trying to fold a stroller for them. Therefore, please make sure you understand step by step how to fold a trolley and how to fold a trolley.
• You also need to look for things under the seat storage box or basket. After all, you need all the supplies you need for your baby, such as diapers, wipes, bottles or juice, and your supplies, such as water, towels, and extra clothing for your child and yourself. Some strollers have very few baskets under the seat, while others have a full-size basket. Most twin jogging strollers come with a full-size basket, but you want to make sure to check out the size of the basket to suit your needs.
• So far, one of the best safety features to look for on a stroller is a safety wrist strap or tether. This is a durable material that is fixed to the stroller at one end and a wrist strap at the other end. In this way, if the stroller leaves you, or God forbids you to fall, the stroller will not be able to stay away from you. This is one of the best safety features that have been added to the double jogging stroller.
Tips for Choosing a Double Jogging Stroller
Consider the weight.
Pushing a 25-pound stroller and a 25-pound toddler running may be more than you bargain. Therefore, be sure to check the weight of the stroller before buying-a pure jogging stroller usually weighs 24 to 43 pounds. You also need to know the maximum weight that the stroller can support so that you can estimate how long it can be used when the child grows up.
Check the wiring harness.
All strollers we recommend have a five-point safety belt, which is our recommendation. They have a belt connected to the buckle, and two waist belts and two shoulder belts inserted into the same buckle. This is safer than a three-point safety belt without a shoulder strap because if the stroller is tilted, it can prevent children from slipping or falling. Look for a buckle that is easy to use, but difficult to untie with small hands. A strong and durable belt must be used and it should fit snugly against your child. The belt should be adjustable in height for proper fit and firmly fixed.
Grab the handle.
It should be comfortable, and you should be able to adjust the height to suit you. There should be a wrist strap to prevent the stroller from accidentally leaving you. If possible, please drive the stroller to rotate to ensure that your feet do not touch the rear axle while running. If you are shopping online, please check the side view photos of the stroller to ensure that the handle is far enough away from the stroller to avoid the same problem.
Check the brake.
Good brakes are essential, so try to use strollers in the store to see if they work properly and are easy to use. The parking brake is standard-in some strollers it is manually operated, while in other strollers it is a foot brake. When you are jogging, the manual brake provides better control.
Be prepared for the weather.
When going out for a run, the canopy of the trolley should protect your child from the sun and light rain, and at the same time provide ventilation to keep the child comfortable, but not too hot. You can adjust some canopies to multiple different positions to provide better protection, or set up a peekaboo window so you can look after your baby. Some strollers even provide a drop-down layer on the canopy, which can block almost the entire front of the stroller and your child from the sun, insects, and wind. You can also purchase a plastic rain cover (if not included).