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Between 2007-2010 I had three babies. Money was tight and I was somewhat overwhelmed caring for three young children. Rather than researching products that might make my life as a new mother easier, I just tried to make do with the gear I had acquired with my first child. I was able to get by however looking back, I wish I would have pushed myself a little more to get out of the house and explore more with my children. I would have been much more likely to do so had I had the right gear to simplify life with toddlers and babies.
Aside from baby carriers which were a life saver when my third child arrived, a baby jogger should have topped my wish list. Baby joggers can be quite expensive but worth their weight in gold. Since they are an investment, here are some things you should consider before purchasing a baby jogger:
- Seating — Do you have or plan to have multiple children? Consider side by side seating or the classic double stroller. Weigh the pros and cons of each. Keep in mind that children up to age 5 or 6 tire easily when walking and might enjoy taking the occasional break, riding along with their sibling.
- Size/Weight — Is your trunk or cargo space in your vehicle spacious or limited? Most strollers are designed to be folded compactly for travel but not all strollers are created equally. Weight can also become an issue when juggling children. You’ll want to be able to easily maneuver your stroller so make sure it’s a weight you can easily handle when folded.
- Price — There are a wide range of price points when it comes to baby joggers. From basic to all the bells and whistles, starting around $100. Having a baby shower? Consider letting the host know what’s on your wish list in case anyone asks. A baby jogger makes a great group gift!
- Brand — Well known brands tend to hold their value and sell easier when your child/children outgrow the jogger. I always sold my baby gear to re-coupe some of the cost so this is something to consider.
If you think a jogging stroller would make your life as a mom easier, don’t be afraid to put it on your wish list! Just make sure to consider all your options to find the best baby jogger for you and your family.
What is one of your must-have items as a mom of littles? Please share in the comments!