Keeping an active lifestyle after having a child was a big challenge for me. It’s so easy to find excuses and skip a day or two or a week. There is always so many things to do. That being said, I found that the best way to keep active is to invest into a good jogging stroller. That way, your child gets outdoor time and you get your an exercise in.
Joggers come with swivel or fixed front wheel. Swivel wheel (that can be locked straight) allows you to easily turn when needed. With the fixed wheel, every time you want to turn, you need to lift up the front wheel.
If you are using it as your main stroller for walking at the park, grocery shopping, running errands and etc., you need to get a swivel wheel. If you are a hardcore jogger that has other strollers and will be using it only for jogging, go with a fixed one.
Most parents buy a swivel-wheel jogger that they can use for fitness or everyday life because most of us don’t have extra money and space to keep so many strollers (except for me who has 5 strollers at the moment… God, I really need to get rid of some).
Of course there are benefits and drawbacks of having a jogger as your main stroller. On the plus side, the large air-filled tires together with suspension can go over ANY terrain while providing the SMOOTHEST ride for you child. The seat on a jogger is very roomy and has high weight limit that can accommodate an older toddler. Some even have it up to 75 lbs (which is till college. LOL). Most of them have a travel system option so you can use it from birth. Of course you have to wait till your baby is at least 8 months before jogging.