Friday, October 28, 2011

Running with babies.

I just had my third baby 7 weeks ago. Even though I have run with babies before I have always waited until they are 6 months, like recommended. This time I am itching to get out NOW. Has anyone tried running with an infant , in a jogging stroller of course, and if so, how do you make sure that it is safe for the baby? Do you use a special type of stroller or any attachments, accessories, etc?

Thanks!
Sarai

6 comments:

trifitmom said...

you should have a special attachement that lets you put the car seat in the jogging stroller, it will face you....

TootieFlootie said...

I have a 3 month old that I've been running with for a few weeks now. If your stroller has an infant seat attachment, then you are good to go. Many strollers have the capability of attaching an infant seat. I have an Instep that locks the seat in place and includes a strap that secures the seat even more. My baby's seat faces me during a run so I can see her the whole time. She mostly sleeps while I run. From what I've read, these types of strollers recommend your baby be between 6-8 weeks old. I say go for it. No way I could've waited 6 months to run!

cherl said...

All babies are different but I would err on the side of extreme caution. I don't trust the infant seats to keep them totally safe.

Kelly(M&M) said...

Hi Sarai! I just wanted to say congrats on baby #3! I hope everything is going well. I think you should use your running time as time to yourself and let a good friend or neighbor watch your baby while you run. :-) Good luck! I am a wimp when it comes to running with a stroller, so I don't have any other advice. Sorry.

Sarai said...

Thanks all! I will look into all of those options. Thanks Kelli! I agree and I will as soon as I am getting good sleep and baby's sleeping through the night ;) There are good things about taking your baby with you and good things about going without them. Right now taking him with me would work best.

Keep on running!

The DeLoe Family said...

I ran with both of my girls at 5 weeks old in a jogging stroller and everything was a-ok. In fact, now they both love it when we go running together (they are 3 and 1). Like you, I have to bring them or else I can't get runs in. Plus, it's great training!! Pushing a giant stroller, all the kid gear, AND 70 lbs worth of kids can get you ready for any race. :)