With the baby growing fast, bubbly and happy as ever, it was time for me to start thinking about getting my sexy back. I mean losing that baby belly. With the baby already six months old, there was no more need for waiting. I had done the same thing with my two older children. There was no reason why it was not going to work again. But when it comes to jogging with the baby, you have to remember many things. One of them is that the comfort of the baby is paramount. Once when I jogged with my son when he was three months old, he started crying. I came to know later that I had subjected him to some rough terrain without setting the stroller just right.
If you would like to lose some baby belly and attain your slim figure back, you have to find the right stroller for the job. Even after you get the best one, you need to prepare thoroughly for the job at hand. You just do not toss your baby in the stroller and go jogging. There’s much more to jogging than that.
Here are a few tips for you:
Buy the right stroller for jogging
Jogging strollers are sportier, bigger and more rugged. They have bigger wheels, both at the front and in the rear. Mostly the rear ones are 16 inches and the front one is 12 inches. The wheels are pneumatic, to absorb as much of the shock as possible. The front wheel is swivel, but it also locks into place when you need it to, when you are making a straight run on even terrain.
Wait for the baby to catch up first
In the rush to get your slim body back, you may take the bay out too early. Now, that is quite against sound advice. You should wait for the baby to grow a bit, at least have his or her neck stable before you take him out. Jogging when the baby’s neck is not stable enough could cause the neck to roll some from side to side, and that could easily hurt. If it means that you have to wait for more than six months, do it. Let the baby get ready for the jog.
Safety should always be the top priority for you and baby
Safety for your baby is very important when jogging with the stroller. Thus, the first thing to do is to make sure that the stroller is in sound health. It is also important to have some reflective lines on the sides, the back and the front of the stroller so that you can be easily seen in low light conditions. Be extra keen when you are jogging on the road. It is also best to avoid jogging when there is a lot of traffic (both people and motor vehicles). Furthermore, always engage the handbrake when you stop, no matter how briefly.
Keep a keen eye on the weather
The last thing that you want, even when your jogging stroller has a full-size canopy is to be caught out in a drenching shower. That could cause some health issues for the baby. Thus, you want to jog when it is just right, when there is no rain and when the sun is not too hot. If you buy a jogging stroller with an umbrella, you can jog with your baby in light rain.
These are just a few of the things you should take care of before jogging with your baby. Always ensure safety for both you and baby.Read more