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Best buggy for long walks/jogs and a little off-roading?

(8 Posts)
aamia Tue 16-Oct-12 11:56:14

Hi,
Don't mind getting something 2nd hand as don't want to spend a fortune. Need something to walk/jog 2 miles on pavements then walk the dog off-road for a mile or so, then back home again 2 miles. That's the dog's and my fitness plan to lose weight lol!! Must be suitable from birth as LO is a month old.

So - recommendations pls!

Tiggywunkle Tue 16-Oct-12 17:12:30

I dont believe it is recommended that you jog with a newborn but I will send someone along to help who knows more than I do!

Pancakeflipper Tue 16-Oct-12 17:17:06

We bought a second hand Jane 3 wheeler for walking on the moors and through the woods. It was also excellent on the beaches. It was brill but not sure how old our DS1 was when we started using it. He was about 4 months old I think.

Also look at Mountain Buggy ones. And there's another make that escapes my mind. Think it begins with an O and is an outdoory name. In fact any 3 wheelers with wheels you pump up are the sort to get.

PurplePidjin Tue 16-Oct-12 17:32:05

<heretic> How about a sling? </heretic>

Dp wants to be able to take our (unborn) dc out (walking) with his running club, so that's what we'll be using for the first 6-9 months. We came to the conclusion that any pushchair would be too bouncy for a baby that young, especially till he can hold his head up smile

TruthSweet Tue 16-Oct-12 17:37:26

You can't jog with a baby under 6m (or 12m if you are jogging off road) as it shakes the baby too much (their heads are very large in proportion to their bodies but their necks are weak - not a good combo).

You may be best off getting an off roading pushchair like a mountain buggy and using it with the carrycot for walking then when baby is old enough getting a dedicated running pushchair (16-20" wheels are a must for running/jogging).

Links here & here.

Hevster Wed 17-Oct-12 20:50:37

out n about nipper sport but like the others say not until at least 6 months - fab buggy for running/off road/beach etc

usernametaken Wed 17-Oct-12 22:10:58

I have a BOB Ironman buggy which I love! I can run with it, take it on all terrains, lob it over stiles, chuck it over gates (obviously with boy removed), it is built to last and like a 4x4!
My BOB has 16inch wheels, most off roaders have 12inches, the bigger the wheels the better as the ride is smoother and the buggy can cope with the roots/stones/rocks better.

BikeRunSki Wed 17-Oct-12 22:18:17

I do all that with a Phil and Ted's Sport, although not before either baby was 6 months old.

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