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Reader Question: When is it safe to run with a baby in a jogging stroller?

I have just read your article about the consideration before buying jogging stroller which I found very informative. I’m a jogger, and we tend to welcomed the newest member of our family in late May. When is it safe to run with a baby in a jogging stroller? I have found a link on About that said 6 months, however, the folks at Jogging Stroller imply that after six to eight weeks they are prepared. Obviously, I’m eager to get the outing with our little girl, but don’t want to injure her.

Ellen.

 

Hi Ellen,

Thank you for your question. Yes, most pediatricians will recommend that parents wait until their babies have better neck and head control before taking the little ones out on a stroller jog. According to HealthTap.com, this typically happens way before the six-month period. Also, it is important to take the baby’s immune health into consideration before taking him or her outdoors. Depending on the terrain, a smooth and leisurely jog is definitely safe enough even for six to eight weeks old infants.

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