Best Jogging Strollers For Tall Children 2017
For parents of toddlers and tall children, finding a good jogging stroller can be difficult. Active parents investing in a jogging stroller typically want a stroller that can follow their child from infancy to toddlerhood.
Many jogging strollers are not built for taller children. Seats that are too short, foot rests that are too close, and canopies that a taller child can hit their heads on are common complaint amongst parents of toddlers or tall children. The increased weight of a taller child may also cause the suspension to be less than effective if in a stroller that is to small.
In addition to comfort, there are safety issues to keep in mind when purchasing a jogging stroller for a tall child. A stroller that is too small for a child could also have safety restraints that are too small. Though most five point harnesses are meant to be adjustable, it is important to be sure of the height and weight restriction offered by jogging stroller manufacturers to keep your tall child safe.
The Thule Urban Glider is a jogging stroller designed for the taller and heavier child. It has a maximum weight capacity of 75 pounds, yet only weighs 23 pounds! Its smaller, lightweight design allows for easier storage. The seats are well padded for added comfort, perfect for a bigger kid.
The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller also has a maximum weight capacity of 75 pounds. This stroller is designed specifically for a taller child. Its extra wide seats allow for greater comfort, while the height of the seat allows for greater visibility. The Joovy Zoom is also car seat compatible, meaning it can be used from birth. This adds a great deal of value to this stroller since this is not usually typical of a jogging stroller. The canopy is larger to better accommodate taller children, and the seat reclines for comfort. Though priced slightly higher than the Thule Urban Glider, the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Stroller has all the options and comforts that a parent could wish for their tall child.
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 is a well built jogging stroller with a weight capacity of 75 pounds. The X3 is one of the best jogging strollers on the market today, with hand operated breaks, comfortable seating, with large wheels, both front and back, to make running with a taller child more comfortable. Its main drawback, however, is the fact that from a seated position the measurement from seat to canopy is only 22 inches. This could be unfortunately small for tall children. At the higher end of the price range, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 is a gorgeous jogging stroller, but it may be limiting when it comes to the growing tall child.
Shopping for a great stroller is difficult under normal circumstances. Shopping for a stroller for a tall child is even more complicated. It is difficult to find the functionality and safety features in a stroller that is a suitable size. That is certainly not to say that there is not a stroller out there for your tall child. Careful research and knowing what you value in a jogging stroller is the first step to finding the vehicle to your family’s’ fitness.