Choosing a jogging stroller can be difficult. There are so many on the market with varying price points and promises about how their stroller is the best. If you’re here, you’re probably shopping for the best Luxury Jogger Travel System—a luxury feel, a smooth ride, a stroller that will stand the test of time.
At Orbit, we are certain our X5 All-Terrain Jogging Stroller sets the standard for luxury travel systems.
What is a Jogger Travel System?
Investing in a “travel system” means you’re getting all three big ticket items you’ll need to transport your child anywhere: the stroller, the carseat, and the car seat base. With a travel system, you know from the start that your car seat and stroller will work seamlessly together without the need for any additional parts, like an adapter (which we also make).
The Orbit Baby X5 Jogger Travel System is the only 360-degree rotating jogging travel system on the market. Our rotating jogging stroller features a pivoting base allowing parents to rotate the seat in a forward or backward facing position. Now baby can be comforted by seeing mama’s face, the trail ahead, or whomever is biking next to you.
Jogger strollers are specifically designed for smooth pushing while jogging or running. You’ll note some key differences between standard strollers and running strollers. Generally with joggers, the wheels of the stroller will be inflated for a smoother ride versus the hard plastic wheels of a standard stroller.
With Orbit Baby's X5 Jogging Stroller, we go a step further. The X-5 all-terrain jogging stroller features no-pump tires, so they’re extra cushy and never go flat—meaning you can keep rolling for days!
Most running strollers are built with shocks for a more stable ride. At Orbit Baby, our jogging strollers are engineered with independent suspension that absorbs all that bumpy impact, keeping your baby comfortable even when you’re off-road adventuring.
When Can You Start Jogging?
If you’re an avid runner, the postpartum recovery period may be a challenge for you. Most obstetricians recommend birthing parents take 12 weeks of down-time after childbirth. Waiting the recommended time is encouraged, but always go at your own pace and don't push yourself.
Most experts agree parents should wait until their child is six-months-old—or can steadily hold their own head up—before bringing them along for a run in a jogging stroller.
You can learn more about postpartum running here: 4 Postpartum-Running-Reminders.
Why Investing in a Proper Jogging Stroller Is Important
Can you jog with any stroller that has wheels?
A proper jogging stroller goes a long way in the comfortability and accessibility of your exercise, and also ensures your child is safe and secure while you’re pounding the pavement.
Parents should avoid jogging or running with a traditional stroller because the lack of the ability to lock and fix the front wheel could make it difficult to control at a quickened or running pace. Having a fixed front wheel provides stability to help prevent the stroller from shaking while running.
Jogging Strollers Offer the Best Run
Each family has different needs when it comes to stroller travel systems. Finding a stroller system that caters to what is important to you is key. Orbit Baby specializes in both high-end experience and smooth ride jogging strollers, so you’ll never have to choose between the two.
Running with a jogging stroller is the safest way to bring your baby along with you. The X5 Jogging Stroller was built to keep your baby safe while you stay active. Durable, top-quality straps and buckles keep your baby snug against memory foam cushioning. Our lockable front wheel gives you easy maneuverability and stability while jogging. Reflective logos and rims keep you visible in low light.
Benefits of Jogging and Postpartum Exercise
Postpartum exercise is essential for recovery. Exercise during the postpartum period helps strengthen and tone ab muscles, boosts energy, promotes sleep, and may even help prevent postpartum depression.
Having a jogging travel system means you have a workout on-hand at any time. It means you can exercise in a way that works for your schedule, no childcare required.
Turn your up-hill push into an upper body strength-training session, with tips from Megan at Moja Yoga:
- Push stroller uphill
- Bend forward at the hip
- Extend arms long
- Keep abs and back engaged
- Keep spine straight
Tips for Jogging with Your Baby
Teaching a healthy lifestyle to your baby starts by having an active lifestyle with your baby. Bringing your baby along on runs is a great way to connect with them and show them how much you value exercise and healthy living.
Running enthusiast, mom and traveling entrepreneur Lauren Hernandez shared her tips on how to keep up your active lifestyle during pregnancy and postpartum:
- Give yourself grace. “Don’t make it worse physically and emotionally by pushing yourself too hard,” she said. “Be kind to your body.”
- Celebrate the wins. “Whether you’re running a marathon or simply jogging down the block, take the time to celebrate the wins both big and small.”
- Expect the unexpected. “Being able to roll with the punches during pregnancy is critical to having a positive experience, running or not.”
- Listen to your body. “I’ve talked to so many fellow runners and mamas who ignored the warning signs, and it made their recovery so much longer and more difficult.”
The X5 Jogger Stroller: From City > To Cars > To Trails
The X5 Jogger is the only 360-degree dock-and-go jogger travel system on the market.
From the city, to your vehicle, to the trail—our jogging brings the luxury of home anywhere you choose to go.