From Running Strollers to Water Bottles: The Best Gear for Running with Baby
Baby-friendly running gear has come a long way thanks to companies that develop innovative products that make running with your baby a joy, not a pain. Make your next workout both fun and efficient by trying out some of the best running gear of the year, designed with mamas in mind.
Thule Urban Glide Running Strollers
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Say goodbye to that cumbersome, unwieldy run with baby, because the next generation of running strollers will give you the maneuverability and ease-of-use you need to get the job done. This year's top pick: the Thule Urban Glide. This ergonomic masterpiece costs around $400 and includes a locking front swivel wheel, rear suspension to go over those pesky curbs, adjustable handlebar height, padded seat with ventilation and covered storage. Pick your up at Amazon or REI and get ready for the best run you've had since your baby's arrival.
7AM Enfant Stroller WarMMuffs
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When you're running in cold weather, you can keep your hands toasty and your grip solid when pushing a running stroller with the help of 7AM Enfant Stroller WarMMuffs. These cleverly designed stroller mittens will adapt and attach to every type of stroller, have a water-repellent shell, adjustable sleeves and a soft faux fur lining. At around $40, this product will keep you running strong throughout the fall and winter months. Purchase yours at Amazon.
Nathan Intensity Women's Hydration Backpack
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It's important to stay hydrated during your run, but when you're pushing a running stroller you may feel nervous about taking one of your hands off of the handlebar to reach for your water bottle. Good news runners -- the Intensity Women's Hydration Backpack by Nathan has you covered. This ingenious backpack holds up to 2 liters of water and allows you to stay hydrated while maintaining your hold on a stroller. Designed for a woman's torso, the ergonomic straps stay comfortable throughout your run. Priced at around $100, you can find yours at Kelly's Running Warehouse or REI.
Stroll-Smart Hands-Free Adapter
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For those of you who really miss swinging your arms on your run with baby, try attaching the Stroll-Smart Hands-Free Adapter to your running stroller. This innovative stroller device hooks on to the handlebar and wraps securely around your waist, allowing you to enjoy the full movement of a hands-free run while remaining in control of your baby safety. At around $50, this adapter also helps reduce the back and arm fatigue that commonly afflicts running moms. Buy yours at HealthCheck Systems.
The "ICE" Card
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An "ICE" card, which means "In Case of Emergency," allows paramedics, police officers, firefighters and hospital staff to know your blood type, if you have allergies, take any medications, or have a medical condition and will enable them to contact your family listed as your next of kin on your mobile phone. You should especially consider carrying an "ICE" card if you want to run with your baby and have a condition such as diabetes or epilepsy. Print an "ICE" card for free.