Tuesday 20 January 2009

Health and safety gone mad

Here's a picture of my lovely new Baby Jogger

Here's the manufacturer's description

When we set out to design the most advanced, high performance jogging strollers on the market, we did it with the serious runner's training regimen in mind – the marathon runner, the tri-athlete, and even the weekend 5k warrior. We know how it is getting up at 6am for a training run with a child or children - you want to make sure you’ve got them buckled into one of the safest strollers on the market, and one that can take the miles and miles of wear & tear that you put on it.

Our Performance Series Jogging Strollers feature the only one-piece frame in the industry, which means there are no hinges or joints to weaken during frequent, high intensity use. Their 20" wheels make it one of the easiest joggers to push on the market today - allowing you to run further with less effort. The sleek aerodynamic design and shock absorption system make it easy to maneuver whether going over rocky terrain or for a jog on the beach.

So here's what it says on the side of the box: Built to withstand frequent use by the avid runner.

So it might come as a bit of shock with the cautionary advice on the other side of the box states: NOT SUITABLE FOR RUNNING. WTF? Talk about covering your a*s.


Subversive Runner said...

It says not safe for skating either Debs! Says nothing about Skiing, swimming or bobsleigh, however, so you've got a few options open, I guess.

Rachel Jayne Stevenson/Rogers said...

I guess the clue is in the title..you will have to stick to 'jogging'. You should speak to Jill for advice on that activity!

Natalie D said...

Hanging in there??? How are you feeling?

Anonymous said...

LOL Not suitable for running!! Some of my best runs are from the days with my baby (she is 6 now) in her jogging pram :) I hope you enjoy them too

Stephen said...

Hi Debbie,
I don't think we've ever met, but my wife and I run with Maryhill Harriers, and I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions about the Baby Jogger. I remember reading your blog about it and looked back to find this post. My wife is due in March and we would both like to be able to run with the baby, later next year (once our baby is strong enough). How did you find the baby jogger - for running, expense, storage? Did you feel that you used it enough, or was it easier just to take turns running while the other looked after the baby.
Did you have another pram (I'm guessing yes)? We are looking at getting a pram/buggy/travel system initially, and then considering buying a running buggy later if we think we'll get the use out of it.
Sorry to bother you and thanks for any help or advice you might be able to offer.
Stephen (and Caroline) Jones