With my first baby I bought a travel system. One of those sets that came with a matching stroller, car seat and car seat base. We were happy enough with it. It never occurred to me to get anything else. The second time around I had a different idea in mind. I wanted a jogging stroller and not just any jogging stroller. I wanted a BOB Revolution. And I wanted an orange one.
My husband was a bit worried that the stroller would be too big and not get enough use to warrant spending the money. After all I was 28-weeks pregnant. I definitely wasn’t jogging then and to be honest I hadn’t really attempted a run for quite a while. However, I was sure I would use it. And use it I have.
My bright orange BOB revolution spends its days in the back of my car ready and waiting to be put to use in whatever manner I need. Some days the BOB only comes out to run errands or wheel the baby around while I getting shop done. Some days, like just this last Friday, the BOB ferries the baby from errand to errand, then switches gears and carries her for smooth and comfortable ride while I get my run in. Training for a half-marathon isn’t easy with a baby in tow unless of course you have the right gear. Once in while the stroller even ends up getting used to roll both of my kids around, baby either in her car seat clicked into the car seat adapter or in the regular seat and with the big kid perched on the footrest.
My stroller is a baby item I can’t help but gush about. It handles like a dream. One-handed steering, on-a-dime turning and a smooth ride make this stroller worth every penny. Our car seat works perfectly with the car seat adapter making that travel system I used five-years-ago look silly and removing the car seat adapter to use the stroller as normal takes seconds. I wouldn’t trade this lovely orange BOB for a dozen travel systems.
So, I guess my BOB lives a pretty varied life. Runs and errands, shopping trips and the occasional five-year-old. It can, so why shouldn’t it.
Do you have a jogging stroller? Would you think a jogging stroller could be so versatile?