Baby Trend has pulled out a few very good double jogging strollers that can easily fit the needs of active parents of twins or close age siblings. One of them is the Baby Trend Navigator and it will make your walks and jogging in the park easier and more enjoyable.The Baby Trend jogging Stroller Navigator is definitely not a lightweight double stroller, but that is what is important when you are looking for the best double stroller sturdy enough for jogging with two little ones in it.
Let’s have a look at the features of the Navigator, so that you can decide if this is the double jogging stroller that you are actually looking for. In my opinion, what turns any stroller into a great jogging stroller are the wheels.
The Navigator sports two 16 inch rear pneumatic bicycle tires and 8 inch front ones that come with a swiveling option for when you are just walking around with your babies or you can lock them down for when you are actually jogging. Having the fact that the wheels are bicycle-like ones, you will have to take care of them and pump them up when needed, but this little effort will pay back by making your jogging sessions with your little ones quite effortless and enjoyable.
The front wheels suspension makes the ride comfortable for your little ones and provides great maneuverability for the double jogging stroller. Although the stroller might look heavy when you first have a look at it, you will be amazed how easy it is to push it around and take turns with it. What is also quite easy to do is to fold it for transport and storage. All you need to do is press the two triggers located on both sides of the handle and press down. Do not get me wrong, it is easy, but you will not be able to do it with one hand.
Also lifting the stroller to put it in the trunk is a work out. Oh, as I have mentioned the trunk of your car, you need to be clear that this double jogging stroller is quite wide and might not fit into any car trunk and may be you will have to detach the rear wheels in order to gain some space. Same is valid for the doorways, unfortunately with its 32.5 inches wide the Baby Trend Jogging Navigator will not fit through any standard doorway.
What makes it up for the size and weight is the one touch rear foot brake and the additional hand strap that provides the parents with a greater comfort and control when stopping.There are some more cool features that ensure the parents comfort while out and about with the babies, like the large storage bin under the seats and the parent's tray that includes two cupholders and MP3 speakers compatible with most MP3 players and iPod and iPhone models. How cool is that? The Baby Trend Double Stroller Navigator allows you and your little ones to listen to favourite tunes while on the go.
After we have discussed the comfort of the parents and pointed out the pneumatic bicycle wheels that make the Navigator one of the best double jogging strollers, we need to check if the comfort and safety of your children is up to your standards.
The Navigator is fitted with two very well padded seats. Each one of them is equipped with a 5-point harness that can turn into a 3-point harness for bigger children. Each seat can take up to 50 lbs, so you can use the double jogging stroller up until your kids turn five years old. However, it is not recommended to use the seats for newborns or I would say that these seats are good to be used when your kids can sit up properly, which usually happens after the sixth month.
Anyway, the Navigator can turn into travel system by attaching two or just one car seat for newborns, depending if you are having twins or the second baby came soon after the first one. Unfortunately, the car seats are sold separately, but the price is quite affordable.
Both, the carseat and the seats are quite roomy and comfortable and the Baby Trend Double Navigator even comes with a separate kids tray with cupholder for each seat, so that your little ones can have a drink and a snack while their parents are on the go.
Another great feature that ensures the comfort of your babies is the full recline of the seats. The Jogging Navigator uses a simple strap system to recline the seats into the desired position. Each seat can be placed in a different position, so that you can have one baby sleeping with the seat fully reclined while the other one is not. Just where the recline straps are located you will also find additional pockets for even more items to be stored.
One thing that I have noticed that some brands of double strollers struggle to provide are nice canopies. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Baby Trend Double Stroller Navigator. The canopies are not extremely large, but they are ratcheting, so your babies will always be protected from the sun and at the same time it is not difficult for you to always keep an eye on the little ones.
Last, but not least I need to mention the price. The Baby Trend stroller turns out to be one of the most affordable double jogging strollers available. It has its downfalls like the size and weight and the fact that you will have to pump the tires every now and then, but on the other hand it also has quite a few cool features that some of the other double strollers can not offer at this price.