How to make rollerblading with the stroller safe for you and your child
First of all, skate only with a proper fixed wheel jogging stroller
Jogging strollers are stable, well balanced and they ride smoothly.
You can do rollerblading with a jogging stroller if it is equipped with the following:
- three big wheels – for easy, smooth ride
- fixed front wheel – for tackle a speed
- a hand break – for emergency stop
- safety stripes for the child
In addition, a good cycling bell for alarming and a safety wrist strap to prevent stroller going away from you in case you fall.
When your child is ready for rollerblading in the jogging stroller:
a child must be over 9 month old
Or older. A baby must be able to sit unaided.Usually it happens at the age of 6-9 month. You might start earlier, with 6 month old baby, but be really careful: do the padding and skate slowly.
All the jogging strollers are normally for the children starting from 9 month.
a child should be fastened
This is another reason for my strong advice not to skate with the newborns or with the four-wheels baby carriages with the bassinet. Wait a bit till the child will grow for the proper jogging stroller. Till then you always can do weight loss stroller walking to drop the weight or strollnetics fitness to workout the muscles.
Good things to do for the safe rollerblading with the stroller
forget about speedy rollerblading. You will come back to the speedy rollerblading when you won;t be a mom with the stroller any more. Till then – drop the speed and enjoy measured tempo. To increase a training intensity do special rollerblading exercises for the legs, butt and abs muscles.
Use special padding around child’s head
pad a child well around the head – use special safety pillows or just some rolled up blankets next to the head to avoid shaking. If I donlt have special padding – use the spare clothing, rolled blankets or diapers instead but never leave your child’s head unfixed.
Use the safety wrist stripe connecting your arm and the stroller – it’s important the stroller won’t go away without you. If you’re afraid to fall and pull the stroller with you – try to skate once to understand that it’s nearly not possible when rollerblading with the stroller. If still, put the wrist strap to the rear axle of the stroller rather than stroller’s holder.
Always fasten the child when skating with the stroller
Check your child in a stroller – preferably every 20minutes, just to make sure if he’s not cold or hot and the head padding is at place
- rollerblade with the headphones or wearing sunglasses
- crowded places – skate preferably in the parks and other designated areas
- places with the dogs – because of the long stripes that may occur your way
- places with little kids – they are unpredictable and can fall or run straight under your strolle
Dogs and little unattended children can potentially be dangerous. Always drop speed when passing them by and you will be just fine.
Rollerblading pushing stroller is quite safe if you do it safely.
Same is about driving a car.
During my three years rollerblading pushing stroller I had just one small coincidence when a little child run straight under my stroller and I had to make immediate 180 degree turn.
It’s nearly impossible to fall down when skating with the stroller, as there is always the stroller’s handle to rely on. My stroller has never got fallen either, as the jogging strollers are very stable. I always use the safety stripe to prevent the stroller run away from me. A wrist strap and a cycling bell are two things that enhances your safety when rollerblading with the stroller.