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Choosing the Right Pram for Your Family

Choosing the Right Pram for Your Family

The Baby Jogger story began back in 1984 when our founder – avid runner and dad Phil Baechler – invented the first ever jogging baby stroller, because he believed that becoming a parent shouldn’t mean he had to sacrifice his love for running.

Phil wanted the opportunity to spend time with his then infant son without forsaking his favourite pastime, jogging. He soon began bringing his son along with him in his baby carriage, but he quickly discovered that standard carriages were not suitable for long-distance usage over various surfaces. So, he designed a specialized stroller that was appropriate for running, and Baby Jogger was born.

Since then, in keeping with our heritage, Baby Jogger has never stopped pushing to find more solutions that allow parents to experience life with baby by their side.

In 1986, we invented the category of double running stroller. In 2010 we introduced the first single-to-double stroller.

Fast forward to 2021 and we are continuously striving to create products that help parents to live life to the fullest and to share memorable new experiences with their children.

Since launching Baby Jogger in Australia, hundreds of thousands of families across the country have chosen our prams and strollers for their families and we have become the go-to for active Australian parents over the years.

Our patented one-hand fold, sturdy and reliable frame and ability for our modular range to convert from single to triple, including a travel system has meant that Baby Jogger has become one of the first brands that comes to mind for Australian parents selecting a stroller.

Choosing a stroller

One of the first things we do as expectant parents is select a pram. In the beginning it can seem a little overwhelming; with so many brands, makes and models available in the marketplace, many parents don’t know where to start and are unsure what to look for.

You may be inundated with recommendations from well-meaning friends or family members, however, that particular pram may not be the best choice for your family and your lifestyle. There are many factors to take into consideration before making a final choice.

Every family has different needs and our stroller range reflects that. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to help you choose the right pram for your needs:

Will you be running or jogging?

It can be hard for parents to find the time to go for a run or jog following the birth of a baby. Investing in a running or jogging pram is a great solution and allows parents to spend time with their children whilst maintaining an active lifestyle.

(Our Summit™ X3 is a high-performance jogging stroller that allows you to stroll or sprint with baby in tow. The SUMMIT™ X3 is packed with features to keep baby comfy while you keep up your pace. See below for further information about the Summit™ X3.)

Where will you be using your pram?

Will your pram just be used for short outings to the shops, or are you planning on taking it ‘off-road’ for beach walks, park dates and longer strolls?

Will you be using your pram every day?

It is also important to consider how frequently you will be using the pram – will it be used every day, or are you after something just for travel, or to use as a second stroller when the grandparents come to visit?

Do you want the option of converting to a double stroller as your family grows?

Investing in a quality modular stroller that converts from single to double, and even a triple, is one of the smartest things parents can do if they plan on having multiple children. You can simply add on a second seat kit, glider board or bench seat when the time comes.

(Our newest release, the City Select® 2, is the stroller that grows with your family, converting from a single, to double and even a triple with the glider board add-on. Read on for further details about our City Select® 2.)

Will you be travelling with your pram?

With interstate and overseas travel now back on the agenda, you may be looking for a stroller that is suitable to take on your travels. Many families opt to buy a ‘second’ stroller - a compact, lightweight model which can be taken as carry-on on the plane and also fits nicely into the car boot.

However, with our extensive range of lightweight strollers, you won’t need a ‘second’ stroller – your everyday stroller can also be used for travel and other adventures. Read on for more information about our range of compact travel prams.

What do you want to store in your pram?

For some parents, a large storage basket is a necessity, especially for those who will use the pram for daily visits to the shops.

Do you want to use a capsule with your pram?

Choosing a stroller that can accommodate a car capsule will facilitate a seamless transition from car to pram.

Baby falls asleep in the car on your way to an outing? No problem with our City GO™ Baby Capsule! You simply lift the capsule out of the car and securely attach the capsule to your favourite Baby Jogger stroller to create a travel system.

Did you know that with an adaptor, our City GO™ Baby Capsule is compatible with the following strollers in our range?

  • City Tour 2 (Adapters sold separately)
  • City Select 2 (Adapters sold separately)
  • City Tour Lux (Adapters sold separately)
  • ORIGINAL City Mini/City Mini GT/City Elite (Adapters sold separately)
  • Summit X3 (Adapters sold separately)
  • City Mini 2/City Mini GT2/City Elite 2 (Adapters included)
  • City Select Lux (Adapters sold separately)

Exploring our range

From strollers that fold to fit onto your hand luggage to strollers that adapt to your growing family—we’ve got you covered. We want to go where you’re going, and our strollers are designed to take you there. We pride ourselves in creating durable, high-quality products, built to withstand it all, just push a Baby Jogger stroller and you’ll feel the difference. We feel inspired and energized by creating strollers that allow you to easily get out into the world and experience it all with your family. Life is an adventure, and we hope our strollers make it that much easier to live it.

Below is an overview of our full product range to help you choose the right stroller for your family.

The stroller that grows with your family

Our City Select® 2 provides 14 configurations to suit your family’s lifestyle and can be transformed into a travel system, a double stroller, or even a triple with the glider board accessory.

A perfect option for parents who want to use their pram everyday and for those who want to invest in a pram that can grow as their family expands, the City Select® 2 comes with a newborn-ready seat, making it the only pram you will ever need.

The lightweight design, adjustable telescoping handlebar, and generous storage will provide you with even more convenience for your everyday adventures.

Customize your City Select® 2 with a variety of accessories (sold separately) to create the all-in-one stroller that keeps your family going, now and into the future.

For the runner

Go anywhere with our highly manoeuvrable hybrid jogger/stroller, the Summit™ X3.

The preferred running stroller for Australian athletes and active families, the Summit™ X3 provides exceptional performance and out-manoeuvres other strollers on any terrain.

Stroll or sprint with confidence with all-wheel suspension. This clever stroller/jogger hybrid is also equipped with a handlebar-mounted swivel lock for your convenience. Simply flip the lever to lock the front wheel when you're off for a run or release to swivel mode for walking. Choose from plenty of add-on accessories (sold separately) to customize the stroller for maximum comfort and enjoyment for you and your child.

A unique, hand-operated deceleration brake offers increased control and added safety as you hit the pavement.

The Summit™ X3 sports a padded near-flat reclining seat and a vented seat top to increase airflow when reclined. A large, adjustable sun canopy with a peekaboo window and side ventilation panels, plenty of storage, and a rear parking brake complete the Summit™ X3 jogging stroller.

Did you know, our Summit™ X3 was recently dubbed the ‘SUV’ of running prams by Runner’s World runner-in-chief, Jeff Dengate?

“The X3’s big 16-inch rear wheels, suspension, and hand brake make it the burly SUV of the bunch—it rolled easy over roots and crushed-stone paths (and helped keep our tester’s cup of Lucky Charms from spilling when they ran off-road). But it also felt great on city streets, where it took the edge off of cracked tarmac and was easy to manoeuvre. Although the X3 costs more than some others, it’s loaded with features. A hand brake has true stopping power on steep downhills, the huge retractable sun canopy has ample venting, the rear wheels pop on and off easily (the front is a little trickier to access), and the frame folds flat in seconds with one hand.” Jeff Dengate.

For everyday

Our everyday stroller series, the City Mini® 2, offers the ultimate in convenience and comfort, to get out and explore your city.

Featuring an all-new lightweight and compact design, and signature one-hand compact fold, the City Mini® 2 is remarkably nimble and ready for adventure. The adjustable calf support and near-flat seat recline allows you to find the most comfortable position for your child. The extra-large storage basket is perfect for when you need to pop out to the shops and the UV50+ canopy with peek-a-boo windows provides you - and your little one - with the ultimate convenience when you head on that stroll around the block.

Create a travel system with the City GO™ infant car seat adapters, stroll from birth with the City Mini® 2 bassinet or customise your ride with a variety of accessories!

Made for all-terrain use

Perfect for active and outdoorsy families, our City Mini® GT2 and City Elite® 2 series provide luxury and comfort over any terrain, ensuring you can explore without limits.

City Mini® GT2

The City Mini® GT2 has an all-new design with forever-air rubber tyres and all-wheel suspension providing uncompromising agility on any terrain. The signature one-hand compact fold, adjustable handlebar, and hand-operated parking brake provide you with the ultimate convenience while the adjustable calf support and near flat seat recline allow you to find the most comfortable position for your child. Create a travel system with the City GO™ infant car seat adaptors (included) or customise your ride with a variety of accessories (sold separately).

City Elite® 2

Active families who love outdoor adventures need an easy-to-use stroller with the least complicated fold. With its signature one-hand folding system, new large forever-air tyres, all-wheel suspension and high weight capacity, the City Elite® 2 ensures optimal comfort over any terrain. With an adjustable calf support, adjustable canopy height, and City GO™ capsule adaptors included as standard, this stroller lets you go anywhere in style.

Ultra-compact for seamless travels

Take baby along for your adventures with our City Tour 2™ series.

Whether it’s packed in the car boot for a weekend road trip, or stowed in the plane cabin for a family adventure, our City Tour 2™ folds down small for big adventures and can be stored almost anywhere with the included carry bag.

Lightweight, compact and stylish, this stroller is the perfect travel companion and a must-have for parents who love taking baby along for daily adventures, weekend road trips and even faraway flights. The ultra-portable City Tour 2™ stroller folds with just one hand, provides a multi-position reclining seat, and meets carry-on requirements for many modes of transportation. Its premium features include an adjustable calf support, UV50+ canopies, and lightweight ERP tyres.

Our City Mini® 2 is also suitable to use as a travel pram. Explore this range here:

Double strollers

It really is double the adventure and double the fun with our compact range of double strollers.

Sporting all the signature features expected from a high-performance Baby Jogger stroller, the near flat seat reclines allow you to find the most comfortable position for each of your children and you can customize your ride with a variety of accessories (sold separately).

The new City Tour 2™ Double is our most compact and lightweight double stroller yet, and features a sleek, narrow design making it easier to go almost anywhere with both of your little ones.

Our City Mini® GT2 Double allows you to take on any terrain with forever-air tyres and all-wheel suspension, plus Baby Jogger's patented one-step quick-fold technology for the ultimate in convenience.

Our modular stroller ranges, the City Select LUX® and City Select® 2 both convert to a double stroller.

For further information about our extensive range of double strollers, click the links below:

City Mini® GT2 double

City Tour 2™ Double

City Select® 2

We hope this guide helps you to select the right pram for your family, and we are here for you every step of the way. Wishing you all the best as you embark on this exciting chapter of your life – parenthood!

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