I am an avid runner. I have run lots of half marathons, a full marathon, and lots of in betweens. I have slowed down to a trot now that I am five months pregnant, and am thinking that within a few months I will be mainly walking. I am already anticipating starting to run again after the baby is born, but hear so many vastly different points at which people start up again. Most stroller manufacturers recommend six months because that is when babies have developed their neck muscles. But I have read of many runners getting the okay from their pediatricians who approve of their stroller set up as early as 6 weeks. I have heard of others who use a car seat in a good quality running stroller at 2 weeks.
I can see that certain running strollers are much more stable, and it seems that the six month rule is an arbitrary one set by the industry. However, I wish there was more clarity on the issue from a pediatric standpoint. Anyone with experience have any advice? I imagine I will want to run after 4-6 weeks, depending on how my body is feeling. But I do worry that this might be too early for the baby. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?
I know to some non-runners this sounds a tad obsessive, but to those of us who have the bug, running is such a great feeling thing!