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My dd is 7.5 wks old and I am really looking forward to eventually taking her running. The bob website says walking with their stroller is ok for an 8 wk old infant but running isn't recommended until she is 8 months old. I can see why excellent head control is important and why 8 mos would be recommended for super bumpy off road running, but is there really that big a difference between walking and smooth road running? I was hoping we could get out there around 3-4 mos. Is that unrealistic / unsafe?<br>
When did you start running with baby?
 

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With #1, we headed out at 2 months, with our ped's ok. I kept the stroller fully reclined (about a 30 degree angle) and used a head support like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB002WB2CZQ%2Fref%3Dpd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3%3Fpf_rd_p%3D486539851%26pf_rd_s%3Dlpo-top-stripe-1%26pf_rd_t%3D201%26pf_rd_i%3DB002RYRB9U%26pf_rd_m%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_r%3D1T2W4KRZ9KXNKMMZQ2MW" target="_blank">this</a> to keep her head from bouncing around. And along the lines you mentioned, we stuck to smooth, paved trails until she was 6 months old.<br><br>
I'm planning to do the same thing with #2, unless our ped has objections this time. It's just a week away! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Do you have the car seat adapter for your bob stroller? I do and started running at 6 weeks. Maybe the website is referring to stroller use without the car seat? I also had head support in the car seat as an added measure and it seemed to work fine on smooth surfaces. If only I had stuck with the running thing - I barely kept up with it and now DS is 19 months and I am starting back up and not a huge fan of being in the stroller for a run. At all.
 

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I started running with DD around 3 weeks. I did keep her supported with blankets and something for her head. Also kept her reclined.
 
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