Would You Run, Ski and Hike with a Baby on Board?

Chariot Carriers helps you tote your tot whatever your workout is

In honor of our message board of the month, The Running Woman, we're checking out running gear marketed toward women.

Considering I don’t have kids yet, I have precious little experience using a jogging stroller. I’ve only used one once, when my friend Trish and I took her then 8-month-old little girl for a run. Unfortunately, it was Trish’s first time using it, too, and, unbeknownst to us, we had the brake on. Throughout the entire run. No wonder it felt like we were trying to push one of those weighted football sleds with a coach standing on top of it, screaming, "You’re weak! You’re nothing! Come on, MOVE!"

I’ve since learned that it’s much easier to maneuver a jogging stroller with the brake off.

But for moms looking for a way to make their baby-and-me workout more challenging, Chariot Carriers has tweaked their traditional stroller products so they can not only be pushed while you jog or pulled while you bike, but pulled while you hike or cross-country ski.

That’s right. The next time you find yourself in the mountains or Swiss Alps and think, "Gosh, I wish I could strap my baby to my waist and schlep him along in the snow," they’ve got you covered.

A big part of me wants to say this is ridiculous, but you know what? I applaud the parent who cares so much about her fitness and own enjoyment and wants to include her child in that. If the kid is appropriately dressed, why not strap her in for a hike or wintertime exploration? So long as it’s not downhill skiing, it seems safe. Plus, you know have an excuse to buy Junior that adorable après-ski outfit you saw during Aspen Fashion Week.

The Chariot Carriers can also grow with the child from newborn status up to six years old, so they save you from having to buy multiple strollers over the years.

What do you think of the Chariot Carrier?

Would you take your baby hiking or skiing with a contraption like this? Chime in below.

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