Whether it’s a new baby crib, a highchair or a giant box of diapers, most expecting parents have a long wish list before their bundle of joy arrives. Topping Jacinda and Clint Schipper’s list was a top-of-the-line BOB jogging stroller.
“My mom and dad gave it to us as a shower gift,” says Clint.
“Grandma and Grandpa like to spoil her,” adds Jacinda, smiling at Paisley, their 1-year-old daughter.
Before selecting the BOB, the couple researched a wide range of stroller options, knowing they would likely use it every day. Jacinda’s sister owns a BOB, which influenced their decision.
“When we first started thinking about strollers, her sister got one and bragged about how nice it was,” Clint says. “We thought about how often we’d be using it and knew it was one area where we certainly didn’t want to cut corners.”
Avid runners, Jacinda and Clint train for half marathons. Did Paisley’s arrival alter her parents’ exercise routines? Nope, the day she arrived home from the hospital, they strapped her car seat into the stroller and off they went with their pint-sized passenger.
Rain, snow, wind and ice don’t stop the Schippers from pounding the pavement either. The stroller is equipped with an all-weather shield, protecting Paisley from the elements. It also boasts great suspension, big wheels and an easy-to-fold frame.
“You go to the state fair or an outdoor event, and you see these little umbrella strollers,” Clint says. “People are trying to push through the mud with wheels that are like three inches big. You feel bad for them, but it just reaffirms that this was an area where we didn’t want to skimp.”
While the three-wheeled BOB stroller may sound like this couple’s best friend, Duke, a 100 pound yellow Lab, actually owns that title.
“You know, a lot of people have kids, and then their animals are neglected and never get any attention,” says Jacinda. “Going on walks is something we can all do together.”
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