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For those of you that babywear, did you use a stroller when baby was little and when you had another LO? DD will be 4.5 when baby is born. I rarely used the stroller when she was little and would wear her instead. I've been looking at strollers and the ones I'm interested in have a higher weight limit so DD could use it also (we have hardly used a stroller the past couple years).
We use a wagon when we go to the zoo or long walks.
I keep looking at strollers because I "think" I need one.
Lily will be 3 when this baby comes. I'm looking at a sit and stand type. I do use the stroller a lot even though I will wear a lot too. I like the convenience of just popping the infant carrier onto the stroller and going. No waking baby!
I didn't buy a stroller unti DS was at least 6 months and that is because my 94 year old grandfather needed something to hold on to when we took walks. You certainly don't think you need one but I think for some people it might make life easier. I just love babywearing.
We did use a stroller until closer to 6 months. But I both baby wear and use the stroller. My son was 3 years 9 months when DD was born, so we were only using a stroller for him at the zoo, theme parks, etc. I got a P3, and loved it. It has a tiny step built into the stroller for DS to hop on to when he got tired.
We'll use it again for #3 and DD can hop on the step.
I want to do both - I just get so ****** hot (but I love it, I chose Florida after all) so I want the option to detach the baby if I'm feeling like I'm overheating. No one wants a soggy baby. Plus I want to make DH push the stroller around, ha.
My son was a little shy of two years when my daughter was born. He could hardly walk yet, so I had little choice. He also had big heavy braces on his legs that were very difficult to maneuver and carry while also having a baby in the sling. I started pushing him in the stroller when I was about 38 weeks pregnant and his braces were banging into my belly when I had him on my back. I also used the stroller before my daughter was born and I only had one, but it never had a child in it! I used it to carry stuff! It was great at the farmer's market, easier to control than a wagon and kind of like a shopping cart
I am thinking of getting a sit n stand for the zoo and other outings with a lot of walking involved. They both like to walk, but honestly sometimes I just need to contain them, they can also walk VERY slowly or just get tired towards the end, or want to sit somewhere to eat a snack or get some water etc. If I were you I'd look into getting a cheaper stroller or a second hand. It isn't something that is 100% necessary when you have two kids, but it can be nice to have an option sometimes. Not to mention really all the stuff that has to be lugged around sometimes on outings, the stroller is good for that job! Jackets, diaper bag, cooler with lunch....
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My daughter will be 3, but she never took to the stroller. She was really colicky and loved to be in our front carrier, but would scream when she was in the stroller. Now she gets impatient after about 10 minutes. We live in a pretty rural area, so I am mostly in the car and walking from the car to wherever we are going, or just running loose in the field, so I don't think I would really need to the stroller to much. It would make it easier to walk the dog if she would stay in a stroller, but she won't.
I have no idea what I will be doing. I was not a successful baby wearer last time around, the moby was too much to wrap around and the bjorn carrier that we had made my shoulders and back ache. DH used the carrier though several times and liked it. We are planning on re-using our gracco metrolite travel system. We lost DD's umbrella stroller during our trip to India last year and even before that we only used it for travel and for zoos, parks etc. She is old enough to walk and she does ok. But I am sure she's going to have some jealousy issues - if baby gets to be on stroller, so do I etc. sigh...I'll cross that bridge when I get there!