Okay, so here it is 6:20a on a Saturday, and I’ve been here at work for almost 2 hours already. I started thinking about our second one arriving in 4 months, and that got me to thinking about one of the biggest decisions we have to make… at least from my daddy perspective. Strollers.
I’ve got a couple in mind, and as I research, I’ll post what I find here, and you all can chime in and help me make my decision. But before I even begin reviewing double-strollers, I will begin with thinking about whether or not we even need a double-stroller.
And please, keep in mind I’ve been up since 3:45a.
So, these days, my daughter rarely rides in a stroller or shopping cart or anything. She wouldn’t sit in a car seat if
the man didn’t force us to we didn’t insist that it was important to her safety. Instead, she would rather walk, while (most of the time) happily holding our hands.
But there is only one of her. And often two of us.
Now that there will be two of them, and my wife, due to spending some time at home with the baby, will spend more time with both of them (when my daughter is not in daycare – we haven’t fully decided how much time she’ll spend there once my wife is home) and without me.
Is it practical to put just one kid in a stroller and to allow the other to walk? What happens when the older one decides she doesn’t want to walk anymore? Do you force her to? Will the older one want to sit in the stroller just out of sheer jealousy?
And it you do get a double-stroller, what do you do when the older one doesn’t want to ride? How practical is it to push a double-stroller while holding hands with the one walking?
Ms. Kaz has suggested a sling/baby carrier to go with the stroller, but this only works while the baby is small enough.
So..? I know some of you have two or more. What do you do?