A visiting mum-to-be asked me, “Why do I need a baby carrier, if I get a stroller?”
Because while strollers are awesome back saving inventions, in the first year they can sometimes be more troublesome!
10 stroller cons:
-the challenge of getting into a car, the bigger the tougher
-stairs become #1 enemy. That cute boutique’s 5 steps become daunting, and other places are just plain impossible!
-elevators, where are they? Usually some back corner, if indeed they are on use and exist. Our local metro system, you must call an attendant to unlock the elevator for you.
-it’s slow going in highly congested areas- super market, metro, the bus
-nature. Unless it’s a heavy duty one it won’t handle the dirt, rocks and earth too well.
-your hands are occupied, a bit of juggling to hold that coffee cup or donut. Heaven forbid you need both….
Ok, enough with the complaining already! I’ll admit to be pro-baby wearing! I wore my baby as much as my body allowed me too. I nursed in our Becco, and we took him everywhere in the Becco. I remember seeing an older lady hauling her grandson down the steps at an amusement park. 4 flights of stairs. We were not jealous. But later that day it got hot and baby A wanted to nap, we had nowhere to lie him down. So we were wishing for a stroller
So at 7-8 months when we finally started stroller Shopping, we bought a lightweight umbrella stroller and never looked back. It was perfect!