Originally Posted by snoopy5386
As for peeing...I never thought this gave some women troubles...lol..I just sit down...do my business, and stand up...lol
I can pee just fine with a sling or a bjorn, but I cannot with a mei tai or a beco, the carrier rests over the waistband of my pants and there is no way to unbuckle them. Really annoying when you have to go. Stroller comes in very handy in this situation in public restrooms.[/QUOTE]
I can urinate using the Ergo, but there are some things that i don't like to do with an almost 3 year old on my back. He remarks about WHAT he sees in the potty to all who pass.
The stroller helps to keep his hands away from the toilet, and everything else that he likes to touch just before he touches his pacifier,
but then again he will flush the potty for me when he is in the Ergo before I finish my business.
I think that what works best for parents has a lot to do with the child's personality. Many parents speak of walking down the street hand in hand with their child. My son is VERY strong, and if I have anything in my other hand it is not safe for me to allow him to walk.
I do not like the Mall, but they are safer for us than outdoor shopping areas. I can allow him to walk free in indoor areas, and some outdoor areas, but nothing near the street or the railway.
I have friends whose 2 year old children follow their parents and don't seem to ever consider running. If I had a child like that I might not need a stroller as much now.
Lifestyle and area of living also makes a difference in deciding if one needs a stroller or not. A PP mentioned not wanting to babywear during the warm months and i agree. We lived in Atlanta and now Houston(hell on earth type weather) and It is uncomfortable to wear my DS on a 99 degree day with 99% humidity. The Ergo was comfortable in Atlanta in the summer, but the Moby was reserved for indoor use, but I could not carry a purse when I used the moby or a diaper bag. If I went out alone I still had to bring a stroller to hold my bags.
We lived about 40 minutes from Atlanta when my DS was a baby so when we left the house we were gone all day. The stroller /bucket came in handy.
I can understand how parents who don't spend 4 to 8 hours a day out of the home when leaving to run errands might not need a stroller. I never used mine when strolling the downtown are of my small city or running errands close by that allowed me the ease of returning home quickly if I needed to.