I didn't start using our stroller until MT was about 4 or 5 months old. I carried him everywhere prior to that. Now the stroller is great for longer walks, trips to the park when I need someplace to stash the snacks, diaper bag, etc. It's also invaluable to us when we're at my older son's activities - MT has a place to sit and eat his snacks, we can walk around the swimming pool or gymnasium without MT getting into "trouble", etc. I agree with the PP's that you might wait until baby is a few months old to buy your stroller - you won't know what you want anyway beforehand. Truly, all you really need IMO is an umbrella stroller for taking with you if you ride the bus and then walk long distances, or for securing the bub when you're doing a quick shopping trip and need both hands, library visits, etc. But they can't/shouldn't ride in those until they can sit up on their own. My dad insisted that we have a fancy schmancy stroller with a snack tray, cupholder, etc., and I didn't argue. It's huge, and has to stay in the trunk of my car, but it comes in handy.
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6/14/06 at 12:47pm