I'm not anti-stroller--I realize there are good and practical uses for it, and I'm sure I'll use one a lot more once I have a second child. However, I really am not finding it useful at all with just one baby. One thing I notice about it is you quickly get an idea of what one aspect of life is like for a person in a wheelchair. Time after time you find yourself having to maneuver stairs, tight squeezes, awkwardness of one kind or another. My ds is still little so I can see him in the stroller as he is in the car seat/travel system thing. But he won't stay in the bucket for very long anyway--starts crying after 15 minutes or so unless he falls asleep. He might like it better once he can sit up and look out, but I doubt I'll use it much then, either. I think I'll also feel I'm not really "with" him that much. I love the closeness of wearing my baby but also the FREEDOM. Yesterday on our long walk, we went downtown and wanted to watch the people at the outdoor skating rink and to get there we had to go down a couple dozen stairs. Can't do that with a stroller. We would have had to go all the way around a big detour, and probably wouldn't have bothered. No spontaneity. Plus we did a little Christmas shopping in some small shops with tight layouts. No problem.
post #21 of 65
12/4/06 at 12:47am