My two-year-old is very brave (yay AP... I think!
) so our car routine goes like this: In the apartment, I pre-tie my Moby wrap, pack up our diaper bag that doubles as my purse (all I need is my wallet and sunglasses) and put the baby in the Moby. Walk out to the car, open Jonathan's side (we have a van), put him in but not in his seat (haven't figured out how to do that with Hannah on my chest) and close his door. I'm ok with him climbing all over the seats while I get Hannah buckled in. Then I go back around and strap him in. It seems to work.
We did the park on Saturday with a friend who has a 4yo and 2yo and that was great because she ran after Jonathan for me... I don't think I'll do the park by myself yet
! We went to the library afterwards and everything was great until we had to leave and Jonathan started throwing a fit. I had to carry him on my hip and of course Hannah started crying because Jonathan was being so loud
:. Yikes. We did get the Sit 'N Stand double stroller but I've only used it once because Hannah likes to be held and Jonathan hardly sits still. Oh well. I think I'll role play with Jonathan some more at home and in some safe places (when DH is home!) so that he will get used to staying close when I have the baby.
But for now we mostly go out with Daddy helping!