Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I hear you about needing to get out of the house! I didn't go anywhere by myself really until Luke and Jaz were 6 weeks old, but then I made sure to have at least one "errand" to run every day. At the grocery store, I would just get enough food for two days each time I went. This made the trip shorter, and also ensured that I'd have an excuse to go back in a couple of days!
I double-slung my babies for the first few months using the new native slings. This worked best for me because Luke and Jaz would fall asleep that way. They were not the kind of babies who ever wanted to sit in their carseats (in the car or out). Also, slinging was great because I had both hands free. I did need some help emptying the cart, but there were always plenty of people offering to help. When Luke and Jaz outgrew the cradle position around 3 months, I switched to using a kelty backpack and a baby bjorn for a while. And then when they were five months old, they could sit on their own so they both went into the front seat of the cart. I'd put one of each of their legs through a leg hole, and cross their other leg over the first one. It was pretty cute. These days, one baby goes in the seat, and the other goes in my Ergo Baby Carrier or my Kozy Carrier. And if I'm in a rush, I do just put them both into the main body of the cart even though I know you're not supposed to. They know that they have to stay sitting down.
Those truck carts are so cool. They have them at Stop and Shop here, but not at Whole Foods.
Congrats on the arrival of your babies!! Everything will get much easier soon!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.