Lately 25 month old DD hates riding in the stroller,
We live in an very urban and densely populated city and I don't drive,
Today after strugging in a crowded tiny Post office while trying to get a package sent ,with DS and DD out of the stroller I was tired of the stress of worrying about her running off and decided to put her in the stroller because the next stop would be the grocery store.....
I trying to put DD in the stroller when she threw a big fit, I had to put my knee against the stroller whie I struggled to strap her in
this older woman came up and said in , oh it's hurting her bottom , your hurting her,"
DD was allready tired, and just didn't want to sit down,
but you know sometimes there isn't a choice and i allready let her run around free in the library and the post office, i didn't want her running around in the grocery store and then later on the way home next to busy traffic, besides now lately dd refuses to hold my hand and falls to the floor when i do,
but, ugh!! I can't always let her run around, I need to buy groceries every other day, because we just buy what we can carry.
I've also had a previous bad experience;
when ds was 2 that he ran off from DH and I while DH asked me to look at the mall map, Dh luckily looked up just in time to see a developmentally disabled young man entering the restroom w/ DS in his arms! Dh ran and grabbed ds from the mans arms. This experience makes me extra paranoid about my kids running off when my eyes have to look at something else.
I mean what am I supposed to do follow my toddler around wherever she wants to go?!
Do you think it's horrible to force my child to it in the stroller?! I don't want to give her a snack or a drink every time put her in, sometimes I do that but I didn't have anything....should i always carry something to bribe her into sitting in it?!
I'm just really annoyed by the woman coming up to me and judging me! Maybe she thought I was being rough cause i looked frustrated and probably had a mad expression on my face.....
this is the same country where i see children bopping around in the front seat of cars, maybe it's cause they don't want to force their child to sit in them?
ugh i'm so annoyedby the woman's comments and at the same time feel guilty for forcing dd to sit in the stroller while she was so upset
I bought a small trike you can push and use it sometimes but sometimes it's not a convenient option
and yeah i know I can have dd "help" me shop wich i do sometimes by letting her put things in the basket for me but sometimes i don't have time for that,
what are your though on forcing a toddler to sit in a stroller so you can get what you need done?