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... I saw soooooo many babies and strollers. And the babies were IN the strollers. As babies, my kids never wanted to ride in the stroller. It was really useless to me. Now I just have an umbrella stroller for dd2 (or all of the crap we carry around sometimes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ). Ds will not ride in a stroller or cart or any other type of thing like that. "Hold me mama" is his only acceptable option. So is it just my kids, or the fact that I sling them, or did others 'make' their kids ride in the stroller? I love carrying my kids, but sometimes I NEED to set him down and a bathroom floor is not an acceptable place to put him down at, and other moms cant understand why he refuses. So, is it just me, or what? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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DS only goes in the stroller if he fell asleep in the car. Otherwise he gets worn (or carried). DS will tolerate being put down for a small amount of time, but that's because I lay him down on the bed while I get ready in the morning, so I think he's used to the whole "lay here for a minute while mommy gets ready" (I haven't quite figured out how to blow-dry my hair while baby wearing LOL)<br><br>
Usually, though he's good as long as he can see me.
 

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DD rarely went in the stoller or sat nicely in the bucket when she was smaller since I wore her 99% of the time. I always wondered at the babies who sat contentedly in their buckets and thought maybe I "ruined" dd by wearing her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Now I do use the stroller occasionally, because its HOT and she is heavy. Or like at the library when I am bending down a lot to get books for Ds from the low shelves in the childrens section. If the stroller is moving, she is usually ok. If its not, she fusses. But more often than not, I end up pushing DS out of the library in the stroller (he is 5 and loves it) and trying to finagle DD in one arm and the bag of books in the other while pushing 46lbs of kid with the other arm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I never used a stroller with dd until she was 2.5 years. I always wore her as a baby, and when she become older and heavier, she simply would not ride in one so I still ended up carrying her everywhere. I dragged it out for a airplane trip to carry our bags through the airport and was quite surprised when she demanded a ride. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Now she rides all the time during our long nightly walks but it took a long time to get to this point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Rivka prefered the stroller to the sling from the start, and I needed to sling her b/c she was the lightest and I don't have a tripple stroller (twins were only 17 months old when she was born). My twins like slinging and strolling, sometimes one and sometimes the other <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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When Keagan was about 6+ months old, he preferred the stroller. I think it was because he could see more...I don't know. But now at almost 22 months old, he'd rather be worn in the sling. However, it gets difficult being 7 months pregnant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Some of mine have enjoyed riding in the stroller.<br><br>
My 6 month old will ride in the stroller and does not cry, but he's so much friendlier and flirty when he's being worn.
 

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DD always liked the stroller. She likes to be carried too.<br>
I find strollers to come in handy sometimes and DD likes being able to have a snack and drink right there in front of her.
 
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