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My Mom says I need a Stroller. I told her that I don't, because I will just use a sling or pack. But, maybe I will need one. Any suggestions? Do you use your stroller a lot?
 

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yes, i do use my stroller alot when im out. but alot of that has to do with the fact my ds has never liked being worn, but LOVES riding in the stroller. i think you should consider getting one. they are a lifesaver for being in the mall for hours or going to amusement parks. do you really want wearing your little one for hours AND carrying the diaper bag to be your only option? i think most people that sling still at least own a stroller even if they don't use it alot. just don't spend alot of money on one since you may not be using it much.
 

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someone gave me one, but i never ended up using it.<br><br>
i guess it would be good to just have in case.<br><br>
i had no problem slinging my baby, even for hours.<br><br>
The best part is shopping cuz people are less reluctant to touch your baby when she is attached to you and also when your out and need to go to the bathroom you can just leave them slinged up and go instead of trying to bring a stroller into a stall with you.
 

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I was told the same thing, and mom bought be a fancy combi stroller. It was adorable.<br><br>
I didn't use it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I kept my daughter in the sling. Later, at 18 months or so, I got a $10 umbrella stroller, which served us well.<br><br>
Whatever works for you. If you think of the stroller as an option, you're less likely to put a lot of effort into making babywearing work.
 

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also both my mother in law and grandmother wanted me to get one so THEY could stroll her. i told them to go buy one if they wanted one and i offered to purchase them their own sling if they wanted to try it, well they neither bought a stroller nor asked for the sling, go figure.
 

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I don't use one.
 

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We went back and forth on this for a while, and finally decided we probably need one.<br><br>
I walk about 5K a day, on a little gravel path. 45 minutes of speed walking while carrying a 20-lb babe in a pack sounds fun to me some days, but other days it sounds like a horrible chore. We figured we'll get a jogging stroller, just in case. (Neither of us can come up with any other situation in which we'd ever actually use it, though.)<br><br>
Seems like the babe will decide for his or herself which s/he wants, so we're erring on the side of "just in case."
 

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We get out A LOT....I can't imagine not having a stroller. Days at the mall walking around for hours, the zoo...for hours, any amusement park...for hours!!! My son was 17 lbs before he hit 4 months. My back just couldn't handle slinging him for hours. Not to mention he liked to sprawl out when he napped. Walking around malls and amusement parks, and having to carry everything AND a baby just seems uneccessary!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We get out A LOT....I can't imagine not having a stroller. Days at the mall walking around for hours, the zoo...for hours, any amusement park...for hours!!! My son was 17 lbs before he hit 4 months. My back just couldn't handle slinging him for hours. Not to mention he liked to sprawl out when he napped. Walking around malls and amusement parks, and having to carry everything AND a baby just seems uneccessary!!</div>
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I live a few blocks from the grocery store, and having a stroller was great when I wanted to go and buy a few things but not take the car. The stroller was my shopping cart that I could take home with me!<br><br>
Although we didn't use the stroller much when the kids were young, once they reached a certain weight - the stroller was very handy. And they seemed to really like it too. We didn't use it all the time, just in moderation.
 

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It is very, very useful. Even if you don't use it with a baby, there will come a time when you want to take a walk with a 30-lb 3-year-old who has a habit of suddenly getting too tired to walk when you're a mile away from home.
 

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I love our cheap umbrella stroller! The bigger stroller is the best for long walks. ds loves them. And if he walks and pushes them it slows him down so much, I can even keep up then. He is 18 months and 30 lbs so the sling can't be used well with my big round bump.
 

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They definitely have their uses. We have a stroller, and we definitely used it. I'm glad we have it.<br><br>
There are times like pps have mentioned where babywearing for hours isn't an option. I've also used it when we were at places that needed DD somewhat contained, but for whatever reason, it wasn't practical / feasible to have them in the sling.<br><br>
If someone else is offering to buy it for you, then I'd definitely take them up on the offer.
 

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I've never used one. Had offers for one, but never went for it. Seemed useless to me. But...I understand that it can be useful for others.<br><br>
Different strokes for different folks.<br><br>
If it were me, I would just wait until I came to the point where I felt I needed one.
 

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I got a hand-me-down one when DD was three months old and only ended up using it for a limited time because I had to have surgery for a breast abscess so couldn't wear her until it healed up a bit. But we RARELY used it, maybe only on the hottest days of the summer when the idea of having her right against me was not all that appealing. It's just a pain to put a baby who wants/needs to be held in a stroller. You can't go more than three steps without having to pick them up and console them.<br><br>
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You know I would not get a stroller till I actually decided I need one.<br><br>
We have one we got with dd #1 we didnt use it much.<br>
dd#2 didnt like to walk like dd #1 does so if got use a bit more but the pack got used the most.<br><br>
dd#3 doesnt use the stroller much either. Tried to get her to use the sling but she doesnt like it. She does like the pack though.<br><br>
Baby # 4 who knows yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> we will find out come May. I am getting a Didymos and have a Maya pouch.
 

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No. Never had a stroller.
 

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At the newborn stage...no..I don't see a TON of use especially if babywearing is your desire.<br><br>
At 4 months or so...I couldn't live without it. My son was a big boy and I couldn't carry him for too long and we never wound up on just "short" shopping trips...they always ended up being 5 hours or so!!! Plus I could use it to carry a lot of things.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">At the newborn stage...no..I don't see a TON of use especially if babywearing is your desire.<br><br>
At 4 months or so...I couldn't live without it. My son was a big boy and I couldn't carry him for too long and we never wound up on just "short" shopping trips...they always ended up being 5 hours or so!!! Plus I could use it to carry a lot of things.</div>
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I agree with this, especially for me taking 4 or 5 kids to the beach or park or school I need the extra room to carry things, I wouldn't put a newborn in the stroller much or at all, but when they are older its a good place for them to sit for a few minutes while I"m dealing with one of the other kids, and it makes a great shopping cart like others have mentioned. I just couldn't go to our little neighborhood pool without it. I wouldhave to sling the baby carry a backpack for my toddler and younger preschooler, my older two would carry their own back pack, then when I got there and had to change the younger two I guess I would have to put the baby on the floor? It just seems a lot easier to pack our stroller and its like our portable meeting area with everything I need I stock it with juice boxes and bandaids towels and diapers<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Okay I use my stroller a lot
 

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We have an umbrella stroller I have enjoyed using when shopping. (This was discovered after my first shopping trip wearing DS. It was totally not worth the effort it would have taken for me to try on any bras, so I just bought three and returned the other two later.)<br><br>
It's also a relief (for both of us!) to pop DS in his little stroller when it's 98 degrees outside & 75% humidity! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 
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