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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 11:06 AM   1
felix555
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Baby in wrap / carrier on the bus? safe?


Today on the bus (I live in London so mainly use public transport to get around) while carrying my baby in his ergo carrier a lady asked me "is that actually safe going in the bus with him not strapped in? .... I said its probably no more or less safe than taking the pushchair on the bus?!

But it did make me wonder?! What do you think?

Also what is it about having a baby that makes it so appealing for perfect strangers to strike up a conversation?



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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 11:36 AM   2
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I agree having a baby strapped in a pushchair but not strapped to anything eles still makes the baby 'not strapped in'

Plus I've never Seen a carseat seat belted in on a bus and I'm pretty sure the seat belts wouldn't fit anyway so I don't see how you could possibly travel 'safely' on a bus anyway.

So in my opioion I find its as safe as its going to get. Your so right Bout people finding the need to discuss your life with you when you've gota baby. I mean I've gota cute kid so I expect comments hehe .... But a full blown convo really?!?!?



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 11:41 AM   3
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I use the bus with Joni in a sling and I don't think it's the safest thing, but it's essential because I couldn't get around otherwise, I live several miles from the city centre and I don't drive. Pushchairs might be safer in some cases but in others, your baby could be next to another pushchair that could fall on them, or the whole puschair could topple and they could be badly injured that way, so no I don't think pushchairs are safe either. I try to sit backwards where possible but if someone sits on the seat facing me I think what's the point anyway because they would only squash us in a crash. A sling is as safe as we can make it on the bus and I am sensible like not standing up when the bus is moving etc. Other people have no right to question you like that, I would have been really upset, how rude. Big hugs x

edit- not all the buses here accept push chairs and also they only have space for one or two which means waiting 30+ minutes for the next one, and that might be full too. So, it wouldn't be possible at all for me, the sling really is a necessity. I'm sorry someone made such a horrible comment to you xx



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 11:55 AM   4
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Thanks! On the same bus someone told me "I hope you're giving him water in this heat" I said he doesn't drink water, he doesn't like the taste (true) so I put a bit of cider with it and he loves it and he sleeps better too (not true) ... by this stage I had, had enough of people! Strangely she just nodded



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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 12:49 PM   5
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that's fantastic. You cant have him in a carrier but giving him cider is ok

I have used both a pushchair and a carrier on the bus. Neither strike me as safe as baby isn't really secure either way. However with the carrier I tend to sit back in the chair and hold on with both hands so LO is a bit more secure.

With the pushchair I find my hands tend to be busy amusing her so its only really the brake keeping her still. The pushchair is really light which is great for me pushing and lifting but rubbish for keeping upright on a bus. I usually keep my foot on the bottom bars so I feel sure it cant tip



 
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