I am having an extremely difficult time deciding on a double stroller! DS is due on DD's third birthday, so they'll be NB and 3. My DH and family think I'm being ridiculous and don't need a double stroller. DH "sees plenty of moms with two kids and no double stroller." And my mom/grandmothers had kids a year apart and "certainly never had one."
Nevertheless, we will NEVER be able to walk to the park without one. DD will be 3, she can't walk 1-2 miles and I sure as heck can't carry her and push a stroller! Not to mention I plan to do a LOT of walking to lose the baby weight and she won't be able to keep up. Granted, at the mall or something like that, she will rarely ride in a stroller. But I feel like when I'm alone with two small children it would be better at least for the parking lot, to have a stroller that accommodates them both. She can get out once we're inside if she wants.
Right? I'm not ridiculous for wanting a double stroller am I?
The second conflict over a double is between DH and me. I want a jogger, because I plan to use the double mostly outdoors. It will be on a neighborhood street, but I find my regular stroller hard to push on the street and the wheels got bent from heavy outdoor use. I'll be walking, not jogging, so I wanted the bicycle style tires that swivel in the front.
I wanted to get a snap and go for the baby seat to use say, more often while shopping, when I know DD won't ride anyway. He insists we can't spend the kind of money on a double jogger that's not going to be multi-purpose, like indoor strolling (won't fit through a standard door) and then buy a snap and go on top of that.
I guess I see that this is a fair argument, but to get a double that does well both in/outdoors and fits through a door it's going to be much more expensive. And they all already think I'm wasting money, because again, I'm being ridiculous for wanting a double stroller!
For crying out loud, I'm the SAHM who's going to be caring for these children all day. Can't I have the one thing I want that's going to make it more convenient?!
Honest opinions please. I won't be offended if you agree with my family and think I'm ridiculous.
I would say you probably don't need a double pushchair for a three year old but everyone is different and has different lifestyle considerations.
If you did get one it would be expensive and you would only really get six months to a year out of it before your eldest was too old for a pushchair.
Perhaps get a sling/carrier for the newborn and use that during the times when you need to put your three year old in the pushchair?
If you really think a double will be necessary then perhaps save money by getting a second hand one off ebay?
I think it all depends on personal preference x There are some buggy boards out there but like you say if your older one gets tired its hard carrying her. For me personally if i had the kids all day and went out and about a lot I would get a double pram x x
I have to agree with u! My DS will be 4 on this ones due date so I'm definately not buying a double but if I had had the baby last year then I probably would have!
My DS is 3y 6m ( he is rly small) and only last week I was out shopping and he whined constantly wanting picked up! I carried him a bit but he was to heavy and I worry about carrying that weight being pregnant! I gave in and popped into the nearest Argos and bought a cheap little fold away pushchair, tiny thing that doesn't lay back and what a relief it was that I was able to shop without him whining!!
We have a buggy board for our pram that he will use when baby is born but I can completely see where you are coming from!
What about getting a new pram with buggy board for the new baby and may a good used double of eBay to keep if your going on long walks? Xx
My son will have just turned 2 when this one is born. I have no intention on buying a double, for a start I have nowhere to store one, but I am buying a buggy board, I'm buying one thats extremely universal and will go on anything, I am also letting DS walk a bit now just to get him used to it. Could you borrow a buggy board from someone and see if it would be suitable? If you did buy a double, you wouldn't need it for long surely... so wouldn't it be an expense that could have been limited? It is purely your choice of course, you know your daughter better than anyone therefore only you know what is best, but me personallly, I wont be bothering, my 2yo son will use a buggy board
my youngest will be nearly 2 years old when baby is born and im not bothering with a double, im just going to use a buggy board if she is tired of walking with her reins on or if it comes to it, i will put baby in my baby carrier and push the 2yr old in the buggy. I dont see the need for a double as i would maybe only use it for a couple of months and 2 year old isnt happy unless she is walking lol
What is a buggy board? Something attachable that she can stand on? I'm in the us, so some of the lingo is lost on me. Not completely sure what a pram is either...is that what we'd probably call a bassinet?
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