I have realized that I am in a pickle if I want to leave the house after the new baby is born. I have a double stroller. I have two toddlers. Where does the small baby go?
I could put the infant car seat in one of the two stroller slots, but then I have a walking 2-year-old. I don't know about your 2-year-olds, but my 2-year-olds are not of the sort who trail behind me placidly like Mary's little lamb. Mine are the sort who need complicated restraint systems, and, in a perfect world where such things were not so unfairly frowned upon, muzzles.
So the toddlers will go in the stroller, and then I suppose I need a frontpack carrier for the new baby. I have tried frontpack carriers with every baby so far, and every time I have been sorry after about 5 minutes. My back starts aching, and soon it is the predominant sensation in my universe. Perhaps it is because I am tall? Perhaps it is because I am "long-backed" (a nice way of saying "short legs for her height")? Perhaps it is because I have crappy posture? Whatever the reason, frontpacks have, to date, been a failure. But I don't see any way around it other than (1) buying a triple stroller, which, no, or (2) not leaving the house.
Whenever I mention frontpack infant carrier failure, people mention the Baby Bjorn. It's wonderful, they say. It doesn't hurt your back, they say. It is comfy-comfy-comfy, they say. It makes you coffee in the morning and brings it to you in bed, they say. It is well worth the eighty-for-god's-sake-dollars, they say.
This is where you come in. Are you a Bjorn Againer? Or do you recommend a different frontpack? Or have you found they're all terrible, and you personally would vote to put the new baby in the stroller and put a muzzle and leash on one of the toddlers?
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