Generally, Nikola and I only use the stroller when we are together and have a lot of random things to do. This was because it can be difficult to get on and off the buses in Varna, it can be a little unwieldy in general, an Peatuk usually only lasts a little while in it before he starts crying.
Well, the little bug is getting heavier each day, and he has a huge desire to look at the world around him. He likes riding in the grocery carts at supermarkets, so I decided to try him in the stroller again.
It was like he was a different kid altogether. Before, whenever we put him in the stroller we had to distract him with toys and cooing until we got him bucked and moving. Today, I plopped him in the stroller and he sat, perfectly content, while I arranged things for five minutes. He babbled occasionally, but spent a full hour in the stroller, going to two grocery stores, without crying.
Unfortunately, I am still not a fan of the stroller for many reasons:
- It can be difficult to manipulate- up stairs, curbs, muddy sections of paths and tight corners in grocery stores. After baby wearing for so long, I miss the freedom of going wherever I feel like without wondering if I will fit.
- It gets muddy. I then track that mud inside stores, my apartment building, and my home.
- It makes grocery shopping awkward. I have no place to put groceries, and I can’t leave the stroller at the entrance to the store to take a cart instead. Putting the groceries underneath him requires a lot of stooping that is just annoying.
- I felt lonely.