Traveling with Toddlers

Marie - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We are traveling to DC for vacation. This will entail a lot of walking with a 5 year and 2 year old. Both of my children take naps daily at around the same time. We have a dual stroller but I am concern (1) that my 5 year old will look silly in a stroller (2) and the stroller only reclines in one chair. Should we buy new strollers if so, what kind would you suggest. Any suggestions please.

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Marie - posted on 07/20/2010

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@Carla. This is a great idea, but we are traveling with extended family, so we have various places that we are visiting throughout the city and my 5 and 2 YO's will fall asleep at any given time. Thanks again.

Carla - posted on 07/20/2010

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I am a nut about keeping to naptimes, no matter what else is going on. Trying to take a nap and get any type of rest for the 5-y/o in a stroller will be difficult. Why not pack a blanket and find a shady tree and let him cat-nap in the shade? Mommy and Daddy can rest as well, and you might be amazed that it will feel good for you, too!

God bless, honey!

Marie - posted on 07/20/2010

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@Christina. Thank-you, Thank-you so much. This is so encouraging and you are so right. I am probably over thinking things for this vacation. I am not a Mom who is ever concerned about people really think so this helps me to regain focus. Again thanks a lot.

Marie - posted on 07/20/2010

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@Christina. Thank-you, Thank-you so much. This is so encouraging and you are so right. I am probably over thinking things for this vacation. I am not a Mom who is ever concerned about people really think so this helps me to regain focus. Again thanks a lot.

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I had gone to Great America not too long ago and I have 3 kids 1 1/2, 5, and 8. My 5 year old was very tired doing all of the walking around so I put him in the stroller. He is a VERY big boy for his age. I didn't worry if he looked funny sitting in the stroller because anyone else who has kids know that it is a lot walking for them. And they need to rest. About buying another stroller I wouldn't because Your 5 years old wouldn't use the new one as much. I believe your 5 year old be ok letting the little brother or sister have the reclined seat. Have fun with your kids on vacation.

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