Shauna - posted on 08/16/2012 ( 62 moms have responded )
I live in a really accessible area and am pregnant with my second child. I really want to get a double stroller because we walk everywhere. Initially, my mom was willing to help us get a semi-expensive one (they're all expensive, but we need to get one of the small kinda expensive ones that you can fold up in your trunk instead of the big Graco one), but now she says that I "won't need" a double stroller at all. Her justification is that I will be putting the infant in a sling/carrier, but thinking back to my first child, I spent a lot of time putting her carseat on the stroller and those baby carseats are HELLISH on my back.
Plus, I need to have a space for my 3 year old- she gets tired after we walk to the park to play and back (the park is a couple miles from our home). If I don't have a stroller, I basically probably won't end up going anywhere. So I'm kind of depressed about this. With a second baby, I'm not getting any baby showers and I'm really strapped for cash because we had a giant vet bill for our beloved kitty just recently.
Is my mom right? Am I just being "selfish and greedy" for wanting a double stroller? Or am I right?