How do you get around with a newborn and a 2 yr old? I'm gonna need to figure this one out.

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It's tricky at first but you will get the hang of it really quick. Try not to stress out when you're out because babies and kids can sense that and it will make your trips out less enjoyable. This is something that I learned through experience. pack up the night before and leave extra time to do things because it will take three times as long to do with two babies rather than one. Enjoy the time with them, it flies by twice as quickly too.

Kristy - posted on 07/14/2009

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Well I never really did that well I had 3 babies back to back and well we just stayed home alot

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I started off with a side-by-side double stroller. I found that my older son (he was 16 months when my second son was born) seemed to be a little squished. Plus it was so wide, we had difficulties getting through some doorways. I switched to a Sit 'n' Stand and I'm much happier without it. The toddler has the freedom to sit or stand as he pleases, there is a lot of storage underneath, and it's easy to handle.

For carriers, I'm a big fan of the Babyhawk.

Anna - posted on 07/13/2009

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I did a lot of research on double strollers and ending up purchasing a Phil and Ted's Sport Buggy, It's a double stroller the size of a single, light weight and super versatile! I love it. Good slings options- Baby Hawk, Maya Wrap. Good Luck!

Tracy - posted on 07/12/2009

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My children were newborn and 15 months. They are now 7 months and 23 months. It is very nerve wracking at first to take both by yourself. I would start the first couple times to close places close to home that you won't be gone to long to get a feel of how it will go. I have a Graco double stroller and love it.

Toshia - posted on 07/12/2009

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What brand of double stroller did everyone get and are all the slings the same or some better than others?

Noreen - posted on 07/12/2009

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I have a 5 month old and a 2 1/2 yr old. what I did was use a sling and then a harness upright thing for the baby and put the older one in the buggy. it's great because your 2 arms are free when you have the little one in the sling.

Tashia Ann - posted on 07/12/2009

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its hard at times my daughter was 2 when her sister was born an shes studurn. i had to have rules like if we go anywhere shes in the buggy or has to heep her hands on the buggy at all times an my life saver was my dubble stroller its the best!!!

Catherine - posted on 07/12/2009

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It takes some time but you will get use to it. My son was 2 yrs old when my daughter was born. Its not as hard as it seems.

Jennifer - posted on 07/12/2009

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It really isn't much different. I had a 1 1/2 yr old and newborn. I was always having to go out to the store alone because my husband was working or on night shift and sleeping. If I went to the grocery store I had to carry the newborn in a carrier in front of me (they didn't have slings when she was born only the upright carriers. Slings are the best, I used one with my newest addition.) and the toddler went into the grocery cart. If we went to the mall, zoo, park , etc. I used the dual stroller. I packed one diaper bag for both. You really don't need as much with the toddler as the newborn. They have dual strollers out now where you can put the infant seat in the front and the older baby in the back. It takes a couple of trips to get it all down, but after that it isn't a big deal at all. I have four now. My three girls are 13, 9, 8 and my son is 1. My two younger girls were the closest and I am not sure what you are having (or had), but they are like twins. They are so close they have to do everything together. From my opinion, I think it was easier having them so close together. It has been harder since my son. Even though the kids are older they have different needs, more emotional ones. They are busier. My 13 yr old has been really amazing though. I homeschool her so she has been around her brother all of the time since he was born. They have such a close relationship. You will be fine, just hang in there. It is so fun with two and watching them interact. Enjoy they grow up so quickly!!

Tiffany - posted on 07/12/2009

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im sorry i cant help but I have a 2 yr onld and want another one...so it will be interesting to c what pple say...hang in there...the answers will come pouring in.

Anna - posted on 07/12/2009

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It's honestly not a whole lot different than getting around w/ one. I pack the diaper bag the night prior, so it's just one less thing to do in the morning, feed them first then leave. In the beginning I would just pop the baby in my sling and put my toddler in the stroller, when the baby was able to sit up, I invested in a good double stroller. That honestly, has been the best investment I have ever made. You can do it!

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