It’s true! We expect to have a new baby (i.e. future farm hand) arriving next Spring. So far, mamma feels great, but we wouldn’t mind your prayers for that to continue. =)
Also, I’d love to hear your ideas for getting out of the house with two non-walking kiddos.
The complication is that Everett is a 25 lb toddler who needs a lot of support to sit and is better flat – plus we’ll have a newborn who’ll need to be flat at first. I know that most people keep a newborn in the carrier carseat, but with everything that we’ve learned about babies and how harmful it is to restrict their movement, I just can’t do it. So far, the plan is to use some kind of extra-large bassinet or maybe a wagon for Everett and baby to lie flat until the new baby can sit unassisted (somewhere between four and six months???).
The Go-Go Babyz Folding Wagon looks like it might be great! It is 40 x 30″ which seems like it would be roomy enough for Everett plus a newborn.
Once the new baby is sitting, then I’d like to transition to a double umbrella stroller for leaving in the trunk of the car (I think I’d like the Maclaren double – super compact when folded, light, relatively easy to steer, and easy to fold).
I actually already have a pretty expensive tandem double stroller with one seat that folds flat. But, our (4 year old) model is really challenging to fold and I think I would be teaching the kids to swear if I had to deal with folding and unfolding that thing every day. We use it as a jogging stroller (we mostly leave it fully open on the porch) and for trips involving airports (when there are two adults to help fold it).
I haven’t actually tried either of these strollers. Anyone want to share their experiences?