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How do you handle going out with your little ones?

I have a 20 month old and a 4 month old. I haven’t had the courage to go out by myself with them. Any tips?

  • Ivy
    Mar 13

    I did a lot of baby wearing and using a stroller for my toddler, or even the other way around with toddler on my back and infant in the car seat stroller. Also carrying around lots of snacks and easy toys or books that I could throw into the bottom of the stroller and hand to the kiddos

  • K
    Mar 13

    I have twin 16 mth girls and my son just turned 4. Going out for us is survival!! Start small, like a trip to a library story time. Baby wearing and snacks are key!

  • Brigitte
    Mar 13

    Start with stuff close to your house; and it doesn’t even need to be for very long. Shoot for a half hr or whatever you’re comfortable with and go from there. I third the snacks!! So useful for distracting them. Honestly you just need to take the jump and do it. It probably won’t be as bad as you think and you’ll get more confident every time. You got this mama!!

  • Lynn
    Mar 13

    Bring snacks and lunch. Stroller to carry all the stuff. Baby carrier if needing to play or chase down older one. Once you get out a few times, it’s not that big a deal. Just get out there. It’ll get easier each time.

  • Lynn
    Mar 13

    My kids are 20 months apart. Grocery shopping is the hardest errand. Everything else is fairly easy.

  • A
    Mar 13

    I agree, going out is survival!! I have twins, they are almost 3 now but when they were little I struggled with getting out because it just made me SO nervous. But honestly, it helped my mental state so much just to get out of the house. So my advice is to just do it! Pack some snacks a good stroller and go for it. You ll figure out a good routine as you go. Ie: I learned to always get my daughter out of the car first because my Son is more likely to run. 😂😂 Also, you kind of have to let go of what people think. Because although most outings will go fine. You will at some point be dragging two screaming kids out of the library ... and ITS Ok. ❤️❤️

  • Christine
    Mar 15

    Go somewhere not so busy as first and take your time . If someone has a tantrum or gets upset just take each situation as they come. My biggest advice don’t worry about other people around you. Double stroller helped us a whole lot.

  • Elvie
    Mar 15

    Thanks for all the tips! Definitely have more courage to go out! ☺️