Posted in Babywearing, Toddlers

Toddler carrier

Is it weird that I bought a toddler carrier for my two year old? He can walk but I live in NYC and I don't think he will sit still on the bus and train . I don't think it's really safe especially on the train platform to just hold his hand . Does anyone use a toddler carrier or I'm the only one lol

  • Ariana
    Oct 08

    I would still carry my 20 month old if he wasn’t so big lol. What about a really easy to close up umbrella stroller? Kudos to you because I went to NYC with my then 9 month old and it was tough getting around!

  • Porsche
    Oct 08

    Yeah but my son isn't going to sit still and NYC isn't the nicest city .some people can be rude at times

  • Ariana
    Oct 08

    Maybe get a toy that he only plays with in the stroller? I experienced a lot of rude people there too, like they had never seen a baby before haha.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 08

    I live in DC and I see a lot of people on the metro with bigger babies in carrier. Like the backpack type, if he’ll stay in it then I don’t see the big deal 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Porsche
    Oct 08

    Yeah it's more like the backpack

  • Laura
    Oct 08

    No, not weird. A toddler carrier is perfect for a two year old. We love our Beco Soleil. Our daughter is fine holding our hands and sitting on the bus or train, but the carrier is handy if they don't want to walk anymore and it's not practical to bring a stroller.

  • Liza M.
    Oct 08

    I don't think it's weird at all. We bought one specifically able to carry our newborn and our almost 2yo. She doesn't use it all the time but it's great on longer walks or hikes and in busy areas or if you just need both your hands when you're going somewhere. If people think it's wired....well they're not the ones trying to keep a 2yo from leaping onto oncoming traffic or from whining about being tired 3 minutes into walking somewhere. You do you! 🙌

  • Bethany
    Oct 09

    Nope I use one for hockey games and concerts. My daughter will be two in January

  • Marie
    Oct 10

    Man, I lived in NYC for my first pregnancy and a grown man was "bum-rushing" me to get up the steps in the middle of train rush hour in the city. I had to speak up and tell him he is pushing a pregnant lady and several people started pushing him around for me. Some people just dont care about their surroundings. So doing that would probably be the smartest thing ever. In fact, I'm going back to visit but now I have a 5 yo and a 16mo. That backpack photo that was shared might just be my saving grace.