Whenever James and I have attempted to take the Chicco travel system stroller onto the T lately, it's been quite the ordeal. Let's face it -- the MBTA is not exactly stroller- (or even handicap-) friendly. It's basically impossible for one of us to take him on the train in the stroller without the help of the other, and it really is hard work to carry it up and down the stairs in the underground stations.
So on Memorial Day, when we returned from our trip to the Public Garden, I decided to try out the Chicco umbrella stroller we were given by my friend, Allie. I'd always assumed Emmett was still too small to fit into it, but after realizing how big he is for his age, I figured I'd give it a try. Needless to say, James and I wish we'd decided to give it a go sooner. Em fits into it just fine, and it's a heck of a lot lighter for when we need to maneuver stairs and the MBTA! I'm pretty sure Emmett enjoys how his feet are free-hanging. We went for a test drive yesterday, and he really seems to like swinging his feet.
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Age Timer: 18 weeks, 5 days