1. BRING YOUR STROLLER.
I don’t care if you don’t generally use a stroller, or you won’t be using a stroller at your destination. You will be using it in the airport! You will be using it to push ALL THE CRAP I MADE YOU PACK IN YOUR CARRY-ON from the curb to the departures gate, and then back from your arrivals gate to the curb again on the other side.
That said, don’t bring a stroller that is difficult to collapse or has to be taken apart. Traveling with my Bugaboo when Diddy was a baby was the direct cause of me returning home and immediately selling it to an unsuspecting FTM so I could go buy a City Mini instead. I friggin’ love my City Mini, and my Double City Mini, so incredibly much that if you take nothing else away from this blog, take this:
2. WEAR YOUR BABY.
Oh my. Today’s column in Motherlode really got me steamed.
Apparently, a parent named F. asked a few big kids on the playground to play more carefully around his smaller child. He was then approached by one of the Big Kid’s Dads and reprimanded for “traumatizing” the big kid by asking him to play nice.
THIS MAKES ME NUTS.
So here’s the sad truth about traveling since baby:
So, as you know if you’ve been following me on Twitter, FB, or Pinterest, Diddy had a loose tooth.
Tuesday, she finally lost it, thanks to tumbling off the monkey-bars and smacking her face on the fake grass of the Pre-K playground.