Out and about with the kiddos

Sofie at The Denver Art MuseumI take my kids everywhere with me. I strap Lore in the Baby Bjorn and now that Sofie is older, she walks alongside me, usually holding my hand. Several friends and even pure strangers have remarked lately that they are amazed that I go out so often and to so many places with both my girls. I hear things like, “Don’t you have your hands full?” or “How do you manage?” or “I can’t believe that you’d go [insert location] with your kids!

We don’t see having a 3 1/2 year-old and a 3 month-old as a hinderance. We take them shopping, to museums, hiking, to restaurants, international traveling….actually, we take them everywhere. Not once have I declined going somewhere just because it would be an inconvenience taking my kids. I refuse to be one of those people who stay home because going with children would be too difficult.

How about you? What is your opinion on taking your kids places? Are there places that are off limits to kids…should people only take their kids to family-friendly places?

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2 responses to “Out and about with the kiddos

  1. Bravo to you for taking your kids everywhere!! Children who are taken out learn appropriate behavior whether they are in a museum, park, movie theater or restaurant.

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  2. I found traveling around with two children easy up until my second hit the stage where he no longer agreed with being stuck in the Ergo for hours upon end (about a year). We traveled all over the UK and some of Europe with him strapped to us almost everywhere we went. But now that he is a full fledged toddler boy…places like museums and art galleries have become more difficult. We still brave most places though thanks to this magnificent piece of engineering: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Phil-Teds-Sports-Double-Single-Pushair-Pram-with-brand-new-handle-bar-/171352331503?pt=UK_Baby_BabyTravel_Pushchairs_GL&hash=item27e56514ef

    Whether it be off road hikes or the streets of London, this thing is amazing because it can handle any terrain and takes up minimal amount of space. My three year old only sits in it when we go for really long walks or in crowded cities where we just need to keep her contained so we don’t lose her. But regardless of what baby gear one has, I agree with you that parents shouldn’t miss out on adventures just because they have little ones.

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