The great stroller dilema

ninjaprincesst

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When our kids were little, we took our double stroller. We where very conscious of those around us. What we did was, I sat in one seat, my 2 kids(they are 13 months apart) would share the one next to me, and my husband would stand in front of us with the stroller in between him and us. So the 4 of us only took up 2 seats. Or, if we were able to, get the seat that is next to the area with a gap and he would stand with the stroller in the gap to the side of us. We always had it folded up well before the bus came so that we did not waste other people's time. I bit of courtesy goes a long way. But that seems to be lacking now with most people, sadly.
Most people are not polite and the giant folded strollers take up the room where 2 or three people could stand, and besides the fact my knees always seem to get attacked by the things , when I really got angry was a couple of years ago a young lady (tweenish) was on the bus sitting in her wheelchair, the bus driver made a turn into the GF this huge stroller goes slamming into her and her leg is bleeding not even Im sorry from the rude stroller owners.
 

jaklgreen

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Most people are not polite and the giant folded strollers take up the room where 2 or three people could stand, and besides the fact my knees always seem to get attacked by the things , when I really got angry was a couple of years ago a young lady (tweenish) was on the bus sitting in her wheelchair, the bus driver made a turn into the GF this huge stroller goes slamming into her and her leg is bleeding not even Im sorry from the rude stroller owners.
We never hit anyone with our stroller and like I said, we took up less space then we could have with my husband standing with the stroller. So you already had 2 extra seats to make up for the standing space that you feel we monopolized. So technically, we did not take up any extra space. It is funny that you bring up people taking up more space with a stroller. Do you go around to heavy people that take up 2 seats and probably space enough for a standing person and tell them that they are rude in taking up all of that extra space? Should big people not ride the bus because of the space that they take? I agree that there will always be inconsiderate and rude people. I have had all types of people bump into me, or almost hit me but I avoided it. ECVs are the worst for that, and NO, I don't cut them off. This is a personality issue, not a stroller one.
 

NelleBelle

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We had a very narrow side-by-side double peg perego stroller we took when our boys were really young. That thing folded so flat that like @jaklgreen's stroller, it took less room than most single joggers did/do. I was glad when the oldest was "big" enough to walk but even then, his legs got tired and we ended up having to rent one of the hard strollers in the park to make it through the day, despite taking lots of breaks. Now that these boys are teens, those days are long gone 🤣
 
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