Due to recent events, I no longer have a vehicle of my own to take my baby and I to and from our destinations. Being in this situation, I had to take on what some parents consider a nightmare… the public bus. After many rides, I now consider myself a transit riding pro. Bellow are some of my suggestions to make your bus ride easier.
My first time catching the bus I tried taking the luxurious Chicco Cortina CX stroller, only to discover this was extremely hard to manage! It was too bulky and difficult to carry aboard while holding my baby in the other arm. I found that an inexpensive and small, $30 stroller works way better for this occasion! With that said, choose your stroller wisely.
Only bring things that are absolutely necessary, juggling your baby, stroller, and bulky luggage leads to a frustrating situation. At first, I used the Carter’s Zip Down Changing Pad Diaper Bag. I love my Carter’s bag, but while on the bus it’s easiest to use a compact backpack instead.
What I usually pack in my diaper bag:
•portable changing table
•change of clothes
•a small tube of Desitin
•Baby K’Tan carrier
•a small toy
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