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To Wear or Not to Wear…

I have a job that has me travelling a LOT. I mean a LOT. I might be in 4-8 airports in any given week including layovers.  As I go about my travels naturally I notice pregnant women, new moms, families with children etc. Recently I have been watching and comparing families who are baby wearing to families who use strollers inside the airports. I must admit that I don’t have children. I have travelled with small children but never a baby or young toddler. I have never had to make the choice between baby wearing or stroller while travelling. That being said I believe I would definitely prefer baby wearing. I watch the mothers alone, trying to hold the baby while also trying to open a stroller. Things fall, she looks dishelved and annoyed. The stroller is big, akward, and in the way. They have to stop just before boarding to get baby out of stroller. And stop to reload on arrival.  Then I watch the moms that baby wear and they just keep it moving. They seem much more organized and a lot less stressed. I don’t know what the rules are for checking a stroller with baggage. I don’t know if there is a random extra fee which would definitely impact my decision but trust me when I tell you…baby wearing looks a lot easier not to mention all of the other benefits that go along with it. I do wonder though… At what age do you decide to stop baby wearing and opt for the stroller?? What say you? Do you travel with an infant. Do you wear your baby or use a stroller?