Interesting topic! We have a big expensive Mountain Buggy that barely ever gets used, and when it does, Natalie still usually ends up on my back and the buggy gets used to carry the nappy bag/groceries/library books/shopping! I kinda want to sell it and get a cheaper one, that actually fits on buses and through doorways
, but it was a gift from DPs grandma who has always bought her grandkids (and great grandkids) prams, that's what she does... but imagine what I could do with $400, think of the carriers I could buy!
I digress. I think they have their place. We certainly used ours A LOT when Natalie was wee and the only places she would sleep during the day were on us (for some reason we didn't discover the joy of the Moby wrap til she was at least 2 months old
and the pouch sling I was so excited about using was too big!
) or in the pram whilst out walking. We did an awful lot of walking. But she did an awful lot of sleeping too, which helped with our sanity and hers too probably!
In retrospect, if I had been more clued up on babywearing when she was wee, it would have been so much easier to wear her to sleep than to push her to sleep.
I'd love to hear more about rearward facing prams/buggies. I hate how our one forward faces. Natalie is always craning her head up to look at me through the "baby viewing window"
ETA: Sorry for the nonsensical post. I'm sick and my brain isn't functioning in a logical manner. Random thoughts come to mind and I just type them... but ygwim, right?