Well, it’s that time of year again. I love christmas and the build up to it. I love the excitement, the pretty decorations, the giving, the crafting and generally having lots of lovely family time. However, when you have young twins, there is one big issue that is made worse at christmas time……shopping with a double buggy!
I am very lucky, I don’t have a buggy anymore, but when I was christmas shopping the other day, I saw lots of poor parents struggling round the very busy shops with their double buggies and it brought back many memories of difficult times.
Shops are busy and difficult at the best of times at christmas, but when you have a very wide buggy you have to weave through the isles and people, without taking out legs and without the little ones pulling every item off the shelf en route, it can be extremely challenging!
I remember trying to squeeze through shops and people, desperately trying to be polite and careful, but it didn’t stop the looks of disgust, annoyance and thoughts of ‘why do you have to bring that thing in here?’! Well, the answer is, “I have no choice” I need to shop, just like you do and unless you are going to babysit for me, my babies are not big enough to walk, I have to bring the huge buggy!
When you have twins a double buggy is not a luxury, it is essential! How else can you carry 2 babies round?
There was 1 year I actually bought a cheap tandem buggy off eBay just to go christmas shopping, because I couldn’t face it with the wide double buggy.
How do you manage with double buggies, especially at this time of year? Do you have any tips for other mums?
I urge everyone to spare a thought for mums with double buggies and help them rather than scorn them.