We’re making a trip to Florida in the near future for a doctor visit and a quick trip to Walt Disney World. We have always traveled with a stroller. It makes getting through airport security MUCH easier. However, she is getting a tad too big for the standard umbrella stroller. I have gotten used to the dirty looks by judgmental people. I am counting on karma paying them a visit at some point. I noticed when searching for a big kid stroller that there is even a blog and a Facebook page where folks can go and practice being judgmental by mocking kids too big to be in strollers. Granted, most of these kids at the WALK blog probably are too big for a stroller. It is impossible to know what their circumstances are just from a picture.
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. I am considering one of these bad boys …
Developed especially for special-needs children, the Maclaren Major Positioning Push Chair meets the needs of parents for an everyday portable stroller to transport their child. The sturdy square-section, aluminum chassis with a metallic silver finish and 7″ (18cm) wheels withstand years of rugged service. Swivel-front wheels, square-grip handles, detachable footrest with three positions, brakes on each rear wheel, and a five-point safety harness are all standard features. Stroller easily folds to 46″ x 9 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ (117 x 25 x 21 cm) for transport and storage. Accommodates children up to 140 lbs. (63.5 kg).
Another option might be just getting a wheel chair from the airport. I think she would probably be fine with this option. She could play with iPad while waiting in the security line and the overly judgmental “too big for a stroller” folks would be sufficiently satisfied that I am not a horrible lazy parent.
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