+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    150
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0

    Default How to get the baby up 2 flights of stairs from our car to our apartment?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this - I'm looking for some advice from those of you who already have a baby.

    We are expecting our first baby. We live in an apartment and there is no lift access from our carpark to our apartment.
    We drive into the garage, park the car, then have to walk to the end of the carpark, open a heavy door, walk down about 7 steps, open another heavy door, walk up 2 flights of stairs, open yet another door, then walk to our apartment, open our gate, get into the courtyard, then open the door to our apartment.
    We have realised that this is going to be a major hassle with a baby! I'm small and I really don't think that I can carry a pram and a baby and open the doors and walk up all those stairs. DH works long hours so I will mostly be doing this alone.

    I just have no idea how I'm going to do this. It will influence which products we buy (prams etc) so I'm trying to work it out now.

    My question is how can I get the baby to and from the car to the apartment? Here are my ideas:
    • unplug the carseat and carry her in the carseat up the stairs? (Will be hard on my back and difficult to open the doors)
    • take her out of the carseat, put on a baby carrier, and carry her up in that, then come down and get the pram separately? (seems like a huge hassle to have to strap this on and off just to get from the car to the apartment)
    • carry the baby in my arms - is this safe? I would be terrified of dropping her down 2 flights of concrete stairs!!
    • buy a pram with carrycot (like Bugaboo Cameleon), put bub in the carrycot, then carry that up the stairs?
    Any ideas? Now I wish we had bought a house instead!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    788
    Thanked
    1,847
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    the baby carrier would be my choice...get something that is nice and quick to get bubs in and out of.

    Why do you need to take the pram up all those stairs? Why not leave it in the car?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the wild things are
    Posts
    7,022
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    686
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Re: How to get the baby up 2 flights of stairs from our car to our apartment?

    Baby carrier, leave the pram in the car. Or capsule.

    **Mum, Dad, Big boy (Dec 08) and Baby girl (Feb 11)**

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,875
    Thanks
    1,267
    Thanked
    1,453
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Ergo fo sho.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default How to get the baby up 2 flights of stairs from our car to our apartment?

    Ergo!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    206
    Thanked
    326
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Definately a carrier.. Or one of those prams which has a bassinet so you can carry bub in a bassinet part of the pram..

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,453
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    139
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    a ring sling is very quick to use in these short carries .

    why would u need to bring the pram in and out regularly ?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default How to get the baby up 2 flights of stairs from our car to our apartment?

    Also, when you don't have anything else to carry I'd just use my arms.

    I am in the same situation but with one flight of stairs. I can also wheel the pram out of my underground carpark and walk to my door which is great sometimes.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,279
    Thanks
    2,361
    Thanked
    2,023
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by *Need~More~Coffee~Please* View Post
    a ring sling is very quick to use in these short carries .

    why would u need to bring the pram in and out regularly ?
    Yes, cheap ring sling would be enough...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,525
    Thanks
    1,890
    Thanked
    2,539
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Carrier! I've been there. Single mum, 6 flights of stairs and manual garage door! It was an obstacle course of madness! And 2-3 trips. Could not have done it without the carrier!

    Glad I'm in a house now!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Baby in an apartment with no elevator...anyone done this?
    By rusty22 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 28-07-2012, 21:17
  2. Climbing stairs early pregnancy?
    By Zeddy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-05-2012, 10:41
  3. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-04-2012, 16:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic
Specialist Naturopathy, Chiropractic & Massage Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic
Leading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an integrative approach all health professionals and offer diagnostic testing and natural treatment options suitable for the whole family.
featured supporter
Ro and Co
Ro and Co kids cooking classes and parties are a fantastic way for children to experiment with food. The classes and parties are designed to be both educational and fun, giving your child the skills they need to be confident and creative in the kitchen.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!