Strolling Around San Francisco with a 7-Month Old Baby

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San Francisco is a beautiful city with so many sights and landmarks known to the world. When we became parents, we committed to continue to do the things we love – one of them being traveling. Funny enough, we rarely braved the outside world with our little one, not even to the market (seriously) prior to this trip. So, when we committed to travel, we had so much research and planning to do.

I’ll break this down in different parts so this doesn’t become incredibly long. Let’s begin with what we needed to stroll around the city.

Getting Around the City

We opted to take the Big Bus Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour to visit some of the landmarks. We also purchased the 3-Day Visitor Muni Passport, which gave us access to railways, buses and cable cars around the city.

We used a combination of a stroller and a baby carrier when we toured the city. The baby carrier was useful when we boarded the cable cars, the Big Bus, walking up Lombard Street and Alcatraz. It can get packed when taking public transportation, so a compact stroller comes handy.

GB Pockit

Pros:

  • Compact: Didn’t have to check in when boarding the plane because it can tuck in on the overhead bin or under the seat, even in coach
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable compared to other lightweight strollers in today’s market
  • Wide range of weight capacity up to 55 lbs

Cons:

  • Sun shade is inadequate and can be ineffective
  • No cup holders, but expected for something this compact
  • Bumpy with rough terrain

Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Fairly easy to put on and take off
  • Adjustments can be made with ease

Note: I have a sense of unease when it comes to baby’s legs hanging out. I worry about suspension trauma (working with lanyards at work), but I hope the designers of this have that in mind. Just to be sure, I still hold baby’s bottom while I’m carrying baby on the carrier. Baby can get quite heavy after a while, so it defeats the purpose of the ergonomic design with the way I’m using it.

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