By Jak Burke,
Getting around on the subway in NYC can be tricky especially if the elevator isn’t working. Traveling light is key for mobility. Key are the following:
- A light weight foldable stroller
- A safe and sturdy baby carrier
- A lightweight diaper bag
Let’s start with the stroller. There are many amazing almost high-tech strollers out there but they aren’t always good for the subway. My personal subway favorite is the Baby Jogger. It’s affordable, lightweight and can be adapted for a car seat for newborns. It’s also easy to lug up and down stairs and inch between fellow passengers.
A second option is the Baby Bjorn carrier ONE especially for a young infant. You have the option to face your baby back or front. The shoulder padding is good for supporting a parent’s back over long journeys. The carrier is also perfect for rush hour commute. You feel safe wearing your baby in something that well made.
Our third choice is a good light weight diaper bag. We love this Skip Hop diaper bag – it’s light, easy to carry, packs a punch and is very affordable making it a good spare option for public transport and shorter journeys.