Taking care of a baby is one of the most demanding and stressful tasks facing a new parent.
Taking care of the baby is a lot, but lugging around strollers, bottles, and diaper bags can be enough to get you over the edge.
One mother thought she had her £ 1,000 stroller safely stowed in the trunk after a recent trip to Morrisons.
However, Kate Stedford was shocked to see a post about the buggy on a local Facebook community group.
The 39-year-old from Wirral had a typical busy mom running errands and was waiting to pick her mom up when she saw a picture of her stroller on social media. Liverpool ECHO reports.
She said, “I was just looking and then this post came on Crimewatch Wirral and I was like, ‘Wait, is that my stroller?”
“I really looked at it because I was sure my stroller was in the trunk of the car.
“But then I saw the toy on the side and the oat milk at the bottom and knew it was mine.”
Kate said she left the stroller after shopping at Morrisons, in a scenario many mothers will identify with.
She said, “I was just in a baby class with Eliott, who is seven months old, and had to pick something up for my older son’s birthday [Issac turns four on June 24].
“I remember putting the baby in the car and all the groceries in the trunk and my husband Dane called me, so basically I was being harassed as usual.
“I must have just driven away and left it behind.”
Kate said when she got home she packed up all the groceries and didn’t notice the Bugaboo stroller was missing as she usually leaves it in the trunk anyway.
She said, “Thank god I’m on this Facebook group, otherwise I would never have known where it was.
“And I am so grateful to the lovely woman who discovered it and kept it.
“Strollers are so expensive it cost us £ 1,000 to buy it – luckily this is our second use after Issac.”
Kate said although she felt a little embarrassed, she was blown away by how many people commented on the Facebook post saying they did something similar.
With the stroller safely back in the trunk, Kate added, “At least I didn’t leave the baby in there too.”
One person told Kate on Facebook comments, “You’re not the only one, I’ve done this in the past.”
Another said, “Fortunately, you saw this before you started searching the house and wondering where it went.”
Another mother said, “‘I’ve done it a couple of times, once I didn’t even notice it until I was on a hospital appointment and opened the trunk after parking to find it empty.”
And another mother even said they left their baby in a playground in the stroller before they flew back quickly.