Before you became a parent, you were probably one of those people who threw some serious shade at the mom trying to force her double stroller into a crowded subway car in the middle of rush hour. But now that you find yourself a card-carrying member of the mommy club, you are facing the dirty looks as you fumble through your diaper bag for your subway card, while balancing a cranky baby on your hip. Public transportation with kids can be easy, if you do it right. There are lots of public transportation hacks for parents that will save you lots of time and frustration on your next trip.
Life in the city can be fast, and little kids are notoriously slow. You may have to deal with a meltdown in the middle of your journey, so you have no time for commuting hassles getting in your way. Little things like keeping your important items close by and seeking out the stroller-friendly subway stations can make all of the difference in the world when you're trying to reach your destination quickly. Try some of the tips on this list today, and you might even decide to take the train again tomorrow.