My husband and I have begun buying some things for the baby, but we're a bit at a loss - is a stroller necessary for having a baby? My suspicion is that I'm a baby carrier/sling kind of momma, but as this is my/our first child, I really don't know if it would be foolish not to buy a stroller, or if that would be just fine:). Is there a certain point by which it is too uncomfortable to have the baby in a sling and a mom has to switch over to a stroller? For instance, do people comfortably carry toddlers in baby carriers/slings?
Please let me know your thoughts/experiences. I don't want to 'overbuy' in the stroller department - I want to get just as much stroller as I'll actually use. If I need a whole system, then okay. But I don't want to get it if it's not necessary. If you do feel a stroller is neccessary, how much stroller is necessary? (Ie. is a system a must or no).