Before we had James we live in a brownstone that has had stairs. We loved the apartment but it a) wasn’t the most baby friendly and b) trying to navigate the stairs with a stroller, dog and maybe groceries or diapers seemed like a nightmare. Ultimately we ended up finding a place that made more sense nearby and moved right before James arrived. However, we spent a lot of time researching how to navigate stairs with a baby/stroller/dog etc. This came in handy when the first few months of living there the elevator continuously broke and I ended up hoofing it up and down two flights of stairs anyway. And mind you, city living and traveling gets you pretty good at stair lugging. So here are my top tips for getting up and down stairs with a stroller.