Miami-Dade county offers a special parking permit just for Moms! Hooray! Actually, the permit can be used by mom, dad or legal guardian traveling with a baby in a stroller, until the baby is three years old. There are special assigned parking spaces close to entranceways in many parking lots; the spaces are marked with green signs picturing a baby carriage.
The permits cost 50 cents per month, and you can get them at any Teametro office. Learn the location of these offices, and more details on the Stroller Permits at the Teametro website.
Personally, with one two-year-old and one nine-year-old, I don't think I'll take advantage of this service. I feel like others need those spaces more than I do. I'm picturing the new mom with infant twins and another kiddo or two well into the terrible twos....now THAT mom needs the permit! Also, while some people get really excited over a primo, up-close parking space, I'm not one of those people. One of my weird pet peeves is when people circle a parking lot endlessly to find THE CLOSEST SPACE POSSIBLE. Unless you have a good reason, park where you can quickly find a space, and WALK--walking is good for you, you know, and stressing out in your car in a parking lot all to get a few hundred feet closer to a doorway is definitely not good for you.
Also, when Elle was a newborn and I would see those spaces, I didn't realize you needed an official permit to park there. I've never studied one of the signs up close, but I'm wondering if the signs specify that a permit is required?
Happy Parking, everyone!
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