In 2017, the federal government announced that a $20 million pilot program to purchase baby strollers was being rolled out to schools.
At the time, the program’s goal was to reduce infant mortality by up to 90 per cent, according to the department.
However, it’s unclear whether this is actually being done, as the pilot has not been widely implemented.
In this photo provided by the Canadian Paediatric Society, a baby stroller is seen at a public park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Thursday, July 22, 2017.
The government has been unable to determine the exact impact of the program on infant mortality in Canada, said Marie-Pierre L’Estrange, president of the Canadian Pediatric Society.
“It is not clear how many children are actually using them, or whether they are being used in a way that is more productive, in terms of helping the infant’s breathing, and helping the child’s learning,” L’Esvert said.
“There’s no data on the effectiveness of the strollers.”
In the meantime, some parents are finding that it’s easier to take the baby strolling to their local parks than to bring the stroller into their home.
“I am going to take my baby to the park with me, and it’s so much easier,” said a mother who asked to remain anonymous to protect her child’s privacy.
“You’re not even worried about the weather.
The park is just open for the entire day.”
She added, “I can be there for my child, and I can be out in the sun for them.”
Another mom said that she’s taken her son to several parks with her baby steed, and that they have “always been fun.”
“I love it.
It’s so good to be out there,” she said.