Reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi spent the past week vacationing with her husband and children in Disneyland but landed in hot water after sharing some photos from the trip on social media.

The 31-year-old, who is currently expecting her third child, appeared to be having a blast with her husband and two children in the California theme park.

She shared a number of pictures of her adorable children, 6-year-old Lorenzo, and 4-year-old Giovanna, enjoying their time on Instagram.

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Till next year Disney ???

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But one photo of her children sitting in strollers while exploring the park caused some uproar among fans.

Some Instagram users commented her children should not have been in strollers because they are too old, according to PopCulture.

One fan told the mom:

Andddddd a perfect example of why Disney’s enforcing stricter guidelines on strollerssssssss #kidssobigtheirfeetdrag

Another commenter wrote:

Those kids are waayy too old to be in a stroller! But this pic is adorablee.

However, the reality star was quick to defend her decision to put the children in strollers. She said it was simply easier to keep track of them that way.

Snooki wrote:

They walk! But in large crowds I prefer they sit their a***s down. Saves me the stress of not losing my offspring.

A pediatrician with the American Academy of Pediatrics told ABC News in 2011 that “kids should be transitioning out of a stroller at around three years old.”

Dr. Jennifer Shu said:

“The child will never develop strength and conditioning if they’re not allowed to do the walking. Parents don’t want to have the child walk because they’ll whine about being tired, but doing all the walking for them is not helping the child.”

However, the American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t have any official guidelines on when children should stop using strollers.

At the end of the day, it’s up for the parent to decide.

What do you think of Snooki’s children using strollers? Let us know in the comments.

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5 Replies to “‘I Prefer They Sit’: Snooki Gets Mom-Shamed For Putting Her Children in Strollers at Disneyland”

  • Michelle 1 year ago

    Why not strollers, great idea.

  • Nana 1 year ago

    We just took my granddaughter who is 5 to disney we walked miles and miles and she was tired. We bought a stroller the next day and all was good. She has not been in stroller since she was 2 but it was best for disney. If you have been there recently it is a madhouse and very tough on little ones. So good for her. Excellent choice mama. People need to mind their own business.

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  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    I dont feel it is anyone’s business. Sitting in a stroller isn’t hurting anyone!

  • Judy Ingles 1 year ago

    It cost too much to not have the children enjoy as much as they can. It is a way to keep track of them and save their energy to enjoy the park.

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