Yes it is. I loved having our stroller and carrier to help contain kids. Not that I see your parents wearing E or mine wearing either of my boys. Are you against one of the backpack harnesses? I've used that with Russ more than once but having more than one set of hands, they should be ok. I thought it was alot harder when X and I took the kids to Dland when Austin was a few months old than it was when DF and I took them in December. Two sets of hands makes it alot easier.