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GTTkelGTTkel
posted 8 years 10 months ago
When Denis was born and in the pram I used a buggy board for Summer to get about, but I really found it annoying and either caught my feet on it or had to walk with my arms stretched out bent forward. ~I vowed I wouldn't use a buggy board again BUT here's the thing. Denis will be 3 in May and the new baby is due in July. Now I sometimes walk Denis places and sometimes use his buggy. He is a good walker and can keep going for quite a way but I'm worried about road safety if he runs off or getting lost in a crowd when the new baby comes; and so I'm alittle wary of letting him walk everywhere then. Physically he will be capable of walking places by July, but for safety reasons I don't know if I should get a double buggy Shrug I don't want to buy one then find it's a waste but I'm so scared of Denis running off leaving me with the push chair, as he doesn't have the same sense of danger as Summer yet obviously. What do you all think?


SamuelSamuel
posted 8 years 10 months ago
Jamie walks everywhere, when we cross a road if we have Pippa's pushchair with us we make him hold onto to it until he is allowed to cross the road then he is allowed to let go as long as he walks beside the pushchair so he is always slightly ahead of us so we can see what he is doing. Our cat was run over in August, so before we started letting him cross without holding our hands, we would remind him that if you aren't good you get squished.

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 8 years 10 months ago
I have to be honest hun. I had 2yr and 12days between my two. I was dreading letting Lolly walk more like you as up until then she had been in the buggy almost everywhere. I bought a mclaren double buggy in the sale and even though it was only fairly cheap i wish i hadn't bothered. I have maybe usd it 6/7times in total it drives me mad, as it is so hard to get round the shops plus Lolly likes walking everywhere. I also bought a buggy board and mine didn't get on with that either? Like you i am always tripping on it or my arms are always bent. PLus even with it lifted up and not in use i bang my shins on it. It also makes the buggy really heavy to push when lifted up and because i can't drive i need to use the handles to put shopping on. With the board it just makes the buggy too heavy and it will tip Rolling Eyes So lolly has had to get used to walking wherever we go (although if we are going to be out all day and me and mike are together i tend to take our spare buggy for lolly as she does still get tired!) I have a wrist strap attached to the buggy and used that to start with so lolly couldn't run away from me when we are out. However recently she will just hold the side of the buggy and knows that when we are near a road she has to stay on the inside and hold on whatever. When we are in shops she can sometimes have a tendancy of wandering so i use the strap now more as a punishment ie.if she doesn't behave and stay where i can see her she goes on the strap so she can't run off. I also think it is a good idea if you manage to get the new baby used to a sling. That way when the baby is still small you can carry him/her in the sling and push dennis in the buggy still if needed! I really think with a 3yr old you would get very little use out of a double buggy hun and it quite a big outlay to buy! Xx

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 10 months ago
Dont get a dbl buggy, he is bug enough to walk himself.

Get him either a wrist strap or reins. You get these lovely little back bags (frogs, bears etc) from Mothercare which are actually reins. My childminder uses these and her toddlers think they are great because they have their own 'bag' for doing the school run

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ElementaryElementary
posted 8 years 10 months ago

Alex said:
Dont get a dbl buggy, he is bug enough to walk himself.

Get him either a wrist strap or reins. You get these lovely little back bags (frogs, bears etc) from Mothercare which are actually reins. My childminder uses these and her toddlers think they are great because they have their own 'bag' for doing the school run

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and you also have a few months to practice - an awful lot can happen

angelsmomangelsmom
posted 8 years 10 months ago
casey was 2 1/2 when hayden was born, n she still got tierd walkin and had no sence of safety so i kept her in the buggy and used a sling for hayden until he was around 6months and getting to heavy for me. then i had same problem as you casey still had no safety sense so i got a double buggy for under £90 (i love it one seats pink ones blue) but i only used it for 3 months or so. ive found it too heavy.
caseys just had to learn how to walk, with the school run we get more practise so shes learning well.
but i do regret gettin the buggy i coulda used the money alot better. i would try the reins idea.

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 8 years 10 months ago
I like the idea of the back pack Alex mentioned, he'd probably find that quite fun; and I know he's able to handle the walking part so I think you've all backed up what I knew. I just wanted others input as he is a speedy little man, but if I attach him to the push chair or myself we should be ok.

TreeHuggerx3TreeHuggerx3
posted 8 years 10 months ago
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hi i have 3 children but the 2 littlest are only 11 months apart however they are nearly 2 and 3 and ruby likes to walk every where but jack is too little plus ruby gets tired easy so i bought a buggy witha built in buggy board they can either stand up on it or they can dit on a padded seat and the raincover covers both of them and it comes with an attachment so you can attach a carseat its designed so you never catch your feet etc and i have tried alot side by sides one in front of the other and i find this works best for us also i live in the middle of no where and have to use public transport it folds very well and is light enough to carry but if all else fails get a good sling and use a stroller hope this helps Yes

youngmumyoungmum
posted 8 years 10 months ago
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he will learn the rules quick enough i think. just keep a very close eye on him, or get one of those (i know it sounds harsh) leash things to strap onto his arm. my friend has one that clips onto a backpack, so it doesn't look like a leash, but it is very effective. it taught him to walk close to his mother, and he only needed it for about a month, and they didnt walk very often.

or another option is to buy a pram that has a toddler attatchment. my sister only has ony child, and her pram is just a single, but it comes with an attatchment which has 4 clips to hook onto the pram, above the baby part. I think it set her back about $300, but i bough just a single for the same amount... now after seeing hers, i thnk mine was a waste of money!! i am in Australia, so the prices will vary, but i think it would be worth it. if i were planning on having another child soon i would definately get one. the good thing is, if you aren't putting both ur kids in the pram, it's as easy as 4 clips to make it into a single!!

i hope that helped, good luck

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