what age did your toddler not need a buggy?

(33 Posts)
zazA09Jane Mon 04-Aug-14 23:56:01

my 14mo still isnt walking but I was just curious to see what age your bubas started walking and how long did it take before you didnt need to take a buggyout at all, or when they could use a buggy board?

Maymay07 Tue 05-Aug-14 00:47:17

God love em eh!
Both may DDs were different. 2nd child was double jointed and didn't shuffle, crawl or do anything. So at 2yrs and 4 mths she just upped and walked. Stayed in the pram until approx 3yrs old and never looked back.
My eldest would still be in a pram now if I let her, and she's 13! The laziest child I have ever known, yet she started walking at 12 mths. She actually thought I was been serious when I suggested we get her a motorised chair for Christmas.
Hope that made you smile. X

WaffleWiffle Tue 05-Aug-14 00:51:16

Depends how much walking you do.

My children started walking between 9 and 12 months. We stopped using the pushchair at around 3 years for each of them

LegoCaltrops Tue 05-Aug-14 00:55:43

DD started walking just before 1st birthday. Is now 2.3 & mostly walks, sometimes up to a couple of miles per day (genuinely)! She does sometimes need the buggy when she's tired, but not often. We don't have a car.

velouria Tue 05-Aug-14 00:57:03

Mine were all 3 as siblings came along and evicted them, last child was also 3 as buggy broke.

velouria Tue 05-Aug-14 00:58:27

Disclaimer, no car, plenty of walking/busing involved in any kind of day out

velouria Tue 05-Aug-14 01:00:16

Sorry lego reminded me of people on these type of threads who went by car everywhere and meant their 14mo prodigy walked 15 steps occasionally lol

Vacillating Tue 05-Aug-14 01:11:22

3.3,3.6, 1.10... As for the last I can only presume she will be some kind of endurance athlete, she can do 3 miles at a time and is nearly quicker than her sibling who is 3.5 older! I have no car at the moment, and no preference for her to be on her feet!

MillionPramMiles Tue 05-Aug-14 08:39:26

If you're doing a one mile nursery run on foot before getting to work every day you'll probably be using the pram for that as long as they'll possibly fit in it.

Leisurely trips to the park, shops etc can involve more walking assuming you've got the time. Lots of young toddlers are capable of walking a fair distance, it just takes so friggin' long!

MillionPramMiles Tue 05-Aug-14 08:40:32

Also safety is an issue, in an urban area with lots of traffic/busy roads to cross it just isn't practical to ditch the pram.

Only1scoop Tue 05-Aug-14 08:43:06

Used for the last time at almost 2

Lally112 Tue 05-Aug-14 08:44:03

Two and a bit. I refuse after that. I remember my sister being in one till she was 4 and now shes a lazy shit - she gets a taxi back from the corner shop so I make mine walk early.

MiaowTheCat Tue 05-Aug-14 11:28:46

DD1 was a late walker (18 months) but I declared pushchair days over with recently at 2 years 4 months after she'd been refusing to go in it for a while (I had a double so she always had the option) and did the entire day around Alton Towers, practically dragging herself along on exhausted legs but still completely declining the offer of a ride in the buggy. Have now just bought a buggy board but she uses a seated micro scooter (too uncoordinated to use a standing one yet) and a scooter pull quite often if we're in a hurry to get somewhere, and walks quite happily along on reins as well.

MiaowTheCat Tue 05-Aug-14 11:29:33

Adding to this though - I use a car a lot as I've got a lot of mobility difficulties myself.

Meglet Tue 05-Aug-14 13:32:10

How long is a piece of string really.

Will you need it for work / nursery runs? Are you a fast walker? Do you drive much?

I stopped using the buggy at 4.6 for mine, it was actually a 3 wheeler so easy to push and steer. I don't take the car out very often and needed it for work / nursery / supermarket outings. Like a millionmiles said, days out are a doddle, any fool can dawdle with a toddler. It's the daily stuff that's trickier when they cannot possibly keep up with you and you don't have time to slow down and wait.

Purpleflamingos Tue 05-Aug-14 13:36:22

3 yrs for both. Youngest has just turned 3 so we are slowly phasing it out. It stays in the car for tiredness/emergencies on days out.

I do miss putting both of them in a double buggy and walking to the shops. It takes so flamin long now.

BertieBotts Tue 05-Aug-14 13:43:39

When DS started nursery was when I ditched it for 99% of the time and just took it very occasionally for long days, so 3.3.

I don't have a car.

bonzo77 Tue 05-Aug-14 13:45:07

Youngest still in his buggy at 20 months as he's only just taken his first steps. Older one last used a buggy regularly at about 3.5. When he starts school I might get the double out initially for the walk home, it's only half a mile but he gets very tired and he's still my PFB (and would love it)!

OneLittleToddleTerror Tue 05-Aug-14 13:47:05

3.5yo and DD is still using a buggy. We went through a phase where she refused to sit in one. Then she discovered walking is very tiring and proceeded to sitting on the ground refusing to move until she is either carried or sit in a pram. She can only reliably walks very short distances. Like car park to shop kind of distance.

I'm going to get a buggy board when second comes in September.

DD started walking around 15mo btw.

OneLittleToddleTerror Tue 05-Aug-14 13:53:01

Oh she is just lazy. She can happily walk an entire afternoon in a park. The problem is when we want her to walk to somewhere specifically. She only wants to walk when it's playing.

dyslexicdespot Tue 05-Aug-14 13:53:56

We use a push chair for DS and I expect we will use it for another 1-2 years. We don't have a car and we hike/walk a lot. On a day off, we would normally walk about 15K or more.

dyslexicdespot Tue 05-Aug-14 13:55:21

Opps..forgot to mention that he is almost 3.

reddaisy Tue 05-Aug-14 13:57:40

Two for both of them, still have the buggy and intend take it to London for a sightseeing weekend and DD, 5, and DS, 2.9, will probably fight over it then!

TheGoop Tue 05-Aug-14 13:58:39

I think we stopped bothering with a push-chair when DS was about 2 and a half as he would never sit in it.

TheGoop Tue 05-Aug-14 13:59:17

mind you - he does insist on being carried everywhere!

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