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Crutches out and about and keeping toddler safe.

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chocolateicecream Sun 13-Jan-13 12:44:03

Many thanks for the responses. I am sorry that I have not had the opportunity to respond sooner due to a horrible week that I do not wish to repeat for as long as I live.

I have thought about the long singular rein so it is good to hear that people are using reins with some success. My 3 yr old is prone to meltdowns when we are out, I know that it is likely that I am going to be pretty stuck with no pushchair at hand.

I guess it is just one of those things that I am just going to have to put up with.

Oodhousekeeping Wed 09-Jan-13 11:06:50

Am of with dc4 & dd3 is now 2.3, I've been on crutches for 15 weeks now and have managed with her on reins. She also holds one crutch instead of my hand.
I now rarely leave the house though as I can only walk a few steps even with crutches.

Sams4lo Wed 09-Jan-13 10:36:22

I was on crutches with dc2,3 and 4 sad when I was expecting dc3, dc 2 was 19m and I put him in a buggy and had use it like crutches if that makes sense! As he had walking problems on top. When dc4 I had the two younger ones in the buggy as well but to be honest I was in too much pain so stayed at home most of the time!

I kept my crutches in the car to avoid them being used as a toy and someone getting hurt! I also will ask older ones to fetch me things and reward with a sticker etc and they would get a treat when daddy got home or at the weekend when I had extra help smile dh also does the shopping and runs most errands smile

DeathMetalMum Tue 08-Jan-13 20:10:14

You could use reigns? Maybe have the strap in your hand while using crutches? The reigns I have unclip at the back to one longer 'lead' rather than a loop. Would make it possible with crutches though not easy.

chocolateicecream Tue 08-Jan-13 17:52:21

Having another nightmare pregnancy on so many levels.

Saw the physio yesterday as am having a lot of muscular skeletal problems. She was ever so lovely and I am going to be getting quite a bit of input during this pregnancy and post birth. One thing that she suggested was crutches. I don't venture out far and am in agony just after a short walk.

I don't really have any support so I am trying to muddle through the best I can. I have two children and my youngest dd is just three. How on earth do people manage to venture out of the house with a toddler when they are using crutches? It will mean that I don't have my hands free to keep her safe. I don't like the idea of relying on my seven yr old to hand hold, and I know that this just won't work.

Please can anyone else share their experiences or come up with some helpful suggestions?

Cheers xx.

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