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best pushchair for 3 years old

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margobambino Mon 31-May-10 22:54:09

Hi, We have Stokke Xplory but DS is now growing out of it. We are looking for something roomy for a 3 years old who looks like 4 and sturdy enough to carry him when he wants to run but has to stay in the pushchair. I'd appreciate any advice.

mrsfab2009 Sun 26-Jul-15 10:09:31

Appreciate this post goes back to June, but just wanted to say thank you to those who gave sensible suggestions. I am also looking for a buggy for my 3 1/2 year old. She is perfectly capable of walking with me and does walk nicely, but gets tired at the end of a long day having fun running and walking! A buggy is also very handy when it rains! So once, again, thank you for the decent suggestions.

diwhit007 Sun 03-May-15 13:02:51

I am quite frankly disgusted at some of the censorious, critical comments of so many people on here. Come on mothers, let's support one another not add to the already overwhelming burden of guilt that's continually heaped on us parents (and mothers in particular). I am a mother and a grandmother and I came across this message thread because I am taking my three and half year old grand-daughter on a longish holiday very soon and wanted some advice about buying a cheap pushchair to take with me. My husband and I love walking, as indeed does our grand-daughter, but we worry she will tire before we do, and as neither of us is strong enough to carry her for any distance then we feel a pushchair or buggy will prove invaluable. I am also thinking of the long walks at the airport etc. I'll probably just look for a second-hand one on Ebay to be honest, but wanted to post something to those sanctimonious "perfect" parents out there. Get off your high horses and concentrate on bringing up your own kids instead of criticising how other people are bringing up theirs.

Jesstommy2012 Wed 18-Mar-15 18:34:33

I am currently looking for a good sized pushchair for my 3yr old, he is completely fine and no one would know that he suffers from cerebral palsy in his legs (until he walks of corse). I don't think people should have an opinion on seeing 3+ yr olds being in pushchairs as they do not know the full reason they are in them.

KennedyColeBailey Sun 08-Feb-15 09:55:41

Hopefully you got some advice around a push chair .... after sifting through all the negativity ..... If so did you get a push chair that did the job? I need one for my 3 year old .....


Caron xx

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Sat 03-Jan-15 17:16:58


mummyof22015 Sat 03-Jan-15 17:15:51

People on this post make me sick!

mummyof22015 Sat 03-Jan-15 17:14:59

People on this thread make me sick!

mummyof22015 Sat 03-Jan-15 16:34:41

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xxxhayzxxx Sat 27-Dec-14 19:36:06

My son is 3. He has a club foot and has slight hyper mobility I was recommended the mountain terrin as my son is nearly 3 ft xx

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Dec-14 18:35:38

Hoho I'd hope the OP's child is walking by now, seeing as how they are 7 hmm

HoHoHappyHolidays Tue 23-Dec-14 09:52:17

margobambino Sorry no advice but please ignore those who tell you your child should be walking, only you know when your child is ready smile

larrygrylls Sat 20-Dec-14 09:28:32

You would not put a slow walking, unfit adult in a wheelchair for convenience, so why a 3 year old child? Of course there might be exceptions in the case of really tough journeys, but what will be the effect on the confidence and fitness of the child?

gamerchick Sat 20-Dec-14 05:55:50

You can't stab this thread to death really can you? grin

4 years old.

britishbakeoffblues Sat 20-Dec-14 05:28:02

I'm so jealous that you can get your 3 year old in a buggy!
My son has flatly refused to go in his buggy since he was 18 months old.
Have you considered a trunki suitcase for the holiday? They can ride on it?
Sorry, don't have a suggestion of a bigger buggy --but I'm not judging you either!!--gringrin

xxxhayzxxx Sat 20-Dec-14 02:59:15

Thank you so much for someone askin this question. Mine son is nearly three and half and has talipes and slight hyper mobility but the macclarens was too small cause he's 3 ft. Thank you to the ones with a positive answers. The others. It's not your child you never gave birth too these people children so no reason too be so judgemental

MyMelody Mon 18-Aug-14 22:57:52

can't believe this thread is still going over four years later! grin

mummykayjay Fri 15-Aug-14 18:52:58

Not all kids are the same. Those of you that are making judgment on someone for wanting a buggy for their child. Shame on you. My daughter is now 4 and we have just been on holiday, we would of been stuck without it. Some kids still need a sleep during the day. She walks everywhere but when necessary we take her buggy for her to rest. Saves fighting with a tired child while out, and helps when carrying lots of shopping. Not everybody drives. Some of us rely on public transport. There is nothing wrong with a 3-5 yr old using a buggy on occasion.

MiaowTheCat Sat 02-Aug-14 16:12:04

My life was awful for a few months until DD1 finally learnt to walk as she was a late walker and very very tall for her age so looked a lot older than she was... oh the comments I had to put up with!

Just bought a baby jogger city micro cheap as chips second hand for DD2 but DD1 who's 2 1/2 but more the size of a 4/5 year old would fit in it just fine if required - she's just a pushchair refuser now she's cracked that walking thing though so I'm getting rid of my doubles totally.

hayley27m Fri 01-Aug-14 11:31:22

Don't worry op there are plenty of people who use pushchairs for their older children. My ds is 3.5 and goes in the double with his 9 month old baby brother every day when we take my dd to school. We live too far away for him to walk there and back and I also have to get her there on time wink. I've got a baby jogger city mini which he fits in great, he even falls asleep in there still on occasion. It is a bit hard to push with him in now and I wonder if the 4 wheel version might be better.

Minipink1 Fri 01-Aug-14 08:36:39

We encourage my 4 year old to walk but if out all day on a day trip we know they'll be problems with tired little legs, so yes, we take a buggy. Maclaren fits him nicely. So throw me to the lions ladees ��

dodito Thu 12-Jun-14 13:45:14

Totally agree with you, I have a 3 year old that looks like a 4, he doesn't use a buggy anymore infact he loves walking however when we walk long distances he wants me to carry him and even thought I encourage him to walk and never carries him is a risk I am not willing to take when going on holidays. Better safe than sorry

Cazm2 Mon 26-May-14 09:34:18

Just for the record caprice my dd 2.2 has a dummy and sometimes in day and her speech is that of a 4 year old so take issue with the dummy stopping development it's crap it's down to each individual child

Capricex Fri 23-May-14 14:08:27

Lol I find these comments very funny ..
My child is 20 months he uses the Cosatto Yo which is amazing. I only use it if I go asda or to shopping centres or on the bus somewhere. Tbh I find mothers who push around 3+ kids are lazy.. Call me judgemental I understand everyone's situation is different but everyone Has legs just like everyone has a mouth. My child knows how to say 1-5 at 20 months old because I constantly taught him. Some kids are slow I get that BUT. If you stuff a dummy in your babies mouth all day and night their speech will be slow. Even if you teach them a lot, So therefore if you stuff your child in a pushchair all day long your child won't know how to walk or behave whilst walking. It's laziness and yes some mothers are lazy some are not. That's just a preference. Doesn't cause the child any harm so therefore it's none of our business BUT. I can't stand lazy moms. Lol! It's just annoying to see. Just like it's annoying to see a mom smoking around her child u just wanna shake her and say "your child is breathing that!" So I guess we feel the same when we look at big ass kids in buggys like wth somebody here said their kid is 8 in a buggy? That's appalling. 3 has to be the max for me. Unless ur going far yeah take the pram. But to the park or etc walk your child for gods sake you wouldn't put your dog in a pram would you lol
Nonetheless nobody is perfect it's not illegal but this debate is shocking and interesting at once!

Riccobena Fri 15-Nov-13 08:36:56

Hi I don't think there is anything wrong with having a 3 year old in a pushchair! My boy is 3 and a half and I use my pushchair a lot! We live near busy roads and walk a lot! I would never expect him to walk all the way to nursery it takes over half an hour the people who say they don't use them very often must drive there children everywhere! I'm also looking for a good pushchair as mine is far to bulky now could you let me know if you found a good one smile thanks

elfycat Sun 03-Nov-13 14:04:38

We're using a Graco - but they're big things. Still plenty of room for a child - occasionally with it in the flat position we get DD1 (4.5) in too for a bit. So loads of room plus a huge basket. Essential for a long day at the zoo - for carrying the picnic if nothing else.

DD1 has just about finished wanting to be in a buggy. I've had all of the comments but quite frankly don't give a stuff. Often she's walked a couple of miles to and from the leisure centre, active play for a couple of hours and I'm giving her a chance to rest before her karate class. Yes she does have legs that work. They work a lot. So do DD2's as we tend to walk everywhere. Of course I could just use the giant fossil-fuel burning 4 person buggy on a daily basis and fail to have the lack of leg usage commented upon.

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