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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.

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.

Fandsmummy Sun 03-Nov-13 13:50:19

Omg I just done a search on if a maclaren techno xlr would be any yes for my 31 month old son, came across this and can I just say, there are so e very catty mothers out there, who really cares if your children were walking everywhere at 2, you were not asked this, my son walks everywhere, but seeing as we have a 20 minute walk up hill to school at 8.30 every morning, I feel he needs something, he happily walks everywhere else but that walk exhausts him, also do you make your 2 yr old walk in pouring rain/snow etc, if so shame on you, there's no way my child would be made to do that, so yep, I am going to get my son a buggy, really don't care what others think

Seraphina11 Mon 26-Aug-13 21:15:34

Very judgemental - people's circumstances vary. I am a granny looking after large 2 year old and having to walk energetic dog for a good hour each day. Can't imagine grandson will be able to walk briskly for an hour when he's 3.

rachellanya Sun 07-Jul-13 17:25:36

wow well i have just been looking for a pram for my 2 year old who is 3 in october to see some horrible comments that pissed me off so much i had to sign up thought this was called mumsnet half of u act like kids get a life !!!!!!!! some people who go shopping round town and dont drive who have small children need a pram we dont all live in flowery field either were r kids run round with no shoes look at poor jamie bulger his mum only took her eyes off him for a split second !!! u horrible women some people need to keep there mouths shut or get some happiness in there sad lives if some one said that to my face id give them a slap!!

quodro Wed 03-Jul-13 14:24:00

omg.i was just searching on the net for auitable pushchairs for a three year old and come accross this my little one is nearly 3 and still naps in her pushchair sometimes we take it sometimes we dont who the hec do you lot think u are judging anotha mother on wetha her lo needs a pushchair  or not nowt to do wi u shes askin suitable pushchairs so if ya know of one say it if. yadontjog on a baby micro city micro is perfect by the way.

milk Thu 13-Jun-13 12:52:27

This thread began on Mon 31-May-10. I wonder how her 6 year old DS is doing smile

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 13-Jun-13 12:48:48

My 3.2 year old still uses a pushchair and I also can't be arsed explaining why. I have a Mamma's & Papa's TRek and he still fits in it.

milk Thu 13-Jun-13 12:45:52

Why is everyone bashing the OP?!?

Gemz31 Thu 13-Jun-13 12:35:13

Omg! I would rather my 3 year( although not in buggy) was safe! Baring in mind the heat and often long walks on holidays a buggy can come in very handy! Zeta vooom is perfect for this extra height lightweight and cheap I cant recommend this enuff, I dont think the woman was looking for parenting advice!!

Helenkenyon Fri 19-Apr-13 22:55:45

I fell so sorry for this lady she was only asking for advice, children are all so different some walk every where when they are 2 some hate walking and are in a buggy till they don't fit in them!!
My advice for this lady have a look at the maclaren xlr that's what my son is in who is only 20 months but its quite roomy and the hood is high so if your little one is tall might help, or maybe look at something with big wheels to make it easy to push.
Hope it helps. smile

dillipickle I bought a city mini this week after hating them for years! It's actually for my 15 month old but my 5yo had a go in it and, while she can't get the hood down over her head and her legs were slightly hanging over the end, there was plenty of room in the seat for her smile

Tiggywunkle Fri 19-Apr-13 21:07:30

I was about to say the same awkwardsis
Why dig out an old thread to comment on??
Believe me I could argue this one to death re why an older child should / needs to be in a pushchair, but I am not wasting my time.

awkwardsis Fri 19-Apr-13 11:38:24

High heeled mum I am actually amused at your outrage considering this is a very very old thread you've brought back to life. You must have actualyl searched for this to find it. 3 year olds in pushchairs? Meh. I don't drive. Get over it.

BangOn Fri 19-Apr-13 10:52:07

op, can't understand why everyone is leaping on you for putting your 3 yr old in a buggy. some people are so obsessed with what everyone else 'should' be doing, they forget that everyone's circumstances are different. If you never walk further than half a mile down the road, & you never have to get anywhere urgently you probably don't need a buggy for a 3 yr old. Ditto if your child rides aroud with you in the car all day. Everyone else id probably going to need to stick their 3 yr old in the pushchair at some stage. now unhoik those judgeypants everyone.

dillipickle Fri 19-Apr-13 10:40:53

Shocked and appalled by the judgemental and absurd responses on here. But I am truly happy to see these are by a minority and the majority are by kind, helpful and supportive human beings.

I realise this is an old thread but came across it as I am looking for a buggy that will help for my big 2yo when we travel and he will need a place to nap/rest when he is tired, I have decided to go with the baby jogger city mini 3 wheeler.

ValarMorGoolis Sun 07-Apr-13 14:06:15

My Dad takes a buggy to the zoo just to carry his picnic grin

My DD will fit in the BJCM for a long time yet, (DS had a good loll about in it while the baby walked around the museum recently, and he was 5 smile) but it's pricey for the time you'll use it.

When DS started school I did a scooter training regime for the mile walk.

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