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to buy a double buggy for a 3 and 4 yr old.

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AmberSocks Tue 02-Apr-13 10:24:59

I have 4 children aged 5,two 3 yr olds(one was 3 last week one is 4 next week)ad a 6 month old.The eldest is at school full time now(was going to home educate but decided to try school,and he/we are loving it)my middle two go to the o site pre school 2 full days a week.

DH does the school run in the mornings as he drives past there at that time anyway,i collect ds from school and the the other two from pre school on the days they are there.

On the way back the younger two are so tired from a full day at pre school,they are so slow,which would be ok if they were only slow but the moaning!It is terrible and i the cold weather its taking us about half a hour to get home,which is about half a mile away!

I am thinking of getting a stroller type buggy for them,and putting the baby in a sling just for those days when they are tired,or possibly a stroller so i can put just dc3 in it and then the baby in a sling,or baby ad dc2 int he double?

Dc2 is getting a mini micro scooter for his birthday so maybe this will solve the problem?dc1 has one and he whizzes home on it.

KateShmate Wed 03-Apr-13 21:16:46

If it makes things easier for you, then why not? It's not like you are going to be still pushing your 3YO and 4YO when they are 10 and 11!
I have 3.5YO triplets and they still go in the buggy when it's a long walk. I am trying to get them to walk more, and scooters do help. I'm in the opposite situation and am thinking of downsizing from a triple to a single (1 of DTrips has a long term illness) so that they have no choice but walk.

AmberSocks Wed 03-Apr-13 21:35:04

he is capable of walking it,and does on the 3 days hes not at pre school as its not as tiring for him.but he doesnt want to on the other 2 because its a long day for a small child.

anyway,will use the buggy booard when the bits come.thanks for suggestions.

WakeyCakey Wed 03-Apr-13 22:18:21

I remember being picked up from school in my first year in a pushchair. I was a great walker and could go for miles, my mum just did it so when we crossed the road me(just 4), sis(5) and sis (just 6) would be safe.

I now go on walking holidays often and love walking long distances so that's proof it isn't damaging smile

lljkk Thu 04-Apr-13 19:26:01

DD still cadged pushchair lifts until past her 6th birthday (she weighed about the same as her 3yo brother, so why not let them take turns?).

She excels at cross country running now. Make it was all the extra rest she got back then. grin

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