We went for a long walk over the weekend, I worked out the length of the route and timed how long it was taking us to walk it.
DS walked about half a mile, which took him half an hour, and was then tired so got in the buggy. He rested in the buggy for half an hour, then got out to walk again and only managed another 20mins.
He's hypermobile, so I know he'll get tired easier, but how does this compare to most NT (I use this term as the purpose of checking this is for a DLA claim, he has another condition too) 3 year olds? Obviously if this is the same as other 3 year olds I should reconsider whether or not we should claim.
So basically, how far can your 3 year old walk, and how long does it take them?
It depends on the circumstances....somewhere new/exciting/beach/promise of ice creams etc will keep DD walking for quite a long time, half an hour no problem at all, probably an hour or more on a good day. Doing something she doesn't really want to do..she'll be complaining in minutes. One walk we sometimes do must be 2 or 3 miles, she might need a few minutes on someones shoulders to rest a bit but is too heavy to carry for long. We've rarely used a buggy though.
1/2 mile in around 15mins. we walk to toddler group twice a week and it's 1/2mile each way which he can walk there and back almost every time. we live at the top of quite a steep hill so he'll run pretty much all the way there then walk home so can be 10mins there and 20mins back if he's really tired!
if he's walking with daddy then it's 5mins before he is too tired and wants a piggy back!