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What age do they stop wanting to be pushed around in a pushchair?

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Swaliswan Fri 22-Aug-08 19:38:13

I was just wondering what sort of age DD will stop being pushed around in the pushchair and will want to walk everywhere?

letitbe Fri 22-Aug-08 19:39:58

suppose it depends on child- sometimes 2, often much later (till 4?)

hana Fri 22-Aug-08 19:40:26

dd 2 hops in when given the chance if dd3 is walking. She's 3.8

tortoise Fri 22-Aug-08 19:42:05

Just got DD2 4 out of hers but she would happily go back in it. DD1 5 would love to have a ride too!
So it probably depends on the child and also the distance they have to walk.

wotulookinat Fri 22-Aug-08 19:46:19

My son has stopped wanting to go in the pushchair and he is 22 months. I still put him in it if I am walking a long way because he gives up walking after about half an hour.

Swaliswan Fri 22-Aug-08 19:47:15

So, if you were going to have a 22 month age gap, would you definitely buy a double/tandem or would you try and cope with a sling and single pushchair?

juuule Fri 22-Aug-08 19:49:51

Mine usually wanted to get out at around 18m to 2y and it was a nuisance. When they were out they would try to run off. I'd have to take the pushchair anyway to get them to hold onto it or let them get in when they got tired which they usually did. Oh and that was another thing - they always wanted to push the pushchair even though they couldn't push it in a straight line and only in fits and starts (that was funhmm )

Around 2 and halfish they would then want to get in it again and not want to give it up until around 4y.

Shitehawk Fri 22-Aug-08 19:50:18

How long is a piece of string? Dd was 18 months; two of her friends were nearly 6 years old. Depends on the child - and the attitude of their parents, too, to a certain extent.

juuule Fri 22-Aug-08 19:50:49

22m age gap, I'd definitely get a double/tandem.

meandmyjoe Fri 22-Aug-08 19:51:29

I'd go for a sling for the new born and hopefully dc1 will be walking more and more by the time dc2 needs the pram. Double pushchairs are expensive and bulky, difficult to push and also store. My ds never wanted to be in the pushchair though, even as a newborn! He is 12 months and has only been walking for 2 weeks but would much rather walk or be carried. He will only now tolerate it for short journeys but if going any distance I have a backpack carrier thingy which he loves! Very envious at all these kids who still go in age 4!

janeite Fri 22-Aug-08 19:52:30

Dd1 was out of hers by 2 years and 3 months. DD2 was born when she was 2 years and 2 months old and so we needed the buggy! I didn't think of a double buggy to be honest and I think if they have to walk, then they just get used to walking!

meandmyjoe Fri 22-Aug-08 19:53:10

It must depend on the child! Think I've had my mind scewed by my awkward dc!

chankins Fri 22-Aug-08 19:55:55

Depends how much you have to walk, and if you would at some point expect both dc to be falling asleep. For short journeys a sling and a single buggy would be great, especially if getting on buses ! You could then change to buggy and buggy board for older child as they both get bigger. But if you wanted or needed older child to sleep, and you walk everywhere, double buggy would be best.

llareggub Fri 22-Aug-08 19:58:11

It depends what we are doing. Today we went to a farm park so didn't bother with a buggy, DS is more than happy to walk. We carry him when he gets tired but usually 5 minutes or so will sort it. If I am out and about for a longer period I keep him in the buggy. It happens so infrequently I think he likes the novelty.

DS is 22 months and we have been like this since around 14 months or so.

fourlittlefeet Fri 22-Aug-08 20:02:16

I've got the same dilemma. DD is 15 months and already wants to walk short distances/be carried/push the pram and complains in the pushchair unless very tired. Then again she was a sling baby until my bump couldn't take it. The next one is due in Jan so I'll have a 20 month gap. Given the width of side by side doubles and weight of inline doubles I'm planning to get a better single that goes flat, can take a buggy board and has room to shove a scooter on will then sling up the new baby. I'll only get a double if I really really have to!

wotulookinat Fri 22-Aug-08 20:04:55

22m age gap I would defo buy a double.

lljkk Fri 22-Aug-08 20:06:40

All of mine would still hitch a lift every day, if I let them.
DS (almost 9) was actually in the pushchair 6 months ago; he was very ill, and I didn't want to drive to doctor's office.

littleducks Fri 22-Aug-08 20:12:19

I HAVE 23 months between mine, dd wasnt in the pushchair at all pre ds, she wanted to walk so i tried sling and buggy. It was a disaster accumulating in a jealous dd lying on the floor in boots screaming.

my mum then gave me the money as a present and i bought a phil and teds, sometimes dd goes in buggy sometimes she walks and if she is naughty i can put her in buggy and strap her in

Elk Fri 22-Aug-08 20:51:52

I have a 32 month gap between mine and could not have done without my P&T E3. dd1 still had a nap most days until she was 4 and would regularly fall asleep on the way home from pre-school. I often had both dd's asleep in the buggy whilst I shopped or went on a day trip with them. It has just made life a lot easier having one (and it was the only three wheeler that fitted in the boot of my car.

Heated Fri 22-Aug-08 20:58:58

DS stopped at about 2yrs which was useful as there is a 2yr age gap between him and dd.

On a couple of occasions when dd a nb he sat behind the pram bar and she moved up a bit, but no way worth buying a dbl pram, ime.

When we went out for a walk as a family, nb dd went in a sling and ds thoroughly enjoyed walking along with the grown-ups.

blueshoes Fri 22-Aug-08 21:01:19

3 year age gap and another vote of the P&T. Unless your dd is a very good walker, it is definitely easier to just put both in the buggy and zip to where you need to go. Rather than one in the sling and the other in the buggy or one in the buggy and the other needing encouragement to walk. Safer as well until the 3 year old is closer to 4+.

christywhisty Sun 24-Aug-08 13:57:48

The P&T don't do well on heath and safety so would be wary of it, also hate the thought of the baby being stuck behind, one little baby I see has her head permantly craning round trying to look out.
DD came along 5 days after ds's birthday and I needed a double buggy for about a year, but I don't drive and walked/train/bus everywhere. I hade a side by side and very rarely found a problem getting it through doors.

blueshoes Sun 24-Aug-08 17:30:58

As regards the child behind craning her neck at the back of the P&T, once the baby is 6 months or older, they can swop and in fact do with regularity because the older one, if not both, love to vary the experience. My dcs don't spend hours in a buggy in any case.

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