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Alternatives to pushchair for two year old?

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Bouncearound Thu 01-Oct-15 12:20:19

Any advice? Ds is 2.3 and hates going in the pushchair, really really hates it!
I let him walk wherever possible but sometimes speed is of the essence and I don't have time to wait for him to catch up...

I know I could just 'make' him and bribery sometimes works but I have bigger battles to deal with just now so I'm looking for alternatives. He has a mini micro scooter but hasn't quite mastered it yet. He loves the scuttle bug but it doesn't work well on the pavements nearby. Also have a smart trike that I just can't push in a straight line.

Is there a trikethink /bike/ride on that would work for short walks of 20-30 mins(school run, dog walk etc) . I'm willing to try anything!

PosterEh Thu 01-Oct-15 12:21:16

Buggy board?

BathshebaDarkstone Thu 01-Oct-15 12:24:07

I was going to suggest that Poster

TheOriginalWinkly Thu 01-Oct-15 12:25:23

Toddler sling to carry him on your back?

Artandco Thu 01-Oct-15 12:25:47

Sling on back. A soft structured carrier is what you want like toddler connecta or boba 4g. It will just roll up in your bag when not needed and can put on and him in to get somewhere in a hurry

feetheart Thu 01-Oct-15 12:26:02

I'd stick with the MicroScooter if I were you. It took DS a little while to master it but once he had there was no stopping him and when he was tired they are so well designed that you can either attach a plastic bag to the handle and pull him along (or buy a proper strap smile) or put your hand on his back and gently push.
One word of advice though - make him stop at certain points along the route for you to catch up. It may take a little to drum it into him where to stop but is SO worth it as you will never keep up otherwise grin

claraschu Thu 01-Oct-15 12:27:53

I used to pull my daughter around on her heelys when she was a bit older, but we were in NYC with smooth pavements and she was very in control of her movement,

We also used a little red kids' wagon, which was fantastic when the kids were little: held the shopping too, and all their junk.

Bouncearound Thu 01-Oct-15 12:35:31

I hadn't thought of a buggy board but fear I may look a little silly pushing it along without a baby in the buggy! He also loves going on my bike but this isn't possible with the dog...
I do have a soft sling and a hip sling but again he just doesn't like going in it confused. He does like the smart trike but I find it hard to push and wonder how much more use he would get from a new one (that was easier to push) before outgrowing it
This is dc3 who basically wants to be exactly the same as his siblings and walk everywhere.

Idakin Wed 04-Jan-17 00:21:09

Havr used this site for years without signing up and I did so, just to say this smile

What you want is a balance bike or training bike (same thing) they cary in price from £20 (no use for real outdoor use) to a few hundred. It's a bike with no pedals, they push along like on a scuttlebug. It had brakes too and once they get used to it and then learn to pedal they already have the sense of balance they need. My son did that and my youngest daughter is about to, she just turned 2.

The more expensive versions have pedals that either come off with quick release or fold out of the way.

Hope this helps and food luck

PickAChew Wed 04-Jan-17 00:25:04

Buggy is on the way to collect ;) (or simply ready and waiting, fuck off nosy gits with the deails)

llangennith Wed 04-Jan-17 00:27:35

Big plastic red motor bike sit'n'ride from toys r us. Light enough to go on the pushchair hood if DS deigns to sit in buggy.

Lindy2 Wed 04-Jan-17 00:31:42

A smart trike is suitable up to age 3. My daughter kept climbing out of her pushchair (despite being strapped in) but would sit on her smart trike and be pushed along.

Lindy2 Wed 04-Jan-17 00:33:53

Sorry, just spotted you already have a smart trike. I used to tilt our one back a little bit to keep the front wheel just off the ground. That used to help with keeping it going in a straight line.

BertieBotts Wed 04-Jan-17 00:36:55

grin Idakin, bless you, this thread is over a year old! I suspect the OP doesn't have the issue any more.

Look in "Active" for current threads smile

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