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    Default Re: How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    You could use a bike with a parent handle instead. That way he could still feel like he is a big boy and you could use it to teach him about listening and road rules at the same time. I do think it is important you teach him about stopping before the road and not leaving your side whether he is in a pram or walking.

    DS is 3 and I still use a stroller for him when we go to the shops, somewhere busy or are having a long day out. He walks too slow and gets distracted easily and I need him to still be agreeable to going in the pram when I have our next baby in Jan (so I don't have to worry about losing him).

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    Default Re: How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    Maybe use a backpack harness as a safety back up while you are teaching him the road rules? You can encourage him to hold ur hand still but if he tries to run off at least he wont end up in front of a car

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    Default How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    I posted a thread about this about 6 months ago. We ended up buying a cheap stroller for DD at 3years. She is 3.5 and if we expect to be on our feet for a while we will take it with us. for example we are intending to go into the city by train on the weekend to explore all the Christmas activities that are on. We will be in the city for the whole day so DD will alternate between walking and using her stroller.
    I was hesitant to put her in one a few months ago too but once I got over caring what anyone else thinks it just made my life so much easier and DD happier.
    We are expecting baby 2 in may and when liking at prams have considered that of we do day trips DD might like to hop in the pram for a rest and one of us can carry the baby.
    I think there is a difference between encouraging exercise and stamina and pushing your child past their limits to quickly.

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    Default How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    All my kids were out of prams at about 2.2 years old. I teach them first by having the pram with me but them holding the pram instead of sitting once they understood the concept of stay by my side otherwise you'll get strapped in I threw the pram in the Garage. They all love walking to and from school which is a 30 minute round trip :-)

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    My DS1 who is 5 still sits in the double mountain buggy sometimes for example we were at the zoo the other week and he was tired and irritated and just needed to escape from the world for a few minutes so he hoped in. My DS2 is just 4 and he gets tired in the same situations so will get in as well. I think it depends on the situation and your children.

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    Default How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    By the time they are 4 out kids are banned from the pram. If we go for long walks they scooter or ride their bikes. Even our 3yo is mostly banned, he went for a 6km hike with us around cradle mt so he can certainly walk around the shops lol!

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    I personally think if your son is going to make you stressed out when out walking your daughter to school place him in a pram. No doubt the kinder would be near a busy road and would be busy if it has a primary school near it which most kinders do. It way to dangerous for him to be out walking if he plays up and wont let you hold his hand etc. You also don't have all day to get your daughter to school. All it can take your son being hard as in not holding your hand etc for you to be running late and by the time you get home you will be completely stressed out. I would be buying a pram if i had a son who was like that. Also walking your daughter to school is not a time and place to start showing him road rules that is something to be done on the weekend when your DF can help you. it is also not a skill that he will master in one week, its a skill that will take month to finely get him to understand. As they say boys will be boys and they are the ones who try the bounties a little more then girls
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    Default How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    My kids were both out of prams early but I think it is perfectly understandable in your situation OP. DD2 still likes to be carried at times and I'd much rather have her in a pram for a long walk then begging me to carry her/sitting on the ground crying until I do.
    Although what about one of those bikes or trikes with the handle on the back? That was if he is feeling energetic he can ride it and if he gets tired you can always push it for a while.

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    Both kids were mostly out of the pram by 2.5... Completely out by 3 years.

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    Default Re: How old do you think is too old for a pram/stroller.

    We don't use ours much anymore (kids are 3&5) but there are times we need it. If I want to get some exercise, I use it (dd1 rides her bike while I push dd2). Or somewhere with lots of walking and no trolleys, like the zoo or the city. I couldn't care less if they are too old, I have a horror of needing to get somewhere in a hurry with a tired cranky hungry child (or two) in tow... And without fail they refuse to walk when we are at the furthest possible point from the car, when I have 20 bags to carry, have period pain and no sleep the night before.

    So I'm not selling our pram just yet lol


 

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