So this maybe the wrong section but oh well.
A quick question! What would you ladies do in my situation. When we go shopping (or anywhere really) that requires DS to walk, he absolutely refuses. If we get him out of the car and put him on the ground he holds his legs up so he won't stand up. Sometimes I go with it and refuse to carry him and other days I just pick him back and huff and puff about it ( I know not the best option) I don't really want to leave him sitting on the ground in a car park. Pretty nasty.
He's also a runner so gets Sh!tty and drops to the ground and spins around when we hold his hand. Some days he walks perfectly, holds hands and is an angel and other days I literally don't know why I bother.
What can I do to fix this 😰 I really dont enjoy going out just us because I know my arm will be killing me by the end of it.
It sets my anxiety off when he starts all of this because I feel like I'm being judged for him not wanting to do what I need him to do. (I know it sounds so dumb!!) I also feel like I'm doing something wrong.
Sorry for the ramble! Any help would be great thanks.
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27-04-2016 18:53 #1
DS won't walk. Being lazy
27-04-2016 19:18 #2
How old is your ds?
27-04-2016 19:20 #3
Carriers come in toddler and pre-schooler sizes, that would be my first move. I know that's not practical for everyone, but if it's a choice between carrying a small child in arms or carrying them on my back in an ergonomic carrier, I know which one I'd go with.
27-04-2016 19:22 #4
Oh whoops sorry. He's 2.
27-04-2016 19:26 #5
Can you strap him in a pram?
Hopefully it's a phase and will be over quickly for you, sounds very frustrating!
27-04-2016 19:32 #6
Never really thought about a carrier. Not sure I'd be able to handle him on my back. He's reasonably heavy for me lol
I don't usually take the pram but maybe I'll just have to put him in there and bear it. He's not overly fond of the pram. He just doesn't listen so I can't trust him to walk without holding hands.
I really hope it's a phase 😒
27-04-2016 19:34 #7
Could you try scheduling 10 minutes at a playground after every shop (or whenever), and if he refuses to walk you can say things like 'if you're too tired to walk I guess we can't visit the playground'? I know it'd be a PITA for a while but it worked for my DS. I figured I only spent the time I spent waiting for him to decide to walk!
27-04-2016 19:41 #8
He's 2. Sorry but I would still have him in pram don't stress about it too much.
Ds is a runner too no choice but sit down in the pram strapped safely
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27-04-2016 20:14 #10
We were still using the pram at that age or smart trike, carriers were not an option for us. Just walking round a shopping centre is hard work on little two year old legs. 🙂
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