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Jun 3, 2008 6:06AM
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what age do you stop using a pram/buggy for your child?
ttc number 2 at mo and curious to know when and how long i'd need a double for
May 30, 2008 9:25AM
I think it depends on how much walking your going to be doing. Isaac was born when Alice was 2 1/2 and i did have a double pushchair because I wasnt driving at the time and didnt think it was fair to her to expect her to walk the 3 mile round trip to town, obviously if you drive and are only going to be walking round the shops or short walks then you could maybe get away with a buggy board.
May 31, 2008 3:47PM
I bougth a Phil&Teds when my dd came along. I still put the 'spare' seat on now when we are going for long walks, and my son is three and a half! I love the fact that its so easy to go from single to double and back again! x
May 31, 2008 3:55PM
My daughter was 22 months when we had our lo and we had a double buggy as just did not feel safe her walking at the side of the pushchair and she was just too young for a buggy board as just kept jumping off so even though have not used the double buggy much as she always wants to walk now as is 2 and half it was defiatly worth it when we first had the baby as I felt safer walking knowing she was securly strapped in good luck x
Jun 3, 2008 6:06AM
you didn't mention how old your lo was? maybe you could experiment with how well your lo copes with walking by when you are out with your pushchair letting him/her walk and putting him/her in when s/he gets tired. my lo walked everywhere by time 21/2 but i'd often take pushchair in case i needed to walk fast/he played up/got tired. after the baby was born he played up a lot because he discovered i couldn't deal with him if he was liying on floor screaming and push a pram. the buggyboard was no good - awqward and he would just jump off as tigger66 said.
I ended up putting noah in baby sling and zach in pushchair but novelty soon wore off for zach as he's a good walker and i could then put noah in pram and zach would walk. if he gets tired i sit him on the handles which is flat as it doubles as a drink cup holder/tray thing!
my son is fairly well trained as he goes to a childminder once a week and she walks to school and back 3 times a day and sometimes then around the town or to the park. zach holds on to the pushchair and wouldn't dare deviate so its made it easier for me to incorporate the same rules. i did initially use reigns until i felt more confident and i think she had a wrist strap to ensure he couldn't go anywhere if he did run off. it depends on how much walking you do, how old your lo is and what money you've got available to invest in a double pushchair. i was too much of a skinflint to consider buying something for that ammount of money that i might not get much use out of and as it turns out didn't need. best of luck ttc no2 - have fun!!!!
Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!
May 29, 2019 9:20AM
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