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TOPIC: More terrible twos: walking vs pushchair?

More terrible twos: walking vs pushchair? 6 years 5 months ago #23171

I felt a lot of sympathy with this thread by pauldredge because my own eldest daughter is two and getting a bit terrible; it seems to have come at the same time, too, just when our second child has come along and seems connected with a bit of mum-envy...

...especially when walking anywhere (we live in a small town, pretty lucky I guess) - even short distances e.g. to the shops; she rarely settles down into just walking along unless we let her run free (not usually an option even in a small town, there are still roads and cars...) or if we put her in the pushchair and the new baby stays at home... we tend to walk on a daily basis as the eldests' nursery is really close and it seems crazy to drive...

Anyone else been through this and found a good solution? I'm going back to the office soon after paternity leave and I worry about leaving my wife to handle the 2 year old and 2 month old on her own... It would be great to hear there's some light at the end of the tunnel or at least commiserate ;)

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Re: More terrible twos: walking vs pushchair? 6 years 5 months ago #23422

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. :unsure:

A buggy board helped us with the whole "sibling in the pushchair what about me issues"

Our first never wanted a pushchair until the second came along and was sitting in the pushchair, then pushchair wars started :)
The buggy board helped until the second was old enough to appreciate the buggy board but still too young to walk far on her own, then buggy board wars started.....
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Re: More terrible twos: walking vs pushchair? 6 years 5 months ago #23890

thanks Zaden!

We tried the buggyboard - although it's nice and our 2-year old likes it for a bit, she soon gets tired and wants to walk again...

...at the moment we compromised with the baby in a sling and the toddler in the buggy...

it's pretty exhausting for my wife but i've agreed to do 50 push-ups for every day she takes the kids on the slightly longer and harder but safer route :)

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