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#1 ~*Lou*~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Hi ladies

DD starts school next year and I plan to walk her to and from school at least 2 days a week, round my work days. DS (will be 3 yrs next year) will have to come with us. Its about a 2km walk each way.

I have 2 prams - Maclaren Vogue stroller and an Emmaljunga pram. I was thinking of selling one or other in next couple of months before we move house (less to move), although I don't really have to. But I'm thinking about the walk to and from school too. At 3 yrs is DS going to be happy stuck in he stroller, or he be better off on a tricycle or something?

Just wondered what other people do with younger children when walking to and from school?

Many thanks
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#2 mummymore

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

My ds2 was 2.4 when he started walking the school run. He would scoot on a micro scooter all the way to and from school twice each day. Worked fabulously.

#3 miss*k

Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

I have a LAZY almost 3 year old DD who still opts for the stroller. Not keen on the 1 k walk to daycare in the mornings 3 days a week. Can't wait for the day when she does and I can ditch the stroller.

Edited by miss*k, 13 April 2012 - 02:37 PM.


#4 ~*Lou*~

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:35 PM

Just bumping this up in case anyone else has any suggestions about the preschool child when walking a school-age child to and from school?

Many thanks
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#5 3_for_me

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

Mine would just have walked at that age.  At 18 months DS1 used to walk to childcare every day with me, it was about 1.5km to the childcare centre(and then I would continue past the centre to uni).  Does he ride in the pram now?  We just make DD walk everywhere but if we are going longer distances I will throw the Ergo in my bag and she gets a piggy back if she is getting very tired.

#6 ReadySetRace

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (~*Lou*~ @ 10/04/2012, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies

DD starts school next year and I plan to walk her to and from school at least 2 days a week, round my work days. DS (will be 3 yrs next year) will have to come with us. Its about a 2km walk each way.

I have 2 prams - Maclaren Vogue stroller and an Emmaljunga pram. I was thinking of selling one or other in next couple of months before we move house (less to move), although I don't really have to. But I'm thinking about the walk to and from school too. At 3 yrs is DS going to be happy stuck in he stroller, or he be better off on a tricycle or something?

Just wondered what other people do with younger children when walking to and from school?

Many thanks
Lou original.gif


We often walk to day care, same distance as your school. My 3 year old dies not walk it and is happy to sit in the pram. My 4 year old is always happy to walk (but she has to!)

#7 ~Sorceress~

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:56 PM

I used to always take a pram for anybody tired and for school bags and jackets.  biggrin.gif Really because I'm chronically late and preschoolers just can't run fast enough!

#8 IsolaBella

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:24 PM

DS2 was 3 when DS1 started school.

They would both scooter to school (2kms away) on Mini Micro scooters. They even walk the distance sometimes (do DS2 does 2kms to school and 2kms home in the morning & afternoon).








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