We’ve recently started walking to school and my daughter loves it, she wants to walk everyday. I don’t mind as I love to walk but my three year old doesn’t always want to cooperate. Half the time I end up having to carry him home because he refuses to walk any further. I’ve been thinking that maybe a good walking stroller could be a good idea, but is he too old for it? I got rid of our pram/ strollers once my kids learnt to walk. At what age did other mumma’s stop using their strollers? I feel that he may be too old for one but it would certainly make my life a little easier.


Posted anonymously, 20th May 2014


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  • I dont think there is an agae limit, its personal preference.



  • 3 isn’t too old for a stroller, especially if it makes life easier for you



  • If ur child’s not ready ,let them use a stroller .Sometimes there little legs can’t walk to far ,specially if bit tired .



  • My 41/2 year old still uses the stroller from time to time. While he walks most places, if I go on a walk I always take the double pram as he will use up all his energy on the way and want to be carried home! I think as long as they can fit in the stroller, you can use it!!!



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  • No put him in the stroller.



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  • I stopped using the stroller for my son when he turned 3. But its a personal choice so do whats right for your family :)



  • My 3 year old loves to go out in her stroller every now and then now, but when she was younger she hated it, and would refuse to get into it! I often see 3-4 yr olds in strollers – no problems with it, and they will grow out of it



  • I walk with my 3 and a half year old twin boys to and from school everday. I take the stroller as their little legs get tired! They are 3, who cares if you’re pushing an empty stroller..sure beats trying to carry a child all the way home.



  • Get a stroller or maybe one of those trikes/bikes with the push along handle



  • I think a stroller is still a good idea at three. I wouldn’t want to spend to much unless your planning other children as he probably won’t use it too much longer. But he is probably too heavy for you to carry home every day. Perhaps you could borrow one if you have a friend who isn’t using hers at the moment and see if he will still use it.


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