My question is about including our two year old in our activity. For example how long (or how far) is it reasonable to expect DD to walk if we took a family walk? We don't have a stroller anymore. We passed it on recently because we so rarely used it once DD could walk. A jogging stroller would be great, but I don't see us buying one anytime soon.
Any tips for being more active as a family would be very much appreciated! Thanks, all!
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Walking in a straight line is about as interesting to him as walking on a treadmill would be to me.
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They only wanted $80 for it, and I had enough credit from taking clothes in to them, that I only had to pay an extra eight bucks. I never packed something into my car so fast, lol!
It's a great stroller, and DS loves the steering wheel on it. Plus it has a couple of speakers towards the top, and a compartment on top where you can plug in an mp3 player and listen to music while you walk. We used to go out some in a regular stroller but the plastic wheels made it so unpleasant on the rough broken sidewalks that we have to navigate. With this thing I can go over all kinds of bumps and holes, through puddles and slush, you name it! I used to be too sedentary too, and now as long as it's over 40 degrees, we get out for at least an hour a day, and I can really get my heart rate up.
If something happened to this one, we would most definitely find a way to purchase a new one outright. Maybe you can ask for money towards an all terrain stroller for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or birthdays?
As far as just walking on foot, we do that too a fair bit, but it is definitely not to give ME exercise. It's great for DS though. He's not much of a stop and look kind of guy, he likes to trot along to get to wherever we're going. So I don't expect him to walk more than maybe 3 blocks, then a rest, then 3 back, tops.
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Going around in circles and up and down small hills is DS's most favorite thing to do in the world. The poor dog was like, "What the heck?!?!?!?!?"
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