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i'm thinking of trying to walk 1.5 miles with 3yo dd to get to the town playground (our community one is crappy). we would be alongside the road, walking in the grass, for about half of that. the speed limit on there is 40; most people do pretty close to that.<br><br>
would you walk it? would you go only if dd would ride in the sling? i don't think i could push her in a stroller since i'd want to move over when cars go by. wwyd?
 

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I would get a back pack or a bike with bike trailer. If there was a side walk I would walk it no problem. i don't think 1 1/2 miles is at all too far for a 3 year old but then playing at the park for an hour or so she might be to tired to make it home on her own legs. also if she gets hurt scrapes a knee whatever it might complicate things.
 

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Give it a try & see how it goes. My biggest concern with doing it would be how long it would take. 3 year olds don't usually walk with the intention of getting somewhere soon - lol.
 

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I would only do it with a stroller or WAGON. At 3 she may prefer a wagon vs stroller. The 1.5 miles to the park shouldnt be a problem but the 1.5 miles back could be. Thats 3miles round trip plus play time etc. Plus if you have a wagon etc it would be much easier to transport snacks, drinks, tissues, all that good stuff.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">I'd try it with a carrier. My personal choice would not be a one shoulder RS. We have a similar issue here. I walk with my DD2 on my back in a wrap and then bring our red wagon. DD1 sometimes goes in the red wagon or walks next to me. We have a stroller but I just prefer a carrier.<br><br><br>
I have been looking into getting a bike with a trailer.
 

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I'd do it with a back carrier. I don't like the wagon idea as much b/c I don't think you are as agile or nimble with one as you would be with your child on your back... sometimes cars get closer than you would like and you need to dodge quickly.
 

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we would use an ergo. the wagon and the bike trailer would fit for <i>most</i> of the way but there's one part that would be too narrow/rough to manuver if someone got close. i'm not sure how i would carry supplies. maybe just a shopping bag.<br><br>
maybe i'll try to walk around more with her close to the house to get her used to longer walks first.<br><br>
thanks for the encouragement, everybody!
 

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With one child, being able to walk in the grass most of the way, I'd do it. My oldest at 2 and 3 years old would trot a mile or more happily (choosing to walk with me rather than play) while I walked around the track at our park.<br><br>
But carrying her on your back would probably be safer and quicker.
 

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I must have really wimpy kids because there is no way mine could walk 3 miles with running around the park sandwiched in between. And they are a lot older than 3!
 

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what about getting a folding shopping cart similar to these....<br><br><a href="http://premiercarts.com/folding_shopping_carts.htm" target="_blank">http://premiercarts.com/folding_shopping_carts.htm</a><br><br>
That way you can have babe on your back and have a place for your stuff.<br><br>
I use our red wagon in place of having a shopping cart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I do it a few times a week with a 7 and 2 year old. The two year old is in the stroller. We just scootch onto the grass to let the cars go by. The walk is a little over 3 miles round trip. The 7 yr old is fine. The little one would never make the walk home if not for the stroller.
 

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maybe we'll try it with the stroller first. there shouldn't be too many cars if we go later. but it will be very hot by the time we come back and i woul be carrying her up the big hill under the mid-day sun. whew!
 

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I would do it in an all terrain stroller or a wagon. The nice thing about that is that you could have space to pack extra stuff (I don't know where you are at, but here in N. Florida it is HOT and I would need lots of water to help keep cool).<br>
My 2.75 year old wouldn't be able to walk that far, we go for walks in the evening that are about that far and she says she gets tired and needs to be carried if we don't take her wagon or her stroller.
 

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If I really wanted to, I'd do it with dd in a mei tai. Of course, at 9 m preggers, I probably wouldn't really want to... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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