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ds, just 18 mo, is now refusing the stroller. With me, no prob since i use the ergo, but my parents are not strong enough to carry him for long walks.<br>
So the other day, ds walked almost 1 mi in Robeez, and kept refusing the stroller that my dad pushed the whole way.<br>
Is there such thing as walking too much for a toddler?
 

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I'm thinking not. I'm willing to bet that if your ds had been tired--or hadn't wanted to walk anymore--he would have hopped into the stroller in no time.
 

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Absolutely not. I would let him walk as long as he sticks with you. Let him push the stroller. That will keep him off the road.<br><br>
The only other thing I would add is that Robeez are great for indoors and on grass and dirt but not so great on pavement, as pavement can be very hard on bare feet and evan have an impact on the legs and spine. I would put him in real, flexible sole shoes on pavement.
 

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Thank you!<br>
Cmlp- what brand of shoes do you like for flexible soles?<br>
TIA!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Absolutely not. I would let him walk as long as he sticks with you. Let him push the stroller. That will keep him off the road.<br><br>
The only other thing I would add is that Robeez are great for indoors and on grass and dirt but not so great on pavement, as pavement can be very hard on bare feet and evan have an impact on the legs and spine. I would put him in real, flexible sole shoes on pavement.</div>
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well i totally agree with the others that you can't walk a toddler too much but you do need to protect his feet with a shoe that has a *little* bit of a sole (not meaning real shoes just soft shoes with a little traction). BTW did he sleep good after all that walking? Mine always sleep much better after burning all that energy off.
 

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Not as long as he's happy.<br><br>
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no you cant overwalk a toddler.....he would let you know if he was overwalked!<br><br>
as for shoes try stride rite shoes for outdoor walks....they are the only shoes i've ever used for DD
 

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Cmlp- what brand of shoes do you like for flexible soles?<br>
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Difficult for me to tell you because we live in Europe and the brands are different. I think Stride Rite has some flexible sole shoes, as a previous poster mentioned.
 

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Another vote for Stride Rite!
 

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I love the See Kai Run shoes. They are super flexible and I can get them locally in bigger sizes than the flexible versions of stride rite (some SR are flexible and some are quite stiff). My ds LOVES to walk, so I let hiim walk and walk and walk until he's tired. He always sleeps better that night! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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This sounds horrible, but it's really not! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If grandparents are aafraid he'll run off when walking, they could do the baby leash. Then he couldn't run into the street or anything before they could get to him (my dad is too arthritic to chase my son for sure!) but holding it limply DS would never be restricted.<br><br>
Now that I think of it, though, if DGPs are mobile enough to be pushing strollers for miles, that probably isn't an issue. So perhaps disregard. I just know that if my dad had my son alone, it would be a recipe for disaster in like 15 minutes. Really depressing. Oh well, different post.
 

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IMO you should be quite happy DS is up to walking a mile and encourage it. I firmly believe that over use of strollers is at least in part responsible for the current trend of increasing numbers of over weight american childeren.<br><br>
I second the idea of getting one of these <a href="http://the-baby-boutique.com/tottether.html" target="_blank">http://the-baby-boutique.com/tottether.html</a> or this <a href="http://www.kustommemories.com/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=8" target="_blank">http://www.kustommemories.com/index....iewCat&catId=8</a> if your concerned about safety.
 
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