At What Age Does A Stroller Become Unnecessary For A Child?
A number of people have been asking this critical question regarding when to deny their kids the enjoyment that strollers are normally associated with. Without a doubt, this question has become a little bit hard to answer. Even doing away with the strollers is becoming a problem. They have become a necessity to parenting making them difficult to do without.
As parents taking this hard journey, the only hope and companion we have are in the strollers. With these amazing products, our lives have been made much easier and stress-free. Strollers not only provide comfort to you but also to your little angel.
The issue of stroller usage duration is a debate that has been ongoing for a while. A lot of theories have been put forth as to when to stop your baby from using the stroller. This has therefore left so many parents even more confused as to which one should be relied on.
In this piece, we are going to address this issue to a conclusion. Read along.
What Exactly Is The Right Age To Stop Using A Stroller To Drive Your Baby Around?
There is no exact age as to when your baby needs to stop moving around in a stroller. This is because it is often dependent on various factors. If at all your child has reached a stage where she can walk on her own, there is absolutely no need to push her around in a stroller whenever you are stepping out for a walk. I do pity parents who still do this to their children who should be walking.
You simply don’t know the kind of danger you are exposing your child to. You wonder why there is an increase in the number of obese kids, and it is actually the parents who are in the forefront of bringing up lazy children who cannot even walk to exercise themselves.
Who do I mean, therefore? If your child is able to walk without being supported, there is no need to push her around in a stroller. Let her walk on her own and you will surely be proud of the kind of person you are raising.
Most parents love the use of strollers as a result of the convenience that they come with, but do they actually know that they are creating more problems for their kids? It is not too late though, you have the opportunity to redeem yourself by allowing your child to become strong.
This means that a baby who is about 3 years (for children born without any complications), you shouldn’t even think of moving them around in a stroller.
This comes with an exception though. If you are planning to walk a long distance that you suspect your child won’t be able to cover even though she knows how to walk by herself, it won’t do you any harm to use a stroller to transport the baby. For the disabled children, you can have them use strollers longer as this can be the most comfortable mode of transport for them at such times.
There are also some instances when you can decide to deny your baby the opportunity to ride in the stroller. One of such is when you are about to have a second-born kid but you wouldn’t want to either buy a new stroller or if the one you have isn’t a double one. This means that you will have to stop the older kid from using the stroller even if she hasn’t reached the walking age.
Why Is It Important To Transition Children Out Of Using Strollers?
The main reason why you will have to stop your child from using the stroller is to allow her exercise. In as much as walking is an underrated form of exercise, it is really important for the development and growth of your little one.
If your kid gets so accustomed to riding, she will become inactive and so dependent to the extent that she does nothing on her own. Who really doesn’t want to watch their kids grow into responsible and healthy individuals? I doubt if there is any. Therefore, you have no choice but to transition your children from strollers as soon as the need arises.
So, at what age does a stroller become unnecessary for a child? This is a question that lacks a specific answer since it depends on some factors as have been indicated above. However much it is painful to do without the convenience that usually accompanies strollers, it is very important to at some point keep the stroller away from your child.
I know how hard it is going to be for the two of you during the initial stages. This is because I have been there before, but with time you will get used to it. The transition is very necessary for the child and shouldn’t be undermined whatsoever.