Local Outings 1 to 3 years

By the time your child is walking you may find that your greatest problem is keeping him safely restrained and happily occupied when you go out. You’ll also have to be prepared for very slow trips with endless stops to look at the many objects that strike your child’s fancy. Most parents continue to use their stroller, although harnesses, backpacks, and bicycle seats are useful alternatives and can sometimes be more fun for your child.

Using the stroller

As your child gets older, he won’t be happy just sitting in the stroller, but will want to walk along with you. This may be inconvenient, especially if you are shopping, and you will have to do your utmost to persuade your toddler to stay in it. In my experience, ...

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