Question about nonwalking 4yr old & baby

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Question about nonwalking 4yr old & baby
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Tue, 11-02-2004 - 5:07pm
Hi! I am expecting a baby in May and my 4 1/2 year old isn't walking independently yet. Does anyone here have experience with this? Will I just have to stay home? I can put my baby in a sling/backpack and my dd in her kid cart at first but there will be times when I can't carry and push. Are there double strollers that work in these situations? My dd probably won't understand not to hurt the baby either. Once my dd learns to walk, she won't have much stamina and I won't be able to push 2 strollers. Any feedback/experience would be helpful! Thanks in advance.

Jenn, mom to Jess 10, Michael 7, Anna Louise ~i~, Hallie 4 1/2 and EDD 5/15

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 6:09pm

Hi Jenn and welcome to the board.

 


 



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Registered: 09-01-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 6:51pm
I have three kids in wheel chairs, two are deaf, and one is autistic and I am pregnant with twins so trust me I understand about multitasking with the kiddos and honestly I found that there wasn't too much I could possibly do to help this. If I had say Maria and Mark out with my I would have one hand on each chair normally in those situations I would drag along Rorie or Rogie to help me out but if for some reason I coudn't...yeah one hand on each. It's hard I will admit but eventually you'll figure out away it's hard to plan before the baby is here. I am unable to use a double stroller with my guys because it is too hard and pain full for them to be transfered back and forth from chair to stroller and a stroller wouldn't provide the support they needed. Sorry I wasn't of more help. :D just don't stress or worry...it just makes things worse!

-Nya

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Registered: 05-22-2003
Wed, 11-03-2004 - 3:36pm
Hallie is 4 1/2. She had a normal birth. She has been diagnosed with hypotonia and static encaphalopathy (which, in MT, means the Pediatric Neurologist doesn't have a diagnosis). She is chromosomally normal on the basic screen. We have tested her further for Angelmans because she has a few characteristics and those tests were negative. She doesn't talk - uses some signs and imitation. She doesn't have seizures and her MRI was normal. She attends preschool 3 days a week and is beginning to be able to walk for 15 to 20 steps. She has a very sweet disposition and loves to give hugs. Developmentally she is somewhere between 12-18 months depending on the skills. She is for sure our "angel". That is pretty much her in a nutshell!

Thanks,

Jenn

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 11-03-2004 - 4:52pm

Jenn, sounds like an angel to me too!

 


 



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Registered: 05-06-2003
Thu, 11-04-2004 - 6:13pm

((((Jenn)))


Have you seen those Sit N Stand strollers?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 9:05am
Susan, thanks for dropping in and sharing.

 


 



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Registered: 02-19-2004
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 5:56am

Hi Jenn!