The last few days when collecting the children from school, I have noticed a few parent’s pushing their children in pushchairs. Now, there’s nothing new about that on a school run. But the children in the pushchairs are of school age and in school uniform? I can only presume they are of Reception age, so 4/5 years old.
But is that acceptable? Should you really be pushing your child in a pushchair at that age (unless of course there is a medical condition and they require this).
I have always stopped using a pushchair with the children by around 3/3.5 depending on how much walking they are required to do. By age 4, when they are in full time school, I would require them to use their legs to walk everywhere.
J turned 5 just before he went in to Reception Class and on occasion we did walk the 1 mile from school to home. Prolonging the pushchair phase and strolling them around when they are more than capable to walk long distance, in my opinion, breeds laziness.
Do you agree? What do you deem to be an acceptable age for a child to still be in a pushchair? Is it acceptable for a child clearly in Full Time education to be in a pushchair?