First of all he is only two years old.
Secondly his nursery only closed for 2 weeks during the summer, but he is only there Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays anyhow.
Today he insisted on walking to "school".
It is the FIRST TIME I have dared leave the house without the buggy.
We have had our trusty reins since Christmas, but as Aaron had previously refused to wear them, they were not used and I always opted for the buggy despite him being a strong walker and runner.
Well, when we went to Brighton we could only possibly do it with reins as there would be a bus, tube and train, (plus the pier & beach) to cope with there and back. Safety was paramount. Because his precious cousin (only 2 boys out of 6 cousins) was holding the reins, it was a positive experience for him and he is now happy to use them, and even happy now if Mum is holding them. What a result and what a step forward (forgive the pun).
So I'll share some pics with you. The reins we use are here. I paid full price for them in Babies R Us, in store. No discount - this is NOT a sponsored post.
The reins are invaluable to me, as the risk of him running in the road is just too high.
|First Day loving the reins, when we went to Brighton (this is on the pier)|
|Yesterday in Alexandra Palace (walk down from Little Dinosaurs) - loving the reins|
|Today letting Mummy walk him to "school"|