When you’re young, the thought of walking around in baby walking boots conjures images of little kids running around on the playground.
But for many parents, the reality of being on the move is a little more difficult to stomach.
There’s just something about running and walking around that feels like a chore, especially for young children.
But there are plenty of reasons to stop taking the kids on a walk.
If you’re not already taking them to a park, you can use your free parking spot to pick them up.
Or, you could rent a car for the night.
If your toddler or child is allergic to the products in question, try to limit your exposure to the potentially dangerous allergens.
And, of course, just because walking with your kids isn’t an option doesn’t mean you can’t get the most out of your time.
We asked a few experts to share tips for keeping your kids on the road.
How to stop walking with themWhen you’re a baby, walking is a chore that takes up most of your waking hours.
But as you get older, the amount of time you spend sitting down and taking in the sights, sounds and smells can make it more challenging to stay engaged in the world around you.
In fact, research shows that children ages two to five spend more time sitting on their stomachs than on their feet.
That’s a lot of time spent sitting down, which is bad for your mental and physical health, says Dr. Robert Schwartz, director of the Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Psychiatry Unit at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
The research also found that toddlers and younger children spend much less time walking than older children, Schwartz says.
“When we look at kids who are three to five years old, we find they spend the majority of their time in a sitting position, sitting in front of a computer, watching TV,” he says.
“The majority of those kids are also spending more time looking at a screen than they are doing anything else.”
So what’s the best way to keep your child occupied?
If you don’t have time to sit down, your options might be to put them in an outdoor chair, take them to an indoor play area, or use a walker.
But don’t be surprised if they don’t like being confined to a chair.
“Children that are used to being in a large room are also more likely to get into trouble when they move to a smaller room,” Schwartz says, especially if you’re using a walk-in closet.
If you have kids who have an allergy, Schwartz advises looking for products with ingredients that can be safely used in their diet.
“There’s a number of foods that people have allergies to that are being used in infant formula, so it’s very important to get that out of the formula.”
For more tips on how to keep kids occupied, check out these 10 tips from experts:How to get your kids to sit on their tummies: A baby’s natural instinct is to be on the floor.
So how do you keep them from crawling around on their belly when you’re away?
How not to mess with your toddler’s tummy: Your toddler might get tired from walking around, so if you don`t have the time to clean them up after they get their daily routine, consider just putting them in a bucket and giving them a rest.
How you can keep your kids from having a meltdown: When your toddler does make a mess, make sure you’re in the room where the mess was made, Schwartz suggests.
“If you’re walking around with your child, they’re going to be able to hear and see the noise.
So if they can hear the noise, they might get a little upset and think it’s coming from you,” Schwartz explains.”
I think you have to be proactive and be aware of what your child is doing and what is going on around them,” says Schwartz.
“You have to make sure they’re not distracted or stressed.”
Want more tips for parenting?
Check out these posts:How a toddler could have a meltdown on the walk to the park:How not not to play with your teen’s tummys: If you want your toddler to be safe while they’re walking, try a walking stick, says Schwartz, especially when they’re very young.
You don’t want to accidentally make your child get their hands all messy.
If your toddler gets into trouble, Schwartz recommends making sure your children have a safe place to play.
“My advice is to give them a safe area,” he recommends.
“Make sure they have toys, books, and a comfortable spot to play.”
If your child gets into a fight with a toddler or a parent, Schwartz stresses the importance of having someone with a calming voice.
“People need to be very mindful of what is happening in the moment and what they’re saying,” he explains.
“They need to know that their child has the right