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Old 10-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #256
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which is why it is wrong to assume you know the whole story.

and yeah I still think i would rather have a teen that whines at me, which I can deal with than one who makes fun of others



the OP just asked a simple question about stroller size, not for commentary on her parenting choices, or people to make assumptions.



I really like the DIS but I am seriously appalled that some people cant seem to comprehend how their negativity, judgmental tone, and in some cases outright rudeness in response to a simple question posted by a relative newcomer to the board is just so wrong.

If you cant respond with something nice, or at least an actual answer to the question, why respond at all?
I think it's pretty rude and judgmental to tell people how and what they should post. We've all been bitten when innocently asking a WDW question. The first time, . After that, it's like you've been through the initiation process and you deal with it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #257
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which is why it is wrong to assume you know the whole story.

and yeah I still think i would rather have a teen that whines at me, which I can deal with than one who makes fun of others

the OP just asked a simple question about stroller size, not for commentary on her parenting choices, or people to make assumptions.

I really like the DIS but I am seriously appalled that some people cant seem to comprehend how their negativity, judgmental tone, and in some cases outright rudeness in response to a simple question posted by a relative newcomer to the board is just so wrong.

If you cant respond with something nice, or at least an actual answer to the question, why respond at all?
Many people did answer the question by saying her 8 year old would not fit in a stroller designed for a toddler.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #258
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I haven't read through the whole thread but it does seem that the options for an 8 year old are limited without finding something geared towards special needs.
Personally I alter my touring plan to accommodate what my kids can handle. We went in March with just my DS3 and DD2 and did a double stroller. For our December trip we are renting two single strollers. Next year we will rent a single stroller to have available if needed and then we won't be renting any unless we have more kids. We don't always have my stepson (8) with us but when he does come, I know that it can be a long day for him so I take that into consideration in my planning. I did see some other good suggestions here around prepping with walking before the trip etc... Good luck!
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #259
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I have a baby jogger with a weight limit of 70lbs. I use it for my one year old, but on very long walks, my five year old has sat in it while holding her brother in her lap. They have a combined weight of 65lbs and it pushes fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #260
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I used a stroller for my 7 year old last month, and I thank God I had it. Last time we did without one and I feel like we didnt get as much done, she was dragging herself around. She got tired and cranky. Every child is different. This isnt a trip to the mall, its Disney. We use a Peg Perego Aria. Works great, lightweight and we liked having the basket to put stuff underneath. My daughter wanted to ride in it and we saw plenty of kids bigger than her in the rental strollers. Have a great trip
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #261
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I used a stroller for my 7 year old last month, and I thank God I had it. Last time we did without one and I feel like we didnt get as much done, she was dragging herself around. She got tired and cranky. Every child is different. This isnt a trip to the mall, its Disney. We use a Peg Perego Aria. Works great, lightweight and we liked having the basket to put stuff underneath. My daughter wanted to ride in it and we saw plenty of kids bigger than her in the rental strollers. Have a great trip
You saw plenty of kids older than 7 in strollers at WDW? I will be the first to admit that I'm oblivious at WDW. My daughter and her friends are not. They notice everything. If there were plenty of kids at WDW older than 7 riding in strollers, odds are 99 to 1 that they would have said something.

My 18 yo old daughter is petite-4'11''. Her legs are not as long as ours and she gets tired. Instead of taking breaks by seeing shows or just sitting and smelling the roses, I think I should rent her a stroller? I'm a few inches taller and about her weight so maybe we'll switch off.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #262
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I teach first grade and towards the end of last year a student (my grade, not my class) got in his moms double stroller at her insistence at pick up one day. It was strange because he is a super sporty kid who runs and plays football all recess and he walks one with mom every day and this was the only time she ever put him in he stroller, even though she always had it for the preschooler. He was seven and mortified. The kids did laugh at him. It was awful all around! Now I know it isn't WDW but I honestly can not picture any of my students in a stroller.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #263
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We just got back from a girl scout brownie trip to Disneyland. We were in the parks daily from park opening till close (which was midnight Friday night, with an 8am opening). The girls were all 7-9yo. Not one needed a stroller. And had someone brought one (or sent one for their kid in the case of the girls who came without parents), that kid definitely would have been mortified.

My 2yo uses a stroller in WDW/DL, but my other 2 haven't since my 2nd was 4yo. And at that time we brought double and the 4yo and 6yo occasionally used the 2nd seat late at night mostly just walking back to the resort. The last time we brought a dedicated stroller (meaning for the big kids), was 10 days in WDW when they were 5 and 3. Single stroller with a standing bar in the back and the 3yo typically rode while the 5yo stood, but more often both walked.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #264
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You saw plenty of kids older than 7 in strollers at WDW? I will be the first to admit that I'm oblivious at WDW. My daughter and her friends are not. They notice everything. If there were plenty of kids at WDW older than 7 riding in strollers, odds are 99 to 1 that they would have said something.

My 18 yo old daughter is petite-4'11''. Her legs are not as long as ours and she gets tired. Instead of taking breaks by seeing shows or just sitting and smelling the roses, I think I should rent her a stroller? I'm a few inches taller and about her weight so maybe we'll switch off.
I'm only 5' tall, with parents and siblings that towered over me most of my childhood. At 10 or so I was able to keep up with my 6'1" dad. We went on lots of family walks, and dad was always the pace setter. I think I am now the pace setter of the family, as my dad, with Parkinson's, just isn't as fast as he used to be. My son will be 2 1/2 when we go, and I will be surprised if he is in his stroller more than 25% of the time.

My mom's theory on tired legs and resting has always been to do a long and leisurely ride, have a snack, and then continue. We'll be on site this time, so we'll probably go back to the room for a rest. I am sure the grandparents will want it more than the 2.5 year old.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #265
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You saw plenty of kids older than 7 in strollers at WDW? I will be the first to admit that I'm oblivious at WDW. My daughter and her friends are not. They notice everything. If there were plenty of kids at WDW older than 7 riding in strollers, odds are 99 to 1 that they would have said something.

My 18 yo old daughter is petite-4'11''. Her legs are not as long as ours and she gets tired. Instead of taking breaks by seeing shows or just sitting and smelling the roses, I think I should rent her a stroller? I'm a few inches taller and about her weight so maybe we'll switch off.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #266
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Your kid will be alright without a stroller. Quit raising a whiney brat. I have never seen "lots" of 7 year olds in strollers at Disney, why? Because 99% would be horrified at the thought and would much rather take a small break when they are tired.
Having raised an 8 year old and have one that will have just turned 9 on this next trip, don't do it. My kids have all walked through a week of DIsney starting at 4, and yes they are healthy active soccer players with several hours of practice and games during the week and miraculously can walk all by themselves for several days straight My 5 year old will not have a stroller either, will be bringing one as I have a baby, but I actually contemplated just using a wrap on my back for her instead as I hate dragging the stroller around.

PS, yes they will be made fun of by a ton of people. And it will turn heads of peers their own age who will point and laugh. Kids do that.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #267
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I always say I am old and fat and even I can walk at Disney. It isn't a marathon. You walk a little, stand in line, sit on a ride, walk a little, stand in line, sit in a show, walk a little, stand in line, sit and eat. Unless you are running criss-cross the park there shouldn't be a problem.

I have to say, for some strange reason my husband walks fast. You know what I do? I yell for him to slow up. And he does.

We gave up strollers at Disney when our youngest was about 5. Thank the good Lord! I think often it is the parents that don't want to give it up because they want to haul a bunch of junk around all day. We travel light and get around so much better without a stroller.

Honestly, my kids just knew better than to whine and complain at Disney. They realized how lucky they were to get to go. Home is for sitting and resting, Disney is for doing and seeing and going
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #268
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You need to wear a helmet/protective gear while posting on this board.

Back to the OP, I would suggest renting the disney double stroller. Unless you get a stroller designed for heavier/bigger kids (which will cost $$), that thing is gonna be tough to push....even if she is under the weight limit. The disney strollers aren't terribly comfortable, but they will work if your child is really tired. It may work in your favor. They may be too uncomfortable to sit in if she is just feeling a tiny bit tired. Where a nice cushy one would be too inviting.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #269
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Your kid will be alright without a stroller. Quit raising a whiney brat.
PS, yes they will be made fun of by a ton of people. And it will turn heads of peers their own age who will point and laugh. Kids do that.
Wow really? Nice.

I can't for the life of me remember seeing any child or adult pointing and laughing at other kids in strollers during my trips to WDW. And I would wonder about their lack of manners if they did so. I do remember seeing kids older than 4 or 5 in strollers, but as it didn't affect me, I went on my way. I would have no idea if that child in a stroller had been sick or injured or was just having a bad day. I certainly wouldn't lower myself to laugh.
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maxiesmom I also saw biger kids and thought nothing of it, this is really sad to laugh at a child if children laugh at other children its because that's what they have been taught .....
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