Pushchairs are not jails

Pushchairs are not jails

Pushchairs are not jails

First published in Letters

Your article about parents putting children in ‘pushchair prisons’ is ridiculous, short sighted and judgemental.

I have a two year-old son and I know only too well the rush in the morning to get him to nursery and myself to work. For this reason, I put my son in the pushchair to make sure we arrive on time.

In your article you assume that people who put their children in pushchairs never allow their children out to exercise.

I am very aware of my child’s health and make sure he walks as much as possible when we are not tied to time restrictions.

We go to the park most days and swim every week. My son is happy and healthy and has lots of opportunities to run around and be free, just not in the mornings when time is limited.

Being a working mother is hard enough without feeling that I am being judged for trying to get my son to nursery on time and myself to work for 9am.

Lucy Enever,

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9:57am Mon 1 Sep 14

roughsea says...

Maybe parents should rise earlier in the morning then they would not need to rush around at all. I have noticed that parents hate to remove their children from pushchairs on buses and take up two or three spaces, too much trouble to fold them.
Maybe parents should rise earlier in the morning then they would not need to rush around at all. I have noticed that parents hate to remove their children from pushchairs on buses and take up two or three spaces, too much trouble to fold them. roughsea
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9:57am Mon 1 Sep 14

roughsea says...

Maybe parents should rise earlier in the morning then they would not need to rush around at all. I have noticed that parents hate to remove their children from pushchairs on buses and take up two or three spaces, too much trouble to fold them.
Maybe parents should rise earlier in the morning then they would not need to rush around at all. I have noticed that parents hate to remove their children from pushchairs on buses and take up two or three spaces, too much trouble to fold them. roughsea
  • Score: 0

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