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Old 01-30-2013, 08:16 AM
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Default Walking Ropes

We recently moved from a very rural area to a slightly more suburban neighborhood. We now have a park within walking distance but there are no sidewalks. I'm looking into a walking rope or something similar and there are so many different ones out there--the rings they hold, they kind that cuff their wrists, the vest type. What do you use and what works best for you? My age group is 18months up to 6 years, max of 6 kids at any given time.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:33 AM
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I have one where they hold rings but I don't like it. My children are always about 18 months and up with mainly 2 year olds. It seems like there is always one who just doesn't get they need to hold on. I saw one that went around and across the torso that was a rope and could be used for several children. I plan on buying it before spring, unless of course someone on here says they are horrible....
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:46 AM
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I wouldn't use those here, because I am afraid they'd be dragging each other to the ground all the time. But, here's a link to a cute hand made one.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78844538...urce=Pinterest

Basically, she just made these with pool diving rings, and some straps.


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I wouldn't use those here, because I am afraid they'd be dragging each other to the ground all the time. But, here's a link to a cute hand made one.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78844538...urce=Pinterest

Basically, she just made these with pool diving rings, and some straps.
Cool. This is similar to the one I have. It was less than $20 new, I don't know if it would be worth the time and cost to make one. It's not safe at all when crossing streets unless you have a kindergarten and up aged group (at least in my experience). I always have one kid (especially when we are in the middle of a road) who lets go.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:03 PM
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I have one with loops that they hold on to (rainbow colors) for ages 2-5. The 2-year-olds walk really slowly so it takes us awhile to get anywhere. Longer than when we do the buddy system (each has 1 buddy they walk with). We walk to the park twice a day, but use the rope when we go to the park a couple of streets over for field day.
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I use Tot-a-longs. They Velcro to the childs hand and you hold the other end. It prevents them from just letting go like the ropes do. I got mine on Ebay and Amazon for about $5-$7 each.
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I love this one!
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I usually put the youngest one in the stroller and then have two kid hold on to the stoller and then have their friends holds their hands on either side.
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Ok, I'm cheap, but I just use jump ropes. I tie them to the stroller that I'm pushing and the line of kids follow behind me. I got jump ropes for 10 cents on clearance after Easter a few years ago.
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Where could I get this?
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Where could I get this?
It's called a walk-a-dile.

http://www.walkodile.com/shop/#3
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