How young is TO young for the kids first wheeling trip
SO... My boy just turned two and is in love with "daddy jeep" . I am going wheeling soon and am so of up in the air about taking him... He rides well and loves the jeep, so.... Is 2 to young... MOM says yes and I say no... whats your opinion?
Last edited by samuraisavr; 09-16-2008 at 09:03 PM..
I dont think 2 is to young had my little boy out when he was around 1 and it was not a short trip but he did great sitting all day and actually fell asleep on the trail a few times.
Of course after a long day with him strapped in he was absolutely crazy when we got home and he was able to run around. He is 2 now and loves "daddy's jeep".
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2 is not too young IMO. Know the limitations though. You don't want the kid's brain turning into scrambled brains.
On that same thought. It's not yourself you need to worry about, it's the 1 in a million wheeler' out there not playing with a full deck (so too speak.)
I've seen ALOT of close calls out in the trails, even while one was parked. They do call them accidents for a reason.
Shoot. We took the rug rat camping in the mountains when he was tiny.
Probably not even 6 months.
Same here, my son started going camping, and doing some wheeling at 6mos. At about 5 I started letting him sit in my lap and steer down the dirt roads, he loved it. He's 15 now, recently got his learners permit, and is bugging me to lift the 98 XJ I bought for him last year.
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Both my boys started doing the proper bumpy stuff when they were about 18 months old (camping weekends at events and day long trail driving) They always loved it The youngest is now coming up to 2 1/2 yrs old and never stops talking about winches and fat chunky tires. The biggest problem I found was the afternoon nap as it can get a bit tricky driving with one hand holding the youngsters head to stop it falling off! They even slept during trial competitions! I never read about you US guys doing trials, perhaps it's a Brit thing but we lay out sections with 10 gates and you have to drive through as many of the gates (a pair of canes stuck in the ground about 3 yards apart) as you can without stopping and without hitting the canes.
Otherwise get a seat with good harnesses and good side head supports to stop the neck from taking too much strain when you start rocking side to side. The car seat we used (might not be available in the US but probably is in much of Europe) was great as it had a lever that put mucho tension into the 3 point belt so the seat couldn't move then had a 5 point harness to hold the child securely.
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Last edited by sprintagogo; 08-16-2008 at 04:27 PM..
SO... My boy just turned to and is in love with "daddy jeep" . I am going wheeling soon and am so of up in the air about taking him... He rides well and loves the jeep, so.... Is 2 to young... MOM says yes and I say no... whats your opinion?
My daughter took her first trip at 1. DO IT! He will love it.
Dude, the very BEST memories are of my old man driving home around christmas time in an old SCOUT through blowing, blinding, drifting snow, coming up over the hood and pushing the floorboards up, half the time we werent actually on any roads and didnt realize it until later......and memories like that stick with you forever.
And I was probably about ....2, maybe 3 years old at the time. That was probaly 1971 or 72, and we still have the old scout. He kept it for me for my 18th birthday, just as my son will get my XJ.
- in short, kids love that shiznit. Go for it. You are solely responsible for any puke or dirty diapers, though.