Gwyneth Paltrow takes Apple for a ride

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Gwyneth Paltrow AppleBefore last Saturday's soccer game, I couldn't find the sports cap to my daughter's water bottle, so I put the sippy attachment on it instead. She was horrified. "Mama. That's for babies." I forget sometimes that she's five, a big girl now.

MomLogic's Jane thinks that Gwyneth Paltrow needs to wake up to the fact that her daughter isn't a baby anymore either. She's got a picture of Gwyneth pushing nearly five-year-old Apple in a stroller, despite her "big girl" status. Jayne sent this message to the mom of two: "Gwyneth, stop confining Apple to a stroller like a baby veal and make her walk!"

Our youngest is three, and we just Freecycled our last stroller. Our girls are big enough now to walk most of the places we go, and if it's going to be a long afternoon, we can always bring the wagon. For an everday family like mine, it just makes good sense to have a "no free rides" policy. Kids need exercise, just like adults do.
That said, I'm not sure that Gywneth falls into the category of "everyday mom." Putting Apple in a stroller may be more about safety and protecting her from the paparazzi than preventing her from getting any exercise. Still, Apple looks awful content in that stroller, like she's no stranger to it.

Tell us what you think -- At what age should kids give up the stroller for good?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.