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Table 3 Parent comments regarding the perceived relationship between physical activity and stroller use

From: Parents' perception of stroller use in young children: a qualitative study

Leads to increased physical activity “…if there was not stroller available… you would be less likely to walk somewhere with your child, less likely to take them outside, [and] more likely to drive them.”
Leads to decreased physical activity “I think kids would probably prefer to run around or ride a bike if they were given the option.”
“I feel if they’re out of the stroller they… are more free… if they weren’t in the stroller… they would be… more physically active even if they were crawling.”
No connection with physical activity “…I don’t really think there’s anything wrong with walking them in the stroller to the park and letting them run around there and then walking them home in the stroller.”
“…I wouldn’t have really thought about it [connection with physical activity], its just part of what we do as a family.