The design of streets, in many western cities, is for speed, efficiency, and productivity. Motor vehicles have priority. Likewise, the assumption is that walkers are fast-paced, stepping out to predictable rhythms. Consequently, walking with a child may become a source of anxiety, particularly when pushing a pram, carrying a heavy baby backpack, or controlling the unpredictable movement of children. This article, by social geographers Dr. Susannah Clement and Dr. Gordon Waitt, establishes 5 experience in a walk that provide either opportunities to forge connections with the outdoors, and create understanding of the responsibilities that make a family, or increase anxiety and frustration, depending on the physical space that shapes the walk itself.