My 17 months old daughter refuses to walk outside, every time. I think it began 4-5 months ago when she broke a leg in the daycare and got a cast with which she couldn't move at all for three weeks. So we had to carry her. However, as soon as the cast was removed, she was able to walk again like nothing happened. Nevertheless, outside she always wants to be carried by me, her dad. Might also be that I carried her too often when we had to go from A to B, or so.
Nevertheless, I tried to let her walk for at least 20-30 m quite often but she always freaks out and cries. Until I carry her again.
Forgot to mention: With her mother around it's actually working quite well. She just walks then and follows her even if she is 10-15m away. Every here and then she recognizes me particularly and wants to be held but without crying and I am even able to refuse to pick her up.
Any advice? edit: I saw How to teach a 3yo to endure during hikes? which is quite alike.