Sadly, having a strap attaching buggy to the parent will not stop all tragedies - in some cases the parents choose to walk away, and I honestly think they still would "take the risk" and nip back in the house or turn around to attend to another DC, even if it meant having to undo a strap.
also this is no new thing - I was talking to an elderly lady whose baby and toddler in a huge pram blew into a river 50 years ago - luckily it flotaed along, baby still asleep - and was rescued by a fast acting fisherman!
Those straps are now compulsary on all buggies in Australia after a child's buggy went off a railway station platform. It would be good if it was the same here. I would think they would be extremely cheap for manufacturers to add to buggies and they would be a great visual reminder. Everyone lets go the buggy at some stage.
I read it too mistress (love that episode BTW) truly heart breaking, and haven't we all done it? even if we didn't nip back in the house, left it a few feet away to pick up dog poo etc, post a letter. My DD has blown over in her buggy before, I wouldn't get a heavy one specifically for the wind, but I would never leave it's side again
and that news story was a 3 year old, so no lightweight
Hi, I've got a question about lightweight buggies - has anyone here had problems with their buggies being blown away by the wind? And would anyone recommend getting a heavier pram specifically to avoid them being blown by the wind? Any advice, tips or comments would be gratefully received! Cheers