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Outright Pram Discrimination

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momcop1495 Thu 15-Nov-12 23:03:57

Any perambulator might be discriminated against, in any service providers building or anywhere else, that does nothing to make it anything but difficult to take your pram or buggy into or onto something or somewhere where ordinary two legged persons may wander unhindered. I thought I could argue the toss stating that it wasn't suitable for wheelchairs, but as long as some provisions are made for persons with disabilities, I for one of millions of buggy/pram users, are still neglected and therefore discriminated against, because our needs are not catered for in the 'Equality Act 2010'.angry
I have a twin tandem pram, and it's 73am wide open.Goes through most doors. But not my vets. Nor could i tackle the six various steps up to the door, because the doorbell at the rear for wheelchair users, doesn't work. And when i got inside, my perambulator would not get into any of the consultation rooms doors. They had to stay in the hallway!

itsnotmymainmainpresent Thu 15-Nov-12 23:08:16

Hi, OP

I think Human Rights is probably a more heavyweight topic than necessary for prams not fitting... It's annoying, but you could write a pram review on here maybe?

I went somewhere today where my appointment was on the first floor and they did not have a lift. I carried the buggy and DD2 up 3 flights of stairs. They showed me out "the back way" when I left, but that still required me to carry the buggy up two steps. Not sure what they would do for wheelchair users.
My DD's buggy is just a normal umbrella fold one - I dread to imagine what would happen in your situation.
It's a local authority building, too...

GretaGip Thu 15-Nov-12 23:09:57


This, too, shall pass.

itsnotmymainmainpresent Thu 15-Nov-12 23:09:58

To be fair, you could have chosen a different pram. It's not an equality issue - what do they do in all the countries of the world where they don't even have prams?

Next time I go to my appointment, DD2 will be in a sling. I do appreciate that's trickier with two children though.

MikeLitoris Thu 15-Nov-12 23:11:54

gretagrip quite possibly the most apt name on a thread ever!

Wallison Thu 15-Nov-12 23:13:40

Why are you using a pram that has a disability?

SweetMingePie Thu 15-Nov-12 23:14:03

You won't be using a pram all your life, small inconvenience.

Buy a smaller pram.

itsnotmymainmainpresent Thu 15-Nov-12 23:22:23

mike I thought the same grin

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:32:08

I am struggling.

GretaGip Thu 15-Nov-12 23:33:02

Wide load, EchoBi?


EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:35:45

Heavy load Greta. sad

Quadruple buggy here.

I'm like a maypole,i have ten children on leads and a quadrupke buggy.

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:36:19

Oi,were you being rude about my arse? angry

GretaGip Thu 15-Nov-12 23:36:49

But can you shepherd them thruogh the door, Maria?

<<doe, a deer, a teenage deer>>

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:42:02

It's a while since i were a teenage deer er dear.

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:43:26

Anyway,back to the vets.

Don't they have ramps?

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:44:46

Why didn't you KNOCK at the back door for wheelchair users if the door bell had run out of battery hens

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 15-Nov-12 23:45:08

Using a pram is not a protected characteristic, therefore it does not fall under the Equalities Act.

GretaGip Thu 15-Nov-12 23:45:21

Worms and fleas, maybe, but ramps? Not sure.

MrsHoarder Thu 15-Nov-12 23:46:48

Can't you carry the child? Use a bike luck on the pram if you worry about it.

Wallison Thu 15-Nov-12 23:48:42

Surely a doctor's is a more appropriate place to take children for treatment anyway. Just a thought.

EchoBitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:53:24

Wallison grin

valpollicella Thu 15-Nov-12 23:57:02

Get a sling and a umbrella fold pushchair?

You arent being discriminated against - you chose that perambulator (arf. Are we in the 50's)

It doesnt fit? Change it. Many wheelchair users dont have that option. They are being discriminated against

EchoBitch Fri 16-Nov-12 00:03:24

Perambulator is earlier than 50s.

More Victorian i'd guess,even my Granny called them pushchairs (and so did i) but not buggies.

Is this quietlysuggests MIL again?

valpollicella Fri 16-Nov-12 00:07:53

Wibu to suggest op needs to purchase a Fucking Grip as well as a smaller perambulator?

Echo yes, it is Vicky. You're right.... Have we a time traveller in our midst?

EchoBitch Fri 16-Nov-12 00:29:45

Ooooooh, Dr Who. grin


Tardis appears.

<<legs it into the Tardis>>

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