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pram for wheelchair

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handbags88 Fri 29-Jan-16 18:59:33

Hi everyone, there is a zombie thread about this in the parents with disabilities section but I didn't want to bring it back to life!
My mum uses a wheelchair (she has MS and does not have the use of her legs anymore).
Our first baby is due in April and I know she would love to be able to wheel the baby in a pram when we visit.
Is there such a thing as a pram that faces backwards and attaches to a wheelchair?
I have suggested that she could have the baby in a sling across her chest whilst wheeling about, but she's unsure about this.
If anyone has any advice or experience of this, I'd be really grateful smile

sepa Sat 30-Jan-16 18:32:59

I know it's not from RL but didn't the wheelchair user from coronation street have some attachment for when she had a baby? Found a picture of one for you to see

handbags88 Sat 30-Jan-16 18:46:35

Thanks sepa! Will see if I can find this anywhere, this would be fabulous x

Impatientwino Sat 30-Jan-16 19:29:59

Have a look at this article. Mentions a charity called recap who will undertake adaptations?

http://www.dppi.org.uk/journal/67/resources.php]

Impatientwino Sat 30-Jan-16 19:31:13

http://www.dppi.org.uk/journal/67/resources.php

Impatientwino Sat 30-Jan-16 19:31:51

Sorry first link failed! It's remap not recap too, posted too quickly!

Impatientwino Sat 30-Jan-16 19:33:27

The link to remapping website in the article doesn't work so here it is

http://www.remap.org.uk

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 30-Jan-16 19:45:32

under £90 tandem adaptor for many standard pushchairs to fit alongside a wheelchair. I've been researching a similar dilema for someone recently and whilst their child is older, thought this looked good and practical for getting out but more challenging for some scenarios like in and out narrow doors, possibly getting into play parks as DC ages. Depends on extent of wheelchair dependancy, my research is for someone who can walk with aids, but very restricted distances.

I also came across an adaptor developed in the Bath area, uni I think, but can't find it again right now.

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