how very silly of us all to use the handles. In fact my ds2 took a huge bite out of our tandem handlebar I found myself wrestling the navy foam out of the little horror's mouth and sticking it back with superglue (the foam, not the childs mouth. Didn't think of that one at the time)
Thanks for the suggestions. I would never have thought of all that! Every pram I have ever owned has had foam on the handlebar and ends up with chunks out of it. If its of any interest to anyone you can get replancement foam for stroller handles.