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Micralite advice please! Weak fingers!!

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Drumsmum Sun 27-Sep-09 21:31:38

I need to buy a cheap and lightweight pushchair to keep at my parents as my son spends quite a lot of time visiting them. The thing is, as well as being small enough to fit in the car boot easily which I believe the micralight fastfold is it needs to have an easy to use fastening clasp. My Mum has recently broken her wrist and this has gone on to affect the strength in her fingers. She finds the clasp on the Maclaren XT almost impossible so I am hoping the Micralite fastening is easier - can anybody tell me?? I can't find any info on this and I have seen one on ebay I may bid on to get a bargain but I need this advice first!!
Thanks in advance!

theyoungvisiter Mon 28-Sep-09 13:37:52

It has a kind of clicky release which undoes the mechanism. Its kind of like a t-bar, you hook your fingers under it and push the bar with the heel of your hand.

It does take a bit of finger strength to use. I think you would need to try one out in a shop to be confident about it.

To close there is a hook which you put over the cross bar. My tip with this would be to push the fabric seat up and out, so it's not bunched up inside the frame (hard to explain but you would know what i mean if you saw it close). Then there is no resistance on teh clip and it's very easy to close.

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