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phoenixfire Sun 26-Jul-09 17:33:51

Hi Guys,
Would you mind giving me some advice regarding buggies, not ready for a specialist one yet..but need one giving good firm back support for my son.He is three and not yet walking.Anyone got a really decent buggy out there that they would recommend?


Phoenix4725 Sun 26-Jul-09 17:38:17

have you talked to wheelchair services there some that look very like normal buggies , infact so like you end up struggling for people to see a specialist buggy

5inthebed Sun 26-Jul-09 18:15:47

If you speak to your HV/GP they will refer you to wheelchair services who will offer you a pushchair like this. It's a Maclaren one, and just looks like a big pram.

If you're still not ready to get a SN pram, then I'd recommend a Mountain Buggy, or a Baby Jogger City mini or Elite. I have a baby jogger city mini, and my nearly 4 year old DS2 (autism + dyspraxia) fits in it with loads of room still left.

phoenixfire Sun 26-Jul-09 18:17:23

Hi Phoenix,
hmmn I wasn't so sure..the ones available seemed a little...well, industrial.. so thought about going down the mainstream route for now. I don't know maybe I'm wrong but I thought there could be some good ones on the market...any suggestions would be appreciated

phoenixfire Sun 26-Jul-09 18:23:46

Many thanks for your suggestions 5inthebed, I'll look into them. Actually, its not a size thing, he is quite small. Its about making sure his back is fully supported.Thanks for sending the link too, thats kind of you...

Heii Fri 31-Jul-09 12:31:37

Have you looked at the "Quinny Zapp". Its more suitable for older babies/children as the back does not recline which makes the back more supportive. My Daughter is about 1 metre tall and she has only just grown out of it. Its worth trying to see if it is supportive enough. It has three small wheels so is not suitable for off road use, but folds up very small.

r3dh3d Fri 31-Jul-09 12:43:45

I think it all depends on what you mean by "supportive" tbh. Our Mountainbuggy XL is fairly supportive because it is quite cradling, like a sling. DD1 slouches a bit but is fine in this. However, next door but one, who originally got the same buggy for her LO is now having to get a wheelchair a year down the line, as it isn't supportive enough for her - she can't sit unaided. So even if you don't go the Wheelchair Services route (and NB WS paid for virtually all of the cost of our MB, so don't rule it out just because you want something "normal" looking - if the need is real then they should fund) then you need physio input for your choice, and regular review as they grow.

Marne Fri 31-Jul-09 13:05:32

We have one of these, i can fit dd1 (5.6) in it.

We have been looking at getting a Maclaren Major for dd2, she's only 3.4 but is almost as big as her 5 year old sister, last week our buggy broke due to her weight, we are trying to get funding for a major but its not looking good. I have brought a Maclaren Triumph for the summer but she only just fits in it.

The jane powertrack is great, easy to push but it takes up most of my boot in the car (which is why we had to buy a buggy).

The mountain buggy is also a good sized pushchair but again it takes up a lot of room.

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