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baby is slumped in her buggy - help please
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Daisy321 · 16/07/2014 23:38

Hi, I'm having a major problem with my 13 month old dd's buggy, I have the silver cross pop pushchair (its the only stroller I have for her) but no matter how I adjust the straps & footrest, she just slumps to the side of the seat and looks very uncomfortable. I even took the pushchair back to the shop but they wouldn't refund me as it wasn't 'faulty' :(

I think it must hurt her back as she cries when in it for a while. I don't have much cash to throw at another buggy, so wondered what you would recommend?? Possibly something that has a deeper seat, as I think that's what the problem is. Thanks x

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TheannamoLeelu · 16/07/2014 23:40

Do you know how scary your thread title sounds?! Jeepers, you had me worried there!

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fluffydoge · 16/07/2014 23:43

Came on here to say the same thing as the - I was going to tell you to call 999 but that might be a bit too drastic for your actual problem!

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Iflyaway · 16/07/2014 23:44

Don,t have a clue about buggies ( so long ago).

Is she in there too long?

Mine was walking at 12 months so she may want to move...

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Iflyaway · 16/07/2014 23:45

Agree about the title of the thread...

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ShineSmile · 16/07/2014 23:46

My DD slumps in her britax one too. I've had to adjust the straps regularly.

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FishWithABicycle · 16/07/2014 23:49

I agree it sounds like you're experiencing a medical emergency - could you please ask MNHQ to change it to something less likely to panic us like "advice on buggy for 1yo" rather than something that sounds like "my child is unconscious and I have no idea what to do"

Unless your DD actually has some kind of medical issue, I would say that your best course is to do nothing. she will be more comfortable if she uses her back muscles a bit to sit up a bit straighter. She is uncomfortable because she is choosing to slump. trying to enforce straightness with straps isn't going to work. Perhaps trying to get her to engage more with the world around will help her to sit up a bit?

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Coughle · 17/07/2014 00:58

She shouldn't be using her back muscles to sit up straight - she should be using her core muscles. It sounds like the shape of the stroller is pushing her into an uncomfortable position. Google Esther Gokhale for a really great explanation of how babies naturally sit in perfect posture and most modern pushchairs, car seats etc don't support this.

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ProtegeMoi · 17/07/2014 01:10

Another who thought there was a medical emergency, scared the life out of me!

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harverina · 17/07/2014 13:16

We have the pop too and dd also slumps down. I sit her up again and again and she slumps down again.

I hate the pop and dd isn't a fan either. We took it on holiday recently and dd was happy enough sitting in it but she rarely napped - I think she fell asleep in it once in 6 days and she was in it a lot (she is 9 months)

I want a new pram but not sure it is exactly economical now Hmm

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JenSmith1508 · 17/07/2014 21:01

Definitely a scary thread title! Can you change the position of the straps at the back?

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NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure · 17/07/2014 21:06

Try getting a wool fleece. I had to get a pretty basic buggy when my DD was pretty small, so I could fit it in my car with a dog as well and I found a £16 fleece on Ebay that really helped. It made it more comfortable and also padded it out a bit so that she wasn't in a poor position.

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Frusso · 17/07/2014 21:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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BettyBolognese · 17/07/2014 21:14

I too was coming on thread to say 999. Seriously scary thread title.

Right on a practical note, have you tried a cushion?

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sammy90 · 17/07/2014 21:17

Scary title too I thought especially with the weather being soo Hot! Mine used to slump for a some time but then grow out of it. And they sit up properly now in the buggy being very nosey.

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coffeeinbed · 17/07/2014 21:18

Blimey OP.

Another one who got scared.
Dial that title down.

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IHeartKingThistle · 17/07/2014 21:19

Pop buggy was the worst buggy I have ever used. No redeeming features.

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AliceMum09 · 17/07/2014 22:52

Is the recline mechanism on the Pop a strap and toggle affair? My friend has always bought cheap strollers (three of them for her two children but of a false economy really when one Maclaren would easily have lasted her) and they all reclined by releasing the toggle on a strap - her boys always looked like they were slouching down and I've always thought that was not good for their backs.

I've always had a Maclaren Quest or Techno XT with a nice solid backrest. But I appreciate that they are not cheap. Maybe try looking for a decent second hand one?

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Cupoftchaiagain · 23/07/2014 11:20

I didn't think emergency when I read the title! But I also have a slump-inducing stroller. I don't think there is a cure, I think it is bad design of the backrest not being solid and forming a hammock as soon as dd sits into it. Have pondered reinforcing back somehow. Mine is the mamas and papas kato. The kato 2 has a redesigned back I believe for the same reason.
2nd hand different stroller? Look forward to being out of buggy? I put footrest up and dd seems to make herself comfy somehow

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