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fairydust · 22/01/2006 11:59

If you have a disabled child with limited mobility and a newborn

We're hoping to have another child in the near future but there's a chance that dd will have to go into a wheel chair.

How would i get from A / B with a newborn and a child in a wheel chair / major i can't sling as i have trouble with my back already.

For the long journeys i'll fingers crossed be able to drive and dd can then walk say into my mum's house / school gate but if it's just the three of us wanting to go to the shops what do u do?

At weekend dh can push one so that's not a problem.

I surely can't be the only one to have this problem.

DD is nearly four but it about 100cm's high and about 38lb in weight so i don't think a double would fit?

any help aprecited as when i get these silly things into my head i end up talking myself out of it all - and we've finally got an appointment to see a fertlity specialist.

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 12:00

so by the time no2 arrives dd will probly be 5 /6

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vicimelly · 22/01/2006 12:23

I've always wondered about this. No chance of me having another any time soon, but I have thought how on earth is it possible! Will be very interested in this thread.
Sorry I havn't got any answers though!

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kreamkrackers · 22/01/2006 12:46

i too have been wondering about this. i'm currently 5 weeks pg and dd is 20 months. we can fit in a normal double buggy at first but by the time the next little one will be 18 months then dd will have outgrown a normal double buggy. therefore we will need something later on that will do the two of them. dd isn't looking like she will walk anytime soon and even if she is able to take a few steps by then that's all it'll probably be as she gets out of breath easily with her cardiac condition.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:05

ok, dd2 is 3years old, not the most realiable walker, weighs over 40lbs, is a chunky girl (tho i think she is gettinbg skinnier) is over 110cm tall. sher fits in a urban detour double \link{http://www.mothercare.com/invt/lx0089\like this) but without any cosy toes. i have just put a blanket over her for now. one leg does dangle a bit, which is not ideal, but its the best i've found.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:06

this?

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:07

i tried that out misdee and dd's leg hung to far over the side to look save.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:09

phil and teds? tho when in 2 toddler mode dd2 foot acted like a brake on the foot rest.

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:13

would a 7 yr old fit in it though - mad i know but if i had a baby early nxt yr dd will be 5 baby will be in a buggy for at least 2 yrs

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:15

do you think this would be any good was looking at the fact it's has a kinda footguard,

I must be mad i'm not even pregnant and i'm panicing

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:19

maximum weight per seat is 25kg, whats that in lbs?

mountain buggy do do a SN buggy which looks good, but not as a double.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:20

no 7yr old wont fit in phil and teds, the foot rest is too cvlose to the seat, dd2 knees were too high so her feet dangled each side of the foot plate.

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:29

25 kg's is about 52lb'd

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:29

that's what i was thinking misdee with the phil& teds

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sparklymieow · 22/01/2006 13:31

I used a Seat-to-go for DS attached to a double buggy when my girls were babies. Yes its heavy, but it was the only way I could get out and about.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:33

the phil and teds was great to use and took up so little space. but at least the the UD dd2 legs arent touching her knees

i fortunatly can sling easily with a wrap, so if dd2 needs a major then i know i can cope, just about.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:33

sparkly had supermuscles!! it was quite a sight to see lol.

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sparklymieow · 22/01/2006 13:36

I still have those muscles!!

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:38

do u think the mountain buggy looks any good then?

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:40

it could be good. can you go see one and try one out with dd?

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:46

that's the problem misdee they only seem to be on line

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 13:55

they have them at kiddicare so if i can get up the duff i'll go and try that out - lol

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misdee · 22/01/2006 13:57

i'll go, and try dd2 in it

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fairydust · 22/01/2006 14:01

thanks misdee.

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misdee · 22/01/2006 14:02

now what excuse can i have to go to a baby shop 60miles away..............

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chonky · 22/01/2006 19:24

fairydust, this site says that you can swap the hammock on a Mountain Buggy. I was wondering, maybe you could buy a standard MB double frame and then buy the larger hammock to go on one side? I have no idea if that'd work, but Fledgelings may have some ideas.

fledgelings buggy review

I've also wondered about this dilemma (although not preggers either ) - I reckon I'd use a sling then a backpack for dc2.

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