Listed here are buggies specifically designed for children with disabilities. They provide postural support and are usually more robust with higher weight capacities than conventional buggies. Also included are relevant accessories such as cup holders, covers, umbrellas and protective outdoorwear for your child.
It is very important that the occupational therapist and/or the physiotherapist working with your child are involved in the choice of buggy. They can advise on positioning to encourage head control and sitting balance and on buggies that encourage a symmetrical sitting posture.
Some parents of children who require supportive seating might prefer a buggy to a wheelchair. This, however, needs to be considered against the following:
Read about the many considerations to bear in mind when choosing a specialised buggy.
These specialised buggies may be provided by your child's wheelchair service, depending on their eligibility criteria.
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