Multi-occupancy buggies (also known as double buggies) are designed to carry either two disabled children, or a disabled child and a non-disabled child.
The two buggy seats can be arranged either side by side or one behind the other (tandem).
Side-by-side buggies are often too wide for doorways and pavements and can be awkward to manoeuvre and steer. They are also larger, heavier and more awkward to fold and lift into a car or onto public transport than single buggies.
These specialised buggies may be provided by your child's wheelchair service, depending on their eligibility criteria.
An alternative to a multi-occupancy buggy is to use a specialised single seater buggy with a baby seat attached on the front.
REMAP engineers have adapted single supportive buggies by attaching a baby seat to it. Note however that the wheelchair service will have to give its permission if buggies loaned by them are to be adapted in any way.
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.View references and sources of further information ›
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