This section lists four wheeled rollator frames. The wheels usually swivel, making the whole frame quite manoeuvrable.
They are larger than standard (pulpit) frames and are usually suitable for outdoor use - larger wheels or swivelling castors facilitate travel, especially over rough ground.
Most rollators have moulded plastic or foam rubber hand grips and accessories such as a seat, basket or tray may be available.
Some specialised rollators are used reversed so that the child stands facing outwards within the wheelbase of the frame. Your child's physiotherapist will be able to advise whether or not these may be suitable for your child.
It is important to ensure that four wheeled rollators have brakes and that they can be operated quickly and easily by your child. Read more about brakes for walking frames.
However, rollator frames can be too mobile for children who need to lean or push against the frame for support - the frame may run away from them.
Regular maintenance of walking frames is essential to ensure safety. Checks should be made for signs of wear and tear, particularly at the site of screws and height adjustment mechanisms.View references and sources of further information ›
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