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Hi all. Hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right direction! My daughter is 3 & has Down's Syndrome. She has a Maclaren Major buggy, but we're also looking to get her a buggy which is a bit more robust & suitable for "off road" use. I've seen a buggy on the internet I like the look of, it's made by Baby Jogger (they mainly make buggies for 'normal' Children, but also have a range of special needs buggies). We've been in touch with the Baby Jogger company by email, & there's only one retailer of their special needs buggies in the UK, & they're in Devon (we live in Leeds).
I don't feel comfortable making such a major purchase without first seeing what I'm getting & whether it's suitable for my daughter, but I can't see any way round my problem.
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(10-31-2011, 02:37 PM)frannyd Wrote: Hi all. Hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right direction! My daughter is 3 & has Down's Syndrome. She has a Maclaren Major buggy, but we're also looking to get her a buggy which is a bit more robust & suitable for "off road" use. I've seen a buggy on the internet I like the look of, it's made by Baby Jogger (they mainly make buggies for 'normal' Children, but also have a range of special needs buggies). We've been in touch with the Baby Jogger company by email, & there's only one retailer of their special needs buggies in the UK, & they're in Devon (we live in Leeds).
I don't feel comfortable making such a major purchase without first seeing what I'm getting & whether it's suitable for my daughter, but I can't see any way round my problem.

My daughter is 2 1/2 and has Downs syndrome too. I recently bought a Baby Jogger city mini to keep us going until I can get a Maclaren Major. It isn't a specialist buggy but I find it fantastic. My daughter has loads of growing room and I think it will do her for quite a while. If the special needs buggies are anything like their ordinary ones I'd strongly recommend them! I didn't know they did special needs ones or I might have bought one of those instead.

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(10-31-2011, 02:37 PM)frannyd Wrote: Hi all. Hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right direction! My daughter is 3 & has Down's Syndrome. She has a Maclaren Major buggy, but we're also looking to get her a buggy which is a bit more robust & suitable for "off road" use. I've seen a buggy on the internet I like the look of, it's made by Baby Jogger (they mainly make buggies for 'normal' Children, but also have a range of special needs buggies). We've been in touch with the Baby Jogger company by email, & there's only one retailer of their special needs buggies in the UK, & they're in Devon (we live in Leeds).
I don't feel comfortable making such a major purchase without first seeing what I'm getting & whether it's suitable for my daughter, but I can't see any way round my problem.

Hi

Have you tried activate? we got our tandom buggy from them, for my 3 half year old who has cp and my 6month old, it has been fab in all weather and all conditions!They made a vist to our home with the pushchairs and our local child developmen centre, and dont know if you have already spoke to you local wheelchair service?hope this is of some help!


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