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    buggies for young children 4 years +

    I'm new to this. My grandson has a heart defect that leaves him "out of puff" as he says and he collapses to the floor. We need a light-weight but strong buggy for him. Catalogue pictures don't seem to show the detail that I want. Anyone got any recommendations?

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    have you tried going to the doctors i know you can get maclaren push chairs my niece has one she suffers with chronic asthma and she is 7 and its fantastic for her i will get back to you tonight on how you can get one they are free if im correct.

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    A free McLaren sounds good. Tell me more.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter davison View Post
    I'm new to this. My grandson has a heart defect that leaves him "out of puff" as he says and he collapses to the floor. We need a light-weight but strong buggy for him. Catalogue pictures don't seem to show the detail that I want. Anyone got any recommendations?

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    Go to the docs and ask for him to be referred to Wheelchair Services.

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    many thanks for above. the ywo messages seem to confirm each another so, advice to be followed.

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    Hi sorry its took so long getting back right you have 2 ways on which you can do this 1st is go to your doctor (childs doctor) and ask for a wheelchair form now on this form it will ask for either for a adults wheelchair or a specialised pram (something like that is on the form) 2nd option ring children social services and ask for a health visitor to come out and see weather your grandchild will be suitable for a disabled pram.Now please do not be put of by any hurdles that you MAY come across my sister said ask your doctor the form is exactly the same form that you would ask for if it was a normal wheelchair.Good luck and keep us posted x

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