Advance Mobility - Independence

£710 + 0% VAT

(when eligible for VAT Relief) Delivery add £10

Supplied with Rain Cover Plus Lambskin Comfort Liner

Trotter special needs crashed tested transport chair

The Independence model is one of two smaller Special Needs Pushchairs made by Advance Mobility a division of the Baby Jogger company.

Designed for the older child from 5 to 10 years, with a maximum weight limit of 100lbs (45kg). The Independence can also be supplied with an Extended Footwell for a child over 10 years who is slim and lightweight, see the Independence MAX model.

For a child requiring postural support you can use a seat insert with the Independence, for example a Stabilo, Burnett or BodyMap Vacuum Support Cushion System.

single fixed front wheel

easier for use off road or in areas with steep hills recommended for jogging
extend the footwell for child with longer leg (i.e. the 'MAX' conversion kit)
less manoeuvrable around town and inside shops compared to the swivel wheel Liberty model.

fixed handle

positive action
not adjustable

For guidance we would recommend the Independence for those people who want it:

  • to go off road....and do it really well
  • to be convertible, to extend the lifespan of the pushchair for a slim lightweight occupant older than 10 years
  • to have foot restraint straps

If:

  • you want a pushchair primarily for urban usage with non demanding off road use
  • the occupant is broad across the shoulders
  • you are accustomed to a swivel wheel pushchair and do not mind potentially limiting the useful lifespan of the pushchair in order to get this attribute
  • if you are not tall, e.g. less that 5ft tall (as the alternative Liberty handle bar is adjustable)
  • ...then the Liberty may be preferable.

    If in doubt then call us to discuss !

    We also sell a larger model with a weight limit of 200lbs, the Freedom.

    The Key Features

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    • capacity

      • maximum weight limit 100lbs, 7 stone, 45kg
    • lightweight but robust aluminium frame

      • lifetime frame warranty
      • 12 months on wheels & fabrics etc.)
    • large 16" wheels

      • make light work of town or country surfaces either at a sedate walking pace or jogging at speed
    • padded reclining seat

      • simple seat angle adjustment by rear strap
    • running brake and parking brake

      • front wheel running brake and calliper release to aid quick release wheel
      • dual rear wheel positive action parking brake
      • (plus handle safety wrist strap)
    • storm cover included

      • quick fit weather protection
      • multi-position sun canopy
      • easy angle adjustment
      • peep hole window(lets you see in from above)
      • side vents
    • storage

      • good sized underseat basket
      • rear seat storage net
      • zipped pocket for keys/cards etc.
    • low maintenance

      • machine washable fabrics
      • heavy duty inner tubes (reduce punctures)
    • VAT Free

      • eligible for VAT Relief when purchased for a child/young adult with special needs

    the Independence pushchair is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle

    There are also some extra accessories available, an Extended Footwell which extends the leg length, and a Head Rest Extension. If the occupant has a longer upper leg length than the pushchair's natural 15" deep seat can support then the Roll Cushion accessory may help in some instances. If the occupant is unable to maintain their seated position then the Pelvic Strap may be helpful. We can also supply a Travel Bag.

    The Trabasack Lap Desk is also a valuable accessory which works well with the Independence pushchair.

    Please note:

    1. this product is intended for outdoor use, due to it's size it may not be practical for use indoors or shops.

    2. the product comes 'flat packed' and requires some putting together before first use - but it's not difficult and does not take very long. It is available in either Red or Navy.

    For specifications please visit Advance Mobility Independence Specifications

    or download the detailed User Manual

    this is in the Adobe pdf format, if you do not have Acrobat Reader installed you can install it free

Whilst the Advance Mobility Independence may be used for someone with special needs the hammock style seat makes it unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

Background Info.

It all started with the Baby Jogger in 1984, and alhough most other manufacturers have tamed the three wheel concept for the city walker Baby Jogger have kept true to their roots and still produce the ideal sport pushchair.

Baby Jogger's mainstream products are high quality specialist pushchairs primarily for Joggers. But don't worry...you don't have to jog with them ! the large 16" wheels make it easier to push with a heavy occupant and it can also cope with rough terrain enabling you to go off road.

Videos

If you would like to see the Mobility Freedom & Independence models in action there are some videos on Youtube of events staged by AVAPACE - Cerebral Palsy Association in Valencia

AVAPACE Challenge Run: 50 10Ks in 50 hours

Avapace Run Challenge "24 hours Non Stop Marathon Valencia" solidarity running

 

Red - Discontinued colour

Red - Discontinued colour

Red - Discontinued colour

info@specialneedspushchairs.co.uk tel: 01363 881110

Every child is an individual with individual needs it is not therefore possible to state that these special needs pushchairs will be suitable for every child. We have supplied these pushchairs for children with the following conditions:

ADHD, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, Atrx Syndrome, Autism, Barth Syndrome, Brain Tumour, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Disorder, Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome, CP, Developmental Dysplaysia, Diastrophic Dysplaysia, Downs Syndrome, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay, Heart Condition, Hemiplegia, Hypermobility, Hypotonic, Lissencephally, Low Muscle Tone, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy, Ohtahara Syndrome, Pneumocoocal Meningitis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sotos Syndrome, Spastic Diplegia, Spina Bifida, Tetrasom, Tuberous Sclerosis.