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Advance Mobility Liberty

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The Liberty 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 of size from 5 to 10 years, with a maximum weight limit of 100lbs (45kg).

The larger seat can also be useful for a younger child requiring postural support where a seat insert (for example a Stabilo Vacuum Support Cushion System or even just Microbead Cushions) would reduce the capacity.

The pushchair itself, and the seat size for the occupant, is broadly the same as the Independence model, the main differences are that the Liberty has:

The Key Features

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Dual swivel front wheels

  • more manoeuvrable around town compared to the fixed wheel
  • Independence harder work off-road or in areas with steep hills
  • not recommended for jogging
  • not possible to extend footwell for child with longer leg (i.e. no ‘MAX’ conversion kit as with the Independence model)

Wider seat

  • better fit for a broader occupant

Adjustable handle

  • optimum pushing height for you

For guidance we would recommend the Liberty for those people:

  • whose lifestyle is primarily urban usage
  • where the occupant is broader across the shoulders
  • where the occupant is of standard build so that they will have outgrown the weight & width by the time the leg is also too short due to the swivel wheels.
  • if the carer is accustomed to a swivel wheel pushchair and does not mind potentially limiting the useful lifespan of the pushchair in order to get this attribute
  • if the carer is not tall, e.g. less that 5ft tall (as the alternative Independence handle bar could be too tall)

If you want a pushchair:

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

…then the Independence 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.

Capacity

  • maximum weight limit 100lbs, 7 stone, 45kg

Lightweight but robust aluminium frame

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

 

Simple folding system

Large 12″ & 16″ wheels

  • highly maneuverable around town and fine on light duty off-road surfaces

Padded reclining seat

  • simple seat angle adjustment by rear strap

Quick release wheels

Five point adjustable height harness

Parking brake

  • dual rear wheel positive action parking brake
  • (plus handle safety wrist strap)

Multi-position sun canopy

Storage

  • good sized under seat 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 Liberty pushchair is not ‘Crash Tested’ it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle.

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.

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

Please note:

1. this product is intended for outdoor use, due to its 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.

The Liberty is now only available in Navy Blue, the Red has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

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 Liberty 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shuttle

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An affordable alternative to the Maclaren Major Elite developed specially for the older/larger child who is not able to walk or, more likely, can walk…but not far enough (or reliably in the direction which you want to go !)

The Shuttle appears to be a very similar design to the Ottobock Eco-Buggy but it is NOT the same pushchair, for example it does not have the useful under seat shopping basket although Hamster Bags can be fitted. It is, however, supplied with a four point harness and a lap belt as standard.

Compared to a Maclaren Major Elite the seat is 8cm deeper and the seat to footplate distance 6cm shorter so we estimate that the age range is approximately 4 to 7 years although the maximum weight capacity of 50kg would take an older/larger child.

A younger child may struggle with the seat depth unless you are fitting cushioning which would reduce the seat depth, for example a Stabilo Vacuum Support Cushion System.

We have no user feedback of this product and our own experience is limited to taking the above photos.

We are impressed with the Shuttle in terms of design and overall build quality however we question the practicality of the blue paint finish to the frame which is easily scratched. It is also important to note that unless the footplates are turned out before pushchair is folded then the footplate guides can be damaged – although fortunately it is not essential for the pushchair to operate.

Key differences with the Major Elite are:

  • adjustable seat angle
  • fold out foot rests
  • larger 8″ rear wheel

The Shuttle has a one year manufacturers warranty.

There is a degree of self assembly required when the pushchair is delivered – fitting the seat to the frame (velcro) and attaching the 4 point harness/and or lap belt. Not difficult just a little fiddly.

The Shuttle has relatively small 6″ front wheels and 8″ rear wheels which are best suited to smooth surfaces, it will struggle off-road or with a larger child even on a cobbled street (see our other pushchairs, e.g. Advance Mobility Independence) so it is essentially an urban pushchair. On the other hand the relatively small ‘footprint’ of the Shuttle makes it much more suitable than the other pushchairs for use around town, inside shops or other places indoors, e.g. School.

The Key Features

6″ sprung mounted swivel front wheels

  • good manoeuvrability in small places
  • can be fixed
  • hard wheels but with suspension
  • small wheels unsuitable for rough surfaces

Adjustable fold out foot rests

  • to suit child leg length
  • can help accessibility of seat (reverse in)
  • no location slots for fitting foot straps although there are ankle straps
  • must be folded out before folding the pushchair (not complicated)

Seat

  • adjustable backrest angle
  • three position adjustable seat configuration, change seat base angle/seat depth/base to back angle
  • re-inforced seat base and back, removable for cleaning
  • exposed position for the ‘occupant’, lacks privacy

Capacity

  • maximum weight limit 100lbs, 7 stone, 45kg

Lightweight but robust aluminium frame

  • 1 year frame warranty only

Compact folding

  • folds compactly – but long

Four point adjustable height harness

  • 4 height position shoulder strap adjustment

Parking brake

  • dual rear wheel parking brakes

Storage

  • an underseat basket is not available

Low maintenance

  • wipe clean (sponge-able) fabrics
  • tough plastic non pneumatic wheels (no punctures !)

VAT Free

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

 

The Shuttle pushchair is not ‘Crash Tested’ it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle, if you need a pushchair which is Crash Tested and approved for use in a vehicle see the Trotter model.

We can supply a very limited range accessories for the Shuttle – Storm Cover, Lambskin Comfort Liner, Hamster Bags and Travel Bag.

You can 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 Shuttle may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advance Mobility Spirit

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New to the range for 2009 the Spirit model is the smallest pediatric Special Needs Pushchairs made by Advance Mobility a division of the Baby Jogger company.

The Spirit is designed for a child with maximum weight limit of 75lbs (34kg). It has a 10″ (25cm) deep seat and we intend the Spirit as an intermediary step for a child who would have minimal growth room in a general purpose pushchair but who may not yet be quite big enough for the larger Independence.

  • single fixed front wheel easier for use off-road or in areas with steep hills
  • recommended for jogging
  • less manoeuvrable around town and inside shops compared to a swivel wheel pushchair
  • fixed handle-positive action
  • not adjustable

For guidance we would recommend the Spirit for an occupant of size/age 5 or less where it needs:

  • to go off road….and do it really well
  • to look like a standard pushchair and not attract attention due to its size.

Whilst there is certainly a need for a pushchair of intermediary size, and the Spirit may be a successful replacement for the discontinued Mountain Buggy Terrain XL for some children, it should be expected that the age range for the pushchair will be limited – it is a ‘stepping stone’ rather than a long-term solution.

If in doubt then call us to discuss !

The Key Features

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Size

  • maximum weight limit 75lbs
  • 5 stone, 5lbs
  • 34kg

Lightweight but robust aluminium frame

  • lifetime frame warranty
  • (12 months on wheels & fabrics etc.)

Simple one-handed fast fold system

  • folds compactly

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

Quick release wheels

  • front and rear wheels

Five point adjustable height harness

Adjustable length crotch strap

  • ‘D’ ring anchorage points for use with a body harness

Running brake and parking brake

  • front wheel running brake with lever lock and calliper release to aid quick release wheel
  • dual rear wheel positive action parking brake
  • (plus handle safety wrist strap)

Multi-position sun canopy

Storage

  • good sized under seat 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 with special needs

 

The Spirit pushchair is not ‘Crash Tested’ it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle.

If the child has outgrown their current standard pushchair it may be because some standard pushchairs are smaller than others ! You may therefore be able to solve your immediate need with a pushchair which is not intended for a child with special needs but is a standard pushchair with a generous sized seat & headroom and a high payload. Made By Baby Jogger (the parent company of Advance Mobility) the Baby Jogger Summit could be the answer.

Please note that the Spirit 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 Navy Blue only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Buggy Terrain XL

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The Mountain Buggy Terrain XL is designed for the average 4-year-old to slim 8-year-old, with a maximum weight of 77lbs (35kg).

With three large wheels the Terrain XL is designed to cope with rough terrain and enable you to go off road.

It uses a standard Mountain Buggy Terrain pushchair frame with number of components which can either be used separately or together to adapt the pushchair for the child as they grow.

  • higher and deeper seat
  • standard footplate and extended footplate
  • taller sun canopy
  • standard and extended storm covers

The Standard Footplate can be used for a child up to 5 or 6 years old.

The Extended Footplate is adjustable to four levels.

The tall sun canopy (& extended storm cover) will only work for up to say 7 years old, after that you will need to dress the child in appropriate weather gear, e.g. waterproof clothing by Togz

The Mountain Buggy Terrain XL Folding System is quick and easy to operate.

Whilst the Mountain Buggy Terrain XL may be used for a child with special needs the hammock style seat makes it unsuitable for a child who requires postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Major Elite Connector

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We have been forced to discontinue this product as we are advised that although it is not itself a Medical Product its use with a Medical Product requires it to be approved by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). The cost of doing this would be very expensive!
Join two individual Major Elites special needs pushchairs together converting them into a single combined unit which can be pushed by one person.
Comprises two connector bars. One connector bar is fixed across the front of the two pushchairs the other connector handlebar is fixed through the pushchair handles at the top. Sturdy high specification QuickFist Clamps secure the bars to the pushchairs.
The combined unit can be pushed using either the original pushchair handles or the foam grips on the connector handlebar.

Versatile

  • easy to fit – create a ‘double’ Major Elite in about three minutes
  • easy to release – revert to two single Major Elites in about one minute
  • easy to release – approximately one minute
  • too wide to use indoors or in shops

Secure

made from quality high specification components multiple fixing points – not dependent on a single fixing point
fail safe – safety handle wrist strap supplied for security if pushchairs released.
It is possible to buy a Twin Major Elite which is custom made from two single Major Elites, see Twin Maclaren Major Elite and this is narrower (15cm, 6″ narrower) than joining two together with these Connector Bars.

  • much less expensive, saves about 25%
  • the weight capacity is still 50kg per seat (not reduced to 25kg per seat)
  • can be split into two single pushchairs when you want
  • can have the footplates at the same level (must be at different levels on the Double Major Elite)
  • improved handle operating position

Warning

This is big, 115cm (46″), so do need to think carefully about where you want to go. You won’t get this into a shop or through a domestic doorway, you might get it down a school or hospital corridor. Probably not onto a train, bus or in a lift.

There may be sections of pavement where the width is reduced due to a lamp post or other obstacle.

If there is a route you need to travel, e.g. a school run, then we recommend that you walk it with a tape measure so you know that it is wide enough to support all wheels at all times. If it is not then understand how you can detour for example are there lowered kerbs so you can temporarily use the road – and would this be safe with the traffic in this area ?

Can you handle the pushchair with the combined weight of both occupants, especially if there are sloping surfaces ? If you are of slight build yourself who could struggle with an adult in a wheelchair then it may not be suitable. You must be in control at all times.

For more information see the Double Major Elite Connector Bars User Guide