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Suitable pushchair for granddaughter

jessica16xx Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2020 in Cerebral palsy
Hi my granddaughter who is 4 months old has just been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and have been told it's quite progressive, I'm wondering about the next stage of pushchair as she carnt sit up or hold her head up,she is currently in carry cot but us getting to long for it .health visitor said she will need another one but not sure where to start any help would be very grateful. 


  • desiderata
    desiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    So sorry to hear your granddaughters illness at such a your age. So sad. 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @jessica16xx   Pleased to meet you.

    Sorry to hear this . We have a dedicated officer a member of our team.

    Who may be able to advise.  Be in touch asap . 

    @Richard_Scope please can you help thank you.

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,141 Scope online community team
    Hi, @jessica16xx welcome to the community and thanks to @thespiceman for tagging me into the conversation.  There are many options for children's pushchairs. An Occupational Therapist would be the best person to recommend a suitable pushchair, your grandaughter's paediatrician should refer her to one for assessment and it should be possible to receive one through the NHS but the wait time can be quite long.

    In  the meantime here  are some ideas of what is available:
    The Mobility Centre for Buggys and Pushchairs

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,956 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, this is so sad to hear I hope you find something suitable, it looks like you will be a good support to your grand daughter and her parents
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @jessica16xx,
                                How are you? How are your family? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Please if you have any questions then do ask, there are many lovely people on the community and we are all here to support each other. I am sorry to hear of the diagnosis of your granddaughter's health conditions, as @Richard_Scope has said an Occupational Therapist will be able to advise you on suitable options. Please let us know how you get on. Thank you.