Jump to content

Big kid with hypotonia, and a newborn, need a pram?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 vivkate

Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:21 PM

Hi.
I have an odd problem & wondered if anyone here could point me in the right direction/s

I am expecting Baby#2 in 6mths so I need a pram suitable for a newborn BUT I also have a 4yr old who has a muscular condition called Hypotonia (amongst other things).
She's a skinny 107cm & 16.5kgs.
When tired (ie luchtime or earlier, depending on how taxing her day has been) her muscles are exhausted. she then demands picking up or being carried/pram etc. or she drops to the floor & cries in hoplessness. I used to think it was behavioural, but the specialists reassure me it's medical, she IS exhausted & really can't go any further. I can see that now myself,  she's older, can explain herself better & I know her better.

I cant use one of those buggy step seats as it's too much to  hold up her torso.
And toddler seats are too unstable when she does 'lol' around with her body, or chucks a 'wobbly'. & wont lay down at all for her to rest.

Does anyone have a brand & model of twin pram or other they could reccomend, with a seat suitable for a newborn, & a semi-layback seat that goes up to 20kg weight specs for my 4yr old?

ps have thought of slings & pouches for the little bubs but that will only get me thru a few months as I have sore neck problems a lot.

Any suggestions?
Ta Viv

PS; I am really planning on only using this in shops & shop car parks, I'm not a walker "jogger"  blush.gif ,
but have heard the side by sides can be Bggrs to steer & push?
Anyone?

#2 Arthur or Martha

Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:22 PM

............................

Edited by Arthur or Martha, 17 July 2014 - 01:28 PM.


#3 PMU

Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

Hi there,

I had the same issues too, big toddler with SN and a newborn.  We got a Valco renegade.  It has a reclining toddler seat in the front that can take up to 25kgs - back fully supported and a smaller seat in the back, fully reclines to a lay down position.  It suits the kids beautifully but I found it rather heavy to push as both kids got older.  Folds down OK but takes up alot of boot space.  It certainly did the job - just heavy to push around.

I believe babyco have their own cheaper version of this - something....limo....hmmmm, my sister in law has it and is vey happy with it.

Peta

#4 Carmen02

Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:15 AM

i have love n care brand side by side it takes 22kgs each side, my DD still sometimes gets in and shes 24kgs and still holds her weight well and steering is great love my pram. my DS has muscle issues and wont walk very long but his only 14kgs

#5 vivkate

Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:45 AM

Hey Ladies, Thanks for all your info!  original.gif

Certainly gives me a head start, I'll start checking out the brands you've mentioned.

You're very helpful as Adeliade has really only got 4 decent'ish' baby stores, & they have only about 2 choices at each, & nothing's been all that suitable yet. My DD's just too long.

Funny enough BabyCo didn't have anything up to even 20kg on the weekend!

Mum picked up a BabyLove Tandem lite stroller (lite, reah right!  wink.gif  second hand for $100. But I'm thinking it may be a tad hard on steering. Will give it a go, figured I can resell without any $'s lost if it's too hard for me. Can't do that with new...

ANY BRANDS YOUD WARN ME OFF OF? & WHY?

All hints appreciated, Ta!
Viv

Edited by vivkate, 12 February 2007 - 09:46 AM.


#6 vivkate

Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:15 PM

HI. I'm still looking...

Every one I try so far DD is too tall, I keep telling her we'll ahve to chop off her legs or something, but even then her head litterally hangs over the end onf alomst every seat as soon as you lay it back even a tad...
And her head is already touching any of the canopies that you cant fully remove..

CARMEN ; can you tell me more details about the Love n care brand  side by side - it there a model name or Number?
Ta.
Viv




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

At 61, Shammi finally became a mum - then came the criticism

A 61-year-old woman has reignited debate around motherhood and when women are deemed "too old" to become mums after giving birth to a daughter seven months ago.

One mum's secret Mother's Day tradition after adopting her sons

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mums, and this mother has found a way to celebrate and appreciate her adopted sons' birth mothers each year.

5 things my wife needs to know before we have a third baby

My wife and I are just about to commit to a family of three children.

Is this the exercise of every tired parent's dream?

When you're a sleep-deprived parent, chances are you'll do almost anything for sweet, sweet, slumber. Would you pay for a nap, however?

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

Midwife fined $11,000 after having affair with dad-to-be

A midwife has been censured and ordered to pay $11,400 after admitting to having an affair with a client's husband.

Why should kids have all the sticker fun?

Stickers are a great little reward when kids have done something useful to encourage them to do it again.

Is this the cutest haka you've ever seen?

It is a war dance that people everywhere are familiar with, but this version of the Haka is one of the cutest you will ever see.

Groundbreaking surgery helps triplets born with rare condition

This little trio were world firsts twice in their first 9 weeks of life.

'I'd hate to see this happen to anyone else': mum's plea

Carly and Nathan Long are trying to raise awareness to save other parents going through the anguish they went through.

The smart phone game encouraging women to 'squeeeeze'

It's like Candy Crush for your pelvic floor. Hopefully, it will be just as addictive.

Why setting your alarm for 5.30am every day could be good for you

There's no doubt that Ashley French adores her children.

Watch the most important golf shot of this dad-to-be's life

Remember when parents used to be boring and just say, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" – as regular spoken words coming out of their mouths?

This newborn knows what he wants - and gets it

The astonished parents of a newborn whose 18-day-old bub is already feeding himself, shared a clip of their little one's feat to YouTube - and it's truly incredible viewing.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.