Your child is likely to enjoy getting out and seeing things and you’ll no doubt need to get out and about for appointments, to go shopping and see friends. Your occupational therapist (OT) or physio will work out what sort of buggy your child needs to be comfortable and safe. This will depend on whether your child needs to lie flat most or some of the time to breathe more easily, whether they can sit upright and don’t usually have breathing difficulties, or whether they are somewhere in between.

In addition, your OT / physio will think about your child’s age, height, weight and general muscle strength. They’ll also discuss whether your child needs to have any portable medical equipment with them, such as a suction machine, which would mean your buggy would need a strong carrying tray.  

Page last reviewed /  updated:  April 2021
Next review due:  April 2022