The Twin Major Elite Special Needs Pushchair is custom-designed for two children who may have a disability such as a physical, behavioural or other condition which require them to be transported in a pushchair. The ‘double’ buggy is made up of two single Maclaren Major Elite strollers plus a set of our Specialist Buggy Flexi-Connectors designed by us here at Freedom for Kids. With our unique buggy to buggy connectors, it is now possible for you to get out of house with both children on your own!
The single pushchairs can be used to transport children from around 1 year old to approx 10-12 years old depending on the child/children’s disabilities (max weight 50kg as a single). As a ‘double’ we would recommend that the max. weight capacity is 30kg per buggy (approx age 8-9), this will allow you to be able to push and manoeuvere the strollers. Please note: if the child is heavier than this or parent/carer has any medical issues which affect strength then it may be more difficult to manoeuvre these strollers – please ask us for advice or alternative options.
KEY MEASUREMENTS :
Width of Seat 38cm
Depth of Seat 25cm
Height of Seat Back 52cm
Lower Leg – Top 20cm / Middle 25cm / Bottom 36cm
Weight of Buggy with Foot Rest 7.5 kg
Seat Max Weight: UK Tested to 110lb / 50kg
Seat Max Weight: USA Tested to 140lb / 63.5kg
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:-
2 x MACLAREN MAJOR ELITE STROLLERS
2 x MAJOR ELITE RAIN COVERS & SUN CANOPIES
1 x SET FLEXI-CONNECTORS (2 CONNECTORS PER SET)
Optional accessories available: Footmuffs, Reversible Padded Seat Liners, Shopping Baskets, Chest Pads, Lateral Supports.
Suitable for families where both children have special needs and need a mobility aid or where one older child has special needs and also need to transport a younger sibling. Mainstream and special schools as well as other carers and organisations have also found this flexible double / single option useful where they need to accommodate a range of ages and disabilities. Our unique connectors give you the option of having two single buggies or a double side-by-side pushchair….a flexible solution to your every day needs!
The lightweight umbrella-folding strollers are easily disconnected, folded, transported and stored and come complete with five point harnesses, swivel wheels and two adjustable solid footrests, which can be fitted at the same or different heights, depending on the passenger’s leg length.
We developed Specialist Flexi-Connectors for these strollers as there are so few options for families with two disabled children, and particularly those between the ages of 3 and 8 years old who have outgrown their standard nursery pushchairs. We had the buggies and connectors out on live trials with families who had 1, 2 or 3 disabled children and they tested them over a year – the feedback was very positive, so we put them into production in June 2019. They are really easy to connect or disconnect the two pushchairs and manoeuvrability is good even with an uneven weight in each pushchair. This invention has enabled sole carers of two disabled children to get out and about, which in many cases was extremely difficult and stressful for both parent and children. The connected pushchairs are wider than a standard double as they need to be far enough apart to allow the swivel front wheels to turn.
This combination offers an interim solution that may last for a few years as your children transition from a standard sized pushchair. If they continue to require a pushchair after the age of 8-9 years old (or if younger, they are tall / heavy for their age), then we have larger single and double pushchairs that are suitable for children up to 18 years old.
VAT Relief – this product is eligible for VAT Relief where it is supplied for a specific child with a disability. PRICE EXCLUDES VAT. Registered with with MHRA as a Class I Medical Device for Special Needs Children.
FUNDING / FURTHER INFORMATION – If you require a quote to apply for funding through the NHS or Charity, please contact us and we will be more than happy to supply this. If you would like to talk to us about your family needs, please call us and we can advise on the mobility options we offer and charity funding. Helpline: 01670 458624