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Hi everybody,
I am new and wonder if anybody can help me or has any experience? My baby boy absolutely HATES his buggy. He spreads is arms and fingers out, they go cold and sweaty and his wee face goes bright red. He screams and screams, not just a regular upset cry but is actually shaking with fear. He used to be OK but isn't anymore. He just went bananas one day and haven't been able to get him in it since. He never was a big fan but perseverance got me there however I seem to have hit a wall this time and no matter what we do he wont go in. Have tried other prams, parent facing or away and fav toys, mobiles etc. I am now getting a fat belly!!!!.....can't get out to do anything so eating chocolate and not walking it off LOL. If it was just normal upset I could keep going and he would eventually settle but he is actually shaking with fear so don't want to distress him any more. Any advice VERY gratefully received.
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hi hun, are you sure that the buggies arent causing him discomfort due to how he has to sit in them? it might be worth asking health visitor or social worker about a wheelchair even if its a loan to give it a go as its more open and upright. went out with a woman once who's son was in a wheelchair but screamed all the time i swapped him with my sons buggy and he straight away chilled out and enjoyed the day whereas matt would sit anywhere if it meant he didnt have to walk hehe, so it might be worth trying changing the mode of transport totally as he may be portraying his fears onto all buggies.
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Thanks, been wondering about the "comfort issue" myself and considering buying some foam to try and pad him out a bit. We also have an appointment early next month for a more specialised buggy fitting so maybe they will have a wheelchair that I can try too (he is only 15 months though with poor head control so don't know if they go that small??). Thanks for your feedback. It's nice to know I am not alone and support is very much appreciated.



(07-26-2010, 09:42 PM)corinne Wrote: hi hun, are you sure that the buggies arent causing him discomfort due to how he has to sit in them? it might be worth asking health visitor or social worker about a wheelchair even if its a loan to give it a go as its more open and upright. went out with a woman once who's son was in a wheelchair but screamed all the time i swapped him with my sons buggy and he straight away chilled out and enjoyed the day whereas matt would sit anywhere if it meant he didnt have to walk hehe, so it might be worth trying changing the mode of transport totally as he may be portraying his fears onto all buggies.
i gave up trying to understand the mind of a child a long time ago they are just to complex for an adult Blush
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Hi.
I know just where your coming from with this. My dd Sophie hated been in a buggy from the age of 3 months. She had to be lay on her tummy at all times or she would scream contantly. She wouldnt sit in any kind of seat, be it buggy, boucey chair or anything.
This was ok in the beginning as we had a buggy with a carrycot attachment but as she outgrew this things became a nightmare.
She would never sit in the buggy bit without screaming. I tried for months to get her use to it but it never did work. People knew when I was out cause they could hear Sophie screaming. I did get to me because people gave me strange looks. In the end we had to get a Maclaren that was large enough for her to lay down on her tummy in. (not ideal but how it had to be).

In May 2009 we finally got her a wheelchair which I thought we would have the same trouble with but to my surprise Sophie loved it. Took a week or so to build up the time she would tolerate been in there but it was a huge improvement.

All I can say is fingers crossed for your appointment with wheelchair service next month and hope getting a chair that he is comfortable in is going to change everything for the better for you.
Love Sara and Sophie xxxxxx
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(07-28-2010, 08:38 AM)Sara Sophies Mummy Wrote: Hi.
I know just where your coming from with this. My dd Sophie hated been in a buggy from the age of 3 months. She had to be lay on her tummy at all times or she would scream contantly. She wouldnt sit in any kind of seat, be it buggy, boucey chair or anything.
This was ok in the beginning as we had a buggy with a carrycot attachment but as she outgrew this things became a nightmare.
She would never sit in the buggy bit without screaming. I tried for months to get her use to it but it never did work. People knew when I was out cause they could hear Sophie screaming. I did get to me because people gave me strange looks. In the end we had to get a Maclaren that was large enough for her to lay down on her tummy in. (not ideal but how it had to be).

In May 2009 we finally got her a wheelchair which I thought we would have the same trouble with but to my surprise Sophie loved it. Took a week or so to build up the time she would tolerate been in there but it was a huge improvement.

All I can say is fingers crossed for your appointment with wheelchair service next month and hope getting a chair that he is comfortable in is going to change everything for the better for you.
Love Sara and Sophie xxxxxx

Thanks so much for all your suggestions and advice. We have been to wheelchair services and a special needs pram has been ordered. Not counting on it helping as he was going mental at the trial- had choice of two prams and he would settle in one while stationary so that's what we are going for. I've also been talking to the Dr about his nitrazepam dose as I think he has outgrown it and it's just making him a bit agitated so we are slowly increasing that too and hopefully there will be a combination of the two that will be the magic touch and I can get out the house and loose my big belly! LOL xxx THanks again xxx


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