When it comes to mobility aids for children, there really are a lot of choices out there. For example, just take a look through our range of children’s mobility aids here and you’ll instantly see how varied the options available are.
In order to try and make the process of getting a child’s buggy easier for you, we have put together this buyer’s guide for two very high-quality buggies that we would definitely recommend; the Mewa and the Grizzly. So, let’s take a look at these two children’s mobility aids and see why they would be right for you, and what you need to know before buying one!
Why Would You Need A Mewa or Grizzly?
First things first, let’s look at the reasons why a Mewa or Grizzly would be right for you and your child, in the more general manner.
One of the biggest and best aspects of the Mewa, firstly, is the sheer amount of accessories that come bundled with it. The inclusion of a total of 12 accessories means that the Mewa buggy already comes with pretty much everything you will need for years. This in itself is an amazing aspect of the Mewa package.
On top of that, because of the way the Mewa has been designed, it is able to grow with your child, meaning that you won’t need to think about replacing it for a very long time. If you want to find out more about how the Mewa grows with your child, you can read our article on it here.
Moving on to the Grizzly; it is actually the big brother of the Mewa. It is specifically designed to be customisable to your child. Therefore, you’ll be able to use the Grizzly for a longer period than the Mewa, as it will be perfectly suited to your child’s needs.
With the basic details covered, let’s move on to the individual benefits that these two great children’s mobility aids offer, shall we?
Mewa Children’s Buggy – The Benefits
Starting with the Mewa, it has been carefully crafted to give the best support and aid possible to children with spina bifida, muscular dystrophy or torso and limbs paresis. Through the adjustable seat and shock absorbers built into the frame, your child will be able to sit comfortably and securely in the Mewa, no matter where you are going.
In addition to this the reclining seat, pneumatic wheels and carefully balanced centre of gravity, you then have a buggy that is perfect for any child who has mobility difficulties.
From the parents’ perspective, the Mewa is able to fold away swiftly, making it very compact and easy to transport. The lightweight frame also means that you don’t have to struggle when it comes to manoeuvrability, as it will simply glide along as you push it.
When you combine these benefits with the aforementioned wide range of accessories, you end up with a wonderful buggy that is suited to almost any child with mobility difficulties. However, there is still one more children’s mobility aid to look at.
Grizzly Children’s Buggy – The Benefits
Similar to the Mewa, the Grizzly children’s buggy was developed from start to finish with comfort, practicality and usability in mind. It is perfectly suited to children who either have difficulty with movement or are unable to move, due to a variety of diseases of motor dysfunctions.
The Grizzly comes with a built-in stabilisation system right at head level, to ensure that your child is always safe, secure and comfortable as you travel. With the ability to adjust the three-dimensional padding in a number of different ways, you can also help to ensure that your child isn’t bumped around as you go over bumpy terrain, such as a cobblestone path in a city centre.
Able to hold a child between the heights of 85 to 140 cm, and of a weight up to 45kg, the Grizzly offers you peace of mind, as you’ll be able to utilise it for a number of years, ensuring that your child gains the benefits of comfort and security throughout that time.
Which Should You Choose?
So, we’ve covered the benefits of each of these two great children’s mobility aids. But how do you know which one is right for you? Well, to do that, you need to consider a few different things when making that decision.
What To Consider When Choosing A Children’s Buggy
The first thing you need to think about is whether you are going to be travelling around a lot. For example, do you plan to take long day trips out, or maybe go away for the weekend? If so, then having access to a host of different accessories such as a shopping bag, mosquito net or a cover for your child’s legs could be really important. In that case, the Mewa is probably the best option for you and your child.
On the other hand, if you only plan to go out on short trips, such as to the city centre or local park, then perhaps a large number of accessories would be cumbersome to transport. With that in mind, the highly adjustable and customisable padding and comfort of the Grizzly could be more important.
In short, whether the Mewa or Grizzly is the right children’s mobility aid for you and your child depends on your lifestyle and what your child needs. The best way to make the decision is to actually look at both of the buggies in person, so that you can see what they offer with your own eyes. Doing this will help you feel more certain about your decision, which is also a very important aspect when getting a buggy for your child.
If you have any questions about the Mewa or Grizzly, or want to come and see the benefits of both buggies for yourself, why not get in touch with us today through our contact form here, or by calling us on 01733 342242. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.