Sunday, 12 June 2016

Perception & Maclaren Major Elite

Things have been getting harder physically for a while and the biggest cause of meltdowns right now are sensory overload (when we are leaving places and going to the car) Bee doesn't realise he is leaving until he sees the car , that's when we struggle with the violent meltdowns.

Our buggy we were using was the beautiful but bulky Stokke Xplory, which we thoroughly loved and had used for the past 6 years ever since Luke was born! But because of Bee's size, the meltdowns and my own hypermobility syndrome I was really struggling and we were both ending up in tears exhausted.

I'd heard of the Maclaren major elite special needs pushchair, the children's development center specialist health visitor had mentioned it and I loved the fact it was an umbrella fold buggy (Bee no longer fits in regular pushchairs that are umbrella fold!)

The only thing hovering above me was the fact it was a special needs buggy (it's not that I can't admit that my little man has issues or needs it for his own safety) I was worried about presenting it to the world and being stared at - I'm happy to say that wasn't the experience though, we test drove it to tesco and it was amazing. Bee liked it, was comfortable, felt safe - we had less anxiety from him and no meltdowns that trip! No one stared or even batted an eyelid and I'm so happy that we decided to get one as it will give us more freedom to get out and know he is safe.

My attitude is slowly changing now, things are how they are and we need to make the best of the good things. This buggy is one of them!


It's now been a couple of months using the buggy but has given us more freedom and less stress - he still has meltdowns outside but it has helped my HMS no end. The only downside is the length and the fact it doesnt fit in my boot! We have to have it along the floor of the back seats which isn't ideal!

5 comments:

  1. I love the buggy, and to be honest you should have to be worried about how people perceive the buggy etc but I know what you mean in this day and age.
    I'm glad your attitude is changing, and acceptance and taking things day by day is the best attitude to have.

    Hugs, I'll be an avid reader. x

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    1. Thanks honey, I know what you mean but I guess the issues are mine. Ive not had any negative things come from using the buggy and actually more people come up and are friendly to him :) x

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  2. I couldnt live without ours,I was paranoid about taking it out at first as Skye is now a very tall 8 year old! But most importantly she is safe and comfortable, we got her a custom Disney Princess seat liner off Ebay and she loves it to now

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  3. I didn't even know about this buggy, Jacob does love his buggy thank goodness and still fits in it and he's so tiny. What does it do Hun? So happy Bee loves it. X

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    1. definetly one to look at when Jacob gets bigger if he still needs the buggy hun. its easy to push and i believe it can take bigger children up to 7 stone! So you don't have to worry about them growing out of it for a while and you can get personalised liners made :) x

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