Advance Mobility - Spirit

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New to the range for 2009 the Spirit model is the smallest pediatric Special Needs Pushchairs made by Advance Mobility a division of the Baby Jogger company.

The Spirit is designed for a child with maximum weight limit of 75lbs (34kg). It has a 10" (25cm) deep seat and we intend the Spirit as an intermediary step for a child who would have minimal growth room in a general purpose pushchair but who may not yet be quite big enough for the larger Independence or Liberty models which have a 15" deep seat.

  • single fixed front wheel

    easier for use off road or in areas with steep hills
    recommended for jogging
    less manoeuvrable around town and inside shops compared to a swivel wheel pushchair

  • fixed handle

    positive action
    not adjustable

For guidance we would recommend the Spirit for an occupant of size/age 5 or less where it needs:

  • to go off road....and do it really well
  • to look like a standard pushchair and not attract attention due to it's size.

Whilst there is certainly a need for a pushchair of intermediary size, and the Spirit may be a successful replacement for the discontinued Mountain Buggy Terrain XL for some children, it should be expected that the age range for the pushchair will be limited - it is a 'stepping stone' rather than a long term solution.

If in doubt then call us to discuss !

The Key Features of the Spirit are (click on an underlined link word for an image or more information):

  • maximum weight limit 75lbs
  • 5 stone, 5lbs
  • 34kg
     
  • lightweight but robust aluminium frame
    • lifetime frame warranty
    • (12 months on wheels & fabrics etc.)
       
  • simple one handed fast fold system
    • folds compactly
       
  • large 16" wheels
    • make light work of town or country surfaces either at a sedate walking pace or jogging at speed
       
  • padded reclining seat
    • simple seat angle adjustment by rear strap
       
  • quick release wheels
    • front and rear wheels
       
  • five point adjustable height harness
    • # position height shoulder strap adjustment
    • adjustable length crotch strap
    • 'D' ring anchorage points for use with a body harness
       
  • running brake and parking brake
    • front wheel running brake with lever lock and calliper release to aid quick release wheel
    • dual rear wheel positive action parking brake
    • (plus handle safety wrist strap)
       
  • storm cover included
    • quick fit weather protection
       
  • multi-position sun canopy
  • storage
    • good sized underseat basket
    • rear seat storage net
    • zipped pocket for keys/cards etc.
       
  • low maintenance
    • machine washable fabrics
    • heavy duty inner tubes (reduce punctures)
       
  • VAT Free
    • eligible for VAT Relief when purchased for a child with special needs
  • the Spirit pushchair is not 'Crash Tested' it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle.

    If the child has outgrown their current standard pushchair it may be because some standard pushchairs are smaller than others ! You may therefore be able to solve your immediate need with a pushchair which is not intended for a child with special needs but is a standard pushchair with a generous sized seat & headroom and a high payload. Made By Baby Jogger (the parent company of Advance Mobility) the Baby Jogger Summit could be the answer.

    Please note that the Spirit comes 'flat packed' and requires some putting together before first use - but it's not difficult and does not take very long. It is available in Navy Blue only.

    For specifications please visit Advance Mobility Spirit Specifications

    or download the detailed User Manual
    this is in the Adobe pdf format, if you do not have Acrobat Reader installed you can install it free  

    Whilst the Advance Mobility Spirit may be used for someone with special needs the hammock style seat makes it unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

    Background Info.

    It all started with the Baby Jogger in 1984, and although most other manufacturers have tamed the three wheel concept for the city walker Baby Jogger have kept true to their roots and still produce the ideal sport pushchair.

    Baby Jogger's mainstream products are high quality specialist pushchairs primarily for Joggers. But don't worry...you don't have to jog with them ! the large 16" wheels make it easier to push with a heavy occupant and it can also cope with rough terrain enabling you to go off road.

    info@specialneedspushchairs.co.uk tel: 01363 881110

    Every child is an individual with individual needs it is not therefore possible to state that these special needs pushchairs will be suitable for every child. We have supplied these pushchairs for children with the following conditions:

    ADHD, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, Autism, Barth Syndrome, Brain Tumour, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Disorder, Cornelia De-Lange Syndrome, CP, Developmental Dysplaysia, Diastrophic Dysplaysia, Downs Syndrome, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay, Heart Condition, Hemiplegia, Hypermobility, Hypotonic, Lissencephally, Low Muscle Tone, Microcephaly, Muscular Dystrophy, Ohtahara Syndrome, Pneumocoocal Meningitis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Sotos Syndrome, Spastic Diplegia, Spina Bifida, Tetrasomy, Tuberous Sclerosis.