Wizzybug is used by children who have, for example, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy, as well as children with amputations or with any other rare developmental delay affecting their ability to walk. Some children may be able to start moving about in Wizzybug from as young as 14 months, others may need more time to develop before getting started.
Some children we see may later carry on with powered mobility, use manual wheel-chairs or be independent walkers, but all will make progress in their own time and enjoy using Wizzybug for learning and play during their early years.
How can Wizzybug be used?
Wizzybug can be used indoors, at home and at pre-school, and outdoors in accessible areas such as gardens, playgrounds and parks, enabling children to enjoy movement with their ‘first wheels’.
We don’t expect that Wizzybug will be a child’s only method of getting around, but we believe that it will be a useful, age-appropriate and child-friendly addition to other mobility equipment.