Zippie Youngster 3

The Zippie Youngster 3 is the lightest folding wheelchair for children that has growth adjustability. Fully customisable to your needs, the Youngster 3 can be adjusted to continuously fit your child as they grow, and its lightweight folding design makes it the ideal companion for everyday use. Designed for the unique needs of kids, it features excellent manoeuvrability, good front stability and an exceptionally unique look.

Product Description

Seating

Each Youngster 3 is bespoke built from a wide range of options, allowing you to maximise your child's comfort, freedom, fun and safety. While more basic paediatric wheelchairs have limited post-supply adjustments - or require additional parts to do so, the Youngster 3 features a unique patented cross-brace that allows 2 cm of seat width adjustment, while the seat tubes allow 4 cm of seat depth adjustment - all without extra parts required. Combined with other adjustments such as to the backrest height and legrest length, this means that when your child grows, so does their lightweight wheelchair - so it will last you for several years.

To ensure your child's comfort and support, the seat is fully configurable, and features a new selection of back upholsteries including the popular EXO Pro sized-down from the adult Quickie range, as well as the Jay range of posture-supporting backrests. With a wide range of seat sizes, the Youngster 3 can provide a perfect fit, and can be supplied with comfort-focused cushions such as the Jay Zip, or more advanced pressure relieving ones if required. Should you have an existing pressure cushion, for example supplied by the NHS, that can be easily fitted to your Youngster 3.

Transport

Ideal for either pushing or self-propelling, the Youngster 3 can be built with a selection of push handles, including height adjustable and side angled one, to allow a comfortable pushing position without back strain. The easy folding mechanism and quick release wheels allow the chair to be folded up to a neat compact size with a smart folding fixation to hold it in place; the light aluminium frame then lets you easily lift it into a car for transport. The Youngster 3 is also crash-tested, allowing it to be safely used for occupied transport when tied down in a suitably adapted vehicle.

Propelling

Alternatively, your child can explore their world by self-propelling, being active and playing with friends. A choice of lightweight wheels and tyres in three sizes, as well as ergonomic handrims, helps to ensure a comfortable and efficient drive, while the unique Safari brake carefully integrated into the skirtguard panel, allows quick and easy braking without your child having to lean forward. A range of anti-tips further enhances your child's stability, ensuring the Zippie Youngster 3 is a safe wheelchair to use.

Appearance

The new frame design of the Youngster 3 gives your wheelchair a stylish and unique look - with a choice of 32 frame colours (from Mars Red to Sun Yellow) and a 32 spoke guards (including "Princess", "Happy Lions" and "Pirates") so the chair matches your child's style. You can even get unique light up front castors should you want to turn heads with the flashiest of wheelchairs.

Our Verdict

We think the Youngster 3 is an outstanding wheelchair - lightweight, funky and highly adjustable, so you won't need to replace it after a growth spurt. It's the perfect partner for everyday use, and is great for transport in a car, with innovative new lightweight options using the latest technology from the market-leading Quickie adult wheelchair range. While teenagers will be better suited to the Life F Teens that can cater to taller people, the Youngster 3 is the folding wheelchair of choice for young children.

Key Features

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    Grows with your child
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    Easy to transport
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    Safe and stable
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    Stylish and unique look

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for your child, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced engineers, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which to get.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out a wheelchair around the environment in which it will be used.