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Lightweight Children's Wheelchairs

Paediatric wheelchairs that keep up with the pace of kids! Available with a full range of easily tailored options and accessories, they’re wheelchairs that are as distinctive as your child’s personality. Plus, many of our children's wheelchairs can even grow with your child, so there’s no big adjustment to swapping to a new wheelchair, just lots of small ones.

ZIPPIE X'Cape

ZIPPIE X'Cape Children's Wheelchair

Rigid wheelchair performance and folding wheelchair convenience

ZIPPIE Simba

ZIPPIE Simba Children's Wheelchair

The lightweight wheelchair with growth adjustability.

ZIPPIE RS

ZIPPIE RS Tilt In Space Wheelchair

The wheelchair for gravity-assisted positioning

ZIPPIE Youngster 3

ZIPPIE Youngster 3 Children's Wheelchair

The lightest folding wheelchair with growth adjustability.

ZIPPIE Zone

ZIPPIE Zone Children's Wheelchair

Get in the Zone with the lightest Zippie designed for active kids and teens

ZIPPIE GS

ZIPPIE GS Children's Wheelchair

Growth and versatility that keeps up with busy kids

ZIPPIE Iris

ZIPPIE Iris Tilt In Space Wheelchair

Simply the best in paediatric positioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spokeguards are plastic covers that fit over your wheelchair's rear wheel. Attached using cable ties, they help to prevent  your fingers getting caught between the wheel's spokes when propelling your wheelchair. They're also a great way of adding a flair of personalisation. Available in a variety of designs, our Built-4-Me wheelchair personalization department can even produce spokeguard covers with your own, unique design!

Sideguards are mounted on the left and right side of your wheelchair. They help to protect your hands and clothing from the dirt and water that can be  kicked up by the wheels of your wheelchair. Sideguards an be fixed or removable and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

If you have a folding wheelchair, your serial number will be on the cross-brace (the folding bars underneath the seat of your wheelchair). If you have a rigid wheelchair, the serial number will be on the rear side of the frame.

Handrims (sometimes called pushrims) are the part of the rear wheel that you grip to propel your wheelchair. Attached to the outside of the wheel, they're available in a variety of materials (including aluminium, stainless steel or titanium). Handrims are also available with rubber coating or can be equipped with rubber strips that fits over the surface of the handrim to help increase friction. The distance of the handrim to the wheel can be adjusted according to your needs.

Camber is the angle of the wheelchair's rear wheels in relation to the ground. Traditionally, the rear wheels are at  90° to the ground, so the camber measurement is 0. A negative camber (usually seen in sports wheelchairs) adjusts the angle of the rear wheels inwards, so they're easier to grasp - helping to manouvre your wheelchair with less force. The increased width from the spacing of the wheels also helps to improve lateral stability (but can also make it more difficult when navigating narrow environments).

 

 

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We have over 32 designs to truly personalise your Zippie wheelchair.

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