Swirl Buggy | Special Needs Pushchair | Tendercare Ltd
Ella in a Swirl Buggy

The Swirl is a revolutionary buggy from Tendercare. Accommodating a wide variety of seating systems (including our own Snappi, Modular and Snug Snappi seats), the Swirl is one of the most versatile buggies around. Its rotating mechanism caters to both your own and your child’s ever-changing needs. The Swirl can be easily rotated to either a forward (world-facing) or rearward (parent-facing) position. Children benefit hugely from interaction and engagement so having your child face you really enhances both bonding and development. Yet children are, by nature, highly curious and so rotating the buggy to world-facing allows them to both fully experience their surroundings and even just to relax and watch the world go by. In addition, should you need to see your child for safety/medical reasons but also need to transport them in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, its innovative swivel design allows the seat to be rotated forward with your child still in their buggy. This allows for a smooth, stress-free transition for both parent and child, making the Swirl the perfect choice for your special needs pushchair.

The Swirl has a unique tilt in space facility which offers a high level of seat tilt between 0 and 41 degrees. There are no fixed positions; rather, the occupant can be positioned at any angle within this 40 degrees range. Furthermore, the Swirl’s full range of tilt is available both when the child is forward-facing and when they are in rearward. This means no compromise need be made between your child’s postural needs and your need to see them. Should your child need back recline, the Swirl is compatible with the Snappi seating system which provides a range of reline of 90 – 140 degrees.

The Swirl has been specially designed to offer an extensive range of growth to cater for your child’s growing needs; for example, it has a height adjustable backrest that offers up to 170mm of growth and a seat depth and hip width which are adjustable by up to 100 mm. Its full range of growth can be seen on our technical page or by clicking here.

As well as offering a high-level of growth, the backrest reclines independently, by means of an easy-to-operate gas strut, and can be positioned at any point between its 90 to 140 degrees range of recline. If necessary, the Swirl can be fitted with a dynamic backrest and footrest. This allows the child to extend and push back against a relatively light resistance and then be able to recover into the desired seating position.

The Swirl comes as standard with our new pin lock brake design. This brake mechanism is not only quiet to operate but also allows for a comparably less strenuous movement to engage the brake. Height adjustable push handles are also fitted as standard to ensure both the comfort and convenience of the attendant.

The Swirl uses only the highest quality wheels and castors. Special attention has been made to ensure the Swirl suits all of life’s eventualities. As such, the Swirl comes as standard with both swivelling and front locking castors. This means that if you decide to venture onto irregular surfaces, you simply activate the locking mechanism which will help prevent the wheels from spinning on these uneven surfaces. When done, simply deactivate to reengage the swivel movement and return to effortless, everyday manoeuvrability.

Additional postural and everyday accessories are available for the Swirl to ensure each child’s individual needs are all catered for. Our full range of accessories can be viewed by clicking here.

The Swirl (forward facing position only) has been crash tested according to ISO7176/19. Front and rear transit tie down brackets are fitted as standard.

The Swirl is the subject of the United Kingdom patent application no. 1612187.3.

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