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CHILD SEAT ON PERMOBIL

A “panda” chair, an adjustable chair for children, is mounted on a permobil electric wheelchair (X850).

DESCRIPTION

A permobil X850 wheelchair is modified with a child seat on the front so that the child can ride with the parent. The child seat, is a panda chair that was originally designed for children with disabilities. It is fitted with waist belt and a belt for the upper body. The child seat can be replaced as the child grows. The speed is restricted to 10 km/h for the safety of the child. The modification was made by the assistive technology center in Borlänge and made available to several parents with disabilities.

PRODUCT

Seat from a Panda chair for children with disabilities mounted on permobil x850.

PURCHASED

Modification carried out by the assistive technology center in Borlänge

Posted in Carry/lift children, Strollers/Beds, Tips & Tricks

SLEEP CARRIER, CARRYCOT

A combined soft carry cot, baby carrier, mattress, babynest that is very helpful for lifting and moving.

DESCRIPTION

A small convenient carrycot with sides that fold down. The carrycot becomes a mattress on the floor or in bed. The carrycot has handles, as well as a harness so you can carry it with your shoulders and have your hands free. Suitable for use during baby’s first year of life.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

One difficulty for me as a father in a wheelchair with poor core stability is lifting in certain situations. Lifting with both hands a bit away from my body does not work for me, nor does lifting between the floor and my lap. To conveniently deal with this type of lifting I’ve used a Sleepcarrier carrycot. It has been worth its weight in gold! Lifting and moving the baby has felt safe. Good for lifting between bed and carriage, and for moving easily without waking a sleeping baby. Our son has slept in it at night, safe and secure, tucked in between the two of us. It’s been a bit like a safe zone for him. I’ve put him to sleep in it many evenings, rolling around in figure eights in the apartment. I’ve been his personal baby carriage outdoors with the Sleepcarrier carrycot on my lap and the harness that belongs to it.

PRODUCT

Sleepcarrier

PURCHASED

Online store

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

HARNESS FOR CHILD SITTING ON LAP

Wriggle Wrapper is a simple harness to secure a seated child in place.

DESCRIPTION

The harness is designed to secure a child in a highchair. The user uses it when the child is sitting on his lap.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The same harness is used when the child sits in the highchair.

PRODUCT

Wriggle Wrapper harness from Phil & Teds

PURCHASED

Children’s store or directly from Phil & Teds.

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

PUTTING A BABY DOWN ON THE FLOOR

Putting an infant down on the floor – a technique for people with tetraplegia. 

DESCRIPTION

The baby sits on the parent’s lap, looking forward. The parent holds the baby with both hands under the arms and moves the baby forward until the baby slides down in front of the wheelchair. At the same time the parent supports himself with one forearm on his lap in order not to lose his balance. Then he lifts the baby so that the baby ends up in front of him (photo 2), he bends forward and places the baby on the footplate (photo 3). He changes his grip so he is holding the baby by the thighs and puts the baby on the floor (photo 4).

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

MODIFIED ROLLATOR WALKER

A modified rollator walker with extended lower section.

DESCRIPTION

The rollator has been taken apart and welded back together. The front wheels have been moved forward, extended with tubes. The bottom is now a platform on which a basket can be mounted. The rollator became more stable when the bottom was extended and no longer tips forward. An ordinary plastic box is attached to the platform. The plastic box should be 60-70 cm long. The rollator could no longer be folded up after it was modified.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

I do not have any plans for the rollator. My father-in-law rebuilt it. We brainstormed to come up with the idea to make it. I bought a second-hand rollator online that was made of iron (does not weld as effectively as aluminum). It is easier to extend the rollator if it is originally designed with a platform; examples of such walkers include: Human CareRebel and Human CareCarlOskar. The rollator I bought was not designed this way, but my father-in-law figured it out anyway.

PRODUCT

A modified rollator walker.

PURCHASED

Purchased used online.

Posted in Carry/lift children, Strollers/Beds, Tips & Tricks