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CLEAN UP LEGO WITH A BROOM

Sweeping up Lego is much easier than trying to pick up all the pieces, one by one.

DESCRIPTION

An ordinary brush and dustpan are used to quickly sweep up all the Lego pieces.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

I sit in a wheelchair and am unable to bend over to pick up all the Lego pieces with my hands. If there are a lot of pieces it also takes a long time. With the brush and dustpan it only takes a minute before it’s all picked up.

PRODUCT

A brush and a dustpan.

PURCHASED

Grocery store

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

We have also seen this vacuum cleaner nozzle used online, maybe it’s the new invention?!

Posted in Play, Tips & Tricks

HIGH CRIB WITH PLAY AREA

High crib makes communication easier between parent and child.

DESCRIPTION

Bunk bed with play area beneath it.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The child lies at the right height so that the user read stories to him.

PRODUCT

The bed is no longer in production

PURCHASED

Similar beds are available for purchase at major furniture stores.

Posted in Play, Strollers/Beds, Tips & Tricks

HELPING CHILDREN UP INTO THE SWING

An upside down bucket is used as a stepping stool to make it easier to get into the swing.

DESCRIPTION

An ordinary children’s bucket is turned upside down and can be used as a stool for the child to stand on when climbing up onto the swing – independently!

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

My child and I used this method from age 2 years. It was really nice not to have to lift the child in and out of the swing.

PRODUCT

A children’s bucket

Posted in Play, Tips & Tricks

HELPING CHILDREN TO SWING

A rope with a loop is threaded through the swing before the child climbs up on it.

DESCRIPTION

The rope allows a parent to get the swing moving from a greater distance away from the swing. The parent uses the long rope to pull the swing instead of pushing it. I didn’t have to move out of the way of the swing and could remain in the same place regardless of the speed of the swing.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The rope was rather thin (from a sailboat) and had a loop at one end.

PRODUCT

An ordinary thin rope.

Posted in Play, Tips & Tricks

REACHING AID

A reaching aid can be invaluable during the last months of pregnancy and for a parent with a baby in a sling or baby carrier on her/his stomach.

DESCRIPTION

During the last months of pregnancy when it can be difficult for a person in a wheelchair to bend forward a reaching aid can be a very useful tool for reaching things on the floor. It is also useful for parents who have a baby in a sling or carrier.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

When I was first injured and my occupational therapist gave me a reaching aid, I had no idea of what to do with it. As my pregnancy advanced, I remembered my old reaching aid which was hidden in the depths of the closet and since then it has not left my side. I also used it a lot when the baby was small and I carried her in a sling.

PRODUCT

NåFram reaching aid, Swereco

PURCHASED

Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive technology center)

Posted in Play, Tips & Tricks