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SKIP HOP HANDLE

A soft plastic handle to install on the wheelchair that a child can hold onto instead of holding a parent’s hand.

DESCRIPTION

A soft plastic handle to install on the wheelchair frame. The handle was designed to install on a stroller/pushchair so an older sibling can hold the handle when the parent is pushing the pram/carriage.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The handle was used extensively and was very good to get the child to keep up at a normal pace. The child appreciated having a fixed point to hold onto on the wheelchair. However, the user felt the handle was a bit too short so the child was too close to the wheelchair. The child was 3.5 years old when the handle was used, but it would probably have worked well for toddlers from 18 months.

PRODUCT

Walk-Along Stroller Handle

From the company Skip Hop

PURCHASED

Lekmer

Posted in Play, Safety, Tips & Tricks

LEASH

A leash to be able to conveniently keep an eye on a toddler.

DESCRIPTION

A cat leash can be attached to a belt loop in the child’s waistband.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

When I go out alone with my child in dangerous areas like streets and parks with ponds, I sometimes use a cat leash as an extra precaution so the child cannot run off.

PRODUCT

A cat leash

PURCHASED

Pet store

Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks

SIMPLIFY LIFT TO BABY CAR SEAT

A parent with poor core balance found a way to lift the baby into the car seat.

DESCRIPTION

Method for placing the baby in the car seat if you have poor balance and don’t have the strength to lift the baby into the car seat. Works from newborn infants until the child no longer fits in the seat. By leaving the car seat strapped in the car the parent does not have to deal with the heavy and difficult lifting to move the baby in and out of the car.

Photo 1: The car seat is on the rear seat facing outwards. The seat belt is fastened position, but extended. With the child on her lap, the parent positions the wheelchair as close to the car as possible and pulls the car seat out so that it is leaning toward the wheelchair.

Photo 2: The parent pushes the child over to the car seat. She keeps her balance by stabilizing her left arm against the door frame of the car. The parent buckles the baby into the car seat.

Photo 3 The parent positions the car seat correctly on the seat and puts the seat belt in place. She begins by positioning the waist belt. She keeps her balance by holding on to the car seat safety bar.

Photo 4 The parent pulls out the belt to maximum length and pulls it around the infant seat. She attaches the belt in hooks and buckles according to the car seat instructions and tightens the seat belt as much as possible.

Photo 5 The baby is ready to travel

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

With my first child, I did not drive when I was alone, it was too heavy to lift the baby with car seat into the car. When I had my second child, the family had moved to the country and I was forced to use the car, or I would have been completely isolated. That’s when I developed this technique that works very well for me despite poor core balance and impaired hand function

PRODUCT

An ordinary car seat that is installed directly on the back seat.

PURCHASED

Baby store

Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks

CYBEX SIRONA

An infant seat that can rotate 360 degrees.

DESCRIPTION

The rear-facing infant seat, Cybex Sirona, is suitable for children from 0-18 kg. The infant seat is secured in the backseat with ISOFIX. Since it can rotate it is easier to move the baby in and out of the seat.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

What a difference! Suddenly I can “easily” lift my 11 kg son into the car. Recommended!

PRODUCT

Cybex Sirona car seat

PURCHASED

Ordinary children’s store

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

See also Cybex Sirona.

Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks





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