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MODIFIED STROLLER/PUSHCHAIR HARNESS

A device to help parents with disabilities to pick up the child from the floor.

DESCRIPTION

A modified stroller/pushchair harness can be used to help pick up a baby or toddler from the floor. The straps intended to be attached to the stroller are attached to the back of the harness, crossed at the crotch and fastened in front with a carabiner in the plastic part of the harness. The parent grasps the harness to pick up the child from the floor.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

No harness is needed when the child wears overalls with straps.

PRODUCT

Tullsa harness

PURCHASED

Babyland and other children’s stores

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Five-point harnesses with a strap in the crotch are now available.

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

PICKING A CHILD UP FROM THE FLOOR

A technique for people with low tetraplegia whose children can stand on their own.

DESCRIPTION

The child stands next to the user and looks at him. The user grasps the child by the upper arms (photo 1) and pulls the child up. He supports himself at the same time with one forearm on his lap in order not to lose his balance (photo 2). When the child is halfway up, the user changes his grip and holds the child with one hand under the child’s bottom (photo 3) and pulls the child up until the child is lying on his stomach on the user’s lap (photo 4). Then he sits the child up (photo 5).

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

LIFTING AN INFANT UP FROM THE FLOOR

Lifting an infant up from the floor – a technique for people with tetraplegia.

DESCRIPTION

The parent positions the wheelchair so that the baby is sitting in front of him on the floor. The parent bends forward and grasps the child from behind, under the arms. While leaning forward, the parent lifts the child to a standing position next to the wheelchair (photo 2). He then changes his grip (photo 3) so that the child’s stomach rests on his forearm. The parent uses his other forearm to supports himself on his lap. The parent lifts the child halfway (photo 4). While straightening up by pushing against his lap with his forearm, he lifts the baby up all the way to his lap (photo 5).

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The parent figured out the technique when his baby was small and couldn’t stand up by himself. Now that the child knows how to stand he uses a different technique.

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

LODGER SHELTER, A BABY CARRIER

A cross between a sling and a baby carrier that can be buttoned on the back. The baby is carried half reclining diagonally across the chest and hips.

DESCRIPTION

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The baby carrier/sling worked well when I was out and my baby slept. I could move in freely around in town during the baby’s naptime. It works well up until one year of age.

PRODUCT

Lodger Shelter

PURCHASED

Online store

Posted in Carry/lift children, Tips & Tricks

LAP CRADLE WITH BUCKLE

A soft cradle for a baby to lie on the parent’s lap.

DESCRIPTION

A soft cradle with a firm bottom. The lap cradle is strapped around the legs with a wedge-shaped cushion that tilts the baby inwards on the child parent’s lap. The baby is also strapped into the cradle. The solution is like having a small baby carriage/pram attached to the parent’s lap. According to the manufacturer the cradle is suitable for infants up to about 3 months.

PRODUCT

A lap cradle made by Mayday Aid

PURCHASED

Can be rented, for example directly from Mayday Aid.

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





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