A device to help parents with disabilities to pick up the child from the floor.
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.
No harness is needed when the child wears overalls with straps.
Babyland and other children’s stores
Five-point harnesses with a strap in the crotch are now available.
A technique for people with low tetraplegia whose children can stand on their own.
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).
Lifting an infant up from the floor – a technique for people with tetraplegia.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A soft cradle for a baby to lie on the parent’s lap.
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.
A lap cradle made by Mayday Aid
Can be rented, for example directly from Mayday Aid.