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BABYBJÖRN HIGHCHAIR

The tray on this highchair can be folded out of the way. The parent can then lift the child from the side and does not have to lift straight up.

DESCRIPTION

The tray can folded out of the way on the BabyBjörn highchair. The parent who uses a wheelchair can then “push” the child into the highchair from the side and avoid the relatively heavy lifting straight up that is often required when using highchairs.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

This highchair is fabulous for me and well worth the price. However, meddlesome relatives have to leave the locking mechanism on the tray alone. They’ve almost worn out the button because they don’t really understand how it works. I think it could be a bit tricky for people with impaired hand function.

PRODUCT

BabyBjörn highchair

PURCHASED

Baby store

Posted in Child seats, Tips & Tricks

MODIFIED IKEA HIGHCHAIR

A seat from an Ikea highchair was installed on a frame on castors.

DESCRIPTION

A seat from an Ikea highchair was installed on a frame with castors. The height of the frame is adjustable and it has an electric brake. Initially, the frame was part of an assistive device for children

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS

The chair has been very useful, but if I were to do it over I would have chosen a top portion where the highchair seat could be opened. The way it is now, my child has to help out when being lifted in and out at each meal.

PRODUCT

A seat from Ikea’s Antilop highchair and a frame taken from an assistive device for children.

PURCHASED

The chair was assembled by the assistive technology center in Borås.

Posted in Child seats, Tips & Tricks

BABY CAR SEAT ON MINI SCOOTER

Hjälpmedelscentrum in Västra Götaland (assistive technology center) has installed a baby car seat on an extra-wide mini-scooter.

DESCRIPTION

An ordinary baby car seat (for babies age 0-12 months) has been mounted on an extra-wide mini scooter. The user can sit on the remaining portion of the seat, drive the mini-scooter and have the baby next to him/her.

PRODUCT

Ordinary baby car seat installed on an extra-wide mini-scooter

PURCHASED

Customized for the user by Hjälpmedelscentrum in Västra Götaland (assistive technology center)

Posted in Child seats, Tips & Tricks

Holding a child on lap

A soft corset around the user and the child – a simple way for a wheelchair user to hold a small child on lap

DESCRIPTION

A soft corset in size XL is placed around the user and the child. This method allows the user to move together with the child.

TIPSTER’S COMMENTS:

The user feels the soft corset is easier to use and better than a baby carrier.

PRODUCT

A soft corset with Velcro.

PURCHASED

Sporting goods store (Stadium)

Posted in Child seats, Tips & Tricks





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