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PLAYGROUND ON THE COUCH

A baby gym is placed on the couch instead of on the floor so a parent who cannot move from a wheelchair to the floor can get close to the baby while he or she is playing.

DESCRIPTION

For newborns up to the age when the baby starts to move around. To avoid lifting from the floor and to be able to sit near the baby during playtime the parent places the baby gym on the couch. Full attention is a crucial because you never know when a baby is going to roll over for the first time. The outer edge can also be lined with pillows to prevent the baby from falling if he or she should roll over. Of course the baby gym could be placed on a bed for the same reason.

PRODUCT

An ordinary baby gym is placed on a couch or a bed.

PURCHASED

Baby store

Posted in Play, Tips & Tricks

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