A reaching aid can be invaluable during the last months of pregnancy and for a parent with a baby in a sling or baby carrier on her/his stomach.
During the last months of pregnancy when it can be difficult for a person in a wheelchair to bend forward a reaching aid can be a very useful tool for reaching things on the floor. It is also useful for parents who have a baby in a sling or carrier.
When I was first injured and my occupational therapist gave me a reaching aid, I had no idea of what to do with it. As my pregnancy advanced, I remembered my old reaching aid which was hidden in the depths of the closet and since then it has not left my side. I also used it a lot when the baby was small and I carried her in a sling.
NåFram reaching aid, Swereco
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