Just a few from the extensive range of solutions to children’s mobility problems.
Transport seating for children
Car seats specially designed for children with special needs make car journeys safer and more comfortable.
The Carrot 3 (left) is suitable for children from two up to about 15. It can be fitted with an Isofix turntable base, making it easier to sit the child in the seat. The wide range of accessories makes the seat very adaptable. Body balance pads stabilize the body against sideways sway, which is especially useful for children who have difficulty maintaining balance.
Transfers without a hoist
To transfer a child safely and comfortably, the ProMove sling is a practical and convenient solution.
The soft material and simple design make it easy to position beneath beneath the child, wherever they are sitting, and even when space is restricted. It provides good support, forming a bucket shaped seat, which gives a sense of security for moving and transferring.
Integral rubber handles enable as many carers as necessary to participate in the transfer. This makes it safer for parents/carers as well as the child. It’s available in a range of sizes to suit children from as young as three.
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Paediatric power chairs
Powerchairs designed specifically for children, such as the Skippi shown on the right, help kids with severely reduced mobility achieve a high degree of independence.
With a narrow frame for manoeuvrability, even in a small room, it is adjustable to grow with the child, and can be dismantled for easy transportation in the boot of a car.
Add-on power packs
Paediatric powerchairs are available with a range of special features, including tilt in space for comfort and postural management; seat lift to enable face-to-face communication with standing peers; specialist seating for pressure and posture care.
If power is not required all the time, an add-on powerpack could be the solution.
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Walkers and gait trainers
For children who can weight-bear sufficiently, but are unable to walk independently, an extra-supportive wheeled walking frame, such as the one shown here, can be used either as a means of training to walk unsupported, to improve gait, or simply as a means of moving around independently.
Special needs buggies and pushchairs
For younger children, a well designed buggy with a range of frame sizes and seating options, offers stability, comfort and easy manoeuvrability.
The Kimba Spring, shown here, has a dynamic, ultra-lightweight frame with suspension, reducing jolting and allowing a more comfortable ride.
Trikes and bicycles
An adapted trike with additional trunk support, can help some disabled children who would otherwise miss out on the fun and independence of cycling.