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    Moms and Dads who use manual and/or power chairs, how do you transport your baby? Have you found a carrier that is WC compatable? If so, please let me know.
    You C.A.N.
    Conquer Adversity Now

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    in my powerchair I just hold my baby on my knee. Now that she is a toddler she rides on my footplate. my 6 year old jumps on the back...
    Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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    • #3
      For infants, many of my clients find a number of baby slings or front baby carriers work, although you need to compensate for the weight as they get larger if you don't have good trunk balance. Here are some examples:

      http://www.hugamonkey.com/

      http://www.attachedtobaby.com/

      http://www.mayawrap.com/

      http://www.theportablebaby.com/

      http://www.myfavoritebabycarrier.com/

      http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_...FRZCagodkhshBg

      http://www.hotslings.com/

      Once they are larger and able to support their head, then sitting on your lap facing forward (with a strap around them and you if needed) works well. Picking them up off the floor is easier if you dress them in baby overalls...the straps make good handles. Seriously consider a baby harness once they are toddlers. Better than having them run out into traffic and you can't stop them!

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      • #4
        Thanks

        the slings apppear to to be the best answer. No bulky baby carriers, Thanks so much for the info.
        You C.A.N.
        Conquer Adversity Now

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        • #5
          i use a manual chair.....and do a lot of "one arming it" luckily one of the girls learned to hold on to me tight and i have a low back rest on my chair and can lean back and hold the other one on my chest.....it's not pretty or fast or easy, but it works!

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          • #6
            My friend uses a manual wc and she used a sling all the time when she is wheeling around. It worked great.
            Mary
            I want to Rock you Gypsy soul and together we will flow into the Mystic.
            Van Morrison

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