need help helping a friend with a SN child. please! UPDATE***in op :)
UPDATE*** well we got there with all our tools and pool noodles and cool looking duct tape to find that her mom had already rigged some pool noodles on there with some cute ribbon tied in a bow
She was excited about the duct tape with butterflies though and wanted it. So we didn't get to help as much as we wanted, but that is ok b.c the conversation and dh's suggestion abt pool noodles helped solve the problem we're really happy she won't be hurting herself anymore and can be a bit more comfortable now.
Thank everyone for your suggestions and support!
We recently had the great pleasure of making friends with a lovely couple w/two kids. Their oldest is 11 or 12 and is in a wheelchair. I do not know her diagnosis but she has no muscle control in her arms, legs, or neck and is unable to speak.
Dh noticed that she has some nasty bruises on her legs near her ankles from where she is hitting her legs on the outside of her chair b.c she sometimes kicks them around.
We want to help fix this and are coming up with ideas to do so. We are thinking we could get something similar to pool noodles but smaller and cut them to fit, and then I could sew a cover for it so it doesn't look too funky.
Is there a product already out there, made to go on the metal bars of a wheelchair to pad it?
Last edited by Kiliki; 11-20-2012 at 10:15 PM.