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how do I keep her legs warm?

Poor Celeste How do I keep her legs warm? I know it sounds silly. But in her wheelchair her calves and feet are always FREEZING. I bet its circulation issues too, but man the poor kids legs and feet are always like ice.

I have tried babylegs under her pants and they dont keep her warm enough. Ugg boots seem to help her feet, but so far thats all I have found!

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My suggestion would depend on if she has feeling in her legs. If she does, then i would try battery powered socks (I think they make them for hunters). If she doens't have feeling, I'm sorry but I'm stumped there.
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What about some nice wool legwarmers?
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My suggestion would depend on if she has feeling in her legs. If she does, then i would try battery powered socks (I think they make them for hunters). If she doens't have feeling, I'm sorry but I'm stumped there.
She definately has feeling~! Just not alot of movement. Any idea where I could find the battery powered socks?
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What about some nice wool legwarmers?
Think they would be itchy? Where could I find them?
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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have you tried baby spats?

www.jamtots.com

they also have cool blancoats..

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http://hyenacart.com/autumnswool/ for knit legwarmers! Theresa, I'm betting these will work best for Celeste. Wool does not need to be itchy depending on the type of wool. The merino/nylon that the burgundy Autumns Wool legwarmers are knit from would likely be soft. Merino generally is. I love wool!!! God's natural provision for waterproof warmth! HTH!
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http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat470076-cat600967&rid=&indexId=cat600967&navAction=push&ma sterpathid=&navCount=4&parentType=index&parentId=c at600967&id=0005479

I would try wool socks or legwarmers first, becuse of cost, and because I couldn't find anything that was made specifically for children, but if that doesn't work, these might be worth a shot.
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Re: how do I keep her legs warm?

my sister, who also has limited movement and uses a wheelchair, has the same issue. my mom massages them, and that helps, but of course that doesn't last long. my mom puts a blanket over her lap/legs when she goes out. and also when she is home, come to think of it!
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http://hyenacart.com/autumnswool/ for knit legwarmers! Theresa, I'm betting these will work best for Celeste. Wool does not need to be itchy depending on the type of wool. The merino/nylon that the burgundy Autumns Wool legwarmers are knit from would likely be soft. Merino generally is. I love wool!!! God's natural provision for waterproof warmth! HTH!
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