Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thanks Gamma & Papa!

A couple of months ago, I came across a really neat chair that I thought would be great for homeschooling.  It is durable, wipe-able, and sturdy.  It adjusts, reclines, and can turn from a high chair into a seperate chair and desk.  It also has a 5 point harness, and lots of padding.  :)

It helps that during his PT/OT eval a few months ago, the therapists suggested that we get a chair that would allow him to bend his knees and place his feet on the floor better.  Up to now, we had been using a chair like this

It is a GREAT feeding chair.  We have only been able to find them on e-bay and in Special Needs Therapy catalogs since Lil Man was a baby and we initially decided not to buy it at Wal-mart for $14.    There are pictures of him in his in older posts about his birthday & Christmas.  (While looking for a picture tonight, I noted there are more places bringing it back.  If you are looking for a good chair for therapy that is lightweight and portable and wipes down well - this is it.  We even take it to the hospital with us!)

So, come Christmas time, Gamma and Papa came through and bought Lil Man his own school desk and chair.  This is the first time we have been able to get it together and get him in it.  He seems to like it pretty well!  It is on the straight up setting, but can recline back pretty far.  To turn into a high chair, the table turns over and the chair attaches to it.  It has a really nice pommel in the middle too (between his legs so that he doesn't come flying out).  That is good, because unfortunately, the straps are a little short.  I guess they don't plan on children this big still needing to be strapped in.  We rigged it up so that the straps kind of work.  Otherwise, we LOVE this chair!  Thanks Gamma & Papa!

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Blogger Beth said...

Perfect! And it is great that his feet touch the floor--it's important to help him organize the rest of his body. If the lower part of his body isn't stable, then the rest of his body can't perform either. Nice find Grandma and Grandpa!

January 21, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Wow, that is really cool! Is it specifically for special needs or just one you can buy at like toy r us?

January 21, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

It is just a regular one. There is a link on the words "we LOVE this chair" :) I can't get them to show up very well.

January 21, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

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