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Assisting others/childcare: all 51 tips and ideas

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User with his daughter on the changing tableAdjustable-height changing table
- suitable for parents of young children with disabilities
User next to crib with the gate open
Photo:  Tomas EngblomAdjustable-height crib
Crib suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
Adjustable-height cribAdjustable-height crib
Crib suitable for parents with disabilities
Child in baby carrier on user’s lapBaby carrier for parents who use wheelchairs
Having babies in a carrier makes it easier for parents who use wheelchairs
Child in baby carrier on user's lap. 
Photo: Tomas EngblomBaby carrier for wheelchair-bound parents of small children
Baby carrier that makes it possible to ride in wheelchair with child on lap.
Crossover one-piece “onesie”. Photo from mammapappalam.seBaby clothes
Modified crossover one-piece outfit – suitable for parents with functional impairment
Baby carriage harness used as seat belt. Photo from mammapappalam.seBaby harness
A harness intended for prams/baby carriages fits perfectly as a harness for the wheelchair. It works well as a “handle” to lift the child up from the floor.
BabyBjörn highchair. Photo from mammapappalam.seBabybjörn Highchair
The tray on this highchair can be folded out of the way. The parent can then lift the child from the side and does not have to lift straight up.
Babysitter attached to tableBabysitter chair on table
Babysitter chair mounted on table with casters, appropriate for parents who are wheelchair users.
Babysitter seat on wheelsBabysitter seat on wheels
- makes it easier for parents with disabilities to bring their child along with them
User holds child on lap using the belt. Photo from mammapappalam.seBelt for child on lap
A lightweight elastic belt is threaded through the front belt loops of the parent's trousers and serves as a safety belt for a child seated on the parent’s lap
Book for parents with physical disabilitiesBook for parents with physical disabilities
Tips and ideas for parents of young children
Car seat Britax Dualfix. Photo from mammapappalam.seCar seat and infant carrier BRITAX DUALFIX
A car seat that can rotate 360 degrees – suitable for parents with disabilities
User with daughter in lapCarrying child on lap
Slightly older children of parents who use wheelchairs can sit on a lap unassisted
Cat leashCat leash: assistive device for parents of young children
An assistive device for parents with disabilities who have young children so that the child cannot run away.
Child is on stomach on user's lap; user removes diaperChanging a diaper with child sitting on lap
Technique for changing diapers that works for wheelchair users.
User moves child over to chair. 
Photo: Tomas EngblomChildren's chair that opens from the side
A children's chair that is suitable for wheelchair-using parents of young children and who find it difficult to lift the child in and out of an ordinary highchair.
The user sweeps up Lego with a broom. Photo from mammapappalam.seClean up Lego with a broom
Sweeping up Lego is much easier than trying to pick up all the pieces, one by one – a simple method for parents with disabilities
Combi stroller with soft fabric carrierCombi stroller with soft fabric carrier
A Combi-stroller works well for parents with disabilities who have young children
Modified rollator walker. Photo from mammapappalam.seCombined rollator and crib
A modified rollator walker with extended lower section – suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children.
Mawok cradle. Photo from mammapappalam.seCradle suspended from ceiling
A cradle suspended from the ceiling for infants – suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
Troll crib, stand-alone. Photo from mammapappalam.seCrib
“Bedside crib” that can be placed next to adult beds – suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
Crib, power-operated adjustable heightCrib, adjustable height power-operated
Power-operated adjustable height crib with side rails, user-friendly for parents with disabilities
Child in rotated car seat. Photo from www.pinterest.comCybex Sirona Car seat
A car seat that can rotate 360 degrees – suitable for parents with disabilities
User with her baby in the Ergobaby baby carrier. Photo from mammapappalam.seErgobaby baby carrier
Baby carrier with optional infant insert - suitable for parents who use a wheelchair and have of young children
User with his child on his lapHarness for child sitting on lap
- suitable for parents of young children who use wheelchairs
Thin rope from sailboat. Photo from mammapappalam.seHelping children to swing
A rope with a loop is threaded through the swing before the child climbs up on it – suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
The child steps on the bucket to climb up into the swing. Photo from mammapappalam.seHelping children up into the swing
The child can use an upside down bucket as a stepping stool to make it easier to climb into the swing independently
User at cribHigh bed with play area
High crib makes it easier for a parent who uses a wheelchair to communicate with their child
The user moves his daughter to the highchairHighchair with fixed chest support
- a way to lift the child into a highchair for wheelchair users who have a strong upper body
Highchair with opening from the sideHighchair with opening from the side
Highchair appropriate for children whose parents sit in a wheelchair.
User with daughter on lap with a soft corset around him and the childHolding a child on lap
Soft corset around user and child – simple way for a wheelchair user to hold a small child on lap
User with her baby in an infant carrier on wheelsInfant carrier on wheels
User with child in lap cradle. Photo from mammapappalam.seLap cradle with buckle
A soft cradle for a baby to lie on the parent’s lap – suitable for parents who use a wheelchair and have young children
The user with the child in Lodger Shelter baby sling. Photo from mammapappalam.seLodger Shelter
A cross between a sling and a baby carrier – suitable for parents who use a wheelchair and have young children
The user with daughter in baby sling. Photo from mammapappalam.seLong elastic baby sling for parents of young children
An ordinary elastic baby sling works well for a person sitting in a wheelchair
Modified baby harnessModified baby harness
An assistive device to help parents with disabilities who have young children to pick the child up from the floor.
Modified crib with fabric over the opening of the bedModified crib on wheels
Crib on wheels with the opening on one long side suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
Ikea highchair mounted on a frame on casters. Photo from mammapappalam.seModified highchair
A seat from a highchair installed on a frame on castors – suitable for parents with disabilities who have young children
User lifts baby up so that she ends up next to himPicking a baby up from the floor
- a technique for people with tetraplegia
Child standing next to the user, who holds the child by the upper armsPicking a child up from the floor
- technique for people with low tetraplegia whose children can stand up on their own
Child's seat attached to tablePortable highchair
Parents who are wheelchair users can attach this portable highchair to the table and lift the child into and out of the seat
User lifts baby so the baby ends up next to himPutting a baby down on the floor
- a technique for people with tetraplegia
The user with the child in baby sling. Photo from mammapappalam.seSimple baby sling
A baby sling that does not need to be tied, but consists of two tubes that are wrapped around the adult’s body - suitable for parents who use a wheelchair and have young children
Child in highchair with harnessSimple harness to secure child in highchair
- easy to handle for wheelchair users
Infant car seat on the back seat of the carSimplified lift for infant car seat
A parent with poor core balance found a way to lift the baby into an ordinary car seat installed directly on the back seat
Child holding on to Skip hop handle. Photo from mammapappalam.seSkip hop handle
A soft plastic handle to install on the wheelchair that a child can hold onto instead of holding a parent’s hand.
Suspended highchair. Photo from mammapappalam.seSuspended highchair
A highchair without legs that is suspended directly on the table – suitable for parents who use a wheelchair
Front of bookTips and Tricks for parents with disabilities
A book published by /mammapappalam.se/
Trille highchair mounted on a chair with casters. Photo from mammapappalam.seTrille highchair mounted on a chair with casters
– suitable for parents with disabilities
User changes his daughter’s diaperWall-mounted hinged baby changing table
Wall-mounted hinged baby changing table is suitable for wheelchair users