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Babysitter på bord, (svensk text)

Babysitter attached to table
Babysitter attached to table

Babysitter attached to table
Babysitter attached to table

Screw and strip used for attachment
Screw and strip used for attachment

Assembly of attachment device on babysitter and table
Assembly of attachment device on babysitter and table

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Babysitter chair on table

Babysitter chair mounted on table with casters, appropriate for parents who are wheelchair users.

Description
An ordinary "babysitter" chair was used together with a table from IKEA. The chair is easy to move to and from the parent's lap and makes it easy to get close to the child.

Before the child was big enough to sit in the babysitter the tipster used a portable plastic crib on casters borrowed from the maternity ward. However, this crib was relatively high and deep, and more difficult for a person sitting in a wheelchair to move the child.

Both the crib borrowed from the hospital and the babysitter on the table were used when the user needed to transfer to and from the bed, toilet or to the couch to nurse the child, and the user could not hold the child at the same time. Since both the bed and the table are portable the child could also always be present with a good view of the surroundings.

Authors comments
This modification worked very well when the child was small.

Build instructions
The legs of a table from IKEA were cut to the appropriate height. Casters were attached to each table leg. Five small holes were drilled into the table top through which the babysitter chair was attached. Five strips of stiff material were cut to serve as attachments (Photo 3). The attachments were placed in each corner (Photo 4) of the babysitter frame and an extra attachment was placed in the middle of the loop.

Manufacturer
User's father

Idea
The user

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
assisting others/childcare » baby chairs, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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