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Assisting others/childcare: Moving around in wheelchair together with smal children

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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.
The user with the child in Lodger Shelter baby sling. Photo from mammapappalam.seBaby carrier Lodger Shelter
A cross between a sling and a baby carrier – suitable for parents who use a wheelchair and have young children
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.
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
User with daughter in lapCarrying child on lap
Slightly older children of parents who use wheelchairs can sit on a lap unassisted
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
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 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 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
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