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Assisting others/childcare: Security

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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
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
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 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
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
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
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.