Babysitter chair on table

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

Babysitter attached to table
Babysitter attached to table

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.

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

How to make
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.

Made by
User’s father

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

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

Tipsare: Heidi

The person was injured as a child. She lives with her family in an apartment and works full time. She does not have any home help or assistance.