Carrying child on lap

Slightly older children of parents who use wheelchairs can sit on a lap unassisted

User with daughter in lap
User with daughter in lap

Users comments
From about 1 year of age the user’s three children have been able to sit freely on his lap without a harness. Before that age, they wore a harness, see related tip.

When the children were really small, they could be suspended in the baby carrier facing the user. This solution worked until they were about 8 months old and too large for their legs to fit. Once the children are old enough to sit by themselves, usually nothing is needed when the children ride along.

Editors comments
See also www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWZI_wFwZnE#t=101 (last checked July 2017).

This tip is from 2011

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Baby carrier for parents who use wheelchairs
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Tipsare: Robert

Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.