Picking a baby up from the floor

– a technique for people with tetraplegia


Technique for picking a baby up from the floor

The user positions himself so that the child is sitting in front of him on the floor. He bends forward and grasps the baby from behind, under the shoulders. Leaning forward, he lifts the child up to a standing position next to him, looking away from him (photo 2). Then he changes his grip (photo 3) so that the child’s stomach rests on his forearm. While using his other forearm to support himself on his lap, he lifts the child halfway up (photo 4), and as he sits up by pushing off with the forearm on his lap, he lifts the baby up all the way to his lap (photo 5).

Users comments
The user figured out the technique when his child was small and couldn’t stand up by herself. Now that the child knows how to stand he uses a different technique, see related tip.

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Editors comments
Another technique for picking up a child from the floor can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWZI_wFwZnE (last checked June 2017)

User lifts baby up so that she ends up next to him
User lifts baby up so that she ends up next to him

User changes his hold
User changes his hold

User lifts up the baby, who is lying on his stomach over the user’s forearm
User lifts up the baby, who is lying on his stomach over the user’s forearm

Baby seated on user's lap
Baby seated on user’s lap

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The person was injured more than 10 years ago and has a low tetraplegia.