New Addition

No. The babies are still happily baking inside of me. I’m talking about this blog. If you look up at the top of the page, you’ll see the word “equipment” has been added. If you click on that link it will take you to a little explanation of the new content and links to three new pages all about wheelchairs. I’ve got a review featuring my favorite chairs in each category and even PDF charts you can download that compare several different models at the same time.

There are still some kinks to work out–I want to add comments to each review post, so you guys can throw in your two cents, tell me about a chair I missed, a recent change I haven’t reflected, or just to share your own opinion on a particular item.

I hope you guys like this new section. I got the idea over the summer and have been working on it in bits and pieces ever since. For the record–these companies do not make it easy. I have hunted up and down and sideways in many cases to get the information I was looking for. Now, it’s all in one place for you guys.

I’d like to add more sections for equipment, books, or educational stuff, so let me know what other types of things you’re interested in.

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  1. What a great idea!

  2. I just wanted to tell you how awesome the new equipment tab is. I had to order my daughter a wheelchair after her accident in June 2010. I knew NOTHING about wheelchairs and still don’t. We were still in the hospital and were pretty much told what wheelchair we had to get, only thing we got to choose was the color of the frame and if we wanted her name on it. And to be quite honest I am upset at myself for not being gunhoe about ordering her wheelchair and being more involved. I shouldn’t have let them order her wheelchair for me. Especially because I really wanted a stroller type wheelchair since she wasn’t even 2 yet and she still needing something that she could lay as flat as possible in for when nap time came around and she fell asleep. Also mommy was having a very hard time getting used to the idea of a wheelchair and looks wise I would have prefered a stroller/wheelchair. But I am so so glad someone was able to take the time to review and compile all this information in one nice place. This will definitly come in handy in a few years when we are able to get her a new chair, although my hope are that she won’t need another one. What’s really sad though is that I couldn’t tell you what kind of wheelchair my daughter has. lol. Thanks again I truly enjoy reading all of your posts.

  3. Nice idea! Cupholders! …for the parent/pusher. That was the biggest thing we missed switching from stroller to wheelchair. (now that the powerchair is used most of the time, I’d never catch my coffee!) We are lucky enough to have seating clinic run through the hospital, with an OT and PT familiar with what is out there as well as a great relationship with the vendor, otherwise we would have been lost. I have found dealing directly with the vendors that they tend to lean toward what gets approved easier or what they make the most $ on, not what is best for the child/family.

  4. Awesome idea

    Love the line.. the babies are still happily baking.
    that the way they should be :)

  5. What a great and helpful thing to do!

  6. Thanks for doing all that work! It looks great…
    I will say that you can add a head rest to the little dipper wheelchair. You have to use someone that can do a custom back and add the holder and headrest. Ours works great! It was the closet to Claudia being able to push herself we have ever come.

  7. Susan Kern says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are in the process of ordering Elizabeth’s wheelchair so this information will come in handy.

  8. Don’t forget to add which apps that you use. I get so overwhelmed with the wealth of apps out there and give up searching. I usually go by recommendations.

  9. I knew you were planning on doing this, so excited to see it happen. It is going to be so helpful to so many people. Congrats on the OTHER baby that’s been baking, as it’s clear this was a labor o’ love.