Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24th, 2009

I thought I would post a picture of Carver using Kinnick's KidCart. It looks a lot like a stroller with attachments for support. Carver is able to sit up in the KidCart where he is unable to sit in a normal stroller. The KidCart also tilts if they can't hold their own head. I really don't think that Kinnick is going to need this long. I have a feeling that Carver will get more use out of it then her. He is getting a tilt-in-space wheel chair that looks more like a wheel chair. The difference is the weight of the tilt-in-space vs the KidCart. Also, I think the tilt-in-space grows a little better with the child (can be adjusted as he grows). You can adjust the KidCart, too. However, it just starts to look a little odd when they are bigger. The tilt-in-space is very heavy. We'll probably use it for school and around the house. The KidCart can be put in the back of the vehicle easier then the tilt-in-space. Insurance only pays for 1 wheelchair every 5 years, so it's difficult to pick one that will work now and for 5 years with a growing changing child.

This picture was taken at the doctor's office the other day.


Tiffany said...

Thanks for the pic. I can see where Carver will use that more than Kinnick. She is really on the move and has progressed so much since I started following your blog (around 9 months). I am going to have to get something lightweight to transport Randy. He is getting too heavy to carry everywhere. He sits well and can crawl on all fours, so I don't need a huge amount of support. But he does fatigue easily.

Thanks again.

Sherri said...

I think this is SO cool! I tell ya they are coming so far on the technology aspect of things for our special lil kiddos!