I wanted to share with you a great idea that a blogger friend of mine, Shan, came up with. She was inspired to make it for her daughter, Marie. She sent this new tool to us a couple of weeks ago and it has been such a blessing to Gavin and I!
Since Gavin is not able to sit up on his own, it is difficult to find places to 'put' him when he is not being held. I don't like to have him always laying flat on his back. And even when I put him in his stroller or seat he leans to the side a lot of the time. I used to roll up a blanket to place on his right side to prevent him from leaning so much. Now I have this wonderful invention to use instead!
Here are some pictures of it:
The first one is of the inner part. It's just a sturdy piece of foam, cut into a long rectangular cubed shape. (I don't know what kind of foam. She said it's what they use to make seats for a tractor.)
Then she sews a fabric covering that is open on one end to put the foam piece into.
Then, she puts the fabric covering on it. The covering is great because then you can wash it when needed! Plus, you can make different covers to change things up a bit, if you want to.
Here is a picture of it when it is finished.
And, here are some pictures of Gavin using them in his seat.
As you can see, Gavin leans to the right, (Joel is very proud of this by the way! Just a little joke, don't take it too seriously!) and the foam pieces help to keep him sit more upright.
Isn't Shan brilliant?! She says they are very inexpensive to make too! Thanks again Shan!
Having a special needs child, you are always looking for ways to make things easier and more comfortable for your child. I've come up with a few good ideas, but a majority of the ideas that have benefited Gavin and I, have come from other special Mommies. I am so thankful for the support of these Mommies and I don't know what I'd do without them! So, Thanks to all you fantastic Mommas out there! God has blessed me with all of you!
"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it." Proverbs 10:22