Childcare

 

Step-up platform

21 month year old client with achondroplasia (short stature) cannot use standard steps etc to access sinks, toilets and worktops. His mother is having to hold him so that he can wash his hands, etc. and  she would like him to be able to do these things safely by himself.

Cot Adaptation

The client is a wheelchair user, he has a young child and wants to be able to get the child in and out of the cot from a sitting position.

Tandem buggy

A mother of a disabled child wishes to take her out in her special disabled buggy with her younger child in a standard buggy. A bracket was made to clip the two buggies together

Buggy mounting steps

Buggy with steps in position Transit wheels in use Several of the children at a special school arrive in  MacLaren buggies which are quite high and they are unable to climb in and out of them. Because of their height and the fact that the seat is angled back, the children struggle to reach the […]

Stairgates

Rails at top of stairs … … and with board in place Bottom of stairs A mother of three autistic children requires robust gates at the top and bottom of her stairs to prevent falls. Standard stairgates for toddlers are not high or strong enough. A pair of rails have been fitted at both the […]

Oxygen cylinder carriers for a specialised wheelchair

Client needed to use Oxygen via nose tubes at all times , however when the blood oxygen monitor alarm sounded an additional oxygen supply via a face mask was required quickly, this meant that two oxygen cylinders were required to be with the client at all times. Remap Essexnorth designed and made a holding frame  […]

Tandem disabled buggy

The client uses a DoBuggy disabled buggy for her elder child and wishes have the means to take her younger child out with her. The client bought a BuggyPod clip-on buggy which is designed to clip on the side of most buggies with universal quick-release connecting brackets.  However, because of the design of the disabled […]

Attach buggy to wheelchair

Brackets connect the wheelchair and buggy Clamps to connect to buggy Brackets with quick-release clamps for wheelchair Brackets attached in relaxed position The client requires a means to push her child’s buggy while using her own self-propelled wheelchair.  No permanent brackets can be attached to the wheelchair, but the brackets need to be rigid enough […]

Wide child gate

Client’s child gate Gate installed Unmodified  retractor mechanism … … and after modification. The client is a wheelchair user and needs a child gate to separate the kitchen and dining areas. The opening is wider than the widest commercially available gate. The client purchased a spring-loaded 1.4m wide retractable child gate and wall extension pieces […]

High security child gate

The client is a child with severe autism who ‘escapes’ from his bedroom at night, disturbing the household.  The family have tried stairgates and a high ‘dog gate’ over the bedroom doorway, but he has worked out ways to scale them by building up a pile of blankets etc.  A more secure way to close […]

Moveable cot sides

Due to an injury a mother is unable to lift her baby into and out of her cot and so requires a fully opening cot side.  The counter-balanced cot side can be opened and closed with minimum effort.  

Facility for child to ride on mobility scooter

Harness in use Load-bearing harness The two harnesses combined The original request for a child seat was found not to comply with mobility scooter regulations.  It was agreed to make a harness to hold the child on the mother’s lap because it was felt that if a papoose-type arrangement is used by pedestrians, it could […]

Settee guard for baby

The client needed an easily removable guard to fit to a sofa to stop her baby from rolling off. This was constructed from 1/2” plywood and comprised a padded board with forks, also plywood, which could be tucked under the settee cushion, thus preventing tipping. Bristol Panel case Ref. 7\14-01

Buggy raised footrest

The client (aged 2) needed the footrest of his buggy raised by 4 inches. A hardwood backboard was constructed and held in place by velcro. A foam footrest was attached to the board with blocks to help positioning his legs. Bristol Panel case ref. 8\14-08

Special raised baby cot & changing facility

The client has difficulty in bending to change an 8 month old baby and needed the cot raising and also a raised changing surface. The overall solution comprised two elements : 1. A Client modified Cot. The Client provided modification allows easy access to the Cot at mattress level. This has been achieved by cutting […]