When should you stop using a stroller? The American Academy of Pediatrics states that stroller use is appropriate for children during the infant/toddler stages, and should be eliminated by the time a child is 3 years old. Pediatricians also caution against the overuse of strollers.
Why would a child need a wheelchair? Kids can need wheelchairs for many different reasons. Some have had injuries either to their legs or spine, which controls leg movement. Others have disabilities due to muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. In some cases, kids have wheelchairs but don’t need to use them all the time.
How do you play with a child in a wheelchair?
- Rolling Balls. Roll a ball or object between you on their tray or at a table.
- Hitting a Balloon.
- Throwing into a Container.
- Catching with a Bucket.
- Throw and Catch.
- Hide and Seek.
What are special needs strollers? Adaptive or special needs strollers offer children with limited mobility a convenient and safe way to travel free from the restriction of a large or heavy wheelchair. Special needs strollers are more flexible than wheelchairs because they are collapsible, adjustable and are easy to transport.