When does a paediatric wheelchair make sense?

Mobility is a basic need and is fulfilled by children by their play instinct, because they connect new sensory impressions, social contacts and interactions. Mobility is even a means to an end, because a child can e.g. follow his/her mother to get food, affection, warmth with it. And it can move away from the mother to become courageous and learn self-reliance. Mobility is thus the key to all further stages of development – be they cognitive motor, social, interactive, creative or intellectual. Unfortunately, this natural need is countered by the (common) view that a wheelchair can only be the last resort. That this is not the case and why early care with a children´s wheelchair makes sense, you will learn in this post. If elementary developmental steps are denied to a child, it has to experience at least substitute perceptions similar to those in the natural time window, namely, own mobility in an upright position. A child-friendly and optimally adapted wheelchair can take on this mediating role, set the course for the development of a child a lasting effect. The care of children (the so-called early support) is based on the natural development because you want to provide the children with an early childhood wheelchair, which at least substitutes what is denied by their disability or illness. Therefore, independent movement should also be promoted as early as possible (already from 12 months).

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