Choosing a wheelchair and mobility equipment for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. With so many choices, styles, features, prices, and your child’s mobility to consider, trying to choose the chair or equipment that offers the perfect fit and accommodations can be a challenge. Luckily, children’s mobility companies have come a long way from even just 10 years ago and now you can not only find the right fit for your child’s needs, but most styles and companies offer your child the chance to choose their color and personalize it to them. Below are 5 of the best options for children’s mobility equipment trending on the market today.
The Ottobock company offers a huge variety of mobility equipment to help give your child as much independence as possible. They offer kids strollers, standers to offer your child longer spans of standing throughout the day, walkers, and even bathing chairs for kids of all sizes which can be difficult to find once your child grows past toddler size.
Check out Ottobock’s wheelchair options here: http://www.ottobock.com/cps/rde/xchg/ob_com_en/hs.xsl/1276.html
Invacare is a leader in the wheelchair industry across the world. With a strong reputation behind them, you can be confident that you are choosing a high quality, safe piece of equipment for your child. Perhaps the best option to consider from the Invacare line is the Lightweight models which will be easier for children to maneuver independently.
They offer wheelchairs, reclining chairs, and handcycles. Check out their most popular options below that can be ordered in your child’s measurements: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/category/579/invacare-wheelchairs/?p=1
The Colors wheelchair company has been providing high quality chairs to wheelchair users of all ages since 1992. The Colors line is particularly popular for children because of their sleek designs and variety of designs and colors. They currently offer 5 different children’s designs that come in fun names like “Chump,” “Razorblade,” and “Little Dipper.”
Take a look at their best designs here: http://colourswheelchair.com/
The Quickie wheelchair company is perhaps the most popular and most often recommended wheelchair brand for children. They are reliable and offer a variety of designs and weights in both manual and electric options. Quickie is a great line for little kids who need a chair to start school with as well as for older kids and even petite adults. Kids can even pick their own color and pattern.
Browse their pediatric line here: http://www.quickie-wheelchairs.com/category/Pediatric-Wheelchairs/549
For many kids, especially those who may be getting their first wheelchair, learning how to maneuver themselves can take some time so maneuverability is high on the list of importance. Ti Lights offer perhaps the lightest weight option on the market, thanks to their lightweight titanium frame that streamlines the user’s ability to maneuver themselves around. While many of their models are designed with the adult user in mind, their Twist model is designed to grow with your child – helping reduce costs over time and the need to swap out wheelchairs every couple of years.
Check out their Twist model here: http://www.tilite.com/chairs_twist.php
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