home research news speak out calendar ideas guest book search
Go to UCP Homepage
Home News Research Congress Speak Out Calendar Feedback Search
Education Employment Health & Wellness
Housing Parenting & Families Products & Services
Sports & Leisure Transportation Travel
Your UCP: National September 03, 2003
Parenting & Families sponsored by:

Discussion Group
Options: View this Topic | View all Topics
Parent message:
My 7 mos old just got diagnosed..some questions
casey mazzio (cmazzio@stis.net)
Current message:
bathing and grocery store
Ann Marie B (alilkittin4u@aol.com)
Hi I lurk through the post here occasionally and came across yours. I have a 15 month old with hypotonic cp and ? of it being mixed type. Since she has almost no trunkal tone and virtually no balcance I completly understand this furstation. I have found that using a tub chair in the kitchen sink works best it is small and comfy for her. Her feet rest up againts the sides of the sink and we put a large sponge behind her head, like the ones you use to wash your car. The grocery store is another issue in itself. I have a step two car that I use for her it forces her to sit proper and can stap her in. The downfalls are I had to adapt it by taking a small pillow and velcroing it to the handle so she does not bang her head when arching. If your little one has any spasticity it may not be a good idea since the car has limited foot room. It is great for Kyleigh because it keeps her feet from slipping out from under her but I would think it could be bad for spastic type . I hope this helps . Ann-Marie
Respond to this message
Parenting & Families
General Information
Respite / Support Groups
Long Term Development Issues
UCP Services
Discussion Group
About UCP
Research Foundation & Fact Sheets
Corporate Sponsors
Public Policy
Media & Public Awareness
Grants & Contracts
Bellows Fund
Web Site Accessibility
En español
© 2003, UCP National (aka United Cerebral Palsy)
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-872-5827/202-776-0406 TTY: 202-973-7197 Fax: 202-776-0414
E-Mail: webmaster@ucp.org
Affiliate Center Entrance
[password required]
Privacy Policy & Terms of Usage