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Disabled Parents

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ctongue1 Sat 17-Oct-15 16:36:10

Hi all, I know there's quite a few threads like this but I thought it best to start my own. I am currently a final year student at Loughborough University Design school, and have decided to spend my final year trying to help disabled parents (specifically wheelchair users). Because of this I have a questions (that I've listed below) and it would be great to see the range of answers, and use them to shape my project. The Question is:

1) what is the hardest thing for a disabled parent to do with their child?
- I've seen numerous threads about a wheelchair stroller being a very useful product, but is there another task (i.e. feeding, bathing etc) that could be made easier? the more information the better, all help is greatly appreciated!


Strokemommy12 Thu 07-Jan-16 19:44:45

So glad i found you. I have a 2.5yo i haven't been able to raise on my ownbc i am paralyzed on my left side. We are hoping to have a 2nd baby next year but i am in search of helpful tools and suggestions for carrying,diapering,backing one handed. My email is please help!!

DEMANDcharity Tue 30-Aug-16 11:20:38

Hi Strokemommy12, If you're still looking for advice please contact our designers via our website You can read about how we can help in this recent news article :

ClaireL90 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:29:04

This is a great thread- I have a similar disability to the lady above. I was looking for similar. I don't have any children yet but wanted some info

Earthmother1 Wed 05-Apr-17 20:38:59

I have been a single parent from the start. I am blind and hearing impaired. I also have spina bifida occulta, lumbar lordosis and scoliosis so I have a number of physical and practical limitations. My daughter, who is now 14, is fully able bodied. I'm often overwhelmed by the sheer pain and exhaustion I feel, both physical and emotional. I know my limitations frustrate my daughter. We have a wonderful relationship and this is the only thing that really causes a problem. I have friends who are parents but none with the limitations I have. I just wondered whether anyone here is in the same position?

FairytalesAreBullshit Mon 10-Apr-17 23:00:58

This thread is super old, but a wheelchair where you can adjust the height of your seat. But guessing it would cost a fortune.

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