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Birthday gift ideas for a boy with CP

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dunnoreally Tue 03-Feb-15 21:49:56


I am a lurker as I have a child with HFA and I read and read and learn lots. Never post but I would like some good advice here.

We are going to a birthday party for a young man with CP. He is in a chair and has some limited speech, I am clearly no expert but I would say minimal use of his hands and head. Gets stronger and achieves more by the day though!

I'd like to get a useful present for him. Something that will bring him pleasure. It would need to be fairly easy to get and perhaps from somewhere like Argos or something. I thought of some shaker musical type doofer but maybe that seems so....I don't know...patronising? He will be 5 btw.

I know someone out there has an idea for the must have popular toy! Please share and thank you very much.

senvet Wed 04-Feb-15 00:05:50

Any passions like Thomas the Tank or Batman etc that you know of? If so, pillow cases, cds, dvds,dressing up etc etc

Rjae Wed 04-Feb-15 10:29:04

iPads are super for Cp children but I'm sure it's a bit much price wise! Pop up toys where you press a button and get a response, are good for motor control even if they are not age appropriate. There are lots of websites with sensory toys.

MooMummyMoo Wed 04-Feb-15 13:33:20

If you are worried about getting something too 'babyish', how about a sound book? (Where you press different sounds as you go through the story) - we have a few but Room on the broom is a good one and not too young?

For more sensory stuff 'cheap disability aids' is a great website - don't be put off by the rubbish name!!

Summerdaydreams Wed 04-Feb-15 14:15:02

How old is he? i also suggest a sound books, maybe a token for some apps he can download or an ipad or tablet if he has one.
Pillow pet dream-lite??

Summerdaydreams Wed 04-Feb-15 14:16:04

On an ipad, not or

dunnoreally Wed 04-Feb-15 19:57:17

Thanks so much folks.

Really great ideas here - I'll have a look with your suggestions in mind and see what I can find.
Pillow pet is a great idea - we have those and love them.

Shopping mission tomorrow!
Thanks again.

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