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stickyj Sat 13-Jun-09 07:34:09


Am posting this for a friend. Her ds has lots of problems and is waiting for a kidney transplant. Two questions really - he doesn't stand alone, only in a standing frame and has a very chubby tummy! He needs tracky bottoms/trousers and fits into aged 7 waist but obvioulsy as he's only 3, the legs are too long. Any ideas gratefully received. I've looked on some websites but they only seem to cater for sn kids of "normal" height/weight as far as I can see. Also, who would assess him for one of those walker things, like a big baby walker but higher? I used to help out in a school and some of the kids had these. Is there a criteria for them, ie strength of legs tec?

Any ideas, please. Thanks

beldaran Sat 13-Jun-09 07:43:15

Hi there,

The only thing i can think of for the trousers problem is to try and find a local dressmaker. You can then get them tailored to fit the child properly. We get MIL who is a dressmaker to make DD's trousers as she is v.tall and slim so most trousers are too big in the waist. Or if she is confident with a sewing machine, buy a pattern and have a go!

The walker should be assessed by the Physiotherapist. I'm unsure of criteria as we are not quite at the walking stage yet.


blushingm Sat 13-Jun-09 10:05:09

next do shorts that are like trackie bottoms - Would they be any good - larger size on the waist but then the legs are short? Just a thought..........

Marne Sat 13-Jun-09 14:38:00

I buy dd2 cropped jogging bottoms from Next, she has a long body, round tummy and short legs.

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