Firefly Friends Products
Firefly friends, //www.fireflyfriends.com provide wonderful products for children with special needs. Because of their products, life is enhanced for a child who has a disability. One of my favorite products of Firefly friends is the Upsee. The Upsee gives a child who cannot move independently, the opportunity to walk forward, backwards and sideways, go up and down stairs, jump and kick a ball.
The Playpak is an activity kit by Firefly Friends to assist your child to sit independently, side laying and tummy time while playing. The activity kit comes with a floor mat/ folded bag, long and short rolls, and large and small horseshoes. If your child need more support in a sitting position as Savannah does, Firefly Friends sell accessories which you can purchase additional horseshoes. A couple of the benefits of the Playpak is it’s portability and possibilities for different positions it can be used for your child. Because of the Playpak, other kids such as Savannah can interact with family and peers and participate in activities such as playing catch.
3. Go To Seat
The Go To Seat gives a child with disabilities more opportunities and possibilities such as the ability to sit at a regular table and join his or her family during a meal or an activity such as playing a game. This product also allows Savannah and other kids with special needs to participate in daily routines as a normal child. For instance, Savannah can sit in a shopping cart, ride in a toy vehicle, swing at the park, ride on an airplane, etc.
The Splashy is a fantastic bath chair that can be used to bathe your child in the tub or shower. During the summer, we use the Splashy at the beach, then Savannah can play in the sand or feel the waves at the shore. At home, Savannah hangs out in her Splashy in the grass while participating in summer activities such as splashing in a water table or blowing bubbles.
The Splashy is lightweight, collapsible and easy to use. Good news is Firefly Friends have a bath chair for young and older kids.
Firefly friends have several other amazing products such as the Scooot, We Go Push Chair, Go To Vinyl and accessories.
5. Mustang Walker
The R82 Mustang Walker gives Savannah the ability to walk independently in different directions. This walker has a wonderful feature of leaning the walker forward to give the child momentum and make it easier to step forward. You can also adjust the wheels if you want to control the direction that your child walks. For instance, you can lock the wheels to only go straight, not sideways. As a parent of a special needs child, it brings you joy to see your child move with purpose.
6. Convaid Stroller
The Convaid Stroller by R82 has been an excellent transportive chair that we have for Savannah. Because it is lightweight, easy to manage and collapsible, our purchase of the Convaid Stroller was a satisfying one. The stroller includes accessories such as foot plates with straps, head rest, harness for the torso and shoulder straps, three point seat belt, padded calf panel and a basket for below the stroller. When the stroller is collapsed, it takes up minimum space in your vehicle. The most important feature of the stroller that Savannah loves is its’ comfort. If the Convaid stroller is not right for your child, R82 offers many other wheelchairs and strollers.
7. Special Tomato Chair
Because Savannah has a tendency to lean to the side and half way out of chairs, we have struggled to find the right chair for her. We have found the Special Tomato Chair is the perfect chair which meets Savannah’s current seating needs that will keep her in the chair safely.
8. Mygo Stander
The Mygo Stander is another outstanding product for your child to weight bear on her/ his legs and feet while standing. Because this stander is filled with padding, your child similar to Savannah will be comfortable and enjoy being in the equipment while participating in a fun activity. A tray is included with the Mygo Stander, so your child can work on her/ his fine motor and dexerity skills.
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