New term, new independence
Getting your kids back to school with the right assistive products
This year’s school holidays have been one of the sunniest ever giving everyone the chance to enjoy great times outdoors with friends and family. This feeling of freedom, as we all know, is essential for a child’s development and equally as important when back to school. With the new academic year upon us, now’s the perfect time to think about your mobility equipment and does it really ensure barrier-free learning? In this month’s blog, we highlight a popular selection of paediatric products proven to help get your kids to school and benefit from greater inclusion behind a desk and in the playground.
Q300 M Mini Teens powerchair from Sunrise Medical
The ultra-slim powerchair that teens won’t grow out of.
This power-packed solution for active teenagers is ideal for all the demands of school, college and beyond. Its robust design has strong kerb climbing capabilities, all-wheel suspension and an outstanding battery range making sure everyone can achieve their goals. Add to this growth-adjustable seating and plenty of styling options, its first choice for stress-free studying and socialising – find out more here
Quickie Life RT Rigid Teenager Wheelchair
The rigid wheelchair for every teenager on the move.
The Quickie Life RT design is 100% focused on getting the most out of life whether that’s at school, home or away. It has plenty of clever features ideal for younger adults ranging from easy access Safari braking to adjustable seating so you can achieve your perfect balance and position. Reliability and manoeuvrability are second to none so wherever you are on campus, you’ll stay top of the class when it comes to energy and commitment. Consider the RT further here
Permobil Koala powerchair
The adapting agility to do more so children can adventure and explore.
The Koala is ideal for children ranging from toddlers at nursery to young teenagers at secondary school. It has the same power and performance as Permobil adult products but adapted to the needs of a child. With a flexible and specialist seating system, young people have all the room they need to grow without having to change to a different powerchair. Robust, reliable and crash tested, the Koala makes sure every child can get the most out of every school day. Discover more here.
Adaptable, transportable and compact for every child’s travels.
With a range of unique features that accommodate development and growth, the Skippi is a compact, adjustable and easy-to-transport paediatric powerchair. It can quickly be dismantled to fit into the boot of a small car for that journey to and from school. If you child prefers not to transfer out, then the introduction of tie-down points on the latest Skippi mean wheelchair restraints can be used in WAVs or the accessible school bus. We think this crashed tested powerchair is a superb choice so watch our new video now here.
Benoit Light Drive 2.0 Mini – wheelchair power add-on
Add power to playtime. Stay ‘wheelchair strong’ for longer.
Designed to keep every pupil on the move, the Benoit Mini converts a manual wheelchair into a rear-wheel-drive powerchair. This power add-on continues to grow in popularity as it’s portable, detachable, lightweight, easy to engage and simple to control. With a Benoit, tackling the school field on sports day or longer distances on a field trip are no problem at all as fatigue is a thing of the past. Explore its many benefits here.
Ottobock Kimba 2.0 Child Positioning Buggy
Postural support unrivalled. Your child’s journey is just beginning.
The Kimba is a fully supportive, postural and lightweight aluminium buggy for your child. Whether it’s the daily trip to school or out and about with the family, the Kimba is ready to go. The Kimba has a full range of features, accessories and supports to meet individual needs with a personalised splash of colour. Add to this safety reflectors and a spacious storage basket, you’ll find every walk with the Kimba an absolute pleasure. Check out the crash tested Kimba here.