Pediatric Wheelchair

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How to Choose A Pediatric Wheelchair For Your Child?

Here are a few things that you must consider before making the decision to buy a pediatric wheelchair. 
  • Size and weight: Seat height, seat width and seat depth are some features that will depend upon the size of the child. It is recommended to have the measurements for seat depth and seat to floor height ready beforehand to help with the selection process.

  • Chair weight – Weight of the chair is defined by the intended usage of the wheelchair. Lighter chairs are easier for transport while standard weight and heavy duty chairs provide great stability.

  • Support: Some children lack torso control which makes it necessary for the chair to have lateral supports and harnesses for safety purposes. Also a tilt in space wheelchair can be a great option for such kids.

  • Travel: If the child is using the wheelchair while travelling through public transport the wheelchair certainly needs to be crash tested. Transit tie downs are necessary to be a part of such wheelchairs.

Features of Pediatric Wheelchairs:

  • All Pediatric wheelchairs come with attendant handles as standard.
  • Most of these chairs come with desk length armrests and arm pads that easily fit under school desks.
  • Pediatric wheelchairs come with a seat width of 16 to 18 inches.
  • Some Kids wheelchair models come with flip back arm rests that provide for easy transfers.
  • Folding wheelchairs can be easily transported in the trunk of a car or stored in compact spaces when not in use.
  • Some pediatric wheelchairs have a weight capacity of upto 300 lbs.