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Tracey Johnston of Poole, Dorset, UK, talks about her experience of stroke and motherhood, and how she adjusted successfully to one-handed parenting.
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Contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers...
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Emma Maher and Jason Jones are just two of the disabled parents from New South Wales, Australia, who have benefited from cot adaptations by Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADNSW). TADNSW is a not-for-profit organisation which coordinates the work of...
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Shona Milne, a mother with cerebral palsy from New South Wales, Australia, has benefited from a range of adaptations from Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADNSW). TADNSW is a not-for-profit organisation which coordinates the work of volunteers to supp...
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In this article, we look at adapted equipment that has been customised for individual parents who are wheelchair users. The adaptations were designed and carried out by the UK charity Remap and the information is taken from its website, www.remap.org
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Kate Hodson, from The Stroke Association, a charity supporting and providing a voice for stroke survivors and their families across the UK, reviews DPPI’s One-handed parenting: a practical guide for new parents. The guide is available from DPPI...
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Sinead Murphy, a mother with scoliosis, from County Cork, Ireland, and co-founder of the Scoliosis Support Association of Ireland (SSAI) talks about the difference between her two pregnancies and how she wants to dispel myths about pregnancy and...
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Fine Round Cribs, based in the USA, produces made-to-order wooden baby cribs and changing tables, which can be customised with leg extensions to enable wheelchair access. Jason Carley, a disabled father from Oklahoma, USA, reviews the crib.
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Sue Searle of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, describes how using a particular sleeping bag has helped her have control of her son's bedtime.
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Rachel Williams, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, UK, writes about her experiences as a disabled mother.
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In the article Back to basics, as featured in Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international, Issue 37, January 2002, five disabled mothers with back conditions talked about their parenting experiences. Most of them had visited either The Back...
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