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Rachel Hoeschen and her partner, Martin, from Birmingham, UK, review baby clothes with magnetic fasteners from Magnificent Baby. Available from www.magnificentbaby.com.
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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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Ellen Bird, a mother with amyoplasia, a form of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), from Staffordshire, UK, talks about her experience of pregnancy and early parenthood.
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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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Liz Jackson, a businesswoman and mother from Basingstoke, UK, talks to Shanta Everington about her experience of parenting with a visual impairment, the importance of problem-solving, having confidence in oneself and knowing when to ask for help....
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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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Occupational therapists, Nelly Stanbury, of the Oxford Centre for Enablement, UK, and Sheeley Garrett, of the Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team, Hackney, London, UK, write about practical childcare ideas that may be useful for parents who use one h...
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DPPI Information Service has received a number of calls from parents and prospective parents, with back problems. This article describes some parents’ experiences and provides suggestions for dealing with basic parenting tasks.
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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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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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