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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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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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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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Louise Medus, a Thalidomide-impaired mother from Kent, UK, talks to Shanta Everington about her experiences of parenting her two children – Emma and Jack, now aged 21 and 17. Since remarrying, Louise also has two adult stepchildren. Her book No...
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Bryan Scatchard, a new father with rheumatoid arthritis, from Lincolnshire, UK, talked to Shanta Everington about the joys and challenges of parenthood.
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Good practice
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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Equipment and techniques
Lifting and carrying a baby or young child may be difficult for many disabled parents. Adapted equipment may help but there is little available commercially. We look at some examples of equipment that has been custom designed for use by individual pa...
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Karen Whitehead is an Information Officer for the DPPi Information Service, based at the National Centre for Disabled Parents in London. She talks about the challenges of parenting, living and working with osteoporosis and her new role at DPPI.
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PeterGray, from Kent UK, whose wife, Mary has pregnancy-associated osteoporosis, talks about their experiences of childcare equipment for parents with back problems.
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Personal experience
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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