So, we hit Google... and really, we weren't surprised when we saw how expensive they were to buy!
That's why we decided to make one.
We measure it to Dexter's size, so he can use it sitting, and standing/walking.
We got two pieces of board, for the side sections. We measured the places where we wanted the holes to go. The holes were drilled, using a drill bit.
Pieces of round timber were then glued and screwed in to the holes.
These are the 'bars' for Dexter to hold on to.
We clamped the pieces of timber together, and left them overnight.
We screwed the main section of the walking frame to the base.
We then screwed the supporting side sections of timber, the triangle pieces, to both the base and the main frame.
And, our version is much cheaper than the ones we saw online!
At the moment, Dexter needs a slight board, to rest his feet on, while sitting with the frame. This frame is excellent for his sitting, his holding on, his looking and his walking. It does need two people to support Dexter, while he uses it as a walking ladder, so we don't have the opportunity to do that as often as we would like.
Next, we will have to make a high backed chair!
Read about the Conductive Education Therapy at Future Footprints
Dexter's cerebral palsy classification
Who is Dexter?
Learning to See
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