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i am a parapalegic and dont know how i could get an infant down our house ramp down to the car if you can help me with a solution i would appreciate it
-- Anonymous, June 08, 2001
Your best bet, if you live in the UK, is to try the DPPi information helpline 0800 018 4730.
-- Anonymous, June 15, 2001
i have used an infant carrier that straps to the front...it works well. later, when she was older, i used a belt to strap her to me.
-- Anonymous, October 23, 2002
Try either a frontpack (aka snuggly) or a baby sling. The front pack fastens the baby securely to his or her mother and also supports his or her little head. However, they can't be used as long as a baby sling. The baby sling goes over one shoulder and under the other arm the baby is craddled inside it almost like a mother or father suspended hamock.
In fact, my vet recommended using a front pack with my alerting dog since I am not only Deaf, but in a wheelchair. It works great! I am looking forward to the day my son or daughter will be filling my front pack.
-- Anonymous, July 20, 2003