Friday, March 28, 2014

Innovative parents are making a difference in their kids lives every day


Every good parent out there knows the feeling. Your child needs something, and you will try everything you can to make sure they get it. Notice I said need and not want. Thanks to social media and sites like Pinterest, parents can display their creativity to others and many amazing tools have taken shape. I know there are more out there, but two stories recently caught my eye and I felt compelled to share them and to hopefully find out more inventions from our followers.

Parent Debra Elnatan wanted her son, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk on his own, to be able to see the world from a walking person's perspective. She created the Firefly Upsee Walker which attaches the child to the parent in such a way that they are walking right along with the adult. The article below even shows the child kicking a ball and the smiles on the children's faces are just priceless.

Click here to read the full article on the Upsee.

Secondly, I stumbled upon an article about head-shaping helmets. Little Miss M has plagiocephally on the left-back side of her skull. It was not bad enough that we needed to put her in a helmet, but I've certainly seen plenty of these helmets on the cutest of babies. Then there are the children in the seizure community who have atonic drops or myoclonic jerks so severe they must wear helmets to protect themselves. Paula Strawn is an artist who transforms these helmets into works of art. And while looks truly do not matter, I am certain that hiding your precious baby underneath a helmet chips away at your smile daily. Instead, what if you were able to put them in an adorable pilot helmet? I know that if I start my day smiling, the day is just that much better!

Click here to read the full article on decorative helmets.

We want to know what innovations you have to help your children not only survive but thrive in this big world of ours. Please share in the comments below or leave us a message on our Facebook Fanpage.

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Amanda totally appreciates innovative parents who strive to make their kids' lives amazing.

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