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car safety seats

taylorae1taylorae1 Member Posts: 3
Hi, wonder if anybody can help my twin grandsons age 6, both suffer from CP due to being born at 24 weeks. Both boys are I would say equivalent to about age 3 in size, unable to hold their heads up etc, but are needing new car seats. Local social work don't seem to come up with much help at and the boys are due to go in to hospital to have feeding tubes put in. They will have to travel by car from hospital which is about an hours journey and feel that they need bigger car seats than they have at the moment, but obviously would need plenty of support. Can anybody recommend and particular type of seat that they may have used themself. Any advise would be great

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  • LucyjcmLucyjcm Member Posts: 1
    edited June 2015
    Hello Taylore1,

    I hope you dont mind me responding to your post, I work for a company call JCM Seating Solutions and we have three car seats that may be suitable for your grandsons. They range in size and price and we offer a free assessment and demonstration service. If you would like to see some more information you can follow this link http://www.jcmseating.co.uk/ and you will find the car seats approx two thirds of the way down the page under Travel. Alternitavely you can contact us for more information on 01733 405830.
  • harrysmumharrysmum Member Posts: 2
    Hi, We had exactly the same problem with our son, Harry. He is five now and was too big for standard car seats but needed alot of support to sit. Our OT recommended a seat made by reccaro. It swivles outwards to put him in and then returns to face forwards once he is safely strapped in. He is really comfortable in it and it is much easier for me to put him in the car. It is very expensive but our OT helped us to apply for funding through a charity who were really helpful. Hope this helps and you manage to find something suitable for your boys. Cheers kate.
  • trickydtrickyd Member Posts: 3
    hi just wanted to say that my little girl is three and when she outgrew her infant seat the OT got in touch with a company called windmill , they found us a new seat and funding to pay for it as it was a lot more expensive than what we would have paid for from a store, hope you get sorted soon no how hard it is to find good equipment. xx
  • bunnynikbunnynik Member Posts: 3
    Hi there. My boy has severe dystonic quadraplegia and is 2 year and 3 months. He has been in a car seat supplied by JCM. It is a recaro and has lots of velcro supports which you can add to suit the childs needs. It has made quite a difference to his journeys and certainly doesnt get as uptight. It does take a while to do everything up however so you need to make sure you leave a few minutes earlier to get the child seated.

    Hope this helps.

    Nik
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