This great idea was made by Laura Rose (KidsGrownNaturally on Instagram!) She writes “My DIY/MacGyver project of the day… we are working hard on Amelia’s sitting in PT & OT. She hates sitting because it is harder for her to breathe. She prefers extensor positions like standing or laying on her back or belly, but positioning & containment devices (like bumbos, swings/jumpers, etc.) put her in a hunched over position, putting too much pressure on her diaphragm. And she won’t just sit on the floor for very long, she ends up rolling onto her belly and playing that way. Amelia’s PT suggested making something that required a sitting position, but gave her the freedom to move around and lean back (for a lung break) without falling backwards. We’ll see how this works!!”
You will need 3 pool noodles, a laundry basket, and zip-ties. Cut 1/3rd of the noodle off and then in half. Stick those to the edges of the basket so the child won’t bump their head. Put 3 noodles on top of eachother on one side of the laundry basket and attach them with the zip-ties using the holes. Add rings and other toys to keep the kiddo occupied! Genius.
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