Would it surprise you to know I get giddy every morning when Mason wakes up? I find myself singing little songs about how we get to go take his shoes off for the day. I love it! I see a difference in Mason’s enjoyment of tummy time too. He’s more comfortable and is working at that whole rolling thing like the strong man he is. He gets tips to one side, lays down, and tries twisting that upper body. Of course his legs generally don’t cooperate and he can’t muscle them over with brute strength just yet. He gives you this look that says “A little help, please?” and then with a bit of support he makes it: Ta Da!
Of course then he wants back on his belly for a few minutes and then process begins all over.
Family is such a blessing and between Daddy’s internet ordering for parts and Grandpa and Great Grandpa’s engineering and manufacturing skills they’ve built a wonderful first wheelchair. A few final tweaks and then we just need to wait for Mason to get a bit older and ready to use it. He will most likely figure out how to use it between 14 and 18 months.
I have to double check but I believe materials for the Bumbo
chair were at most $150 dollars, and if you found a used Bumbo it could be less. I have to be honest, I don’t understand why companies like ZipZac are charging $900 (on sale!) for the same sort of thing. You find the same thing with regular wheelchairs – the prices are astronomical for something that a child will outgrow every few years.