Kids and teens have different needs and wants than adults when looking for a wheelchair. This category showcases devices that are specifically designed with that in mind. These wheelchairs come in a variety of frame colors and are typically lightweight and adjustable - allowing them to grow with a child. Most of all, these wheelchairs are easy to operate - which makes them perfect for the child and their caregivers.
Things to consider when selecting a kid’s wheelchair:
Child’s size and weight - The size and weight of the child will provide the seat size and height of the chair needed. Adding an additional inch or two to the seat width will allow the chair to continue to fit as they grow.
Chair weight and ability to transport - Heavier chairs are more difficult to maneuver, especially without assistance. When the wheelchair needs to be transported with the child, what options does the chair have to fold down for easier transport?
Support needed - Depending on the support the child needs in the torso and legs, some wheelchairs (or chair accessories like seat cushions or legplates) may work better than others to ensure better posture and comfort during use.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 800-236-4215. We’d be happy to assist you with finding the correct wheelchair and accessory options.