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7 Signs that Crutches Aren’t Right for Your Child

Posted by Brooke Williams







When your child injures herself and the doctor tells you she needs to remain non-weight bearing while she heals, you might automatically assume she will get around on crutches for the duration of her recovery. However, there are a lot of other options out there and it’s possible that crutches aren’t the right match for your child. Keep an eye out for these signs in order to assess whether or not crutches are the right mobility device for her recovery.

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Topics: crutches, kids on crutches

Fears Your Child Has During Recovery

Posted by Brooke Williams

fEAR_YOU_CHILD_HAS_ON_CRUtCHESIf your child has suffered an injury, all you want to do is take away the pain and make it better. Though you can’t exactly do that, there are plenty of things you can do to help him through the recovery process. Of course, you are going to want to follow all of the doctor’s orders and help your child in the physical aspect. But you also need to keep an eye on how he feels mentally and emotionally. Here are a few thoughts your child might have during the recovery process as well as ideas on how you can turn those thoughts around.


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Topics: kids on crutches

Halloween Fun Decorating your Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab




When you have unsightly crutches by your side for an important holiday like Halloween, you might feel despair. 

There is no way they are going to fit into your costume, right? 

Well, if you pick the right costume, you can decorate your crutches to look like part of your attire! 


Here are a few ideas:


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Topics: Tips, kids on crutches, Holidays

10 Best Costumes for the Kid on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

10 Best Costumes for the Kid on CrutchesJust because your child is on crutches doesn’t mean the fun Halloween holiday has to be ruined.  It may take a little extra creativity to find a costume that will work, but these ideas will get you started!  Take a look at this list of costumes your child could easily pull off, even when on crutches.


Idea#1: Spider

All you need is a leotard or black long johns along with some extra legs.  Glue or stitch the extra legs to the outfit as well as one to each crutch.  The crutches will blend in to the costume and make it all that much more memorable.

Idea#2: Mummy

Mummies actually look better with crutches.  Wrap gauze around your child from head to toe, hiding his cast or boot and include some cause on the crutches as well.  What mummy do you know that is in good shape?

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Topics: kids on crutches, Holidays

23 Best Halloween Costumes: On Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab




Are you disappointed this Halloween because you have a broken foot, or you tore your Achilles Tendon? Do you feel like you have to cancel your Halloween plans?


Well don't fret, below are some excellent costume ideas for those who have an injured foot or leg this Halloween.


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Topics: Active & Young, kids on crutches, Holidays

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