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Homemade play gym for severely disabled teen.

Picture of homemade play gym for severely disabled teen.
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Thought i would share a picture of a large version of a baby gym that we made for our severely disabled teen.
Total cost to make was £12 and it was very quick and simple.
We bought 4 pvc overflow pipes and 6 connectors.We used pipe with a diameter of 21.5mm but if you are making this and are going to hang lots of toys from it,then go for a thicker pipe so that it does not bend with the weight of the toys.
We measured out the lengths we needed and cut with a hacksaw,connected it all up(looks like goalposts without the net)and hung some small noisy toys from it.
Its easily dismantled so it can be put away at night.
Now when our son is lying out on his mat he has something to play with,he loves hitting those wee toys around and is having lots of fun.

I heard that people with cerebral palsy can be extremely smart but just can't communicate it to others.
Tracy_Marie2 years ago
Excellent idea for any age severly disabled child.
tr2n (author)  Tracy_Marie2 years ago
This would definately be suitable for kids of any age.I just put teen as we made it for our teenager.
ultimut cat2 years ago
what was his disability?
tr2n (author)  ultimut cat2 years ago
severe cerebral palsy.
He has no control over his movements and cant hold things so finding suitable toys is very difficult.
poor boy
mikeasaurus2 years ago
I like this idea, and that it can be broken down and moved anywhere in the room/house.
tr2n (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Thank you.Simple and cheap and provides enjoyment.