Jordan got his first piece of special equipment - a Cozy Seat - when he was a year old. This seat was so great because it allowed him to sit up with support and he was so much happier sitting rather than always being on the floor on his belly. I could sit him in this chair and bring him in the kitchen and he would play and I could actually get something accomplished - like making supper!
Jordan got a Floor Sitter at 18 months old. He could use the chair just to sit or I could attach the tray (as seen in the photo to the left) and he could play with toys. This is a wonderful chair for Jordan!
At 21 months old Jordan learned to pull himself up on his crib & other furniture to his knees. In the beginning, it would take him 10 mins. sometimes just to pull himself to his knees on furniture. He worked very hard at this and was so happy when he finally could do it!
Jordan got AFO's (ankle & foot braces) at 21 1/2 months old. These help keep his ankle at 90 degrees and his feet flat on the floor while in a standing position. We put them on Jordan when we are working on "standing" with him.
When Jordan was 13 months old he started "commando" crawling, using his arms to drag his body around (stomach on the floor). His hands would be palm side up most of the time, making it hard for him to move but he worked hard and got around anyways; he is a very determined boy and doesn't give up easily! It was nice for us to see Jordan getting around the house.
After Jordan rec'd the Botox injection in his adductor muscles, he could balance himself when put in a "side sitting" position. Nov./02