Halloween isn’t the best time of year to be a child in a wheelchair. While children without mobility challenges have an almost endless array of costumes available, wheelchair users are harder to dress – something that only serves to increase the distance between children in wheelchairs and their able-bodied peers. But this year, children entertainment giant Disney is flipping the script! And that’s great news for our younger customers, and their parents.
Your son or daughter can now select wheelchair-friendly costumes taken straight out of the Disney classics: Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, the Incredible, and more. Stretchy fabrics, simple flap openings, and a range of other features make these costumes perfect for your little ones to don while in the chair.
These suits come in all sizes from small to extra-large, and cost £38 each. You can find them on shopDisney.com. In addition, some of the costumes actually incorporate the wheelchair itself, such as Cinderella’s coach and the Incredimobile. These wheelchair cover sets are built to fit almost any wheelchair, and are easy to assemble around the chair and user.
Although dressing up might not hold much appeal for adults, it’s important we don’t overlook the importance of helping children with disabilities to fit in with their peers. Halloween should be about fun for everyone – and this year, that’s hopefully easier than ever before.
If you want to discuss your child’s mobility aid needs from a less light-hearted perspective, head over to our contact page and drop us a line. Halloween is just one day of the year – we’re here for our customers all 365, and can help your child or children find a mobility aid that suits them perfectly.