Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    CPS Technician brookity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    162

    Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    DD fractured her femur yesterday and was casted with a spica cast today. She is essentially flat on her back with a little bend at her knee. I know that she won't fit in her TF or GN so the hospital is letting us use an EZ-On modified vest. It looks fairly safe but I'm a little weary. We live 2 hours away from the hospital and doctors so we have to have something safe for her when we have to go back and forth. Is this something that we can be safe with or should we look into something else? Thanks!
    Brooke, Mom to Morgan, 8 years old, riding safely in her Oobrs.

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Location
    Car-Seat.Org
    Posts
    Many
     
     

  3. #2
    CPS Technician ShumNum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    613

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    Well, first of all, I'm sorry to hear about the fracture. That's no fun It looks like your daughter is about 3 and 34lbs non-casted weight?
    There is a seat called the Hippo by SafeSeat that your daughter *should* in theory fit into. It's a special needs seat that is about $700, so it's not something you would want to purchase. Where do you live? Some local safekids coalitions have access to this seat to be loaned to families.

  4. #3
    CPST and ketchup snob ketchupqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    L.A. area
    Posts
    20,377

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    What kind of car do you have? Do you have reclining captains' chairs? One thing they were doing down in my Instructor's area that was mentioned at my tech class, was using the SafeGuard Go. They'd install it with LATCH and tether, and then recline the seat as much as they needed to fit the kid into it. It's a little against the instructions (they say no more than a 35 degree angle), but fits a lot more kids than the Hippo and is more readily available. I'd probably consider it when the other option was the EZ-On, which I would use as a last resort kind of thing.
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

  5. #4
    CPS Technician brookity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    162

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    I am in Chicago and unfortunately I don't have reclining seats. She is being discharged from the hospital in the morning so we will have to use the Ez-on tomorrow but hopefully we can find something before we need to drive back in to Chicago in two weeks. How do I find out if our safekids has a hippo available? She has a very short torso so she should still fit in most harnessed seats just fine. Thanks again for the help.
    Brooke, Mom to Morgan, 8 years old, riding safely in her Oobrs.

  6. #5
    CPS Technician ShumNum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    613

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    Try going to this site:
    https://ssl13.cyzap.net/dzapps/dbzap...AFEKIDSCERTSQL

    and doing a search for your city with the "special needs" box checked under the "extra training" heading.

    This should give you a list of special needs techs in your area who might know where to find a seat.

  7. #6
    CPS Technician brookity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    162

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    Thanks! I have contacted someone and am hopeful that they will be able to help.
    Brooke, Mom to Morgan, 8 years old, riding safely in her Oobrs.

  8. #7
    CPS Technician brookity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    162

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    Thanks again for your help. We were able to obtain a Hippo through the hospital where she had the procedure done. The people from Safekids didn't even know that we were there and once I contacted them they were wonderful in helping us fit and install the seat. Next time we are in the car I will get pics!
    Brooke, Mom to Morgan, 8 years old, riding safely in her Oobrs.

  9. Thank You from:


  10. #8
    CPS Technician ShumNum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    613

    Re: Spica cast and EZ-On Modified Vest

    Oh good! I'm so glad it worked out for you!

Similar Threads

  1. update on spica cast.(pics!)
    By bp2002 in forum Child Restraints for Special Needs and Disabilities
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-28-2009, 08:08 AM
  2. spica carseat needed
    By bp2002 in forum Child Restraints for Special Needs and Disabilities
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-28-2009, 12:35 AM
  3. E-Z-On Modified Push Button Vest - available
    By jrabbit in forum Child Restraints for Special Needs and Disabilities
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-24-2009, 05:55 PM
  4. Spica cast and outgrown hippo....
    By Shaunam in forum Child Restraints for Special Needs and Disabilities
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-23-2009, 03:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •