flying high....

I don't have much time these days to write, but I just had to take a few minutes to share this product with all you post-op and pre-op scoli-mommas who read my blog. I have definitely hit some more challenges as my baby boy has grown and become more active. Not being able to bend has frustrated me a bit more these last few months as he wants to climb over, through, and into just about every nook and cranny around my house. Going to the park is fun, but it does make me sad that I can't go down slides with him, or crawl through tunnels or under jungle gyms. He has several riding toys that he absolutely LOVES, but I can't push him on because they are so low which kills my back. But, I have found this awesome trike that he loves, and I can use without any pain or strain!

The Radio Flyer Kid's 4 in 1 Trike is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread for a momma like me. He loves being able to "ride" his bike, but he's safely strapped in, and I can push him without having to bend. The handles are adjustable too, so you can make adjustments for your height or comfort. It is on the pricey side, but because it has phases (ie. you can take off the straps, handles, and the wrap-around tray and cupholder) it "grows" with his development. Eventually I can take off all the other parts and it is just a regular trike that he can ride for years to come. For me it was worth the money to have an outdoor activity that he enjoys and doesn't hurt my back!

Off we go to have some fun!
I had never seen one before, and just happened to randomly come across it at Target. But when I saw it I knew it was something that would be perfect for my back, and fun for him. So, I just wanted to share it with you all, as one more thing that works for people like us! I will be sure to share any more fused-spine friendly products I come across as he grows.

For now I'm off to go enjoy the day with my itty-bitty bike rider!