Derrick from the North Herts panel would welcome ideas to help with the following please:
I have a client who is a disabled new mum. She has very limited use of one hand and arm so is effectively one handed. She bought the Joie seat as it rotates making it easier for her to get baby in and out of the car. However this seat has a two part buckle, one part for each shoulder strap. It has to be assembled and held as one before plugging into the socket which is not rigidly mounted so the socket also has to be supported or held. Attached are photos of the buckle separated and assembled.
She was given a guide (T8) on one-handed parenting published by an organisation called Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood in which REMAP is mentioned in the context of a removable support for the socket. However the illustration shows the two shoulder straps being plugged in separately so, whilst supporting the socket is one of problems, the more difficult one is assembling and holding the two halves of the buckle.
Any experience of this type of buckle or any ideas will be welcome.
North Herts Panel