This is Johnathan. Johnathan’s mom was suffering from HeMBIB* syndrome from having to carry him to and from the car. Thanks to a new purple walker Johnathan can now walk to the car on his own. I learned a number of things while making this walker. First, since Johnathan is bigger than some of the kids I’ve made walkers for, I thought I could use heavier caster wheels. But, those wheels just didn’t work very well and would even get stuck going over carpet — so I switched back to the lightweight-plastic-blow-molded wheels. Also, I tried to put pins on the back frame so the walker could be taken apart, but it just wasn’t sturdy enough, so I ended up gluing it together. And speaking of sturdy, instead of the 3/4″ pvc pipe that I made most of my walkers with, I went with 1-1/4″. Even though Johnathan already owns a walker — it’s usually kept in the car. This is a tool to make daily life easier by helping him get from the house to the car without having to hassle with the ‘real’ walker.
*Help My Back Is Breaking