Little Balance Box is made from sustainable bamboo. Clear polycarbonate top and nylon feet are BPA and PVC Free!! Non-toxic custom made screws. All materials meet or exceed the safety testing for the USA, Canada and Europe.
Invented by Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT the Little Balance Box® is a new approach to facilitate coordination, balance and walking skills in children. Now you can relax and watch as your child safely and independently walks around your home. This natural eco-friendly bamboo, PBA and PVC free product is designed to be used indoors on all floor surfaces (including carpet, wood and tile) without causing damage to the floor. The patented gliding feet (no wheels) with springs compress to stabilize the little balance box as the child transitions from sitting and standing positions. The unique foot design also ensures your child will not move too fast on tile and wood surfaces, as commonly seen with wheeled walkers.
As a practicing Physical Therapist and mother of two I felt there had to be a safer and more natural way for children to move from sitting to standing and walking. I watched my second child attempt to use both seated and push walkers and noticed several deficiencies. The seated walker severely restricted her movement and inhibited her natural transitions between sitting, standing and walking. On the other hand, she had trouble reaching the handle bar of the push walker, which interfered with her transition to a standing position. Moreover, once she achieved a standing position controlling and maneuvering the push walker with the single handle bar and fast moving wheels proved extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous. With these problems and limitations in mind I began to tinker with various forms with the goal of creating a walker that enables a child to move naturally through the transitions from sitting, standing and walking. A year later the Little Balance Box™ was born!
The Little Balance Box is unique with an ergonomic design, wide open base and stable square shape. Designed to optimize a child’s gross motor development by allowing for natural unrestricted mobility. The square top allows children to use their hands and/or forearms in a variety of positions and from any direction to maximize stability and develop balance.
The Little Balance Box is the only (No Wheels) baby walker that safely allows your child to naturally transition from kneeling to standing. As the child leans on the top surface the springs compress creating increased resistance and drag on the feet. This allows for stability during transitions for the Little Balance Box to remain with your child instead of moving forward.
Push and Walk!
The Little Balance Box safely moves with your child across various floor surfaces such as carpet, tile, and wood. With the nylon spring feet, your child will not move too fast on tile and wood surfaces, as commonly seen with wheeled walkers. The Little Balance Box provides only the natural stability your child needs while learning to walk.
Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT is a mother of two girls 4 and 8. Doctorate and Masters degrees in Physical Therapy. She is a MOVE ™ International Trainer for Adults and has been working for over 14 years providing specialized services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in schools, day programs and home settings. Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT is the CEO of Inspiration Physical Therapy Inc., which provides therapy consultation services and Inspire Create LLC. which is the parent company of the Little Balance Box™. She also participates in a variety of client advocacy activities at the local and state levels and philanthropic causes.