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December 25, 2010

Spica Chair and Table

Filed under: Linus — JeniQ @ 11:11 pm

If you have a baby in a spica cast, let me tell you that no one in your house is going to be happy unless you have a decent place to put the youngster. After several days of struggling with what to do with Linus to keep him entertained, Dave built Linus a little chair and table! A big shout out to our neighbor Brandon who helped by donating his time, tools and design know-how, and to Joy’s parents for sharing their designs.

Aside from needing to decorate it, we’re pretty much finished with the construction.

The table is a wood top that is mostly protected with contact paper. The corners have soft bumpers attached, and the edges have a little railing that helps prevent toys from rolling off. The table has five legs for added stability, and a “U” shaped cut out. The cutout is the most important feature. A baby in a spica cast cannot lean forward at all. The cutout allows the child access to a greater surface for playtime.

The chair features unique supports that put the child’s weight on the cast, not the diaper area. It has a wide, “toe-friendly” base that keeps the chair stable. The child is secured to the chair using a buckled strap or bungee cord.


  1. This is so! cool! Linus is very loved–not that there was any doubt. He looks so happy and at home. Love it.

    Comment by Cristin — January 6, 2011 @ 9:27 am

  2. Look at that sweet baby enjoying playtime like a baby should! Way to go, Dave!!

    Comment by Jamie — January 6, 2011 @ 10:30 am

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