Kidz to Adultz - Top 5 Christmas Gifts

After a whirlwind of a week involving unexpected hospital trips, we made to Kidz to Adultz in Manchester. The free exhibition is dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, as well as their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work with them. Although I am 25 myself, many of these stands are useful for all ages and I really do love networking with like-minded people who want to make a difference in the disabled community.

For those who follow my instagram or facebook pages, you might remember last year I uploaded a video with the top 5 products I recommended for wheelchair users to buy for Christmas. This proved really popular, and I wanted to do something similar this year, so I was on the hunt for my top 5 products I'd recommend from the exhibition today. I've popped them in price order:

1. Accessible Indoor Skydiving with Ablenet - £25.99

Indoor skydiving was one of the best things I have ever experienced. Many years back now, a friend and I completed an indoor skydive whilst raising money for charity. I’m a total thrill seeker but unfortunately will never be able to do a ‘proper’ skydive because of my medical conditions. This experience though was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it! 

2. Meru Flexzi Stand - £40

Flexzi is an adjustable support system which I would use for things like my mobile phone and camera. It is made from a single  strand of flexible plastic segments that allows perfect positioning of your devices. It comes with a clamp that attaches to your wheelchair, which means no more dropping your phone and the ability to record whilst self propelling or driving!

 3.  Bundlebean Wheelchair Cosy - £44.99

I'm not just saying this... This cover is one of my favourite wheelchair accessories on the market. I purchased the flamingo design when Bundlebean first started and it has been with me through everything. This waterproof, fleece-lined design, folds into a tiny bag so you can carry it easily on the go for those sudden downpours. And, it goes over your legs so there's no having to climb in (or fall out in my case) like cosy toes. I now have the flamingo design and the polar bear one too. I've got my eye on the new thunderstorm one, they just give me a bit of sass and I love it. 

4. Nicosy - From £68

I am currently struggling a lot with pain and I need an extra layer to go under my Bundlebean. Instead of an extra blanket layer, I'm hoping to get a Nicosy which will provide me with that little bit extra warmth. Currently, I have an extra blanket underneath which is dragging across the floor so I can't wait to invest my Christmas money in this!

5. Loopwheels Urban - From £1,800

Loopwheels have a new set of wheels coming out and boy am I excited. I've got the original loopwheels at the moment on my manual chair but they are launching their new 'Urban' wheels in 2020 (They currently have 5 left on pre-order!). They're set of wheels for all occasions – from the streets to the park to the forest. They're much lighter (I tried them) - light enough to lift easily with one hand. And, they look great. These are an investment piece, but they currently have a 'try before you buy' scheme for the original loopwheels on their website which allows you to try those wheels for 21 days for £20. 

Are any of these on your Christmas list? 

A big thanks to Lauren from Access Your Life for recommending a number of these products previously so I had a good idea of what would work for me - thank you!

Kate x

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