The challenges that a wheelchair using parent is faced with when interacting with a crib are two-fold. The first problem, is the obvious problem of positioning. When you are seated low in a wheelchair, and almost shoulder height to a crib sidewall, your range of reaching down into the crib, has seriously diminished. Not to mention, you have the other problem of not being able to even pull up close to the crib because of the geometry of the chair.
The second problem is less obvious but probably even more dangerous. This problem is one of stability. Most people in wheelchairs have little to no use of the legs for stabilization. So, when they aren't seated in their seat back, they are unstable unless they can have one hand holding on to something rigid. In fact if they were to have to reach off center with both hands, they would likely lunge forward and fall. This is exactly the case when trying to lift a baby because both of their hands are occupied and they are reaching off center.
The PediaLift Crib™ addresses both of these problems and takes the dangerous task of transferring a baby and transforms it into a safer one. The PediaLift Crib™ raises off of the ground, elevating to a height that allows the parent to pull under the crib and close to the transfer surface. By doing so, it puts the transfer surface at an ergonomic level that allows for easy transfers.