When it comes to wheelchairs, young children have a different set of needs than adults. Aesthetically, devices designed for kids are often sleek and colorful, and functionally, they are typically lightweight and adjustable. As any parent knows, young people don’t stay the same size for long and -- since a wheelchair is a major purchase -- you don’t want a simple growth spurt to render it useless. That’s why our kids wheelchair category offers models that feature seat width and depth adjustability, elevating legrests, and other versatile features. If you’re looking for a safe, affordable mobility solution for the child in your care, you’re in the right place.
At 1800wheelchair, we carry the best kids wheelchairs from top brands like Medline, Invacare, and Drive - and our prices won’t drain your wallet! Order online or give us a call at 1-800-320-7140; our phone agents are standing by to answer any questions you may have.
Kids wheelchairs and accessories qualify for our free shipping offer - anything over $59 ships free!
Here are a few things to consider when researching a wheelchair chair for kids
User size and weight - The size and weight of the child will dictate the seat size and the seat-to-floor height of the chair, especially if your child is growing you will want to take that into consideration. Have the child sit on a measuring tape and add an inch (or two if the child is growing) on either side to define the seat width size of the chair. Also, measure from the bend in the back of the knee to the bottom of the foot for the seat-to-floor height needed. We strongly suggest you speak with a professional to get the right measurements made.
Chair weight - Lighter chairs allow for easier use and transport.
Support - Some chairs like the Kanga TS Pediatric Folding Tilt-In-Space Wheelchair offer lateral support cushions and a five-point harness for children with weak upper torso control.
Travel - If you child will be going on a school bus, we strongly suggest a wheelchair that has been crash tested for bus transit. Transit tie-downs that are often required when traveling on a school bus or van.