The Bamboo Brace is a dynamic elbow splint for children with special needs that assists them by aligning the elbow at more favorable angles in order to learn gross and fine motor skills. Each brace is sold with 5 flexible and interchangeable support stays of varying resistance. The Infant/Toddler (XS) single brace fits children as young as 2-3 months and as old as about 20 months.
As a rehabilitation tool for physical and occupational therapy, the Infant/Toddler (XS) single brace is excellent for both cases of spasticity (i.e. hemiplegia cerebral palsy, stroke) and weakness (i.e. brachial plexus injury BPI). In both situations, the dynamic re-alignment of the elbow assists children in gaining strength and control of key joints and musculature that are critical to the development of gross and fine motor skills.
If you are looking for flexible yet effective deterrent for infants and toddlers who are bringing their hands to mouth in unwanted fashion for situations such as Rett syndrome, autism, and cleft lip and palate repair consider purchasing a pair of braces.
Age Range: 2-3 months - about 20 months
Specs: 4.0" long x 8.0" in girth (wrap-around) x 1.5mm thick
The child should have 2" of space above the elbow before the underarm and below the elbow before the wrist. To ensure a secure fit and performance, we recommend 3/4" as the minimum amount of overlap on the wrap-around portion.
In infants to young toddlers with lower muscle tone/weakness (i.e. Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome) the
Infant/Toddler (XS) brace can be worn in children as old as 2 years. However, if your child has significant spasticity (i.e. cerebral palsy) and is on the older end of the suggested age range, consider purchasing a Preschool (S) brace.