Sweet grand baby boy was born with club feet and after months of casting then surgery, he graduated to special shoes and a bar.
And sometimes that bar conks him on the head. Ouch. So I made up a little cushion/cover and wanted to share here for others who may be searching to cover their baby’s Ponseti bar.
Materials I used:
- pipe insulation
- Velcro one wrap
What I did:
I cut a piece of pipe insulation to fit the brace between the shoes (6 inches).
Next, I cut a piece of scrap fabric 8×9 inches. (It’s a snug fit so I’d suggest doing 8×11 inches instead…a little extra to tuck in.)
Then just ironed/sewed the borders.
I cut two pieces of the Velcro to fit around the pipe insulation snuggly.
Assembly: Insert the brace into the pipe insulation. Wrap the fabric around the pipe insulation, tucking the ends into the open side. Secure with the Velcro.
Optional: If you’re more of a sewing expert than me, you could do snaps or sew on velcro.
Now, the brace has a bit of cushioning. If there was only a way to cushion those hard soled shoes.
Ps. Yes, his shoes are on backwards. Doctors orders, part of the treatment. Isn’t he the cutest?