Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment for young people
Corner and floor sitter chairs provide support for children who are developing sitting balance but who are inclined to fall back or sideways if they overstretch.
They have a V-shaped backrest providing support at the back and sides of your child. On some models, the height of the backrest can be adjusted which varies the amount of support provided. Many have a pommel at the front to keep the legs apart (abducted). Tables or trays are also available from most suppliers. Extended floor supports at the back of the chair or a large base will increase its stability.
Small children may want to spend a lot of time on the floor as this is the usual place for playing. Therefore these chairs may enable children to interact more easily with others as they can be at the same level for making eye contact.
'Tumble forms' are a particular style of floor sitter.