What is it?
The Silvalea Teddy Bear transfer sling is designed specifically for reducing anxiety and providing comfort during a transfer. Being hoisted means a person has little or no control over their movement, end users may be confused by the sensation or suffer from feelings of anxiety and vulnerability. These feelings and sensations are often heightened in paediatric users particularly those children with autism or sensory defensiveness, brain injury, and vestibular impairment. The teddy sling answers the need to create a sling that could be used by OTs and caregivers to eliminate transfer anxiety in children.
The Teddy Bear sling allows the caregiver to introduce the sling before transfer creating a relationship of trust which leads to a more relaxed transfer. Creating a positive reaction from a negative or ‘challenging behavioural’ reaction and eliminating previous negative transfer associations/fears, such as pain, illness or just general distress/anxiety in a transfer is possible. Transfer defensiveness in Paediatrics can be significantly reduced and even eliminated using this type of sling.
Working with specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapists, the development of the Teddy Sling has been based on understanding sensory integration and appreciating how a sling transfer can deprive a child of control and how objects can become the focus for unpleasant and fearful associations.
The sling has been manufactured with a faux sheepskin which is soft, tactile and textured. A Teddy Bear is stitched on to a removable mesh sling cover allowing the OT to work with the child and bear cover without the encumbrance of the rest of the sling. The child can dress the sling with the teddy cover and teddy can even be taken to bed.
The Teddy sling is the first in a line of specialist paediatric slings created specifically for transfer anxiety and is based on a Universal sling. The full body sling transfers in a slightly reclined position and is extremely comfortable and supportive, featuring additional padding on the leg sections. Divided full body easy to apply general transfer sling.
Available in one Material type:
- Polyester – Easy application. Glides and slides smoothly, dries quickly after washing.
- Wash at 85°C
- Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)
- Wash at 60°C
- Do not tumble dry
- Mesh – High density open weave mesh, durable, used for bathing as quick drying.
- Suitable for bathing.
Teddy bear cover:
Loop fixing spreader bar
Active alert and able to participate
Limited head control
Limited head trunk and hip control
220 kgs / 35 stone / 485 lbs
Mobility FIM Measure
1 & 3
(Mobility FIM measure only – please see tab for further detail)
Polyester Sling with Mesh & Faux Sheepskin Cover
Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact us for more help.
(Top of Head to Base of Spine)
|XXSmall||56 – 66cm||56 – 62cm|
|XSmall||66 – 76cm||62 – 69cm|
|Small||76 – 86cm||69 – 77cm|
|Medium||86 – 96cm||77 – 85cm|
Please Note: The images shown are to be used as a guide to the various installation options this product can be used for. These are a pictorial representation only. Please refer to the product’s instructions of use for application process.
Lift Type: KEY
Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer
Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility
Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions.
Functional Independence Measure
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.
- Transfers: bed / chair / wheelchair
- Transfers: toilet
- Transfers: bathtub / shower
- Transfers: car
- Locomotion: walking / wheelchair
- Locomotion: stairs
Specialist paediatric slings created for specifically transfer anxiety of youth.
Helps creates a relationship of trust which leads to a more relaxed transfer.
Occupational Therapists Partner
Used by OTs and caregivers to eliminate transfer anxiety in children.
Manufactured with a faux sheepskin which is soft, tactile and textured.
Who likes it?
Professional Occupational Therapist
Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.
General Manager, Barchester Care Home
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Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham
The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service - thanks!
Manager, Assisted Living Centre
I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists - so correct equipment is put in place at all times. Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!
Matron, NHS Hospital
I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him. I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.
Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home
The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.