Eyeglasses for Beautiful Mid-Face Hypoplasia

A great brand that worked for a couple of the LP kids in our chapter is the Miraflex brand frames. They are high-grade rubber frames for prescription lenses for children.  These frames fit well on the younger LP kids who have less of a bridge than other dwarf kids.  Achons usually have more mid-face hypoplasia, which make it more difficult …

Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder

How many times has this happened to you? “Mom! Dad! Come help me in the bathroom!” No, it’s not a normal potty emergency. You cautiously go to the bathroom and find your child pointing to the potty while making a face-palm gesture. Holding onto the spring-loaded toilet paper holder is hard enough for adults. But with children’s small hands, especially the …

Bedtime Solutions for Dwarf Children and Parents

Any new or experienced parent can tell you the fun and frustrations associated with bedtime. Whether you are dealing with nighttime breastfeeding, moving your child into their own bed, or solving a fear of the dark, bedtime is challenging for both parents and young children alike. This can be extra difficult for dwarf parents and parents of dwarf children. We …

Custom Kettler Bike Modification

Kettler Oceana Our Physical Therapist at CCS modified a Kettler Kettrike Oceana for our dwarf child. We’ve received multiple requests for details on how this modification was performed, so below are some pictures to assist with doing the same for your child.  Our son has a 9″ inseam and is on the 3rd percentile (height for weight) on the Achondroplasia …

Halloween Costumes for Short Children

We always loved Halloween growing up and it continues to be a favorite holiday among many children. Unfortunately for those of us in the LP world, it can be difficult to find a costume that fits well. There are so many selections available for everybody from infants to adults online and in the mall, but they’re built for the average …