As the holiday season approaches, it is time for gift giving! If you have a friend or a family member that has experienced limb loss, then there are many practical gifts you can include in their stockings!
Check these ideas for this Christmas presents for amputees from BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham – Alabama’s designation for proper fitting prosthetic and orthotic devices.
#1: Baby Wipes and Baby Powder
Whether you are sending a care package or simply stuffing a stocking, a little box of baby wipes goes a long way to help keep prosthetic and orthotic devices clean. A bottle of a baby powder can also help since baby powder is good for keeping moisture to a minimum, making it more comfortable to wear a prosthetic or orthotic device during long periods of activity.
#2: Lotion and Lubricant
Sweat is well combated by baby powder; however, sometimes it is easy for the residual limb to feel dry during the colder months. Lotion can help keep skin moisturized, which can improve comfort.
When skin can get cold and dry, it can sometimes be harder to fit into a prosthesis in the winter. For this reason, a bottle of lubricant is a smart purchase that can be very practical for friends and family members with limb loss.
#3: Towel Warmer
If you feel like getting fancy, consider giving your friend or family member a towel warmer. This luxurious product will help them keep their liners and comfort socks warm before putting them on in the cold winter mornings.
#4: Socks, Socks, Socks!
Don’t we all love socks in our stockings? Consider gifting a nice, warm pair of fuzzy or fleece socks. Lower extremity residual limbs can get cold, especially during chilly winter nights. Many retail stores even carry socks that are lined with a soothing gel that are perfect for long days.
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