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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tumble Form VS Special Tomato*** UPDATE***

tumble form feeder seat

special tomato seat

With out providing too much information, I am trying to remain neutral, I am looking for 

I would love to hear your opinions on which seating system you prefer... 
Tumble Form or Special Tomato.... and why.  
I need pros and cons!  

*** Sam currently has a tumble form feeder seat.  We have had one for several years with no problems and loved it.  Recently we had to get a larger size... since November it has been replaced 3 times because it keeps ripping out.  So if it happens to rip out again in record time I will not be ordering another replacement.  But I don't have any other options.  The Special Tomato looks promising but everyone I talk to says.." OH NO,  you don't want a special tomato..." but I really can't nail down a real reason why.  So I am looking for some input.  


Anonymous said...

What the heck does this mean?

Heather said...

Wish I could be of some help.I'll keep watching though, as I know what ever information you find out will be a boat load of assistance for me when the time comes.Who would have ever thought that dealing with seating systems sound like fun,compared to where we are now.Life's funny like that.Not that I'm laughing

Melanie said...

Hi, I just found your blog through another...you boys are adorable! I am also a mother of three...two boys and a girl. My middle son has Down syndrome. I love your blog title...I also feel very blessed and extremely lucky!

Tyler said...

I just came across your site because I am actually looking for a seat for my son also. We currently have a Tumble Form feeder seat and love it but he is getting ready to outgrow it. It has held up very well but I keep seeing these Special Tomato chairs that I think look good too. So I am debating which one...I will probably end up with the Tumble Form just because we already have the base/wedge and we have not had any problems with our current one. Now my only problem is finding one at a discount/reasonable price.

Diane, Tyler's mom

rae said...

Hey Diane... the best prices around that I have found are at www.adaptivemall.com also your insurance should be able to help some too. It sounds like we had a similar problem.... we too loved out tumble form and had it for years however we found that there is a HUGE jump in size from the med. to the large. We have had several problems with the large chair ripping out and the vinyl pulling away but that is very unusual for tumble form products. I have ordered the special tomato seats (car seat and feeder seat) so fingers crossed they will work.

Anonymous said...

Finding proper seating is frustrating. When you have to spend SO much money, you want to be sure you've spent it well. I'm sure your son sees therapists as does my granddaughter. The therapists have told me of a "warehouse" in my city where I can go and check out special needs equipment, try it out, and then make my decision based on what worked well for us. Maybe you're city has the same "library" system for equipment. Good luck.

Jens said...

Hi I was wondering if you ever got an answer to your question -- I am having the same question.