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While not as common as manual pediatric wheelchairs, electric pediatric wheelchairs do exist. These are usually used by children who are unable to use a manual wheelchair and self-propel the chair, but are old enough and have enough mobility to use a control for their powered chair. Electric pediatric wheelchairs are quite expensive, costing over $5000, and they do have weight limits, meaning the child will most likely grow out of the chair. The unique challenges posed by getting a wheelchair for a child mean that you should be sure to have a professional medical supply company fit the chair.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|