ERIC Number: EJ841770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
This Specialty Line of Clothing Really Is the "Bee's Knees"
Hollingsworth, Jan Carter
Exceptional Parent, v39 n5 p28-29 May 2009
This article features "Bee's Knees," a specialty line of clothing. While not the typical product one would think of when considering mobility equipment, this line of clothing certainly does aid in helping those with disabilities access their world more safely and comfortably. "Bee's Knees" offers pint-sized pants made of kid-friendly, durable fabrics like cotton, twill, denim, and corduroy in fun, fashionable colors. What makes "Bee's Knees" pants like no other on the market is a special pocket at the knees into which neoprene pads are snuggly inserted. Originally, the line was designed just for young children, and for parents of children with physical and intellectual disabilities, these pants seem a natural as their little ones experience even greater challenges in learning to ambulate compared to typically developing children. Padded knees go a long way in protecting them from unnecessary bumps, bruises, and scrapes. Larger sizes are now available, and "Bee's Knees" intends to keep producing new designs based on market feedback.
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