If you have been following Penelope’s Clubfoot Journey, then you know that she has transitioned into Boots and Bars part of her treatment. These special shoes help maintain her corrected feet until the bones harden in a few years. She currently is in 23/7 wear, and in about another month will go into sleepwear only.
For the first month or so she was in the brace, we all suffered bruises from it. She had gained enough muscle control to throw her feet up in the air, which almost always concluded in someone being whacked in the head if we were lying with her.
Another common issue is the wear and tear the braces cause to cribs. We co-sleep so it isn’t an issue we face, but I can only imagine! Beating the rails of a crib every night with a metal bar would not only cause damage to the furniture, but I imagine the clanking would wake the baby as well.
Luckily, I came across Clubfoot Accessories by Peek-a-boo Covers! Peek-a-boo Covers, as a whole, sells many things such as blankets, diaper bags, car seat accessories, nursing covers, etc. However, as the owner is the mother to a child with clubfoot, she has a special section of her business dedicated to Clubfoot Accessories. Primarily she sells bar covers, but there is also some awareness ribbon Christmas ornaments and leggings.
I was able to choose the fabric I wanted on both sides (They are reversible!) as well as the embroidery. It was very difficult to choose as she had so many! I ended up going with Flannel pink and grey zigzags with a grey milky on the reverse. I wanted something neutral in case the pinks didn’t go with a particular outfit.
Since these are made to order, it is necessary to factor in a wait time. Her page says to expect approximately 2-3 weeks of wait time. Mine arrived in just short of 4 weeks.
It is so incredibly soft! It opens to a flat, puffy square and comes with 3 snaps to secure around the bar. It is 6 inches long. I was a little concerned with how well it would fit seeing as we had to actually have her bar cut because the smallest was still to wide for her.
The only complaint I had was the font. I wasn’t particularly fond of the ‘P’, mostly. I felt it looked like a ‘J’, while my husband says he saw a ‘L’ every time he looked at it. She does, however, have a ton of fonts on her various pictures of past orders. I didn’t see any examples on her purchase page though, so I assume you would have to have a conversation with her to ensure one in particular.
Also she did send me a photo of it before sending it off, so I could have spoken up then and didn’t. I’m certainly she would have changed if I disapproved.
The stitching is not perfectly straight but it certainly does the job, and in my opinion it’s the little things like that, that personalize handmade treasures. More importantly, this sort of speciality item really makes the entire Boots and Bars process so much easier to get through!
Peek-a-Boo’s Clubfoot Covers are machine washable, no special instructions. Ours never got messy, but for sake of review I did run it through a cycle anyway. It suffered no changes throughout, so that was wonderful!
After about a month of use, and one wash, it has gotten slightly pilly in appearance, but I believe it has only gotten softer!
According to their website, the cover fits over both the Ponseti Bar and the Dobbs Dynamic Bar.
Plain covers can be purchased for $14, and personalized ones can be bought for $19. And with hundreds of fabrics to choose from, I definitely plan on buying a few more so that it’s always sure to match her outfit!
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