Vignesh had started to sit with support somewhere around May this year.
His therapist recommended 'side-sitting' (as seen in the photo above) and told that he would be able to sit without support in a matter of few days or weeks. But, he refused to sit on his sides even for a few minutes. He would sit for short periods of time in 'straight-sitting' posture but his therapist wanted us to avoid it for the starters as it might not help him gain necessary control.
Since, he never did his exercise there was no improvement and it began to bother us. That is when his physiotherapist suggested us this magic chair. He had a person, specialized in making furnitures for therapy purpose, custom design the chair. It was made for Vignesh's measurements. We got this ordinary-looking, magical-chair around the second week of August.
Once we got the chair, we made him sit in the chair almost every minute that he was awake (at least during the first 2 days). Vignesh just loved the chair because for the first time he was able to freely use his hands to play instead of being bothered to use them for support.
And, the miracle happened. When we went for therapy after about 3 days of getting the chair, there was tremendous improvement. Within just a couple of days, he began to sit without support. The result was so quick that at first I even felt it might just be a coincidence.
So, I began to relax and made him sit in the chair only during his feeding sessions. Incidentally, there was no progress and Vignesh was able to sit unsupported for just a few minutes. I understood my mistake and began to make him sit in the chair for longer time. Now, he can sit unsupported for nearly about half-hour, if he wants to. Sometimes, he is too lazy and would just prefer lying down no matter how many times I make him sit.
The chair has helped Vignesh so much. I'm so thankful to his therapist for suggesting this chair.