INSTRUCTIONS

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My prostheses attach to a strap that I put around my waist.  See Below for Detailed Instructions:
  1. Take the long strap and lay it out on a flat surface so the letters are facing down.  The words "INSIDE BACK" and "SIDE" should be facing you.
  2. Lay the doll on the word "INSIDE BACK" and pull the straps around her waist through the buckle and Velcro it *tight*.  Strap "A" to "A"  The buckle should be exactly on the front seam of her body.
  3. For comfort, socks are often used to cushion the leg against the prosthesis.  Place one sock on each leg before adding the prostheses if you want the doll to be most comfortable!  Socks are folded in to make it 2-ply
  4. Take the shorter right prosthesis and put it on her right leg, again tight.  Just like a real prosthesis, these will come off if they are not tight enough and that will make it harder for her to stand.  Pull the Velcro straps through the buckle and up - the letter "D" should match the letter "D" on the waist.
  5. Pull the leather strap around the knee and Velcro it OVER the light tan strap.
  6. Take the longer leg and put it on her left leg the same way you did with the right leg.  Strap "B" to "B"
  7. Roll the doll over.  Pull the strap "C" through the buckle "C" and back up.  Strap "C" to "C"

The letters "A" "B" "C" and "D" should all match up.

**Just like a real prosthesis, these will come off if they are not tight enough and that will make it harder for her to stand by herself. To tighten, put the leg on straight, pull the belt strap up above her waist and secure the Velcro on all straps. With some practice, your doll can stand without her crutches and you will learn the best fit for her legs.

 

1)

Belt Strap

 

 

 

2)  Lay the doll on the words "Inside Back" just above her waist. 

The words "SIDE" should be on either side of the doll

3) Put the long strap through the buckle and pull it back again to Velcro it to  the belt. 

Strap "A" to "A"

 

 

 **Make sure the buckle is over the center seam on the doll once fastened and the letters match up

*Note (not shown in photo)  For comfort, socks are often used to cushion the leg against the prosthesis.  To make the doll most comfortable, place one sock on each leg before adding the prostheses.  Socks can be folded in to make it 2-ply

4)  FIRST:  Take the shorter leg (below knee prosthesis) and put it on her right leg.  Attach the light tan strap "D" at the waist by pulling the strap    through the buckle "D" and Velcro it back upward.

Strap "D" to "D"

 

5)  Then: pull the leather strap around the knee and Velcro it over the light tan strap. 

 

 

 

**It is important to attach this strap OVER top of the tan one to help the doll's leg stay on better when playing. 

 

6)  Take the longer leg and put it on her left leg the same way you did with the right leg.   Pull the strap "B" through the buckle "B" and back up.   Strap "B" to "B"

7)  Roll the doll over.  Pull the strap "C" through the buckle "C" and back up.  Strap "C" to "C"

 

   
       

 

 

 

The letters

"A" "B" "C" and "D"

should all match up now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Just like a real prosthesis, these will come off if they are not tight enough and that will make it harder for her to stand by herself. To tighten, make sure socks are doubled over and then put the leg on straight, pull the belt strap up above her waist, and secure the Velcro on all straps. With some practice, your doll can stand without her crutches and you will learn the best fit and comfort for her legs.

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