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A local baby with special needs is making strides thanks to flotation device

A flotation device for babies is helping one local family reach strides they did not think were possible.

Briar Kiesewetter was just one pound when he was born prematurely but now at 17 months, he is able to take baths while wearing his Otteroo around his neck.

Briar has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and muscle problems. His family says the Otteroo helps him work on his motor skills and that it is perfect for his independence.

“He enjoys his bath time now and it’s also good because it helps to strengthen and build his muscle tone,” Kyle Kiesewetter said.

“You can tell he gets frustrated on the ground when he wants to go and do things and he can’t. So that I think is huge for him to be able to move on his own,” Christina Kiesewetter said.

The couple said they have donated Otteroos to Briar’s physical therapy center so that other children with special needs can thrive like him.

Stephanie Rodriguez

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