When Charlie came home if the doctor or therapist mentioned any piece of equipment they thought might help him in any way at all, Out of a need to help/fix/cure my son, I bought it! A leg stretcher (a piece of equipment that now sleeps under the bed, never used) peanut ball, balance balls, rollers, wedges of all sizes, bands (that we actually use for OT); you name it, I went into debt sending my credit card into seizures buying any item I thought might help my son to walk again. The most expensive was a $369 plus shipping gait-trainer (never used). My advice to anyone facing that first year - wait! Discuss in detail with your doctor and therapists if any piece of equipment is actually going to be beneficiary or not. It will save you a lot of money in the long run, money that can better be spent on things like purchasing a well seated cushion or other much needed item. Buying stuff might seem to ease the shock and while still in the bargaining denial stage it may seem reasonable to purchase such items but waiting, give yourself time to adjust and accept that there are no store bought fixes.