The AFOs will not be used on a day-to-day basis, thankfully he does not need them for that kind of assistance. He will use them when attempting a stander. To give him stability in his feet and ankles.
I have to tell you that getting the AFOs is a little difficult for me. Not because of the process of having him fitted in a cast, cut out of them or coming back to get them later. It is because they are so stereotypical of a handicap kid. The handicap kid with leg braces. Yes, I know that this is being totally superficial...I am aware. But the look of them...well not attractive. Although you can order them in fancy patterns and colors (we just ordered blue).
It just seems to add to the whole disability thing in a very visual way.
Now we have to get him some shoes that his chubby feet fit into with the AFOs and possibly some cool AFOs sock (knee socks). He will receive his AFOs in about two weeks. I am sure he will be thrilled.
(sorry the pictures are bad, it was with my phone)