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<a href="http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product.asp?catalog_name=gai&category_name=l3_KitsEquipmentBalance&product_id=95-1004" target="_blank">http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product....5Fid=95%2D1004</a><br><br><br>
This one or similar? Does anyone have one or tried one? We need a new computer chair and I think I'd love it. I do just sit on the ball from time to time in front of the computer, but I'm think with the back support maybe that would be better.
 

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Don't have one, but I think it would be awesome. I use the balance ball (birthing ball <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) for a computer chair at home. DP and I love it. I can only imagine the added back support would be great.
 

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That's what I was thinking back support and wheels, how great.<br><br>
Dh thought it was funny that I wanted a birth ball for the computer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I find it even more odd because I had an "exercise" ball before it became a "birth" ball, now I'm thinking of making it a computer chair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> boy that ball technology is great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Don't have one myself (although I DO use a birthing ball as my computer chair!), but a friend of mine uses the balance ball chair as her office chair. She LOVES it!
 

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I had a balance ball chair from Gaiam, and eventually returned it. What "appears" to be a back support is NOT a back support. You cannot lean on it. It is there for non-sitting exercises. What you end up getting is a balance ball on wheels. I thought it would be a perfect solution for sitting at my computer for long periods of time during my pregnancy, but I ended up sitting on a regular balance ball, and that worked just fine.
 

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My husband and I love our balancing ball (no wheels). We use it at the computer, in labour X3 and it could calm our babies bouncing on it way better than our rocking chair.
 

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The chair version of the balance ball is on clearance right now at target if anyone is interested. I think it's 30% off. I use the balance ball to try to soothe my colicky newborn, and I got this little round tray that the ball can rest in to keep it from rolling away. I got that a long time ago on clearance at target, but I know full price, they are less than $15. I think if you are going to use a balance ball as a desk chair that one of these round tray stands would probably be perfect.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/privateeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="private eyes"> I never heard of one on wheels...
 

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I used a balance ball for months at the computer and both I and Dh loved it. It started to deflate is the only reason that we don't still use it. (Those Darn Cats!!) But I'm hoping that Santa will bring me a new one as this folding chair is killing my Butt!!
 
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