Children are noted to be quick adaptors to changing situations. This fact holds true when it comes to prosthetic devices too. Since the child has relied on the missing part for a shorter period of time, the child isn't as dependent on it as an adult is.
Though children adapt quickly, there are some considerations that must be thought of. Since children have a lower attention span than adults, it may take longer to train very young children to use the prostheses. In addition, children are constantly growing. The prosthetic part does not grow with the child, so the child's caregiver must take special consideration of when the child outgrows the prosthesis. The prosthesis may also wear out more quickly because children are much more active than adults are.
According to A. Bennett Wilson in his book, Limb Prosthetics, "It is preferable for the child amputee to attend a regular school, rather than one for the handicapped." Even though children poke fun at people who are different, it is good for both the amputee and the other children because the amputee will not be sheltered from the world and the others will learn to accept the amputee.