Mealtime: Cutlery Advice
At Fledglings we offer a wide range of products to make mealtimes a little easier.
Adaptive cutlery, crockery and drinking cups can offer a child or adult a range of solutions to help them eat and drink. Many people may have trouble with eating and drinking due to a wide range of conditions such as a reduced grip, restricted movement, lack of muscle control or sensory issues. The right equipment can make eating and drinking easier and allow a person to achieve more independence.
Fledglings range of adapted cutlery is designed to make feeding easier and encourage independent eating at mealtimes.
Some people find standard cutlery difficult to use. They may have a weak grip, stiffness in their joints and hands, muscle spasms, a lack of sensation in the hands or the use of only one hand for instance. Using different sized cutlery which has been adapted, can make feeding easier and encourage independent eating. Changing the grip on the cutlery by adding foam tubing or a hand strap can assist those with a painful or weak grip, while cutlery with moulded/shaped handles can also make holding the cutlery more comfortable. For others who may have limited mobility or stiff limbs angled cutlery can be very beneficial.