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.

Cutlery

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.

Coated or plastic cutlery

If a person is inclined to bite on their cutlery or is likely to bash the head of the cutlery against their mouth when feeding, coated or plastic spoons can help protect the teeth from damage. Helpful if the person has a strong bite reflex.

shop Curved Plastic Cutlery

Utensil holder or hand strap

These types of aids hold the cutlery in a strap, which attaches around the users hand, giving them much more stability and grip.


shop Homecraft Multi-Holder

Cutlery with large grips

By increasing the width of the cutlery handle, it becomes easier and less painful to hold for those with a weak grip or poor sensation in the hands. The fingers do not need to wrap around the whole handle to maintain a grip.

shop Closed Cell Foam Tubing

Cutlery with moulded handles

Available in adult or child sizes. These cutlery have moulded plastic handles designed to fit the hand comfortably. Some designs have contoured dimples to fit the thumb and a raised hilt to stop the fingers slipping forward toward the head of the cutlery.

shop Kura Care Cutlery Set

Weighted Cutlery

People with unsteady hands or spasms can find cutlery with more weight easier to use as the extra weight can help suppress their unwanted movements.



shop Tum Tum Weighted Cutlery Set

Angled Cutlery

The cutlery head is set at an angle to the handle. The angle allows the food to be brought up to the mouth with less movement from the hands or arms. These come in either left handed or right handed versions and may be brought as a set or individually.

shop EasiEaters Curved Utensil Set

eating & drinking collection

  • Curved Plastic Cutlery
    Curved Plastic Cutlery, eating, for disabled children.
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  • EasiEaters Curved Utensil Set
    Easie Eaters Angled Cutlery Set, eating, for disabled children.
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  • Kura Care Children Cutlery Set
    Kura Care Children's Cutlery Set, eating, for disabled children.
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  • Kura Care Adult Cutlery Set - Black
    Kura Care Adult Cutlery Set - Black, eating, for disabled children.
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  • Kura Care Adult Cutlery Set - White
    Kura Care Adult Cutlery Set - White, eating, for disabled children.
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