Author Topic: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.  (Read 297 times)

BrianI

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Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« on: 04 October, 2021, 08:52:32 pm »
So my ongoing neurological weirdness means I'm finding it increasingly akward to hold cutlery.  :facepalm:

The prices on Amazon etc for just 1 knife, 1 fork and 1 desert spoon and 1 tea spoon with nice comfy ergonomic grips though!  :o >:(

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medipaq-Comfort-Grips-Cutlery-Disability/dp/B07DPSHDXP

 :facepalm:

hellymedic

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Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #1 on: 04 October, 2021, 10:30:10 pm »
I have not used these but have found John Lewis's Dome range suit me.
They're not cheap, though my initial purchase was effectively half price in their sale and I was given more for a big birthday.
This range had another name a few years ago.

BrianI

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Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #2 on: 04 October, 2021, 10:40:33 pm »
Thanks hellymedic!
I'm not convinced those dome cutlery from John Lewis would be any better than my current cutlery.


However I have seen a set of various sized foam rubber tubes, meant for fitting over the handles of cutlery, pencils, toothbrushes etc, for around a tenner. So I may try that first.

Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #3 on: 04 October, 2021, 10:45:32 pm »
I commonly recommend pipe lagging. You can buy metres at a time from B&q for very little cost. Cut to length and slide the fork or knife handle into it.

Kim

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Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #4 on: 04 October, 2021, 10:52:05 pm »
Ah, the crip tax.

Barakta will be along in a minute to be scathing about occupational therapists, but her basic principle of 'find the non-special thing that happens to work for you' is sound.  Eg. cheap pliers, ICE trikes.

Continuing the pipe-lagging theme, sounds like a job for Sugru.  Or maybe bar tape.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #5 on: 05 October, 2021, 07:30:54 am »
How about wooden file handles? Axminster tools do a range up to 150mm (big) for under £2 each. If they need to be more grippy a good firm base to then add a layer of bar tape.
Of course the cutlery would need to have handles cut off to fit. I would be happy to do the fettling.

However looking at the OP £12 for a nice set is hard to beat.

ElyDave

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Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #6 on: 05 October, 2021, 07:38:10 am »
+1 for the foam tubes, we've used those with number 1 son as well
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BrianI

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Re: Disability cutlery for gammy hands.
« Reply #7 on: 05 October, 2021, 11:11:01 am »
+1 for the foam tubes, we've used those with number 1 son as well

Yes, those may be the best option, I'm certainly baulking at the cost of disabled person's cutlery!  >:(

--edit -- couple of sets of the foam tubes ordered.