In this section you will find information on equipment designed to assist your child with daily living activities such as personal care and eating and drinking.
Our section on children's personal care equipment contains information and advice on the equipment available to help children and their parents or carers with routine personal care tasks. For example, having a bath or shower, going to the toilet and changing clothes before or after bathing or toileting. The children's website does not include information on the wide range of baths and showers available. To view these items, please visit the bathing section of Living made easy.
The eating and drinking items listed here have particular features which are relevant to children and young people with disabilities. Other useful items which are readily available through high street retailers such as standard children's cutlery, trainer beakers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles and teats are not included here.
Before making any decisions about using or buying eating and drinking or personal care equipment for your child, we would advise you to seek advice from an expert.
A speech and language therapist can provide advice if feeding difficulties are caused through chewing and swallowing food or liquid. This may sometimes result in the recommendation of a modified texture diet.
When considering personal care equipment, an individual assessment with an occupational therapist may be appropriate. Your child's safety in the bathroom is very important and there may be individual factors which determine which equipment best suits your child's needs.
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