Ice Cream Month: Utensil Holders for Scooping

Posted by Matt on 7/1/2015 to In The Kitchen

July is one of our favorite months of the year for the simple fact that it is National Ice Cream Month. Here at The Wright Stuff, we love ice cream, and we know you do too!

Therefore, we have a lot of adaptive aids geared toward making it easier to eat ice cream, as well as plenty of other foods. Let's take a look at our collection of adaptive utensil holders that can be used to hold spoons while eating ice cream. Ice cream can be difficult to eat for people with disabling conditions that affect the hand. Common problems include scooping hard frozen ice cream or dropping melted ice cream on the table, or worse, on new clothes. Some of the challenge may lie in not being able to use a spoon effectively. Let's see how we can take the delicate process of holding a utensil and turn it into a straightforward simple task for those with hand limitations.

A utensil strap for Good Grips utensils

Good Grips Utensil Strap
Good Grips Utensil Strap

The Good Grips Utensil Strap works with the Good Grips large handle eating utensils many of us have grown to love. It also works with other large handle eating utensils. Place your spoon in the straps and then loop the aid around your hand for a snug fit. No more dropping your spoon or straining your hand. The Good Grips Utensil Strap does the gripping for you. The standard size fits almost any adult hand. You can alternatively order pediatric size.

Strap for utensils and other objects

Quad Care Utensil Holder
Quad Care Utensil Holder

The Quad Care Utensil Holder is a pouch that loops around the hand much like the Good Grips Utensil Strap and can be adjusted to fit palms seven to nine inches in circumference. It can also be used with hair combs and other objects.

Strapless clip

Utensil Hand Clip
Utensil Hand Clip

The Utensil Hand Clip lets you hold your standard size spoon or other utensil in a similar fashion. However, it does not use straps or loops. Rather, the spoon is placed in the vinyl pocket, and the spring-action plastic clip fits around the hand. It is five inches long and one inch wide.

Sewn-in pocket utensil holder

Adjustable D-Ring Utensil Holder
Adjustable D-Ring Utensil Holder

The Adjustable D-Ring Utensil Holder is made of easy-to-clean polypropylene material and features a sewn in pocket for holding standard size utensils.

One size fits all, made of special plastic

Quadriplegic Palmar Clip with Pocket
Quadriplegic Palmar Clip with Pocket

The Quadriplegic Palmar Clip with Pocket is made of molded Kydex plastic and is one size fits all. It holds standard size utensils.

A utensil holder for proper positioning

Right Angle Eating Utensil Holder
Right Angle Eating Utensil Holder

Last but not least, a completely different option is the Right Angle Eating Utensil Holder. This holder allows you to hold the spoon in the normal position with the handle going in between the index finger and thumb.

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