Bibs for feeding older children
Are you searching for a bib to protect your child’s clothes during feeding? Your child may get messy during eating for a range of reasons. This includes both sensory needs mobility needs. These bibs have a subtle, over-the-shoulder shape which provides the attractive and dignified look of a tabard but with a short back. It is easy to put on an allows you to move your arms freely during feeding. They have long lasting, sprung steel, snap fasteners which are reinforced to ensure they stay firmly fixed in place. This allows adjustment for a comfortable fit
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Feeding Your Child with Sensory Needs
Feeding children with sensory needs can be an interesting experience. If your child is sensory seeking, they may play with their food because of the tactile benefits that they receive. Many children will show sensory exploration with their food as a display of discovery and exploration. If you are feeding a child with sensory needs, it’s important to be patient and allow this exploration time. Attempting to prevent sensory exploration during feeding, can prevent this exploration period. Sensory exploration while you are feeding your child can allow them to become comfortable with the textures and feel of the food. Sensory needs can also result in an aversion to certain food for some children. Encouraging sensory exploration with you child can lead to increased tolerance of the food.
Feeding Your child with mobility needs
If you have a child with mobility needs, you may also notice that they require support with feeding. This may be due to oral motor or reduced arm movement. This may make it challenging for your child to coordinate the movements needed during feeding and eating times. You may see that your child is hypersensitive to eating. This can lead to reactions to food such as gaging or difficulty swallowing or keeping food in their mouths. Alternatively, your child’s mobility needs may make it a challenge for them to get food to their mouth. As a result, you may experience messy eating.
In any of these cases it is important to see a medical professional. They will help you to identify how to make feeding and eating easier for your child. Treatment may involve desensitisation therapy. This involves continuously exposing your child to a type of food during feeding. Alternatively you may change the feeding process.
PRO80™ Professional Quality. Care Designs’ exclusive PRO80™ material can be washed at up 80°C., which meets the requirements of care homes and hospitals that wash garments at high temperature for guaranteed sterility to kill MRSA, C-Dif and other bacteria. Care Designs’ PRO80™ tabards also meet the UK’s Department of Health’s HSG (95)18 professional laundry requirements for washing at high temperatures whilst still offering superb durability and long life, product value.
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