Occupational therapists know many. My son's girl, Kelly, sent my husband this idea a couple of weeks ago on facebook.
She thought it would help my Aunt Sam gain a bit more control over drinking from a cup. It turned out to be a really great idea.
All you need are clips that grip the side of a glass without moving around. A sturdy straw larger than the bendable ones, hot glue and glasses. I purchased the straws, clips and glasses at Walmart.
Begin by cutting the larger sturdy straw into a 2" piece and hot glueing it to the clip.
When the glue is dry, secure the clip to the glass and add a regular bendable straw.
This is a really great help for children or the elderly who are having difficulty holding a glass to drink.
The glasses below are for Aunt Sam; one for her at my mom's, and one for her when she comes to visit at 127.
Thank you Kelly for thinking of Aunt Sam. You are going to be a really great Occupational Therapist who helps others live life to their fullest! :)
1. It's great to know someone who can help other in their time of need.
I hope many of you can utilize this idea and more to help your loved ones.