Safety Tips

Water temperature/force control: to ensure the correct temperature and to control the force of the water turn the lever/handle(s) to the correct position

  • paint a stripe of bright paint (perhaps blue for the right[cold] faucet and red for the left[hot] faucet) connecting the handle and base
  • place a dots (blue on cold, red on hot) on the handle and base, one above the other
  • by matching the visual cues correct temperature and force will be consistent

Instant Oatmeal:

  • be sure the holding hand during cutting is below the scissor blades
  • use flexible hot mitts for carrying hot items – this will allow for better hand contact by being able to feel the configuration of the bowl
  • use bowls with sides as close to vertical as possible to reduce the possibility of spilling hot liquid

Oatmeal in a Bowl:

  • Use flexible hot mitts for carrying hot items – this will allow for better hand contact by being able to feel the configuration of the bowl

Fruit on a Stick:

  • coffee stirrers can be substituted for wooden skewers
  • if using wooden skewers, the pointed ends can be rounded off
  • the fruit can be put on the plate, held while the skewer is poked into each piece of fruit

Pour Milk:

  • A rubberized jar opener could be used to grasp the milk container to reduce any slipping that might occur

String Cheese:

  • The package of cheese can be placed on the plate or cutting board and then cut the end to open it

Peanut Butter Sandwich:

  • rubberized jar openers can be used to grasp the jar and/or turn the lid to reduce slipping
  • tongue depressors could be substituted for a knife to spread
  • a Pampered Chief pumpkin knife could be substituted for cutting or consider using a pair of safe scissors for cutting the sandwich

Strawberries:

  • fork could be used to hold the strawberry for cutting
  • a strawberry huller could be used instead of cutting off the top

Spreading Cheese:

  • hold the cracker package away from the scissor blades
  • lay the cracker package on the plate and hold while cutting the top

Pudding:

  • Milk can be poured by an adult into an International Delight creamer bottle for easier grasp and, therefore, control to hopefully help with measuring accuracy

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