Instructions for making a device to hold bottle to feeding hand
The devie to hold bottle while bottle feeding are created specifically for the mothers who have childre with Down Syndrome. The childrens with with Down Syndrome often times have a low muscle tome in their face and therefore cannot apply suction to a bootle to feed. Mothers must use their thumb, forefinger, and sometimes their middle finger to adjust the baby's jaw so the correct suction can be applied so they can feed. Holding the child and the child's face makes it difficult to hold the bottle and feed the baby. Holding the child and the child's face makes it difficult to hold the bottle and feed the baby. With both hands occupied during feeding mothers have had to resort to balancing the bottle on feeding hand.
The device should allows mothers to stabilize bottle for feeding.The device should be adjustable for length and width of bottle, angle of bottle, and size of wrist and hand. The device should be user friendly, comfortable and easy to manufacture.
Step 2: Foam-Velcro Prototype
Composed of three parts:
1. Bike Glove with Velcro superglued to the thumb-index finger area of the glove.
2. Foam Wedge with Velcro superglued to inclined edge and bottom surface.
3. Modification of the Tipetoes design (tipetoes.com) to hold bottle. Velcro is attached to bottom and top surface to latch onto the foam block and then the bottle, respectively.
Bottle modification: tape a Velcro piece along the bottle (length wise)