DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a means of independent bathing for people with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or neurological, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This artice, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," describes how to make a bath mitt that secures to the user's hand with Velcro. Placing a bar of soap inside the mitt before fastening the Velcro enables the user to create a lather for bathing without having to grasp and manipulate a bar of soap and a washcl
Maddawash Terry Wash Mitt
The Maddawash Terry Wash Mitt is designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This mitt is made of terrycloth with a small soap pocket designed to assist individuals in grasping a soap bar and to eliminate the need to bend over to pick up dropped soap. This mitt may be used for shower and bath use, or for washing dishes. The unit has elastic at the wrist and the top of the soap pocket to assure a snug fit. The mitt can be reversed for use with the other hand by turning the pocket
Shower Soap Mitt
Terrycloth shower mitten has a mesh pocket inside to hold the soap in the palm of the hand. velcro wrist closure. Right or left hand.
Sponge Wash Mitt
The Sponge Wash Mitt is designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This soft, textured sponge mitt has a large opening for ease in application and a Velcro strap at the wrist with a D-ring for a secure fit. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11 x 8 inches. The mitt fits wrist sizes from 2 to 4 inches.
Terry Cloth Wash Mitts
The Terry Cloth Wash Mitts are designed for use by individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities. Sewn from terry cloth, the mitts are available with or without a pocket to hold soap and secure around the wrist with a hook-and-loop closure D-ring strap. SIZES: Small, medium, or large. COLOR: The small mitt is yellow, the medium mitt is pink, and the large mitt is blue.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wash mitt with an adjustable fastener at wrist for person with no hand function to hold washcloth. A 10 by 14 inch piece of terry cloth is folded in half and sewn on two edges to form a bag. A D ring and twill tape or velcro can be attached to the wrist to tighten the bag around wrist. Attach a second ring or loop to the end to assist in removing the fastener. Includes photograph and drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A. TITLE: Clo
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wash mitt with a pocket to hold soap and an adjustable fastener at wrist for person with no hand function to hold washcloth. A mitten with a thumb is cut from terry cloth with an extra piece added to the palm as a soap pocket. A strap is added around the wrist to hold the mitt on the hand. Includes photograph and drawing of patterns. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A. TITLE: Clothing Designs for the Handicapped. REF: Book: University of A
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Substitutes for a wash cloth for an individual with limited grasp. Suggests making a pattern for a wash mitt by drawing around the edge of the hand on a piece of paper. Sketch shows how much space allowance to leave, and the seam allowances to use. Recommends non-stretch terrycloth fabric. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Accent on Living. REF: Journal: Fall: p 125. 1980.