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Adult bib or feeding?

rpd123 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited March 2020 in Cerebral palsy
Hi guys I know I just posted but I had one more question:

I am beginning to see my disability differently in terms of feeding. Last year I didn’t care what I would look like and sometimes I would roll around my college in dirty clothes from eating.

 I am beginning to realize that dirty clothes are not the most attractive feature on anyone, especially at work. I’m wondering if I should get an adult bib or have someone feed me my food. I don’t know why but my instinct tells me that I should have someone feed me on the days I work and then use a bib the rest of the time. However, I have gotten some disapproving opinions from some people  but I want to have some thoughts as well.

I promise I will help other people on here as well.


  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    edited February 2020
    Hi @rpd123
    I sometimes use kitchen roll or a napkin. Personally, I wouldn't like to wear and adult bib or be fed by somebody. If you feel that this would make your life easier then you should pursue it by all means.
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  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @rpd123,
                         Remember this is a place to ask questions so please don't worry, ask away. Personally, I always have a piece of kitchen roll with me so that I am able to wipe my mouth when I have taken a mouthful. Also, this can be tucked into the top my top to prevent it from dropping onto my top. By doing this, I am able to maintain my independence and continue to feed myself and feel comfortable in doing this. I also use adaptive cutlery which has been a great help to me. However, you must do what makes you feel the most comfortable and what makes you life easier. Hope this helps. Thank you. 
  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Community member Posts: 710 Pioneering
    edited February 2020
    Hi @rpd123

    It’s completely up to you. I use napkins for messier food as I’m covered either way. But you need to do what’s right for you. 


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