Make the most of a Twiddle
INTRODUCING THE TWIDDLE® TO A LOVED ONE
Before giving someone a Twiddle®, think about an approach that will please your recipient. Perhaps a person who enjoys fixing things could be given the Twiddle for “evaluation.” A woman who’s a nurturer might appreciate being asked to “look after it for a while.” Do they like animals, or fear cats or dogs? As in all things, be thoughtful about your choice of Twiddle, and how you introduce it.
STOP THE “PICK-UP” GAME
Some individuals habitually toss onto the floor items they are given, then ask for help picking them up again. One advantage of the Twiddle is that a belt can be inserted through the activity/comfort aid, then tied or loosely fastened behind the person’s waist. This keeps the Twiddle up where it can be used and enjoyed, and off the floor.
CHANGE IT UP
For the sake of variety, move the gadgets around on the Twiddle. For example, put the beads inside, and affix the ball on the outside. If someone tends to chew a particular attachment, don’t risk an accident. Unbutton and remove the potentially problematic gadget, without compromising the Twiddle’s quality or usefulness. Once or twice a month, remove all of the attachments, then run the Twiddle through the washer and dryer to keep it clean and fresh.
The Twiddle’s side pocket can hold a handy tissue, a family photo, a simple memento, or perhaps a sweet-smelling sachet. Customize the contents to the individual, and keep the Twiddle surprising and fun.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
We know that many Twiddles are given to individuals living in institutional care. Staff may request or require that personal belongings be clearly labeled with the owner’s name. If you wish your Twiddle sent directly to a care facility, we gladly will put the recipient’s name on the pocket, using an indelible marker. When ordering, please put this request in the “Comments” section with the exact spelling. We regret there can be no refunds on personalized orders.
Remove all attachments, then machine-wash and dry the Twiddle. Attachments may be washed by hand. This product is not intended for children under age three.