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SafeStraw Drinking Aid for Dysphagia

A straw that limits the amount of fluid taken into the mouth at one time. This can be used to minimize the risk of choking and aspirations. It is a great tool for anyone with swallowing issues or poor oral muscle control.

Advantages

  • available for thin, water and nectar consistency fluids
  • increased safety with feeding
  • inexpensive

Disadvantages

  • needs to be assessed by a professional healthcare worker to ensure this is a safe option
  • still need supervision to ensure safety with swallowing