Mealtime Partners, Inc.


Specializing in Assistive Dining and Drinking Equipment

 

MtP Part No. 6060

The Drink-Partner Drinking System Bottle - $69.95

Drink-Partner Bottle with Drink Tube Positioning

The Drink-Partner Drinking System Bottle provides an additional liquid container for the Drink-Partner Drinking System. The Drink-Partner Drinking System Bottle has integrated into its cap  a vibration resistant flex-tube (or conduit), through which the drinking tube is threaded. The flex-tube holds the position of the drinking tube. The Bottle can be inserted into the Drink-Partner cup holder replacing the original bottle that comes with the Drink-Partner Drinking System. The flex-tube allows the tip of the drinking tube to be positioned very close to the users mouth. The bottle holds 25 fluid ounces.

Additional drink tubes (MtP Part No. 6080) are available in case the original drinking tube was to be damaged or contaminated.

Because the drinking tube is firm, the user must be able to close their lips in a pucker around the tube to create a vacuum for sucking. Additionally, they must have the strength and suction to suck liquids around 30 inches. The Drink-Partner Drinking System is an excellent drinking system for individuals that can meet these functional requirements.

For those who are unable to pucker their lips adequately to create a vacuum and thus be able to suck through a hard-sided drink tube, the tube can be replaced with oxygen tubing. Oxygen tubing can be compressed by the lips or even bitten, so that its shape is no longer round but more contoured to the shape the individual's lips when they are not puckered, but closed around the tube. This allows most people who have poor lip control to close their lips enough to create a vacuum and be able to suck through a straw.

Oxygen tubing is available from Mealtime Partners (MtP Part No. 6082). If oxygen tubing is being used, it should be noted that special attention should be paid to getting the end of the tube all the way to the bottom of the bottle. This can be difficult, especially if there is ice in the bottle, because the tube is soft.

The Drink-Partner Drinking System is suitable for individuals who can move their head freely to one side and who have good lip control and strong suction.

 

 

This page last updated 8-10-2017