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General Purpose Mini Aid

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General Purpose Mini Aid


This item is sold as a single gripping aid (either left or right).
Buy a Mini aid and Active Hands will make a donation to the Back-Up Trust (see below)

Our prices are displayed without VAT (sales tax) because many of you benefit from an exemption from VAT for the disabled.

For customers in the UK, VAT will be added at checkout if you are not exempt. A small number of products are not exempt from VAT - see the description of each item.

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Perfect for little hands, Active Hands Mini aids are a colourful adaptation of our General Purpose aid for children under the age of five. Many medical conditions can affect children’s grip or hand function, from Cerebral Palsy to Guillain-Barré syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy to Spina Bifida, but with our Mini aids none of these need be a barrier to having fun!

For many young children, Active Hands Mini aids are an essential extra for an adaptive tricycle, helping them hold onto the handlebars tightly and securely, but they might find them equally useful for a variety of other play activities.

Well they work as well as I could have hoped…His movement is much more controlled, he is stronger at pedaling (which is great exercise for him).  The teachers in his school, his parents, and of course myself could not be happier.  Thank you!!
Bob Majkrzak

Is the Mini aid right for my child?

Available in pink or blue, Mini aids fasten on the back of the wrist. This makes the job of fastening much easier for parents and carers. Download our instruction leaflet to see how to put the aids on.

For older children, see our General Purpose gripping aids, available in three sizes including ‘Small’, which usually comfortably fits children aged five to ten. See our size guide (in tab above) to find out which size is best for you.

Active Hands aids are both kind to the skin and made to last. Built from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene (wet suit material) they’re designed to withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. All our aids are machine washable!

For each mini aid purchased Active Hands donates £2 to back-up kids and you will receive an orange ‘Back-up’ bug with your order. Back-up is a UK charity that supports those with spinal cord injuries. Click here for more information about the charity.

Size Guide for General Purpose and Mini gripping aids

Use this size guide to find out which General Purpose, Lite or Mini gripping aid will best fit your hand and wrist.

Active Hands size guide. Picture of hand with circumference of wrist marked as "A" and length from bottom of hand to top of middle finger as "B"

A = circumference of narrowest part of wrist

B = length from crease line (where hand joins wrist) to tip of middle finger

A: Wrist Measurement

120mm – 140mm135mm – 150mm145mm – 185mm180mm – 220mm
A: Wrist Measurement

B: Wrist to Middle Finger

120mm – 140mm135mm – 175mm175mm – 210mm195mm – 280mm
B: Wrist to Middle Finger

(n.b. measurements are approximate)

This guide gives a rough idea of which gripping aid to purchase based on age:

Children up to age 5Over 5s and petite adultsAdultsAdults with larger hands
General Purpose gripping aid size guide.
The Mini and General Purpose gripping aids come in 4 sizes.

If you have specific requirements which are not met by any of our sizes, we may be able to manufacture a bespoke aid to suit your needs.

2 reviews for General Purpose Mini Aid

  1. hongik91

    hongik91 (verified owner)

    Best! Good quality item and qucik delivery!


    CELESTE BURNS (verified owner)

    good quality and value for money. highly recommended

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