What is Grip®
Grip®is a kneedable, squashable, packable, washable, tactile and colourful jacket for your baby’s bottle. If your baby is transitioning from breast to bottle it can help ease that transition. If you baby is learning to feed themself, it can assist with that process.
But Grip®does more.
Grip®helps your baby to develop really important fine motor skills like the pincer grip, which they will use to hold a pencil, do up their own button and pick up an errant pea from the dinner table.
This is particularly important for modern, techy children. Teachers are already finding that children starting school have more difficulty holding a pencil and learning to write than kids did in the past. It has been suggested that swipe technology plays a big role in this. When your baby swipes to play it might be cute, but it could be having an impact on the development of skills that they need to live up to their potential.
Grip® ensures that your baby doesn’t miss out on the development of this important
The Breast to Bottle Transition
We designed Grip® to be soft and a bit squishy. While babies feed with Grip® they can knead at its soft mesh, simulating actions that they would have made when breastfeeding. This helps to ease the transition from breast to bottle feeding.
Bottles might fit easily into adult hands, but they are often harder for little hands to hold. The mesh structure of Grip® makes it easier for your baby to grasp and lift their bottle to their mouth.
The Pincer Grip
Grip® is made up of lots of circles. This is no accident. The circular shape encourages your baby to use a pincer grip to grasp. In fact, the circular structure of Grip’s mesh makes it difficult for babies NOT to develop that all important pincer grip.
Read the COGNIKIDS® blog to learn more about how modern technology prevents babies from developing the pincer grip and why this is a problem. Visit the Blog