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AH Mini Gripping Aids

The Mini Gripping Aid by Active Hands (adapted from General Purpose) allows children under five who are limited by weak grip or poor hand function to ride an adaptive tricycle and enjoy other play activities. Allows little hands to hold onto handlebars tightly and securely. Each sold separately.

Blue or Pink

Left or right

Availability: In Stock

$178.25 (inc GST)

Mini Gripping Aids - Features and Benefits



Many medical conditions can affect a child's grip or hand function including cerebral palsy, guillain-barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida; but now thanks to the award winning Mini Gripping Aid, children don't have to stop having fun! When the upper strap is tightened, the aid gently pulls the hand into a fist shape and adjusts to firmly hold handlebars or items in the palm. Features padding to reduce chafing and an adjustable wrist strap making it easy for parents and carers to fasten the gripping aid onto the child's hands. Constructed out of tough webbing and a comfortable yet durable neoprene to withstand regular use, even with strenuous activities. Machine washable.


Examples of use:

• Riding an adaptive tricycle or other ride on bike

Playgrounds (eg, swings and seesaws)

About Active Hands:

Active Hands became an award winning product in 2011 after receiving the Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur Award (UK). The gripping aids were created by wheelchair user Rob Smith who experienced a high-level spinal cord injury that left him with partial paralysis in all four limbs. Rob was frustrated by the limitations caused by his poor hand function and the lack of suitable equipment available to help him, so he began designing a range of aids to help people lead more independent lives.


• Available in Mini sizing for under fives, and in left or right options (each sold separately)

General Purpose Gripping Aids are available for children over five

• We recommend using the Size Guide under Download for full measurements


Instructions for use:

A video demonstration can be viewed above, although full instructions are included with each purchase, and are also available under Download

If you are unsure whether this gripping aid is suitable for the child, please speak to your therapist or medical practitioner before use. Alternatively, we have an onsite therapist you can speak to if required. Full precautions for this product are also available under Download

Product code:

AH1M/# (size / left or right)

Eg, Mini Left Gripping Aid = AH1M/L


Full dimensions and sizing information available under Download


Active Hands are exclusive to C1 South in New Zealand

  • Available in Mini Blue Left, Mini Blue Right, Mini Pink Left, Mini Pink Right