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Uses for a CareCo Lap Table

February 14, 2017 -
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Lap tables are useful living aids for a wide variety of people. They provide a stable surface to carry out a number of tasks. Essentially, they are a godsend for some people who need the flexibility but don’t have the workspace. We supply several uses for a lap table; we hope you find them useful for many occasions. Which you choose depends on your individual needs, but they fulfil some of the following basic functions around the home. Here is a small selection.

TV Dinner

Although sitting in front of the television while eating a meal is a much-maligned activity, sometimes it’s a relaxing experience for a lazy weekend. Why not watch a film while you’re eating a supper of fish and chips and a glass of wine or beer by your side? The CareCo lap table most suitable for this function is the lap tray with cushion. Sometimes, a solid surface is stable on the top but precarious on the bottom. The cushion sits comfortably on your legs; it won’t move around too much as you adjust for comfort. It’s also lightweight so when you need to get up, it’s not too cumbersome to move.

lap tableBreakfast in Bed

What is more indulgent than waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of brewing tea or coffee and having breakfast in bed? The problem with eating breakfast in bed is that you could drop crumbs, dollops of marmalade or jam, or worse – spill tea or coffee. When that happens, your breakfast in bed will come to a sudden end. With a CareCo lap table, you minimise the risk of a spillage. The best option for this function is the folding wooden lap table. You can have it with the legs extended, in which case it will go across your legs in an elevated position, or folded next to you.

Art Work and Craft Working

Art and craft is a growing hobby for people and an area where many find a talent and consider setting up a small business. When handling small parts, you need fine motor control and to be able to get to parts easily at an angle that helps you work effectively. Have you seen our folding adjustable wooden bed tray? This CareCo lap table is most useful for art and crafts; the reason is that the top lifts up to adjust for maximum comfort of handling small and delicate pieces. You need not lean over too far and put a strain on your back. When crafting with small pieces, everything is to hand.

Laptop / Tablet Support

Laptops are supposed to be used on the lap – compact electronic equipment for portability. They are not the most comfortable things in the world. They are also not ideal for prolonged use as they can promote poor posture. That’s why if you spend a lot of time on a sofa with a laptop you need extra support and elevation. Any of the CareCo lap table options in our range are suitable for your lap or other non-desk surfaces. Ideally, you need something large enough for your laptop or tablet with enough circulation for the fan beneath.

Handwriting Cards and Letters

Is writing letters a lost art? To some, it is in this age of email and text messaging. There are still plenty of people who like to write letters and cards. A lap table or tray is the ideal surface on which to do this. They are particularly useful if you have a heavy hand and worry about scratching the woodwork of your table with a pen. It’s also useful for writing your Christmas cards in bed on a cold, wet and windy December morning. We have a range of over chair tables to chose from, so head to our shop today!

Geoff Chant
Geoff Chant

Geoff Chant is our mobility & living aids expert. He product tests everything from a can opener to our video door phones. You name it, Geoff has tried it with a critical eye and a strong sense of what can make life easier; something we all appreciate!

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