Warning:Choking hazard. Small parts.
d relief from compulsive fidgeting with the Kaiko Caterpillar fidget for hands. This weighted, braided fidget toy is perfect for people seeking help with trichotillomania and nervous hair twirling or pulling.
Each Caterpillar hand fidget toy is made of a durable cord and ten stainless steel beads. After use, pull on the antenna to tighten the beads again.
Though this fidget toy is durable, the small beads may pose a choking risk to small children, so only use it under adult supervision. They are not intended for children under 3.
Find Comfort Anywhere
No matter where you go, the Caterpillar hand fidget toy fits neatly in pockets, purses and bags. Stuck in an anxiety-inducing meeting? Do you battle social or travel anxiety? Run your fingers over the beads or twist the cord in your pocket for immediate sensory relaxation.
Tie the ends together to turn it into a fun, calming bracelet. With a selection of almost 20 colours and designs, there's a Caterpillar that suits every style and mood!
The Perfect Replacement For Many Nervous Habits
People who bounce their legs, smoke, chew their pens or pull at their clothes and hair can slowly step away from those habits with the Caterpillar hand fidget toy. Breaking comforting yet detrimental habits is challenging for everyone — let the Caterpillar ease the process.
In offices, classrooms and meetings, staying focused gets more complicated as the day continues. By working your fingers across the Caterpillar fidget toy, you'll increase arousal levels, circulation and focus without distracting others.
Encourage Fine Motor Skills
Whether your hands get sore from hours of typing or you know an older relative struggling with fine hand motor movements, the Kaiko Caterpillar fidget toy is a relaxing way to soothe those aches and pains while improving fine motor functions.
Silently Regulate Emotions
While everyone struggles with emotional regulation, people with dementia, autism and other neurological differences have a particularly tough time with it. But, with the Kaiko Caterpillar fidget for hands, everyone can find immediate zen in a discrete, relaxing way.
The weighted stainless steel beads roll between fingers beautifully. Many rub the cord also. This fidget is super soft in effect. You can push your fingers between the beads for a similar sensation to the pea popper.
It is particularly great for those that stim with fabric, Blu-Tack rollers, or low sensory input as it glides between the fingers & is very calming. It is small, discreet and quiet. It is a quiet fidget, making it ideal for the workplace, travel or the classroom.
Not suitable for 3 and under as beads can pose a choking risk
Note: The antennae needs a pull every so often to keep knots tight.
These have been effective for those who
- hair twirl or pull
- suffer from trichotillomania
- stim with fabric
- roll Blu-Tac (NOTE: SPEKS range also helpful to replace this also)
- love squishies and soft sensory input
- also fantastic for decreasing agitation for those with dementia and anxiety.
Kaiko Fidget sensory tools can assist with...
- Supporting mental health & reducing anxiety
- Emotional regulation & sensory input
- Focus & concentration - great study or work tool
- Tactile awareness & desensitisation
- Hand function – improving fine motor, strength & circulation
- Managing stress
- Active listening - can increase focus & attention
- Reducing unhelpful habits - such as nail biting, smoking, tapping, hair twirling, pen clicking & leg bouncing etc.
- Sensory seeking substitution - finding a more socially acceptable outlet for sensory preferences
Try Kaiko Fidgets
While it is a family business, the dedication to achieving top quality products is present within Kaiko. The company strives to show attention to detail, and they have a strict quality control process. Since 2017, Kaiko has become one of the most recognised Australian fidget brands. The company continues to grow, and Sensory Assist is proud to showcase its products as a part of our selection.
If you’re looking for Kaiko Fidgets, check our selection today. We offer toys and tools that help children with different special needs.
Kaiko Fidgets began in 2017 when the creator, Kai, saw a lack of fidget styles and designs in the Australian market. He needed them for himself, as he struggled with dyslexia and autism. By the age of 11, he started to make designs with the help of his mother. One of his first designs was a metal fidget, which quickly became popular in his area.
The family began Kaiko Fidgets after seeing a business opportunity. Its name is a combination of Kai and his younger brother, Kobi, and the company showcases the siblings’ favourite colours within the brand. With the help of their parents, they have been able to develop different types of fidgets and toys to help special needs children.
With a careful selection of products and materials, each product can assist with a person’s daily life. For example, some tools are for harm minimisation, while others give a soft and soothing feeling. Other products are similar to the fidgets, providing rhythmic stimming, which helps against anxiety. The goal is to provide support to a wide range of needs.
Keeping the fidgets sanitised.
They are fine to wipe , the trick is to wipe excess moisture off them. If left wet/damp they can rust in appearance a little but generally does not affect function. Wiping with an antibacterial wipe or damp cloth then drying off thoroughly is the key.
To shorten necklace:
Simply cut and retie knot at each end to the desired length & pull knot back into the casing of the clasp. We find the easiest way to find optimum length is to have arms at right angle across belly. The bead length should be about at this height.
Kaiko Fidget sensory tools can assist with:
Supporting mental health & reducing anxiety
Emotional regulation & sensory input
Focus & concentration - great study or work tool
Tactile awareness & desensitisation
Hand function – improving fine motor, strength & circulation
Active listening - can increase focus & attention
Reducing unhelpful habits - such as nail biting, smoking, tapping, hair twirling, pen clicking & leg bouncing etc.
Sensory seeking substitution - finding a more socially acceptable outlet for sensory preferences