ifopa Ability Toolbox
Ability Toolbox Guidebook

Cut Out Cup/Nosey Cup Options


To assist with drinking that does not require tipping back of the head or a straw.


A cutout cup is a drinking cup with a section cut out along the rim.  This allows the individual drinking out of the cup to lift and tilt the cup all the way up without having to tilt their head back, as the cut out space allows clearance for their nose.  This allows someone with limited neck mobility to tip the drinking cup rather than having to tip their head back to get the liquid out of the cup.


Make your own cut-out cup using a thin plastic cup that you cut with scissors – just make sure you don’t leave sharp edges when creating the cutout.

Where to purchase

Make Your Own! - Instructions & Supplies


By, Lauren Caldwell

Durable and helpful

These cups give you the best visible control of how much is going into the patient’s mouth, and how quickly they are taking it, so that you can make quick adjustments to their intake.