When I first starting using the BIG butler I would put it on may lap the pull the sock on which would take about 4-5 minutes. Now I put the butler on the floor, push down and it only takes a minute or less
The socks used to slide off and I would have to redo them, but now I have 2 regular close pins and I put each one half way around the portion where the socks are being pulled over and I have no problems with the socks coming off.
I needed a wide calf compression stocking applicator. This one works better than others I have tried. My only complaint is that because I have little flexibility and short arms I had to rig extensions to the handles so that I could use it. Tip: make sure to put the whole sock onto the Butler, right up to the toe so that you get the stockings on properly. Also, using sticky rubber gloves help a lot to smooth the compression stockings on all the way.
This is just what I needed. now I can put my socks on by my self and my wife is very happy about that. I would buy again if idid have one already.
Bought this Medi "BIG" Butler Stocking Application Aid for my 92 yr old father hoping it would help him when putting on his compression socks. The Bulter opening for the sock is so large the sock will NOT fit on it as intended and thus the Butler doesn't function as described. I would not recommend the "BIG" Bulter. Perhaps the regular size Butler would work but, with a no return policy, I am not ordering it. If I purchase it and it still doesn't work out, then I am stuck with two useless Butlers. Very disappointed.
I found the "Bib" Butler Stocking Applicator device helped a great deal in getting on my thigh high stockings.The device worked well until it came to my knees. Then I needed my husband's help to pull and lift the remainder of the hose over my knee.
I could NOT get the stockings on any other way.
I think this device would work great for knee high stockings. It was a tremendous help but limited my donning stockings to a strong man and determination on both our parts. My husband was tempted to take a long vacation. This tugging was not in our wedding vow. Luckily he stayed with me and we grunt, growl, and laugh hysterically almost every day at hose fitting time.
I would recommend this device to a couple. To a person doing it on their own getting knee highs--a YES.
BUT if you go for long thigh high hose get a team of some sort and have them help you.
I also used a glue to hold my hose up and in place. That really helped.
I didn't get this here but have it and I'm in love with it. It is so easy to use. For those that say it keeps slipping off, just make sure you put it the sock on until you get to at least mid foot. Otherwise, mine slips off too. I love this and so thankful I have it.
Before getting this aid, I used to struggle for 15 minutes getting my stockings. Now, it's maybe a minute apiece. And I have never had the trouble the other reviewer had with the stocking slipping off the unit. I even pack it in my suitcase whenever we travel.
This item is not for me! I found that the stockings kept slipping off the butler before I could get my foot in it. They should make it with some sort of gripping material over the steel , as it allows for the stocking to slip and slide off prior to getting your foot in it. I had to return it and use the silk stocking that Mediven supplies with their product.
Q: What is compression? What is the difference in compression?
A: You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
Q: What does mmHg mean?
A: mmhg stands for "millimeter of mercury", a way to measure pressure. The higher the number, the tighter the garment will squeeze and the more compression it provides.
Q: How can we wash the garments? And with which soap or detergent?
A: We recommend to hand wash in warm water and air dry. You can use mild soup of the washing solution that we provide such as the jobst jolastic, hosiery mate washing solution, sigvaris liquid washing solution etc.
See our full washing instructions.
Q: What is the difference between open toe and close toe?
A: There is no therapeutic difference between open and closed toe socks. The choice is yours, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: What is opaque?
A: Opaque is a thicker material that provides great coverage and your skin will be far less visible. Usually worn in winter because of the thickness.
Q: What is sheer?
A: Sheer is a thinner, dressier material. Customer usually like these because they can use them as dress socks for work or church.
Q: Do I get compression at the toe area?
A: No. Compression begins at the ankle and gradually lessens as it goes up the leg. This reduces pooling in the legs and helps the veins return blood to the heart.
Q: Will a thicker material give me more support than the sheer material?
A: No. The compression provided is measured by mmHg and is the same no matter the material. The choice of material is up to you, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: If I get pantyhose will I get more compression than with a knee-hi?