Sensory Gift Guide
Our kids with sensory issues can be tricky to help in the way they need. We don't always know how to calm and console them or what they need to regulate their emotions and impulse-control. They can be anywhere on a wide spectrum of sensory needs that can be difficult to diagnose. This all led me to ask my OT friend Leah to create a sensory gift guide for us for Christmas so we can give the gift of regulation to our babies. Leah and I are thrilled to gift this to you guys, and I hope it helps!
BIG response to incoming sensory info (defensive)
Cover ears with any noise
Clothes tags/sock seams are a big deal
Primarily need calming activities
Little or no reaction to incoming info
Very high threshold for sensory input
Need organized alerting/stimulating activities (sounds opposite) to reach threshold to release appropriate neurochemicals
Need sensory input but don’t actively seek it out
Primarily need alerting/stimulating activities
Build Your List
Below are some ideas for each category. To make it even easier, you can shop for all of it on Amazon using a list we put together.