If your child has sensory problems, it is critical to stay ahead of known triggers to minimize sensory meltdowns. There are a number of products available that can help to temper a child's response to sensory triggers. The following items are great options to keep on hand as a calm down kit especially during the overwhelming holiday season as you shop, visit friends, and attend holiday parties and events.
- Weighted Blanket
- Sensory Body Sock
- Chewelry or Chewing Gum . (what is "chewelry?")
- Noise Cancelling Headphones or Earplugs
- Comfort Item
- Fidget Toys
- Snow Globe
- Calming Essential Oils (Lavender)
- Holiday Themed Beading and Lacing Kit
- Healthy Snack
- Jump Rope
- Emotion or Calm Down Cards
- Stress Ball or Putty
- Journal or Notebook
- Special Sensory Kit Bag
You never know when unexpected changes will trigger a child who is easily overwhelmed or struggles with sensory sensitivities. By planning ahead and having items from this list nearby, you can leave the house confident that even short holiday shopping trips around town will be more successful.
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