Soft Clothing Organic Seamless Underwear Perfect for Children with Sensory Issues

My son has sensory issues. He is not autistic, but he doesn’t like sticky things, like glue, on his fingers.  He is hesitant to try new things, detests lotion on his skin, and took years to warm up to clay and play doh.  Mud is no problem, and neither are his clothes, but for some children, clothing can be a sensory nightmare.

We’ve all experienced the annoying, scratchy tag on our clothes that begs to be cut off.  This is minor compared to what some children experience.  As published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Tomcheck and Dunn write:

Overresponsivity to tactile input also has been reported in the literature (Baranek, Foster, & Berkson, 1997; Cesaroni & Garber, 1991; Grandin, 1995). In firsthand accounts, touch has been described as an intense feeling that can be overwhelming and confusing (Cesaroni & Garber, 1991). Grandin (1995) noted that certain clothing textures could make her extremely anxious, distracted, and fidgety. Children with higher levels of tactile hypersensitivity in one study also were more likely to display inflexible behaviors, repetitive verbalizations, visual stereotypies, and abnormal focused attention (Baranek et al., 1997).

Now imagine your underwear creating such feelings of extreme anxiety and distraction!  Thank good, Soft Clothing for All Children has an organic solution!

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Happy Fun Dough Colored with All Natural Plant Extracts

All natural Happy Fun DoughKids love play dough, and of course you can make your own, but who has the time?  Even when I have made my own natural play dough, we usually end up ruining it by using unnatural food coloring.  Not Happy Fun Dough:  it’s colored with all natural plant extracts.

Happy Fun Dough has a slightly gooey texture compared to commercial Play-Doh, but it is still moldable and shapeable. The big difference between Play-Doh and Happy Fun Dough is the latter’s complete natural ingredients and recyclable metal packaging.  Made from water, flour, salt, cream of tartar, canola oil, and citric acid, Happy Fun Dough is safe and handmade.  It comes in green, natural, brown, orange, pink, and yellow.  Alternately, a gluten-free version made from rice flour is available for parents and children with celiac’s disease, although it is made in the same facility that uses wheat. [Read more...]