One of the first questions I had after our daughter’s initial diagnosis was, what do we need in our house to help her? When you start looking at all the options and the things that you can buy, it is overwhelming.
If you’ve been around here for a bit, you may remember the start of the space we created in our house for our daughter. I’ve purchased my share of sensory products and have done many hours of therapy at home with her. We in all honesty were desperate for anything to help. It’s my hope that this guide will help you in deciding what to buy and what not buy for your child. You don’t need to buy everything, but a few things can really help you and your child on your sensory journey.
A few things to keep in mind when thinking about your decision.
1. First of all, have a really good understanding of your child’s specific sensory needs and sensitivities. Focus on those, as the most important areas to impact.
2. Stick to a budget! It’s so easy to buy all the things and hope they do something to help! Set a budget and stick to it.
3. If your child currently is in Occupational Therapy, work with the therapist and talk with them about what might be most beneficial to your child. Find out products that your child doesn’t like to use and don’t buy them.
Everyday this week, I will share with you a new post covering different sensory systems, complete with links for easy shopping!