As our evening temperatures drop, I have been putting my children in warmer jammies at night. Not footed jammies, but light weight pants and a long sleeved t-shirt or night gown. My youngest, who has Sensory Processing Disorder wasn’t handling this. She wasn’t getting rest which meant I wasn’t getting rest. She also only had one pair of pants that would fit her.
I went shopping for some new jammie pants and could not find anything. Then my seven year old found some leggings. Now, I am not one to put my children in leggings, but knowing that Hannah was struggling with the pants we had, I thought, they are rolling or sliding up her legs and bunching up about half way between her ankles and knees. (there were always little indentations one her legs there). Leggings are tapered and probably wouldn’t do that. Guess what? It worked. She has slept well for the last few weeks. So, I am soon off to buy a few more pair of leggings for her to sleep in.
Purchasing clothing for your Sensory Intense Child:
- Cotton or nearly all cotton
- No tags on the clothing
- None of the bling on the clothes that will irritate sensitive skin
- Stretchy, so they move with your children
- layers, so they can shed as needed through the day.
- No turtle necks or anything tight around the neck, arms etc.
Please note, many of the cotton pants will not meet the code for fireproof pajamas for children. You MUST decide if this is something that will bother you as you sleep.
As the holidays are just around the corner, our sensory intense children will have more struggles. To help them, and to make this season easier, I suggest getting a plan together, having some pages for them to work on and be sure to have some down time for those days that you and your children just need a break. To help you gather those resources, don’t forget to grab the Inspired Holiday Bundle with 25 eBooks to help you get a head start on it all.
Helping your children learn to live with their little sensitivities will help them be able to live a full life as adults.