Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

We were kindly gifted this new product to try from one of our favourite brands Chewigem. We've bought so many of their fantastic chewy bangles and necklaces over the last few years which my son finds so useful in helping him manage his anxiety, particularly when dealing with new situations or occasions when sensory overload… Continue reading Can Fidgetbum help with getting a better night’s sleep? Review

Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

I took my two smalls, aged 2 and 3, along to the Mini Makers session at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery today. We've been to the Museum lots of times before and it is a fantastic place to visit any day. I totally recommend the Elements gallery - all three of my children love… Continue reading Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

Christmas is a lovely time of year but it can all get a bit much for some people, especially kids on the spectrum. Changes to normal routine can be unsettling, visitors present a social challenge and all the lights, colours and the constant Christmas music can leave them constantly one step from sensory overload. New… Continue reading How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

The Pressure Vest: Calming Strategies For Fizzy Moments

I wrote a few months ago about my son's recent Occupational Therapy assessment. You can read about it in more detail here but the basic gist is that he may have Developmental Co-ordination Disorder as well as Autism (which he was diagnosed with 3 years ago at the age of 4). The boy is often fizzy, a… Continue reading The Pressure Vest: Calming Strategies For Fizzy Moments