Since this post where I describe how to make a quick sensory cocoon out of a fitted sheet was so popular, here are a few more ideas for making an easy sensory time-out zone.
Saying that Attie loves soft and fluffy things would be an understatement. That picture above is how he sleeps, with his bed completely covered by over a hundred stuffed animals of every size and shape. They all have names, and heaven help anyone who throws one onto the floor unceremoniously while trying to change the sheets.
Not just for the outdoors!
I set up a two-person tent in his room, lined the floor with camping mattresses (both firm and squishy) and filled it wall-to-wall with cushions, stuffed animals and all things fuzzy and soft.
It's not just cozy, it's Uber Cozy.
One of the things that got me thinking about the tent was that he liked crawling inside this collapsible tunnel thingy that I bought for the puppy.
He'd wrap himself in a blanket and then crawl inside, like a caterpillar (which is where the cocoon idea first came from). Although I think this would work much better for a smaller kid, since he's almost as tall as me now...
Every time we're forced to visit the sensory hell that is Ikea, Attie asks me for one of these cute bed canopies.
I always said no because
|Before we added the other 143 snuggle buddies|
It's the best thing. The visual boundary makes his wide open room feel less scary, the stars give him something to stare at as he tries to wind down and best of all, it (almost) holds all of the stuffed animals on the bed instead of on the floor.
Speaking of stuffed animals, he gets one as a reward every time we
|Because who doesn't love to play with broccoli?|
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