I've written many times about sensory sensitivities and super heroes but I often forget about how they can be used practically to our (parents) benefit.
I was putting Jake to bed tonight and he was upset. Not screaming or fitting, just slightly irritated and not relaxed in any form of the word.
Earlier in the day, I had promised him I'd put creme on a rough spot on his hand at bedtime. He was in bed but still rambling about an upsetting event that happened today, then I just casually grabbed his hand while he was talking and started putting creme on the sore.
He stopped talking. His heart rate slowed. His super powered eyes stopped darting around the room. I rubbed it in, and grabbed more lotion to rub on his entire hand. As he was drifting off, he raised his other hand from under the blanket and asked for lotion here too. Followed it with an "I love you mommy, you're my best friend...."
The power of lotion and massage is incredible. Don't forget this super simple tool to calm and cool your super kiddo.
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