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Need more sleep? Then this is the product for you.

By Clare Meaney
on January 26, 2018

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Guest Blog- Transition to high school by Pippa

By Clare Meaney
on September 04, 2017

Transition to high school...

 

Age 11 yrs, 4 months, oldest son is getting ready for high school!  Frontal lobe brain injury, dyspraxia, mild learning difficulties and a bunch of sensory issues accompany him wherever he goes! 

 

So checklist...

 

M&S uniform (with wonderful adaptations - hidden velcro behind shirt buttons and pull on trousers!  Although we wonder if people will laugh at the adaptations as they may have laughed at his inability to do the buttons and zips as he is bound to show the world his "special" clothes!) tick on the checklist

Clip on tie, tick

Slip on stylish shoes, tick

Know some other kids in first year, tick

 

World of sensory issues exploding, tick

 

So, he... 

Must wear one sock

Must eat frequently, soft, bland, easy foods

Must sleep in mum's bed

Must hide from our emotions watching Minecraft in YouTube

 

So, to deal with this first, quite  adult, transition, and as it's the end of an active summer holiday, we have come to some agreements.

 

  •  Food must be prepared by himself (we don't generally keep processed food in the house now cos he has no off button for this kind of food) and tidied away.
  •  OK to sleep in mum's bed, let's face it, he won't want to do that forever.  Adding lots of heavy bedding means a good night's sleep for all of us!
  •  YouTube is allowed after useful, responsible jobs are done, like grass cutting, for an agreed time, stopped by a noisy timer.  This "coincidentally" happens about an hour before dinner, so there is an obvious new thing to do at the end of the time, and I get to make dinner in peace!
  • And as for the one sock? Well, I bought 20 pairs the same on offer in sports shop for £4.00 all in, so all boys can wear them and no one cares about hidden or lost socks anymore.  (And pairing them after laundry can be done by us all, yay!)

 

Fidget spinners are the go-to choice, red, silver, light up, heavy or light, useful to distract if anxious, and to use for challenges, eg give your brothers a complement before it stops spinning, count in 2s or 5s etc before it stops.

 

Zip bracelets are great if he's a bit jittery, and are super for licking too!  Don't think they would survive much chewing, but we are not at chewy behaviour just now.

 

So the countdown is on... First day approaches.   Let's see what the new term brings. (And how many very expensive uniforms will be lost eek!)

Christmas Top 15 at Multi-sensory World

By Clare Meaney
on November 13, 2016

So we get asked over and over which are our most Popular products well here is a quick run down of a few our favourites

At Number 15

Monster Feet- Multi-sensory world- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

We have our new product monster feet I can't wait for all the photos of these on Christmas morning these are great for climbers, we all know a little or big one who will not stop the climbing. Which can be a real nightmare visiting family so these give that same sensation and are a bit more manageable. £9 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/monster-feet

Number 14

Switch Lights have always been a popular nightlight but even more popular over Christmas time for stocking filler gifts. We have also had a lot of families getting them for sensory boards they are making and also for people with Dementia. Great for taking out and about with you. Only £3.50 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/switch-night-light

Number 13

Colour Code is one of our new Logic games that is brilliant for Visual Perception and fun for the whole family. £17.50 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/colour-code-game

Number 12

Brilliant time to get these Recordable Wall Panels perfect for an organised new Year whether its for a school or at home these can have so many uses. £25 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/recordable-wall-panel

Number 11

Tom Tags have been a new product for us this Year and we are so happy with them. They have been a big help personally to us with daily self care routines. And we have been so happy about the new Christmas/Birthday Set From £12 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/search?q=tom+tags

Number 10

Star light Projector- Multi-sensory world

These are a beautiful new Sensory Light we have found that is not only a lovely projector but lights up on the inside of the light with stars to make it the perfect gift for the kids who have everything, who doesn't love glow up things. £15 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/star-lamp-projector

Number 9

Fidget flip mirror- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

For repetative playing this is our most popular a lot of Autistic children really do love this product and the mirror and colours make it a fun learning tool also £6 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/fidget-flip-mirror

Number 8

Twiddles- Multi-sensory world- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

These have been our most popular Fidget Toy this year we were getting a little bit bored of tangle toys and this has helped so many kids in school and for calming anxiety. They come in different sizes and different colours also From £5 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/search?q=twiddles

Number 7

Christmas Putty is in just this week and already everyone is going wild for it we can't seem to keep it in stock for long so get this very quickly and its only £3 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/collections/putty/products/scarab-putty?variant=33207317706

Number 6

Colour changing egg- Multi-sensory world- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

LED Colour changing eggs are always a lovely simple gift, even for cousins, and friends kids and at only £4 you can't go wrong with these https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/colour-changing-egg

Number 5

Smartmax- Multi-sensory world- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

These are a really sturdy magnetic set for age 0 and upwards which makes it a perfect gift, educational as well as fun £33 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/smart-max-lighthouse

Number 4

Infinity Mirror- Multi-sensory world- www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk

This is my favourite i love to see kids faces when they look into this amazing light that can be hung on the wall or just held £12 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/infinity-mirror

 

Number 3

Blizzard bubbles- Multi-sensory World

Bubble Blizzard's are our Number 1 stocking filler this year i think and once you run out of the bubble solution use washing up liquid to create many more fun mini bubbles. £2.50 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/blizzard-bubble-blower

Number 2

Well i never realised how popular these shuffle cars would be.... brilliant for proprioceptive input and a very fun present for very active Sensory Seekers £45 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/products/shuffle-car

Number 1

Well  our number 1 this is going to be keeping a lot of little and big kids quiet this Christmas. At all events we have been to this has been our number 1 seller its brilliant for age 6+ but we have so many adults loving it too. Some families are even buying a couple of them to play on game nights and only £8.50 https://www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk/collections/new-front-page-2/products/iq-puzzler-pro

Hope this gives you all lots of ideas for your Christmas shopping now for the whole family

:-)

Brushing teeth- Yes its torturous for our sensory kiddos

By Clare Meaney
on September 04, 2016

We have soooo many asking about brushing teeth we too used to have a nightmare with this, screaming and really extreme violent behaviour twice a day, putting my son in such a bad mood before school or going anywhere and again just before bedtime became such a nightmare, sending him so hyper it would then take me ages to calm him down again.
To be honest I thought he was just being a bit of a pain (like all us parents do when we are busy with daily life and not recognising that actually my Sensory Kiddo is not being naughty he's actually really struggling) We tried every toothpaste we could find but none of them helped with the constant war on teeth.
Well you will be happy to know my son age 10 now just goes and brushes his teeth. He's never gonna be a big fan of it but he can cope with it now, without the whole street knowing it's that time of day again.
How did we do it? We met the lovely ladies from Oranurse(We love them here at Multi-sensory World they are always so friendly and helpful) I remember the first time I met them I was so excited to try the unflavoured toothpaste with my son because as they explained about it realisation hit actually he's not been being a pain it was actually really distressing for him with the other toothpastes we had been trying.
Oranurse Toothpaste- Multi-sensory World
Now he's older and can communicate better he's explained it's like he's on fire and it's burning all his  mouth and stays like that for about an hour after, so the hyper behaviour was him in pain not being a crazy hyper kid like I first thought. They also gave us a finger toothbrush, I never thought something so simple would make it far easier for him to actually feel his teeth as a lot of people with Sensory Issues struggle with Tactile Perception (feeling things properly) so seem very clumsy and struggle with motor skills. This can also be Signs of Dyspraxia but in my sons case his motor skills are very up and down depending on mood and whats going on around him at that moment so he isn't Dyspraxic but looks at times that he is really severely. The finger toothbrush has worked to give some people more independence and more control.
A few others have used the finger toothbrushes for licking as they are transparent they are pretty discreet i came up with the idea one year at the Autism show with a very desperate mum struggling with her son licking everything in sight we tried it on him at the show and his mum is now forever grateful as she no longer gets licked. I think as a company we try and find solutions more for people as we know that desperation feeling of not having a clue what to try next and want as much as possible to eliminate that feeling for families.
Finger Toothbrush- Multi-sensory World
Don't get me wrong not all children with Sensory issues struggle with brushing teeth but it is a really common thing with children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism and lots of other Special needs and also Dementia Patients we have had some lovely success stories recently. We also sell a few variations of Toothbrush Timers Robots and Owls. To make it a visual thing to know how long 2 Minutes actually is. Perfect for visual learners.
One of our review team has recently done really well with brushing her teeth. It makes such a difference to families this small thing can cause so much distress and then puts everyone in a bad mood for the day, and believe me i don't miss the bites i used to get for trying to make him brush his teeth so its win win for everyone, just to try it out.
Oranurse- Multi-sensory World

Here is a Review from Olivia-Angel and her lovely mum. Thank you for the toothpaste and finger toothbrush. At first Olivia-Angel was a bit dubious about it, so she tasted the toothpaste with her tongue.... Now she can't get enough of cleaning her teeth!! A very happy customer :-) We check up every so often and Olivia-angel is still doing great with brushing her teeth.

We have a little guy on on review team who is trying it out now, hopefully we have the same success for him here was the first message from mum so we will give you an update on Arlo soon but it sounded very positive so far- Thank you so much for Arlo's finger toothbrush and unflavoured paste. He was over the moon to receive his parcel again! He asked could he brush his teeth straight away!! We always have difficulty with him brushing his teeth so I was really pleased! He loved both the brush and paste and has been asking to brush his teeth a few times already!

If you have any questions about the toothpaste please get in touch we have 0-3, 4+ and original toothpaste available on our website and we have just started a new thing that you can order a sample of the Unflavoured Toothpaste to give you a chance to try it first CLICK here.

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