Bribing reluctant bathers with Funatic Foam

*This is a review post. We were sent some items to share about* Bathtime is supposed to be fun and relaxing for kids. Or at least that’s what the parenting books say. Unfortunately for us, it’s not always the best time of the day. Fortunately, Funatic Foam has saved the day and makes it easier […]

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What if he hadn’t had Sensory Processing Disorder?

When he was four, my son was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. Last year that diagnosis was ameneded to Sensory Modulation Disorder which is a “branch” of SPD. He spent nearly two years of his life with hearing loss, speech delay, and behaviour issues that we eventually realised were due to chronic glue ear and […]

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Trying out weighted blankets with Snoozzzy

*This is a review post. We have been working with Snoozzzy trying out their weighted sleep blankets* Our small boy has struggled hard with sleep and we have fought to find ways to help him. We have tried weighted blankets to see if that would help him, as recommended by his Occupational Therapist, but he […]

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It takes a week…

We have been on holiday for a week. It has been a nice week. Slower than the usual pace of life in busy, non stop, never switch off London.  We have one more week. The weather is hot, where we are staying is peaceful and calm, and so quiet, and very relaxing. The views are […]

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I’m not a bad parent because my kid doesn’t sleep.

My kid doesn’t sleep. There, I said it. Ok, he does, but he doesn’t sleep well sometimes and we still have nights where he wakes once, if not more than once, sometimes up to three times. He needs help to go back to sleep and he often wakes early (and I mean early, before 6am) […]

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What not to say to a child with sensory processing disorder…

I plan to write another post about sensory processing disorder, what it is, how it affects children, and their families, and lives, and how we work around coping with it, actually it will probably be several posts, come to think of it.  This is a brief post, with some pointers for those people who don’t […]

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Let’s not mess around with bedtime…

As I write this, I wonder if we will ever have a time when we are not talking about sleep, or how to make it happen. We are very grateful for the sleep we are now getting, and that our boy is sleeping through the night (please read our other posts on sleep if you […]

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It’s not a cure, he doesn’t need a cure…

I hadn’t intended to write a post about sleep or SPD, because right now, things are pretty smooth. My lovely boy is sleeping at night, thanks to having had his tonsils and adenoids removed and no longer waking in the night. It has made a huge difference to him physically and emotionally.  He is coping […]

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Was it worth it?

So if you read our blog or follow us on social media, you will know that three weeks ago, we made the decision to have our small boy’s adenoids and tonsils removed. This meant surgery.  An adenoidtonsillectomy as the procedure is know, is not something that is done regularly now. It used to be common […]

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