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    I'm wondering whether anyone has any experience with fidget toys like a fidget cube for either their kids or themselves who have ASD/ADHD/SPD? Do they help or just a silly gimmick?

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    My son is currently trailing a few different types before he starts school next year. They do have an effect, just trying to work out what is best for him

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    I would love to hear your feedback @Ahalfdozen. Has he tried the cube? What sensory items does he like to use regularly? Is he into the silicone chews/necklaces?

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    We use a plastic army tag necklace. It helps ds2 with concentration and with not chewing his school uniform to death...

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    He uses a chew necklace when he gets nervous to stop him chewing on his lips.
    The main ones he has at the moment is like a very resistive squishy stress ball type thing. He has a few different silicone "spiky" balls as well.

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    My son's teachers had some for the sensory/fiddly kids including my son and they are great. I recently bought some off Facebook to replace some of hers that my son and another child ruined while she was away. They are called forever fidgets and are very sturdy.

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    My 3yr old DD (ASD) uses the silicone necklaces. She always has something in her mouth so I'm using these as more appropriate chew toys.
    I got mine from bubba chew online. They have some really pretty girly ones with flowers, and also animal pendants too.
    Sometimes she just pulls them off, but other times she uses them well. So I'd say it's a work in progress

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    Thanks everyone. I'm considering stocking fidgets and sensory items for my business and am wanting to gauge from mums who have kiddies who need them, or maybe for themselves/their DH, what they like to buy.

    The prices for weighted blankets are crazy, but when I looked at materials I understand why. If your child uses one, do they prefer a small blanket size or the shoulder ones? Especially interested for school aged kids?

    And Forever Fidgets is amazing. Lovely to see the mum of a child on the Spectrum have a profitable business in the area - she of all people would know what would sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Thanks everyone. I'm considering stocking fidgets and sensory items for my business and am wanting to gauge from mums who have kiddies who need them, or maybe for themselves/their DH, what they like to buy.

    The prices for weighted blankets are crazy, but when I looked at materials I understand why. If your child uses one, do they prefer a small blanket size or the shoulder ones? Especially interested for school aged kids?

    And Forever Fidgets is amazing. Lovely to see the mum of a child on the Spectrum have a profitable business in the area - she of all people would know what would sell.
    We have a cot size one for bed. A friend made it. We don't use much it anymore.

    We use a $9 Kmart wheetbag for a lap bag at school.


 

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