Date: January 16, 2018Written by: Anna Parker, Mother to Joplin, age 4From: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Since our son Joplin started wearing CalmWear, we have seen some real changes in his demeanor. He is much calmer, flapping his hands less, and generally happier.
Some of the biggest changes we have seen, are in his ability to self soothe, to fall - and stay - asleep. We struggled for years to have him fall asleep, and since wearing the CalmWear he is falling asleep easily on his own!
We have also seen some huge changes in his gross motor skills. With the proprioceptive input the CalmWear is providing him, he is rolling a lot more, bum scooting a little bit, and getting himself into independent sitting. Having more mobility and the ability to change his own position has been huge for us!!!!
We love that we don’t need to take CalmWear on and off all day like a lot of other sensory clothing. It can be so hard to get him dressed, the last thing I want is to have to do it over and over all day. The fabric is super soft and breathable and he stays comfortable and cool in it 24/7.
Date: January 15, 2018Written by: Janice Lee, Mother of Jaxon - 4 years oldFrom: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
My son Jaxon is 4 years old. He has Sensory Processing Disorder, as well as Behavioural and Emotional Dysregulation.
Before CalmWear, our house was nothing short of chaos. I, myself, have Multiple Sclerosis, and I am a single parent, with three kids in total, 10 years old and under.
Jaxon was very disruptive, very aggressive, screaming and yelling, climbing the furniture…. He had severe meltdowns that would last HOURS, and would include self - harming, such as head banging, and biting and punching himself..
The thought of me leaving the house was terrifying. Having someone over was equally scary.
Since wearing CalmWear, Jaxon’s days have improved so much. The first big change was with his sleeping habits. He has gone from sleeping 5 hours a night, to 11, and this change was immediate! AMAZING!
His stimming ( hand flapping ) and tantrums are almost none now, and the little ones he has are so much less in duration and intensity.
He is just plainly and simply, a MUCH happier kid now, and as a result, WE are a much more rested, and happier household!
Date: January 10, 2018Written by: Karissa Sheehan, Mom to Summer - Age 6From: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
I say our experience with our daughter Summer wearing CalmWear has been 'unexpectedly fantastic' only because we have tried compression pieces in the past, with very poor response.
Summer has non-verbal Autism, as well as a genetic disorder called Tuberous Sclerosis, which cause her to have daily seizures. We put the CalmWear on her and immediately saw that she loved it! She started to rub her chest and tummy, with a huge smile on her face!
She wears CalmWear all the time now, and we notice a change in her when we take it off to wash it. She is moody and frustrated when she isnt wearing it. We are in the early stages with it still, but we can say for sure that she is a happier little girl with CalmWear.
We are very thankful for this!
Date: January 9, 2018Written by: Fee Johnson, Mom to Bhodi 6, and River, 4From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I have two boys, Bhodi 6, and River, 4. River is diagnosed with non verbal autism, and Bhodi with Anxiety Developmental Coordination Disorder, Executive Dysfunction Disorder, and ADHD.
BOTH of them wear CalmWear now.
INSTANTLY, I saw a difference with Bodhi’s anxiety and behaviour. He even protested when I took it off to wash it, saying “ but when will I get it back…? It feels like a hug “. He said it makes him feel safe all day long! He now sleeps much better, and is calmer in school.
We noticed the biggest difference in River once we took it off after having it on him for a week, straight. His hand movements became more erratic right away, so we put it right back on! He now goes to bed without being cuddled tight and no longer talks to himself for hours…..his sleeping is much better.
He is less ‘squeaky’, and self regulates much faster. Changes, big AND small, are making a difference in our family!
Date: January 6, 2018Written by: Lindsay King - Mom to JR, age 4From: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
My son JR is 4, and diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has many sensory issues which affect his day to day life...
JR has been wearing CalmWear for almost 3 months now, 24 hrs/day.
The very first time I put on his singlet, he giggled and seemed to really enjoy the feeling of it immediately. Very shortly after that, we noticed he was engaging in more eye contact, and was able to stay focused on a task.
Meltdowns are far less, and he is way more regulated!! His OT and therapists have noticed with each visit, that he is able to sit at the table for longer periods, and is much more engaging.
JR is VERY tactile sensitive, and since wearing the singlet, he has begun to play with textures, such as the ‘bean bin’ and playdough. Before CalmWear, he couldn't even look at these without gagging ... now he PLAYS with them!
His sleeping, and family interactions have also improved! Preschool has become easier for him, and he is parallel playing with classmates now. His body awareness is improving, and I think we are ready to potty train!!!!!
CalmWear is, and will continue to be, an everyday part of our lives.
Date: January 6, 2018Written by: Jerilyn Jackson, Mom to Kaylee, 4 years oldFrom: River East, Manitoba, Canada
My daughter Kaylee is four years old and has Autism. Since Kaylee has been wearing CalmWear, she has been able to self-regulate better, makes stronger connections with people now - verbal responses and eye contact - and is able to sit and do a task for longer periods of time than ever before.
I didn’t tell Kaylee’s teacher that she was wearing CalmWear, because I wanted to see what differences would be noticed without looking for the changes. They made notes at her school that Kaylee's "volume" (yelling and disruption) had noticeably reduced in length and velocity!!
She was self-soothing, without the teacher’s help, and she was able to sit up and do tasks for longer periods.
They didn’t know why, but I did….CalmWear!
We, as a family, noticed the biggest difference when we had to take the singlet off to wash it. Kaylee was very moody and became very loud and easily upset with us. Every time we changed her shirt and she could see her tummy and chest she would ask for “second one” which is what she calls her CalmWear.
If your child needs compression or deep pressure therapy, I highly recommend CalmWear!