One of the best things about having a blog and the great opportunity to write articles for different websites is the individuals who contact me. One such mom reached out to me a few weeks ago after reading an article I wrote on "The Mighty." She wanted to share her product with me, and I agreed to write a post on my blog for her. Win win!
Julie, from Patches Products on Etsy, was kind enough to send me THREE of her fidget sensory armbands--one for each of my kids. When the package arrived, I was so excited to try them out! They are made from a very durable fleece and have sequins on one side for the child to rub up and down. Doing this is a great way to calm the child and allow them to redirect their sensory issues. They fit snugly and comfortably on my children's wrists, and even my own! My kids were amazed at how the sequins could move up and down, and so was I!
The thing that really impressed me was how Julianna, my daughter with sensory issues and autism, reacted to the armband. We have tried many different products over the years to help her with sensory issues, and none have really worked. Well, these fidget armbands did the trick! After putting hers on, she spent at least an hour massaging the sequins back and forth and watching the color change from gray to black. Just wearing the armband that long is a huge deal for her--she never likes to wear jewelry or headbands or anything more than regular clothing because of her sensory issues. She liked the armband so much that she asked to wear it to school and church, and on our bike ride that we took as a family that day.
I highly recommend these armbands if your child needs redirection or calming during stressful times. Not only are they comfortable and fun, but they can be worn with clothing as a great accessory! And they really work. She has other products as well! Thanks, Julie, for sharing your great product with us! I even passed one along to a friend for them to try!
Go check out her page and get yours today! Patches Products.