Vibrations. Yes. My 3 year old twins have vibrators. We use both the big black vibrating/heated/remote control attached (I wuv da buttons, Mumma!)chair pad pictured above, as well as the white handheld back massager. When #6 can't calm down enough to sleep, when he's "all over the place" we use the chair pad. It's a full body pad for a three year old and he will literally fall asleep within 10 minutes when using it. It's a great alternative to the clonidine that gave him night terrors, and the melatonin that only worked briefly. I love that nonmedicated part. During the day, however, we want to keep the twinnies on some semblance of a schedule unless it's quiet time. So, we use the handheld massager. They use it on their faces. Their toes. Logan's revered Puppy.. because if Logan does something, Puppy does it,too. They hold it. They use it as a drill on the floor and walls. It's a power screwdriver for noses, apparently, as well. There's something a little odd about seeing your three year old with a look of ecstasy while holding a back massager. However, I've gotten past that in light of the fact that it WORKS to help calm the meltdown monsters.
Lord, I apologize for that, and bless the starving pygmies......*ahem*
You've seen our big brown recliner. That poor thing. It's been through the wars. BUT we also use it for "therapy". It spins, you see. Every school day, after the initial meltdown Logan inevitably has, he makes a beeline for that recliner, screams until I put the foot rest out, then puts his body from the waist up on the foot rest while his little legs run as fast as they can, around and around and around and around and......you get the idea.
Logan has had this fascination with heavy construction equipment for the longest time. We have a couple short videos on my phone for him if my dad tilling the garden in a john Deere, a construction site with a skid steer mucking about in a basement hole, and a bulldozer filling a dumptruck. However, they are all only about a minute long because my phone is a piece of sh.... I mean, I have a phone that doesn't like to be a camcorder. But, his interests make sense when you think about it. Heavy equipment like that makes the ground vibrate. He's all about the vibrations. He loves sitting on the top of the washer and dryer, too. I ought to just hire a roller or a front end loader to come over and idle in my front yard for a week or so.....
Anyone have any connections? I'd love to be able to find more short videos for him, as I save them to my phone so they can be used to calm him when we are away from home or not able to use a computer.
Good Vibrations clip from youtube. Blues Clue image from google images.