Constant movement

My 2 yr old daughter is constantly moving. i don't just mean walking around..i mean running. her body never seems to rest. she cant even sit at the table to eat anymore. she is restless all the time. we try to do activities with her but if it is an activity to try and calm her down and rest she isn't having any of it.. she can barely fall asleep bc she is tossing and turning..


is this common with SPD? what can i do to help teach her to relax? we just started having a therapist come to the house but i thought i would ask others that may have the same problem..

Thanks
Angie

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Oct 21, 2009
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Been there, done that
by: Anonymous

Some things that worked for our 2 1/2 year old who jumped 2+ hours a day beforehand: white noise machine in bedroom (Google white noise machine). Good sensory diet: scheduled jumping/bouncing/swinging breaks throughout day, pressure vests (Google Benik) for input she is seeking so she can sit still when necessary, bath and book before bed to create calm atmosphere, and deep pressure/massage (brushing protocol?, sandwich her between large exercise ball and carpet and roll back and forth. Early Intervention OTs can also offer a lot of help if she qualifies. You will get there. Keep positive and ask for help.

Oct 05, 2009
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try music
by: Anonymous

My daughter had the same problem until i found the right kind of music to play in her room so she fouces on listen to the music it keeps her in the bed a little better. it will take time but keep trying for a few weeks it does help. you may have to try different kinds until you found the C.D. the your child like the best.

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