Hi my daughter is 3 and 1/2 years old, hypoactive and sensitive (like me)

I was told about the surgical scrub brush. I started using this and a very soft baby brush from an organic shop. I bush my daughter on her arms, legs and back and face but mainly her head and she has gone from sleeping till 5am to now sleeping a 12hour sleep. I also play Mozart as well whilst I brush her.

I was always a parent who said I did not have time for this, I would not pat her to sleep, but until I started this brushing my daughter spent all night getting out of bed - normally 10 - 20 times a night for approx 2 hours a night. Now I dedicate half and hour to read to her and brush her and then I have the rest of the night free and she gets a great sleep.

Hope this helps

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Sep 01, 2010
by: Anonymous

That is a good idea. Have not heard that one yet and will have to give it a try. I use to work with a child that had seizures. SO I never even put her condition with sensitivity together with my daughter since my daughter has always been on the acting out side of things.

We worked closely with a therapist in Yakima WA who would prescribe different exercises to do with her daily. One of those was to take a ball size of a tennis ball and roll it down the back of her legs. I had to pay attention to when she tensed up. That would be my stopping point.

We would work daily a few times a day to eventually make it to her feet. The therapist said this helped with the sensitivity so that a child could sit in their desk at school. I found that interesting.

Last night I tried it on my daughter and the minute I touched that ball to the back of her leg she started to laugh. I can tell from just that I need to start with something else and it is going to take hours.

So I am going to try what you do and see how that works. Thank you... Oh.. And like your daughter, mine is up several times a night too.

Nov 13, 2016
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by: Mom of SPD toddler

Brushing is being recommended for my son, they said 3 times per day. His tactile defensiveness has increased lately as well as responsiveness to sound. It's also affecting his sleep so hope this helps!

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