In my circle, the mamas and I have taken to introducing ourselves as Mama (first name). So, the children of my friends call me Mama J______, and my DC call my friends Mama Jane, Mama Ali, Mama Kira, etc.
I use a tower fan.
You can listen to and download (for free) many white noise sounds from this website:
Each white noise track is 3 hours long and can be burned to a CD. Works like a dream
I'm sorry, mama. This must be frustrating.
My first thought was a sensory issue (tactile defensiveness, in particular). Assuming there isn't a medical problem behind this, is it possible that you could distract him in some way? Some...