My daughter has sensory issues (suspected SPD along with ADHD, speech and social issues). She's four years old now and her sensory issues are getting to be very disruptive at home. She's always been a poor sleeper and requires "cuddles" (hugs/deep pressure) to go to sleep. This isn't a problem at night but we've seen a real uptick in her demands for cuddles and it's becoming more and more disruptive, particularly during the day. When she begins to feel stressed, she will demand cuddles but sometimes, we just can't give it to her. If she possibly could, she would be in my lap, with my arms tightly around her 24/7. Not possible! I can't seem to get her to hug her teddy bears or sleep under a nice, heavy blanket. Would really love some ideas for more deep pressure.
Also need to vent -- her asking for cuddles is really running me ragged. It seems like every 15 minutes or so, she's screaming that she "needs cuddles" but when I've just spent half an hour cuddling her, during which time she's squirming all around the place, and then I have to deny her more cuddles because, well, I do have other things to do than sit in a chair/lay in bed and just cuddle her 24/7... argh!! I love my daughter so much but when she's screaming that she "just wants cuddles" and I'm busy and frankly, cuddled the eff out, I feel like the worst human being in the world. Everyone assures me that I'll miss these days because some time in the future, she will not want ANY hugs from me, and I know that's true, but it's driving me NUTS.