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so yesterday was DS's "Spinning Day"<br><br>
Of course he had a huge leap in expressive language because he was motivated to get more help for spinning.<br><br>
"Spin You?" (from me asking "Want me to spin you?")<br>
"Ready?" "Yes am ready"<br>
"Woah Yes, Fast"<br><br>
All new phrases because he needed to do some spinning... when I say some spinning I mean several hours. We have an ikea swing mounted to the celing and you can spin it really fast... I spun him for at least 2 hours and I only saw him for 6 hours in the evening before bed, and DW said he was spinning all day before that.<br><br>
He has never really been a spinner before, well not like this. He went to sleep relativly easy and had fewer melt downs than usual, so I would call it a win.
 

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Cute! My DS has also been spinning a ton this past week and trying to get to the sensation of feeling dizzy. Then he makes himself fall and laughs his head off. He's also been very attracted to anything that shows someone falling down (a few of his video games have "people" losing balance and falling). He's been cracking up a ton about that.<br><br>
Must be something in the air.
 

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We have the Ekore swing, and D loveslovesloves it. He even made up a sign for spinning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That swing has been a lifesaver. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">: He also sleeps much better if he gets his swing/spin on.
 

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only if the fall and hurt themselves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Spinning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Remember my post a while ago about how much I spin Mark, and how dizzy I get? According to his OT, a child who craves vestibular input might be undersensitive to spinning, which is why they can spin like Jet did last night - around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around................<br><br>
BUT - if they spin with their head and body in a different position than they normally do, the spinning may better stimulate the semi circular canals in the vestibular system that regulate balance, etc. Better/more stimulation in these semi circular canals can help reduce their vestibular sensory seeking for up to 8 hours. For Mark, a good spinning session can reduce his seeking for 4-6 hours.<br><br>
Next time your kid gets into the swing and just can't stop spinning, try having him/her lay down with their head on a pillow so they are slightly looking down toward the ground with head at a roughly 45 degree angle. Spin slowly until you see their eyes start moving up and down involuntarily. This is the point of involuntary nystagmus, which signals that the brain and vestibular has reached it's "saturation point" with respect to spinning input. Have them stay in that same position and go the opposite direction, then lay on the other side and repeat. Then, sit straight up and put chin to chest, spin slowly each direction until their eyes move involuntarily side to side.<br><br>
So you can use it to their advantage, and help them reduce that seeking behavior (if you want to). But sometimes, it's just really fun to go around and around and around and around...... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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bethany - thanks! the way he typically spins is with his body laying face down in the swing and his legs hanging out. this is the swing we have - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Ikea-EKORRE-SWING-CHAIR-SEAT-Gym-Circus-THERAPY-Toy_W0QQitemZ310013316041QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/Ikea-EKORRE-SWIN...QQcmdZViewItem</a><br><br>
when peter got home he wanted to climb in and have peter spin him. he gets kind of panicked when he feels like the spinning is out of control. is this what you mean?
 

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Love your sig line. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br><br>
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My daughter answered her first yes/no question while spinning. Spinning sessions directly correlate to an increase in expressive language on her part. I have a super-sensitive vestibular system so I get dizzy just watching her spin - no way can I be an active participant in the activity. LOL<br><br>
That swing looks great - we're planning on moving in about 12 months and I think something like that would be a perfect addition to the playroom in our next house.
 

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well, dd1 was spinning a while ago, and she slammed into the refrigerator. so spinning *can* harm a child... but only if you do it in the kitchen. I told her to go spin in her room. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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oh dar god, if only it were spinning. here it's bed jumping. the kid's got so many bruses i swear people must think we beat him.<br><br>
you like your ikea swing? i'd like something like that for ds but we're in rented apartments for the next 3 years until dh's phd program is done.
 

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YOu can get swings that go in a doorway, but they aren't really appropriate for swinging purposes.<br><br>
Aja and Peter, yes, when you spin in a specific manner it not only allows the spinee to feel dizzy, but it can help them, over time, to be more comfortable spinning on their own. mark, ftr, hates hates hates to spin fast in a tight circle.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">you like your ikea swing? i'd like something like that for ds but we're in rented apartments for the next 3 years until dh's phd program is done.</div>
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we're renters too. we decided if we are unable to adequately patch the holes in the ceiling and get charged from our deposit - it is totally worth it.<br><br>
i have never loved any kids toy as much as i love this swing. it is sooo used here.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well, dd1 was spinning a while ago, and she slammed into the refrigerator. so spinning *can* harm a child... but only if you do it in the kitchen. I told her to go spin in her room. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">bethany - thanks! the way he typically spins is with his body laying face down in the swing and his legs hanging out. this is the swing we have - <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Ikea-EKORRE-SWING-CHAIR-SEAT-Gym-Circus-THERAPY-Toy_W0QQitemZ310013316041QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/Ikea-EKORRE-SWIN...QQcmdZViewItem</a><br><br>
when peter got home he wanted to climb in and have peter spin him. he gets kind of panicked when he feels like the spinning is out of control. is this what you mean?</div>
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supports up to 220 pounds, hmm..... I should get one of those...<br><br>
for, um, the kids. of course. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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