Something that I would think, many of you can relate to is the struggle of buying socks for your child with #Autism and sensory processing issues.
I’ll be really honestly with you here, socks have been the bane of my existence for many years now.
All three of my boys on the #Autism spectrum, struggle with socks for various reasons. However, Emmett is by far the most sensitive and subsequently the most difficult to buy socks for.
I would guess that this is absolutely something that many people take for granted and it’s seems so simple.
There have been times that we have spent $30 or more, simply buying different styles, brands, textures and fits, in order to maybe find one style that Emmett’s little feet will tolerate.
Yesterday we had to make our dreaded run to the local Taget and visit their wall of socks once again.
This time I was armed with hope and tons of positive thinking.. Whether or not it was enough to bring us positive results, remains to be seen.
Emmett seems to do best with socks that offer a great deal of compression.
He tends to prefer the tube sock style the most. He likes the socks to pull up as high as possible. A huge no no when it comes to Emmett and his socks seems to be the seam along the toes. He’s extremely particular about that and often complains that they hurt.
You can actually buy seamless socks online but they are pretty expensive and for my family, cost is unfortunately, prohibitive.
This trip, we selected 2 different types of socks, with Emmett’s help. We have found that involving him in these types of things, can lead to better results. He tends to be more excited about things he’s more directly involved in.
We purchased what seem like rather tight fitting tube socks. We also picked up a few festive pairs out of the $1 section. Sometime Emmett will tolerate the socks better if they have a picture he likes.
In this case, we got a few different pictures, mostly Christmas themed.
He helped to select the socks and even tried to read the lables and make sure they matched up, size wise to his shoes. After examining his options, he seemed happy with what we picked out.
When we arrived home, he even tried a pair of the tube socks on and wore them for most of the day.
So far so good.
Have you experienced this type of challenge with your child? Whether it is an issue with socks or other items of clothing, how do you find detailed clothes that you child will tolerate?