Tag: Special Needs

Practice Foods For Children with Feeding Issues

Practice Foods For Children with Feeding Issues

I’m always trying to come up with new foods or snacks my daughter can try and practice eating with; food that melts easily, she can hold and that I can find at local grocery stores. Honestly don’t have time to go to three stores. If […]

Little Lotus Children

Little Lotus Children

A new advertiser on our Local page… Annie creates cute and modern weighted blankets and is donating 5% of her sales to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.She is also a parent blogger for Special Living Today. You can visit her shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLotusChildren Tweet

CMV: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About This Virus

Interesting to me why it’s so hard to find information on CMV. My daughter was born with CMV so think it’s so important for woman to know. A lot more common than I thought. Read the article below from a pediatrician’s blog I discovered the other day.

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Dr. Gail Demmler-Harrison, Infectious Diseases

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus that most people haven’t heard of.

Most every one will catch CMV at some time in their life and never know they have it.

If a woman gets CMV for the first time while she is pregnant, she can be in a potentially dangerous situation. CMV infects almost 1 out of every 100 newborns in the country and is the most common congenital infection.

The virus is passed to the unborn baby from the mother and can cause serious complications in the newborn, like platelet problems, liver disease, and lung disease. It can also cause long-term effects on hearing, vision, growth, and development by invading the brain, eyes, and ears. Read More

IPad2?

I am looking for a technology grant to use an IPad as an assistive technology device/ communication device for my students. Currently, I am using over 32 low, mid & high tech communication boards & devices with my students. It would be an incredible blessing […]

Jumbo Knob Puzzles from Melissa and Doug

Jumbo Knob Puzzles from Melissa and Doug

Melissa & Doug Fishbowl Jumbo Knob Puzzle These are wonderful for kids with motor delay. Have one for my daughter and need to buy more while we work on cognitive development. Tweet

Dream on Me Ultra 2-in-1 Infant Bath Tub & Toddler Bath Seat

Dream on Me Ultra 2-in-1 Infant Bath Tub & Toddler Bath Seat

When I first took the bath seat out of the box, I thought it looked a little cheap and didn’t look too stable. It was really light and the plastic didn’t look really solid. There wasn’t even a label or name on it which I thought was funny. The seat was also missing the blue piece that was supposed to be on the back of the seat (thinking that it was made of some non-slip type material). I was also hoping that it would sit up a little more as it does lay back a little and Birkley always tries to sit up.

Dream On Me Bath SeatI was happy with the size of the seat. My daughter is four years old and only weighs around 25 lbs. so this looked perfect for her size. I would just have to try it out in the bathtub and see. I did like the fact that it wasn’t huge either so she could take a bath with her brother or sister which she loves.

Dream On Me Bath Seat

When I put the bath seat in the tub it was pretty easy to get her in it which was really nice. Remember Birkley is four so her legs are getting longer (her other First Years bath seat I was using was starting to get small and it was getting hard to put her legs in and was pressing up against the middle part too much so I know was getting uncomfortable). It seemed to stick to the bottom really well too. I tried to rock it a little to make sure and was a lot more solid than I thought and it did stick really well.

Dream On Me Bath Seat

After a minute, Birkley was trying to sit up which I knew would happen. She looked a little unstable trying to figure out her new seat but after a few more minutes she remained sitting up and just held on to the bar if she needed. I noticed there was a bump on the back of the seat too which gave her support on her lower back but if a child did lay back, I would think it would be uncomfortable so think if a non-slip, padded piece was on the back, it would be great, as well as a non-slip piece under the tush.

Overall, I’m glad I bought it. The price is right on and at $32, I wasn’t afraid to try it out and return it if I needed. If your child can get away with using a baby item for a little longer, this bath seat is definitely a great buy. You just may have to be a little crafty on the back support cushion.

Disclosure: No products or compensation was sent for this review. All opinions are entirely mine and honest.

Little Bit About Me

Little Bit About Me

First of all, before I start, have to tell you that I could not find one good picture of myself with the kids. Would think these kids are raising themselves. Anyway the best I could do. This picture is horrible of Birkley but was taken […]

Best Icing Ever! Cake Awesome Too and Super Easy

Best Icing Ever! Cake Awesome Too and Super Easy

Had to share this recipe because the icing is amazing! We are not cake eaters in our household but with this recipe, everyone wanted a cupcake. Honestly, I would rather have apple pie but this icing is the best and the cake is super moist. […]

Easiest, Homemade Sensory Table Even a Mom Can Make

Easiest, Homemade Sensory Table Even a Mom Can Make

Easiest Homemade Sensory Table
We all know that sensory tables can be super pricey usually around $300 so I did some shopping and made my own for really cheap. I wanted something that I could put together myself. Feel like there are already a zillion projects to do on the weekend so didn’t want to add to the list. With this table, you can make it in about 30 minutes and so easy. No sawing or building involved and only paid around $36 for the entire thing.

What to purchase:

  • IVAR table at Ikea – costs $19.99
  • Industrial Strength Velcro – cost me about $5 for the pre-packaged kind. Can buy it at JoAnn Fabrics.
  • Plastic storage containers – cost $5.99 a piece
    I bought 2 because wanted them to have a water side and dry side.

Step 1 : Put the table together
I left the bottom shelf off so my daughter could play with the table in her walker. Otherwise may bump into it. To put the table together you actually just screw on the legs, so easy. Takes 10 min.

Step 2 : Add the velcro to the plastic container and also onto the table on atleast 3 sides.
I cut each strip into 3 pieces so I didn’t need to buy so much and worked great. The sticky side is super strong so will hold after 24 hours.
*if it doesn’t seem to stick very well after a few days, just add some Guerilla super glue (can buy at JoAnn Fabrics)

Easiest Homemade Sensory Table

Easiest Homemade Sensory Table

Easiest Homemade Sensory Table

Step 3 : Add rice, water, whatever to your containers and your done!

Easiest Homemade Sensory Table

Everyone loved it. Perfect for all ages and it’s the perfect height. If need to make it taller, add feet to the bottom legs using wood and wood glue.