One of my son’s many issues is Sensory Processing Disorder. It affects him in various ways, not the least of which is that certain smells and textures can make him physically ill.
About a month ago he missed a day of school, not because he had a cold, but because we couldn’t get him dressed. He wouldn’t even put on pajamas so that I could take him to my mom’s house. When we tried, he ran to the bathroom with his pants around his ankles and threw up.
On a typical day, it isn’t unusual for him to visit the nurses office because his feet itch. I can’t get him to wear his coat zipped up. He is one of two kids in his private school who don’t have to tuck in their shirts. Seat belts bother him. He didn’t learn to ride a bike until he was seven because we couldn’t get him to wear a bike helmet.
It is heartbreaking and frustrating at the same time.
Not long ago, I was contacted by a representative from Smart Knit Kids asking if I would like to try a pair of their Seamless Sensitivity Socks for my son. I was told that these socks are great for kids with sensory issues or autism because they are form-fitting and won’t bunch up. Also, the design means there are no seams to bother tender feet.
I have to admit that I was skeptical. I mean, sure my kid takes his shoes and socks off as soon as he walks in the door every afternoon and goes barefoot any time he is able. Sure, he won’t wear footies or thick socks. Sure, I had heard that a typical person puts on their socks, then forgets about them, but a person with Sensory Processing Disorder puts on their socks and knows they are there all day long. They never stop feeling the sensation. Still…it seemed over the top to me.
Nevertheless, I told the representative we would try them.
I rarely, if ever, post reviews of products on this page. I would venture to say that 99.9% of you did not come here to read about my son’s socks, but please do me a favor, if you know someone who has a child with sensory issues, tell them about these socks.
They really are seamless, they really don’t fall down and if I didn’t know they were made with polyester and Lycra, I would think they had stitched them out of magic fabric.
My son checks before bed to make sure he has a pair of “lucky socks” to wear to school the next day. Instead of fighting me, he actually begs to wear them. You have no idea how much easier my mornings have become. Did you see what I did there? I just used “easier” and “mornings” in the same sentence. If you don’t believe me, look at all of these testimonials from other parents.
I am not the person who created them, nor am I a representative of the stores which sell them. I am not responsible for marketing them in any way. I am simply the mother of a child who loves these socks. And, that? Makes a big difference in our lives.