What are some ideas for things to go in Comfy'spockets?
Fill Comfy’s coat pockets with sensory or fidget items that children can use for emotion regulation and sensory modulation.
Comfy can sit in your room’s calming corner for the moments when children need time out to soothe.
Things to see
small liquid timer, a love-note, drawing from you, small puzzles, photos, mindful bottles, water filled games, favourite treasures, toys, small notebook and pencils
Things to touch
squishies, stretchy lizards, dinosaurs, strings, rubber pom-poms, fidget toys, small spiky ball or animal, plush squishy or toy, bendy rubber toys, tangle toys, putty, poppits, dimple toys
Things to smell
small fabric or piece of blankie with essential oil or any preferred scent, scented stickers on paper, scratch and sniff cards, scented markers and pencils
Things to hear
small rainmakers, earplugs, noise cancelling earbuds
Things to taste
chew toys, pencil toppers, necklace
small heat-pack, small bag of rice for weight in rear pocket
harmonica, kazoo, bubbles, small pinwheels
Objects that identify feelings
zones of regulation cards, coloured fabric squares
Anything your child loves the feel/ look/ smell/ sound of, that soothes and calms them, and that you are ok with. The aim is to discover what your child responds to and finds satisfying. Your occupational therapist might also have some ideas.
We would love to know what items your child(ren) have found effective for soothing and calming.
Feel free to email us with stories and photos so we can share your suggestions with other parents/ carers on our website.