When you have children, particularly those that are autistic, you want to do everything you can to create a relaxing, safe environment in which they can thrive. Your home is the best place to achieve this as your child is likely to feel safe, secure and able to be themselves. There are however a few things that you can do at home to make it a lot easier for them to deal with their autism. Here are some ideas to get you feeling inspired.
A Room To Relax In
This is particularly important so that you can allow your child to have a safe space to relax in when they are feeling quite distressed. Creating a room with a calming atmosphere, with relaxing colors, and essential oils will help your child to feel more relaxed when they are experiencing an autistic tantrum.
It will also be comforting for them to know that they have a room in the home that is solely for them when they need a place to retreat to when feeling upset.
Stimulating Toys To Play With
Knowing what sort of toys to purchase for your little one when they have autism is really useful. The best sort of toys to have in abundance at home are sensory toys. They respond really well to visually, stimulating items. So things that are textured, a weighted soft toy, lava lamps, and a sensory pillow are definitely items to include in their toys.
Once you have established which sort of toys or fidgety items your child is particularly interested in, you can then ensure that you have a few of these at home which your child can play with and surround themselves with as a form of comforter.
Create a Sensory Garden
With a bit of imagination and a patio design tool, you can create a visually stimulating, sensory garden for your little one. You could create a play area with some plants for your little one to look after. Nature, particularly plants, can be a great tool for your little one to learn, interact and play with.
It will also provide them with the opportunity to care for something which will give them a sense of responsibility too.
Overall it shouldn’t be too difficult to create these simple changes at home in order to make your child feel safe and comfortable at home. The more relaxed they are, the less tense and stressed they are going to feel.
But at least you know you would be doing what you could to help them feel as settled as possible. The best thing you can do is always be there for your little one and provide lots of comforting hugs and kisses too.