Below are a few things that we have found useful. Sensory things, simple toys that last, stuff like that...
Again, please let us know if you have ideas that you think could well be added to the list.
Pop...pop...pop...pop... you'll know exactly how this works. Can you feel the itch just looking at it?
Gym mats are a saviour. Not only for rainy days. These are some of the more pricey ones.
Aaahhhh. Need we say more? They come in many sizes and weights. For laps or full bed size. From many suppliers. Sensory Direct like this one has good standard ones. Expensive, yup. But worth the regulation. Sooooo calming. And warming.
Swings and hammocks can be lovely regulators. There are tons out there. Here's one example from Amazon. If you intend to install one SEEK ADVICE from structural engineers! Consider yourselves warned!
Nope - it's not really a canoe. It's an inflatable pod that stimulates the proprioceptive system.
This is a brilliant chair - A primary school kid fits neatly into the chair that can then been swivelled like you would not believe it. It has been tested by a WAF mum as well - the word was that it was quite cramped and she felt sick for hours afterwards. But son was very very happy and calm.
This Stockmar stuff is beautiful and very tough. It melts if put in the microwave - in case you wondered.
You can make a safe space yourself. With some fabric, a hoola hoop ring and some string. Lots of idea on the net. This particular one is from a Danish supplier.
Another regulatory idea. Try offering 1:1 milk and yogurth or similar thicker consistency, although your kid may be better off with a slightly fatter straw than these. Great work out!
Small tents can work really well as indoor safe spaces. There are hundred of different pop up ones out there. Try to avoid tents with poles - again consider yourselves warned. This one is a cheap and cheerful one from IKEA.
Modelling clays can be very addictive and calming. This particular stuff, Silk Clay is soooo smooth, when wet. One WAF mum can't get enough. It air dries nicely. Note Silk Clay's amazing array of skin tones.
You can sow them into your kids' clothes or school uniform as a link to home. A tangible reminder of home.
This is a dream come true for fidgetters. Click, press, push. Great way to stop smoking, or biting nails. Highly addictive though.