“MOM! I can’t wear these!” This is a phrase I often hear as I’m trying to hurry my children out the door for school in the morning. This phrase is usually followed with an angry scowl and stomping feet and crying.
My younger daughter, PeaPie, has Asperger’s.
“Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see.”
My daughter’s sensory system is delicate. A tag on her shirt can drive her to distraction. A bumpy texture on a school chair can pull her focus from her work and a seam on a sock being “squished” against her toes with her shoes can result in a major situation. She’ll stop, sit down and not move until she takes those socks off. She will often just go without socks because she doesn’t like the way socks feel in her shoes.
Well, winter in Minnesota is not the best environment to go around sockless. So, when I saw SmartKnit Kids on Blog Friendly PR I was excited. They have these fantastic socks that are seamless! They link to incredibly helpful information on Sensory Processing Disorders. I immediately contacted their representative, Rose, and asked her if I might be able to review a pair of these seamless socks. She sent me three pairs in my daughter’s size.
My PeaPie was excited to get a new pair of “special” socks and immediately put them on. She then danced around my bedroom showing me how comfortable her new socks were. She wore them all day and to bed. She calls them her special socks. This morning, she was wearing them again. She told me she wants the other pairs of the special socks and she said that her older sister needs them too!
She’s had these socks for over a week now and they are the only socks I’ve seen her wear. She tells me they are very comfortable and they don’t hurt her feet when she wears her shoes.
I’m simply thrilled. When you have a child who has a sensitive sensory system, anything, at any time, can seem to send them into a fit. It’s a constant search and destroy mission to discover what is bothering them and try to figure out ways to keep it from bothering them.
Thankfully, SmartKnit Kids seamless socks, has taken care of one of my problems. If only all my problems could be solved with a good pair of socks!
SmartKnit was kind enough to send me three pairs of these socks. I gave one to my daughter and I’m going to share the other two pair with one of you. The size is XL Crew, you can see the shoe sizes this fits here.
I’m thinking that these socks will make some great stocking stuffers this Christmas and the cost for a pair is 6.95. Considering the troubles I have had with my daughter’s discomfort, this product is well worth the price in my opinion.