Sophia first visits with an Occupational Therapist were done in our own home. She was only about 20 months old. One day, the OT arrived with the coolest tool we have yet to help Sophia calm and regulate herself. It is called the Indoor Rainy Day Playground. First of all, I didn’t realize until she put Sophia into the net swing how much she enjoyed the movement when she was in it. When she was out of it however, she was terrified of it’s slightest movement. The most valuable feature of this swing is that it is portable. It is a tension bar that works in any standard doorway and adjusts to different widths. I moved it from one room in our house to another depending on where I was going to be.
When traveling, it packs up easily into a tote bag. You can bring to a grandparent’s house, hotel or other places with easy installation and no signs of damage when you leave. At the time we tried this, they were a bit more expensive. I think we paid about $250 for the 3 swing combo package. I have a link below to the online store that we bought ours at and it is now less expensive. My mother actually bought this for us when we told her how much Sophia enjoyed it. That was over three years ago and she still uses it EVERY day. In fact she is using it as we speak in the hotel we are staying at.
From my experience, this is a great investment and on my top 10 must have’s for raising children with sensory issues.