Have you heard of ‘calm down bottles’ ? They are a great sensory activity for your child to play with when they need a break, a quiet time or to….calm down! We’ve been using them for a while with the girls – I would say optimal age would be 18 months – 4 years. I use it in lieu of timeout and most recently made one for Flora to use while potty training to help keep her on the pot longer!
What I love the most about these bottles is you can customize them ANY & EVERY way you’d like – specific to your child’s interests, the seasons etc. And most likely you already have everything you need on hand!
Most recently I made a Frozen themed bottle for Flora. I had a small Elsa doll I put in with glitter, blue sequins and snowflake sequins. She absolutely LOVED trying to ‘find Elsa’ in the snow. It’s been so fun and really distracts her! I also made one for Valentine’s Day!