So, I know that I’ve mentioned that we deal with sensory processing disorder at my house. I don’t like to delve too far into it, because it really is Scarlet’s business, but every now and then I come across something that is so helpful I feel like I have to share. And the few times I have shared about it, I’ve found the Prudent Mamas to be so warm and understanding, emailing me and reaching out to bond over the whole experience of raising an SPD kid.

With that being said, I am kind of excited to tell you about this crazy new kind of sunscreen that I encountered. I was invited to a party at The Coop (which LA parents know is a super-awesome playspace). So of course Carleton, Scarlet, and I headed over. We met Anne Heche and her gorgeous family. I actually hopped into the ball pit. A ball pit is like Scarlet’s idea of heaven, like a massage to her overactive senses. I’m not gonna lie, I loved it too.

So anyway, turns out the party is for a new kids’ sunscreen called Tickle Time. It is kind of amazing! What makes it so cool is that it is a powder (made entirely of non-toxic, chemical-free, all-natural minerals), and comes in a cool brush dispenser that looks, to Scarlet, like make up, but more importantly, it goes on her skin without argument (no dealing with the sensory freak out that anything “sticky” or “slimy” can cause). I can’t believe how easy it is to get her to wear sunblock. And honestly, that is saying a lot for a kid whose skin is so sensitive she has been wearing the same two dresses for almost a year :)

You can find Scarlet and I in this video, about halfway through, and you can see that she REALLY REALLY likes using this sunscreen! That is saying a lot for any kid, but for the parents of an SPD kid, it’s mind-blowing.
If you want to, you can buy Tickle Time here for the next eight hours.

So, I guess that’s my hot tip for this Friday. Do y’all have any SPD words of wisdom for me?

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