We’ve been having a pretty busy summer, and overall, it’s been a good one. We had an “ah-ha” moment when we were at the lake with family. Angel had been in a kayak and when she was finished, she kept her lifejacket on. Since she was the only one her size, no one realized she was still wearing it for awhile. When we noticed, we asked her why she was wearing it still. Daddy was the one who figured out that she liked the hugging feeling.
I had read about Compression Shirts from Smart Knit Kids’ Twitter feed. One of the descriptions of the compression shirts really described what Angel needed. It said that it felt like a comfortable hug. So, I visited their site, found their Canadian distributor and went ahead and ordered them. I wasn’t sure how Angel would like them, so I showed her the pictures and descriptions.
Angel liked the bralette and compression tank options, so we ordered one of each to try. They came in the mail in a few days and Angel had the package opened and got a shirt on right away. She thought it was funny that the bralette was so small, but it was stretchy enough to fit her. We’ve discovered since then that it is a little too tight, so the next one I order will be a size bigger.
The results? Angel tried both shirts and alternated between them. She loved them both. I didn’t notice too much of a difference until she took one off part way through the day. My mom had been watching her and told me that she noticed that when Angel took the shirt off, that’s when she got all drapey and laying over me. Before that, she hadn’t been on me at all. Wow! When someone else notices the difference, you know it is huge.
Suffice it to say, we are going to be ordering more very soon so that Angel has enough shirts to wear to school everyday.
I’m trying to let Angel self advocate. Sometimes she doesn’t want to wear the compression shirts, and to some extent, that has to be her decision. On the other hand, when it makes such a big difference, I try to encourage her to wear it when she is extra clingy or I know that we will be going out. I’ve only put my foot down once and insisted that she wear it when she didn’t want to. I sat down with her and explained why I though she would be better off wearing the shirt. She didn’t want to, but she did and she was fine. Sometimes our compromise is that she can try without the shirt, but bring it along in case she needs it later. She will stick it in my purse and away we go. It’s nice to know that we have an option if she is feeling overstimulated.
This is not a sponsored post. I’m happy to share my feedback because these little shirts have made a huge difference for my daughter. Maybe they can help another child too! I highly recommend them. There are no tags or scratchy seams to deal with. They are comfortable, and the material is breathable and moisture wicking. They really thought about the design of these shirts when they made them. They wash up like a dream and are really easy to layer over. I’m really glad that we found them and that they are making such a difference for Angel.