What Are Sensory Processing Difficulties & When Should I Be Concerned?

What Are Sensory Processing Difficulties & When Should I Be Concerned?
Everything we learn and take in from our environment comes into our body (and brain) through our senses, and once the brain has integrated or processed this information, we act on it1.  When a person or child is having difficulty perceiving and/or interpreting information from these senses, this is often referred to as sensory processing differences, issues, or concerns.  The brain does not receive all of the sensory information necessary to do an effective job. And, as a result, there will be more effort and difficulty in every day activities, and less success and satisfaction.
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Do You Know What Is In Your Sunscreen?

Do You Know What Is In Your Sunscreen?

With the warmer weather and the hotter, stronger sun, we find ourselves lathering on sunscreen ALL.DAY.LONG!!!  And I know you know how important it is to wear sunscreen and block those harmful sun rays, but also to prevent burns…..and ultimately the big ‘C’ word!


But, I also don’t love all the nasty chemicals that are found in conventional sunscreens. 

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What You Need to Know about the 8 Senses and Sensory Processing in Babies

What You Need to Know about the 8 Senses and Sensory Processing in Babies

We live in a sensory-rich world. Everything we learn and take in from our environment comes into our body (and brain) through our senses, and once the brain has integrated or processed this information, we act on itSensory processing is the ability of the nervous system to register input from our senses, interpret the information, and form a response (either a motor response, language, cognition, etc).


We actually have 8 senses..... and when one or multiple sensory system(s) aren’t working efficiently, then the brain views some sensations (or incoming information) as too strong, or not strong enough.  This is when we often see signs of sensory issues, or differences. And yes, we see this even in babies.
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Simple Secrets For A Successful Nap

Simple Secrets For A Successful Nap

What to do when your baby fights their nap???

 

The struggle is real!

 

Naps tend to be a big frustration among parents, but they don’t need to be. Read more for a few of my favourite nuggets of advice!

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Why Your Baby Fusses During Tummy Time and Practical Tips for a More Rewarding Experience

Why Your Baby Fusses During Tummy Time and Practical Tips for a More Rewarding Experience

While it is true that many babies struggle during tummy time early on, this is not a reason to stop doing it! The real issue to look at is WHY is it so hard for the baby. Having a positive tummy time experience is about helping your baby to trust their world around them. Read more.

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7 Keys to Survival When Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping

7 Keys to Survival When Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping

Sleepless parents, this blog is for you! 


You were prepared for life to change with your new baby. But, of all the changes, sleep loss has you the most frustrated, and you’re constantly searching the internet for solutions. Googling things like, “How do I get my baby to sleep at night.” 


It seems like some families don’t face the sleep struggle. Either their baby is sleeping like an angel, or they simply need less rest.


But you and your loved ones are struggling in the sleep department. Your newborn is up all night or only sleeps 40 minutes at a time. You are wondering how you can function through one more day with heavy eyelids and a cloudy brain. The good news is that you are in the right place! 


Keep reading for some helpful tips....

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