Many children with autism or sensory processing disorders find that deep pressure helps to calm and soothe them. Constant and even pressure has a soothing effect, which can help many children to have better and more productive days.
Therapists and parents tend to turn to weighted vests or deep pressure vests to provide this compression. But vests can be heavy, bulky and hot – especially during the summer months. Sensitive kids may not want to wear a vest that they might find uncomfortable or “funny-looking”. Sensitive skin might get irritated or chafed under heavy vests. Or, a child may have to wear an extra layer to protect skin, making them extra hot.
SmartKnitKIDS has a different solution. Our seamless Compresso-T looks like a regular under shirt. Made with seamless, super soft and breathable material, the Compresso-T is the ultimate in comfort for sensory challenged kids. The Compresso-T is breathable, but also contains moisture wicking yarns to help pull moisture away from the skin and help keep the wearer cool. Seamless finishing eliminates uncomfortable pressure points.
But, most importantly, the Compresso-T is made with ultra-stretchy yarns, which provide children with gentle compression, or a “hug”. Parents find the Compresso-T gives their children the soothing benefits of constant and even pressure in a super soft and absolutely comfortable garment.