Stacy’s 5 Summer Essentials
I love stumbling upon great products that work well for Noah and other children who have special needs.
Chef Tyler Florence is the maker of the very popular brand Sprout Organic Baby Food line. I’ve always wished for pouches to have a slightly higher calorie count for children that are past the toddler stage, but still are in need of pureed foods. The calorie counts range between 130 and 150 per pouch. They come in approximately 8 different flavor combinations.
Begin Again Bathtub Ball
I’m always in search of toys that have the potential to be easier held and grasped by hands that have some challenges. I found the Begin Again Bathtub Ball in a children’s magazine. For expert hands the toys within the ball can be taken out and re-inserted.
Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen
Noah has very sensitive skin and his eczema always seems to flare up, especially seasonally. We have fallen in love with the light scent and smooth lotion feel that Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen provides. It rubs in easy and doesn’t leave a film or greasy texture. This is very important for a child that has sensory challenges both to smells and products that rub the skin.
Can You Imagine Air Power Soccer Disk-Light Up
We are always looking for creative new ways to incorporate family participation and found this product called Can You Imagine Air Power Soccer Disk-Light Up. It glides on the floor and allows you to play indoor soccer in the Upsee by Firefly!
Kickee Pants & Butterfy Brand
Two new lines which we love are Kickee Pants, and the Butterfly Brand. Kickee pants is a Bamboo blind that feels softer than silk. The Butterfly Brand is also a new line that recognizes how irritating seams can be for children with delicate skin and sensory issues and has a line where the seams are inverted and remain on the outside of the clothing. Noah has tried both and they are very popular with him. I also love how these two companies give back to the special needs community.
More About Stacy
Stacy Warden is an in-home parent CNA, who worked in the legal profession prior to the birth of her first son, Noah. Noah has severe, spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy with athetoid movements due to a birth injury. Noah has a younger brother, Luke, who is always eager to assist him so they can play together. Stacy’s passion has shifted towards advocating for those with special needs and offering encouragement and inspiration. She constantly craves coffee and enjoys quiet walks with her boys. When she’s not hunting a Starbucks drive-thru, she is flipping through Irish and English recipe books in search of the next best dish.
You can find her at Noah’s Miracle (www.noahsmiracle.blogspot.com)
Images Courtesy of Sprout Organic Foods, Begin Again Toys, Can You Imagine, Kickee Pants.