Harkla Weighted Sensory Lap Pad
$50; Harkla.com

Whether it’s in school, at home, at concerts and movies, or on car rides, a Harkla Sensory Lap Pad is the perfect portable tool to help achieve a calm, relaxed child. Designed for children with Autism, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD. The perfect tool for helping your child stay calm in class and make car rides more peaceful by giving your child a calming toy.

Hugaboo Baby Floor Seat
$79.99; MyHugaboo.com
The Hugaboo can be used for babies as soon as they can support their own head. It’s made from 100% polyester fabric with polyester fiber fill, and a spot washable cover for easy clean up. Mom invented, the Hugaboo gives your baby the freedom to comfortably observe their surroundings, and spend quality time with the family. “Nice stable base for a child who is just learning to sit up alone,” says Rebecca.

Snaplaces
$14.99; SnapLaces.com

These no-tie clips feature bungy strings that are laced through a shoe’s eyelets, keeping a snug fit while all you do is clip or unclip in seconds. Snaplaces come in nine different colors to match your favorite shoes.  And Collegiate Snaplaces can help you show your school pride from 22 of the top universities. “Love the ease with fastening,” says Kim. “Helps with independence of tying shoes. Great for self care skills to improve independence.”

BILLY Footwear
$59.95; BillyFootwear.com
These kid’s shoes zip up and are so easy to get on and off.  They were created by an individual who is paralyzed (and carry his namesake -Billy Footwear.) They are perfect for those with special needs who might not be able to tie shoes. “Easy to put on and take off,” says Kimberly. “These help with fine motor and self help skills.”

Deluxe Sleeved Bib
$16; jojomamanbebe.com

Weaning and feeding can be such a messy business so a sleeved bib is often the only option. With long sleeves for extra coverage and a pocket to catch crumbs, the Deluxe Sleeved Bib is essential for keeping the mess under control and outfits as clean as possible. “Covers all of your child,” says Rebecca. “Helps your child stay clean while they work on self help skills like meals and art.”

Handsocks
$15; Handsocks.com
Protect precious newborn skin from scratches, stop babies and little ones from irritating infant eczema, skin conditions and wounds, plus unexpected casts/ports in the NICU. The unique mitten base rolls up the arm to become a sleeve, giving warmth and a perfect fit. These Handsocks have a blankie feel, so soft and comforting and the minky-style have extra padding too. The sleeve-like effect keeps the Handsocks on without tightness or using Velcro or straps. “These are perfect for keeping a newborns hands warm and for preventing scratches. Also, they are made to stay on with long sleeves,” says Rebecca.

Strolly Bike
$169.99; Yvolution.com
This 4-in-1 parent controlled stroller converts to a trike and balance bike as children gradually gain the confidence to cruise on their own. The Strolly Bike features a rear steering handle which allows parents to guide and support children’s movements when in parent steering and trike modes. Once children are ready to roll on their own, the steering pole can be easily removed for them to fully control the trike. To later prepare for bicycle cycling, the trike converts into a balance bike, allowing toddlers to develop their motor skills and balance. “Great idea to have the bike grow with the child,” says Rebecca.

Puzzle Piece Autism Awareness Sensory Fidget Toy
$24.95; BabyJackAndCompany.com

This 12×12 tag lovey is an educational sensory tag toy and blanket that provides comfort and entertainment for kids of all ages. It also brings awareness for kids with unique abilities and encourages acceptance.

12 Count Brilliant Beeswax Crayons in Storage Case
$5.49; CreativityForKids.com
Budding artists love to experiment by drawing on different surfaces. Crayons are a great way of drawing on large surfaces, with their soft stroke and bright colors. “Great way to develop fine motor skills,” says Rebecca. “Perfect for children who love to color.”

GYRiNGS Fidget Widget
$8.99; BrainWright.com
GYRiNGS was invented by 12 year-old Jakob Sperry, who wanted to make a small fidget toy that could help him manage his ADHD and stay focused in school. Twirl the gyrating rings, pop them apart, and snap them back together again. Busy your fingers, focus your mind, and keep stress well in hand. Kim says, “Great for kids with attention difficulties to improve attention during floor instruction.”

Harkla Sensory Weighted Blankets
$249; Harkla.com

These sensory weighted blankets are designed with your family in mind, whether you are buying one for anxiety, autism, or sensory processing disorder. The minky dot design makes this a perfect sensory blanket, as the soft minky fabric, combined with the dots and added weight make a sensory input trifecta. Harkla is dedicated to providing quality products and resources for the special needs community. They are proud to donate 1% of their sales to the University of Washington Autism Center.

Giraffe Blankie
$16; jojomamanbebe.com
Extra soft and cuddly with a friendly face, the Giraffe Blankie is guaranteed to become your little one’s favorite companion giving them a sense of security and reassurance. Parents will be pleased to know he’s machine washable too, so he always looks his best. Rebecca says, “It is super soft and cuddly and can be used as a comfort toy.”