The weather is ridiculously unpredictable at the moment and it is really affecting Thurston’s sleep. He is really disturbed by the heat, but he doesn’t like to sleep without pyjamas or a blanket. He has always been hypersensitive to clothing as well, and hates any waistbands that are too tight, or any label that rubs against his skin. His skin is very sensitive and he does have outbreaks of Eczema when he becomes very stressed and uncomfortable.
I found this lovely website online www.silversense.co.uk, whose clothing is made of cotton-rich knitted fabrics blended with natural silver fibre. The silver has a calming effect on itchy skin which is brilliant for children who struggle with Eczema.
The best thing about Silver Sense clothing is that it is thermo-regulating meaning that it keeps kids cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. I was so pleased to find some proper pyjamas that Thurston could wear while it was so hot.
Silver Sense very kindly sent me a pair of Sidney the Spider’s jammies, along with a matching dribble bib and a Regal Albert dribble bib. The bibs were ideal for Thurston as they tied on at the back which means they will grow with him. That is really useful for older children who still dribble.
The pyjamas and bibs are incredibly soft and comfortable and Thurston was really relaxed wearing them. Even in humid sticky weather (although he still woke at night) he wasn’t distressed by his clothing or pulling at it at all, which is really surprising.
The pyjamas are really lovely quality and came out of the wash the exact same colour and shape as they went in. The envelope-style neck often stretches on other pyjamas but it has stayed perfect on the Silver Sense ones.
I will definitely be ordering more stuff from Silver Sense as anything that helps Autistic children get to sleep comfortably is fantastic. I’ve got my eye on Jeffrey the Monkey’s jammies next!
Thanks for reading!