And it's not only babies whose senses get overloaded. When your older child turns obstinate, becomes overly active, throws one tantrum after another, or retreats in a huff to her bedroom, shut off the DVD and eliminate any other unnecessary sensory stimulation—it's clearly bothering her. Allow your child to play with water at the sink or play dough at the counter. These activities permit your child to combine her senses and focus them on one task, producing a calming effect.
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