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Sensory Body Socks and The Benefits

Body socks are a type of sensory tool that can provide a range of benefits for both children and adults. These socks are made from stretchy, spandex-like materials that provide a snug and comfortable fit around the body. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing deep pressure and proprioceptive input to the body, and improving body awareness and sensory integration.

One of the primary benefits of body socks is their ability to provide deep pressure input to the body. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who struggle with sensory processing difficulties, such as those on the autism spectrum or those with sensory processing disorder. Deep pressure can have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Another benefit of body sensory socks is their ability to improve body awareness and sensory integration. By providing a snug and comfortable fit around the body, these socks can help individuals become more aware of their body and its movements. This can be particularly helpful for children who struggle with motor planning and coordination, as well as those who have difficulty with balance and spatial awareness.

Body socks can be a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their sensory processing abilities. Whether you are a child or an adult, these socks can help you feel more calm, focused, and in control of your body. So if you are looking for a way to enhance your sensory processing skills, consider giving body socks a try!

Sensory Body Sock Sizing

The ideal sizing for a Sensory Sock is as close as possible or slightly shorter than one’s height. Please refer to the sizing chart below:

  • Small 68cm x 119cm approx
  • Medium 68cm x 142cm approx

Summary of Our Sensory Socks and The Benefits

HELPS KIDS RELAX AND FOCUS: The sensory body sock offers numerous therapeutic benefits for children with sensory processing disorder. The snug fit promotes body awareness, motor planning, and spatial skills development.

HELPS WITH MELTDOWNS: Sensory socks provides deep pressure input to help children relax. Use body socks for kids to help your child organize and get their bearings after overwhelming situations like a big day at school or childcare.

YOUR KIDS NEW FAVOURITE DECOMPRESSION: Our body sock sensory holds up in the toughest playtimes with double-stitched seams and strong snaps instead of velcro.

SOFT AND BREATHABLE FABRIC: Our sensory socks for kids are made from high-quality, stretchable fabric, designed for durability and comfort. The washable and breathable material ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for hours of relaxation and fun.


When using the Body Sock it is important to use under strict adult supervision. Each Body sock has a button opening in the front of the Body Sock. To use you must have this opening vertical when you are standing. The body sock will then be able to add gentle pressure to the body, hands and feet are placed in the corners of the body sock.

Excessive force will lower the effectiveness of the product. Do not use on rough surfaces as this can damage the sock. Please make sure the size of the Body Sock is the correct size for your child or adult as incorrect size can affect the strength and integrity of the product.

Washing Instructions:
When washing your Body Sack we recommend washing in mild soap, no harsh chemicals, this includes bleach or any chemical that will reduce the quality of the fabric. Please make sure the body sock is not placed in the same wash as velcro. A delicates bag is recommended when washing. Not recommended for the dryer.

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Silicone sensory necklaces and the benefits

Silicone sensory necklaces have become increasingly popular in recent years among both children and adults. These necklaces are designed to provide a sensory experience that can be calming and soothing for individuals who experience anxiety, stress, or sensory overload. They are also a great tool for individuals with special needs or developmental disabilities.

One of the main benefits of silicone sensory necklaces is that they can help to reduce anxiety and stress. The repetitive motion of chewing or manipulating the necklace can be soothing and calming for those who experience anxiety or stress. Additionally, the soft, flexible texture of the silicone can provide a tactile sensory experience that can be comforting for individuals who struggle with sensory processing.

Silicone sensory necklaces are also a great tool for individuals with special needs or developmental disabilities. Children who have difficulty focusing or who are prone to fidgeting may benefit from the tactile stimulation of the necklace. Adults with developmental disabilities may also find the necklace to be a helpful tool for managing stress and anxiety.

Sensory necklaces are a great tool for individuals of all ages who experience anxiety, stress, or sensory processing difficulties. They are safe, durable, adjustable and easy to clean, making them a practical choice for both children over 3 years and adults. Whether you are looking for a tool to help manage stress and anxiety or simply a fun accessory to wear, a silicone sensory necklace may be just what you need.

Silicone Sensory Necklaces Care and Safety: 

silicone jewellery is for ages 3 years plus +

Not suitable for children younger than 3 years due to choking and strangulation hazards. Our silicone is free from nasties and is able to be mouthed and chewed, if your child is an aggressive chewer this may not be advised.

Please check for wear and tear before and after each use. To clean wipe both pendant and cord over with mild soap and warm water, rinse thoroughly, Or place in dishwasher.

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The Power of Sensory Play: Exploring the World Through the Senses

As parents, we all want our children to grow up happy, healthy, and well-rounded. One powerful way to promote their development is through sensory play. Sensory play engages a child’s senses, allowing them to explore the world around them in a hands-on and interactive manner. In this blog, we will delve into the world of sensory play and share some exciting sensory toys and activities to spark your child’s imagination.

The Importance of Sensory Play

Sensory play provides numerous benefits for children of all ages. Here are a few reasons why it should be an integral part of your child’s playtime:

  1. Stimulates Brain Development: Sensory play enhances neural connections in the brain, supporting cognitive and intellectual growth.
  2. Develops Fine Motor Skills: Activities that involve touch, grasp, and manipulation help strengthen hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  3. Encourages Language and Social Skills: Sensory play allows children to communicate, share, and interact with others, building their language and social skills.
  4. Soothes and Calms: Sensory play can have a calming effect on children, helping them relax and regulate their emotions.
  5. Sparks Creativity and Imagination: Engaging the senses opens up a world of exploration, creativity, and imaginative play.

Sensory Toys and Activities

Now that we understand the importance of sensory play, let’s explore some sensory toys and activities that you can introduce to your child:

1. Playdough Fun

Playdough is a classic sensory toy that provides endless possibilities. Here’s a simple homemade playdough recipe you can try:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Water


  1. Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a bowl.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and a few drops of food coloring (if desired).
  3. Slowly add water while stirring the mixture until it forms a dough-like consistency.
  4. Knead the dough until smooth, adding more flour if too sticky.
  5. Let your child explore the playdough using their hands and various tools like cookie cutters, rolling pins, and plastic utensils.

2. Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are containers filled with materials that engage a child’s senses. Here’s an idea for a sensory bin activity:

Ocean Adventure Sensory Bin:


  • Blue rice (made by dyeing rice with blue food coloring)
  • Toy sea creatures (plastic fish, shells, starfish, etc.)
  • Sand or kinetic sand
  • Seashells
  • Toy boats


  1. Fill a shallow bin with the blue rice and spread it evenly.
  2. Add the sand or kinetic sand to create a beach area.
  3. Place the toy sea creatures, seashells, and toy boats in the bin.
  4. Encourage your child to explore the textures, bury the sea creatures in the sand, and create their own oceanic adventures.

3. Sensory Walk

A sensory walk is a fun and interactive activity that engages multiple senses. You can create a sensory walk in your backyard or at a local park. Here’s how:


  • Various textures and surfaces (grass, sand, pebbles, cardboard, bubble wrap, etc.)
  • Painters tape


  1. Use the painters tape to mark off different sections or paths in your chosen area.
  2. Place various materials and textures along each path, such as grass, sand, pebbles, and different surfaces your child can step on.
  3. Let your child take off their shoes and guide them through the sensory walk, encouraging them to feel the different textures beneath their feet.

Remember to always supervise your child during sensory play and ensure that materials used are safe and age-appropriate.

Encouraging Sensory Play at Home

To incorporate sensory play into your child’s daily routine, consider creating a dedicated sensory play area or corner in your home. Stock it with items like sensory bins, playdough, textured balls, and musical instruments.

With sensory play, the possibilities are endless. By incorporating sensory toys and activities into your child’s playtime, you can foster their development, ignite their creativity, and provide a world of exploration through their senses. So, why not embrace the power of sensory play and embark on a sensory adventure with your little one today?

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Safe Sensory Play Ideas for 6 Months +

woman reading book to toddler
Safe Sensory Play Ideas for 6 Months +


Keeping baby and toddler entertained all day is exhausting sometimes. Safe sensory play ideas for 6 months + is simple and we are here to give you a couple of activity ideas. We love a good sensory play in our house. From coloured rice, paints, play dough, making calming bottles and so much more. Starting sensory play young is great for your little ones cognitive and fine motor skills. Some great games and activities for 6 month old babies include peekaboo, tummy time, singing, clapping and reading a book. No matter what you do, playing games and interacting with your baby helps enhance their development.


Sensory play like coloured rice, Jelly and fine crushed biscuits are a great alt to sand and water and are a lot safer to be mouthed.






homemade sensory paint
Homemade paint – We loved making homemade paints at home out of cornflour and food colouring – Super simple!


A great alternative to cornflour and food colouring is blending a variety of fruits ( strawberries, blueberries, kiwi ect) for colour and letting baby paint away, keep a washcloth or hose close this will be sticky.






4 Tablespoons of corn flour (corn starch)

Cold water



1 Cup of boiling water


Liquid food colouring




In a medium saucepan, mix the cornflour with enough cold water to make a paste. (Not too runny).


Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and stir thoroughly so there are no lumps.


Turn on medium heat on the stove and mix. The mixture will start to change and you will notice some clear streaks forming in the mixture. Once you see this, turn off the heat and continue stirring. It will start to thicken and turn into a wonderful, custard-like consistency.


Spoon equal amounts into empty jars, cups or containers and add food colouring. Mixing until completely combined. For each colour, we added 3 drops of yellow, green, red and blue. To make orange, we added 1 drop of red and 2 yellow and to make purple, we added 1 drop of blue and 2 red.


Store in the fridge covered with cling wrap for up to 2 weeks. This paint recipe does not have any preservative in it, so it is important to check that the paint has not expired before giving it to children.



Tip: If the mixture has harden from being in the fridge, adding a little bit of boiling hot water or leave the paint our for a few hours will return to its smooth consistency.

sensory play with rice and mushie forest stacking cups how to make sensory rice safe sensory play for 6 months +
How to make coloured rice for sensory play we found here
You Will Need:


  • White rice
  • Vinegar
  • Food Colouring
  • Fun sensory bin items like dinosaurs.
  • Scoops and small cups for dumping and fillingHOW TO MAKE COLOURED RICE


STEP 1: Measure 1 Cup of rice into a container.

You can make more coloured rice if desired just adjust the measurements. Or you can do several colors in different containers and mix them together for a rainbow theme!

STEP 2: Next add 1 Teaspoon of Vinegar.

You could also try lemon juice instead of vinegar for a fun lemon scented rice sensory bin.


STEP 3: Now add as much food colouring as desired (deeper colour= more food colouring).

You can make several shades of the same colour for a fun effect.

STEP 4: Cover the container and SHAKE the rice vigorously for a minute or two. Check to see if the rice is evenly coated with the food colouring!

STEP 5: Spread the coloured rice on a paper towel or a tray to dry in an even layer.

STEP 6: Once dry you can transfer the coloured rice to a bin for sensory play.

What will you add? Mushie Stacking cups, Sea creatures, dinosaurs, unicorns, mini-figures all make great additions to any sensory play activity.

We love Jake and his mums content on sensory play – FOLLOW HERE



Homemade sensory jelly sweet jelly desert with blueberries and flowers

Try Making Edible Sand for Sensory Activities for Babies


  1. Blend biscuits in the food processor
  2. Smash any chunks of biscuit that do not get blended
  3. Add to a tray with trucks, shovels, buckets, and other sand toys
  4. Store in an airtight container for unto a week.



Homemade Jelly


Making jelly is super simple with some gelatin powder. You can find it at coles or woolies or grab a natural gelatin powder from a health food store. Follow the simple instructions and set in the fridge. Add your fav toys and watch your little one have an amazing time.

Safe Sensory Play Ideas for 6 Months +

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Hello world! We are Sensory Stuff Australia

Hello world! We are Sensory Stuff Australia

Hey guys! This is sensory stuff’s first blog post! How exciting!

A little bit about Ash

I’m a FIFO wife, mum with 3 awesome kids, Hubby has been FIFO since our oldest was 1( 13+ years) . It’s life and we make it work. Our foundation business, Zebra Babies has allowed me to be there for our kids, with a more flexible work schedule. Now the kids are older, Zebra Babies is a full time gig with so many plans for the future. 

Our son was diagnosed last year with ADHD and Autism. Honestly it was such a relief at the same time being so stressful. We now have more support, therapy and aids to help him cope better. Sensory Stuff was born out of love for my boy. Sensory stuff was just a thought for children and adult toys to encourage play, fill sensory needs and bring super awesome product to my established customer base.

Super excited to see where this journey goes!

Ash – Owner/Operator